The long wait is finally over. Burger & Lobster has finally opened at Jewel Changi Airport. The luxe-casual restaurant is located at the Canopy Park in Jewel's topmost level.
Tropicana and B&L Pineapple Iced Tea 4/5
Treat yourself to a couple of drinks at the bar before tucking into the succulent lobster. The beverage menu features some unique beverages such as the B&L Pineapple Iced Tea ($9) and Tropicana ($8). The pineapple iced tea is a concoction of black tea, pineapple puree, lemon juice and palm sugar, served in a biodegradable bag. As for the Tropicana, it is a fruity mixture of passion fruit, lime, orange and lemonade. Both drinks are light and refreshing, which is ideal for Singapore's weather.
As the name of the restaurant suggests, it is not all about lobster here. The Mayfair ($25) comprises of a tender and juicy 170g grilled Nebraskan beef patty, dressed in melted cheese and finished with housemade pickles, onions and a secret B&L burger sauce. Psst... their fries are damn addictive.
Original Lobster Roll 4.5/5
Not to be missed is the famed Original Lobster Roll ($40). The buttery brioche roll comes brimming with tender lobster meat. To elevate the enjoyment, one can have it with the lemon garlic sauce and zest it up with a few squeezes of the lemon. The winner has to be the buttery brioche roll that is so sinful yet so good with the lobster meat.
Steamed Lobster 4.2/5
Grilled Lobster 3.8/5
The Whole Lobster ($56) comes in both steamed and grilled served with salad and fries. These are live lobsters flown in from Nova Scotia, Canada. They are really fresh, sweet and has a delectable bouncy texture. Personally, I prefer the steamed lobster over the grilled lobster. The steamed lobster is more succulent compared to the grilled one. Don't forget to have it with the lemon garlic sauce, for a full appreciation of the lobster meat.
Sambal Glazed Lobster 4/5
Available exclusively at the Jewel Changi Airport is the Sambal Glazed Lobster ($65). I was initially sceptical, but it turned out the restaurant got the recipe for the sambal sauce spot on. The spicy fusion of dried shrimp, chilli and Asian spices is definitely something familiar and enjoy by the local palate. It somehow resembles our local chilli crab sauce more than sambal sauce. It can be a bit messy to handle the dish. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.
Chocolate Jewel 3.5/5 and Tres Leches 4.2/5
Do save some space for dessert at Burger & Lobster too. We tried the Chocolate Jewels ($12) and Tres Leches ($12). If you are a chocolate lover, you will love the rich dark chocolate spheres topped with salted caramel sauce. My favourite goes to the Tres Leches, which is vanilla flavoured sponge cake soaked in a trio of milk, topped with green tea whipped cream, roasted pistachio and raspberries.
I have not tried Burger & Lobster in either Bangkok or Malaysia, but I was told that the lobster roll in Singapore is cheaper than these two countries. However, they will definitely give Pince & Pints a run for their money as it is significantly less expensive to have a lobster roll at Burger & Lobster. The last that I know, the pricing is about $18 different.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
Burger & Lobster
Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Boulevard
Nearest MRT: Changi Airport (EW Line)
Daily: 9am - 3am
Alight at Changi Airport MRT station. Take Exit A or B. Walk to the link bridge to Jewel. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]