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BBQ & Lobstershack. We're a local institution, with an international following, this powerhouse of a restaurant is set over 2 huge floors in Covent Garden boasting a 9m wow factor bar on the ground floor & a more intimate speak-easy style shelter bar on the lower deck.

We proudly offer a large slice of easy going living, inspired by the Gulf Coast, with live bands 7 nights week, a friendly welcoming atmosphere, fresh cocktails, ice cold beers and generous portions of
good old home-style cooking offering Home-Smoked BBQ & Fresh East Lobsters.

Fast forward to today and we continue to uphold those time-honoured traditions; social occasions of the bygone age, friends getting together over great fresh food, plentiful drinks and music - these never go out of fashion.

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London
194 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Not bad, but the food appeared to be covered with commercial barbecue sauce after it had been cooked rather than being cooked with a barbecue marinade or sauce from the start. The sauce rather drowned any taste of the underlying meat

KY
London
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had to ask for drinks menus, had to ask to to order food. Basically no one served us without us calling someone over. Considering the place was empty this wasn't great. we were celebrating a special occasion and the poor service put a bit of a downer on it!

JC
London
56 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They didn’t give us sausage this time......😔

OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Special meal with family... food was pretty nice and authentic
However there was a slight problem with the bill where a free ice tea accompanying the lobster became a charged item on the bill
Fortunately the server was willing to cancel the item from the bill
And the male toilet was like thousands of levels down from the ground...

m
London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

what a great boozy brunch, plenty of food and drink. If you are in a group have a think about who has what to drink as you cannot chop and change.

PH
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first visit, and won’t be the last. We had the £29.50 brunch menu - my partner had the lobster & shrimp sandwich and I had the Piggy. She really liked her lobster & shrimp and ate it all. I really enjoyed mine, but really couldn’t finish it all.
Overall, a good experience (though probably quieter than usual due to Coronavirus) and we’d recommend it for informal meals.

AL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Vet poor service. Portion sizes too small (especially for lobster based dishes) lobster roll for instance doesn’t even come with chips. Also opted for a drink with lobster roll and was charged for drink. Waiter was given a drinks order which never showed up even after asking twice.

DK
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very good time, food and service was excellent. Although the restaurant was busy service was excellent.

g
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food nice atmosphere in the restaurant I would recommend

AA
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I came for my birthday with 5 others found it very busy, got here before my booking but wasn’t seated until 20 minutes after. I enjoyed my lobster roll! And slush cocktail was very busy and loud though but overall was good

KS
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We were 15 minutes late arriving so weren’t allowed to do boozy brunch which was the reason we booked. Very disappointing overall, food was nice but service was very bad.

KH
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Been several times - great value for money and food is always delicious!

VS
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great value for money buy was very busy and loud atmosphere. Need more servers per section to ensure everyone is topped up with drinks. Great experience otherwise.

P
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great food and they held my table, but the service was slow and it was difficult to get staffs attention at times. The manager who served us was lovely and efficient :)

CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Despite the reservation saying we would have the table for two hours, we were rudely told to move to the bar upstairs after 1 hours 45 mins, then while we were getting ready to pack up and move to the bar we were told again they urgently needed the table. We didn’t get our bottomless drinks worth and it was fairly rude how they brushed us off

JL
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not good value for money. Ordered half lobster, barely any lobster & same for surf & turf.
Waited 20 minutes to order & could not hear the waiter as music so loud.

PF
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fast and efficient service
Would definitely recommend - Thank you !

DG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had a nice first date there thanks .. food was great

AP
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The large lobster I ordered was smaller than the average size,was super fishy smelling and was missing most of the content. It was also watery. Will not go again

JB
London
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, steak was absolutely delicious, the lobster at first scared my girlfriend but she soon realised how good all the food was

MM
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It would have been nice if the online booking would explain the booking for being downstairs to enjoy the music.

However, our waitress was amazingly friendly & attentive & the food was yummy.

A
London
1 review