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Jun 23, 2008 04:10 AM

London - lobster roll


I have a real craving for a Maine lobster roll (the lobster doesn't have to be from Maine but I find that the lobster rolls in Maine are the best anywhere) preferably in West/Central london. Has anyone ever come across a good one?


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  1. I've never seen a Maine-type lobster roll anywhere in London, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. I'd love to find a place that has them, so I hope someone else has. I'm not optimistic. :-)

    1. lobster rolls aren't really something you get here in fact i'm struggling to think of anywhere that I've seen one... I have a feeling I've read that there's one at the Boxwood Cafe actually, you could give them a call and see. Possibly Automat in Mayfair?

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      1. re: JessR

        Thanks Jess - I have tried Automat (this is a longstanding craving) but Boxwood is a good suggestion. Otherwise, I think it will be a question of making my own, but that is never so good....

        1. re: puffin_26


          It's far from perfect, but Joe Allen in Covent Garden does as Lobster Roll, however their menu seems to rotate and sometimes it's a Crayfish Roll and is served with 'shoestring' potatoes.

          It was a bit too small, and I wasn't too impressed. Food quality at Joe Allen varies, so, give it a go and let us know what your verdict is on it, maybe you'll have a better experience than I did with their roll.

          Joe Allen: