On a roll
Classic lobster roll, or with herbs and truffle? American or European lobsters? Take your pick from these restaurants that’re rolling in the succulent crustaceans.
The Naked finn and its sister bar-cum-neighbor Nekkid both serve a made-to-order lobster roll. The lobster is finished on the grill before being tossed in a choice of mayonnaise or a subtler creme fraiche, and a splash of lemon juice.
Depending on what’s in season, the restaurant and bar uses wither American lobster (Homarus americanus, $35) or European lobster (Homarus gammarus, $42).
Note: Lobster rolls are available all the time at Nekkid, but only at lunch time at The Naked Finn.
NEXT: Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House →
You guessed it – these folks do amazing freshly shucked oysters and spectacular grills and chops. That’s not all: Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House, which opened in 2011, was one of the first restaurants to make lobster rolls trendy in Singapore. It opened a second outlet at The Heeren in 2014.
The buns are served warm and filled with a cool lobster filling with a hint of lemon.
Note: Lobster rolls ($45) are available only at lunch time.
#03-02 The Heeren, 260 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238855; 22 Gemmill Ln, Singapore 069257
NEXT: D’Good Cafe →
D’Good Cafe boasts an extensive, peculiar menu – think East-meets-West creations like Slow-Braised Cider Pork Cheek, Durian and Coconut Deutsch Skillet Pancakes and more.
But they don’t hesitate to hop on the trend train, either – the D’Lobster Roll is among the most affordably priced at $22. Pieces of succulent lobster come encased in a toasted roll.
#02-01/02, 273 Holland Ave, Singapore 278992; #B1-56 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238872
NEXT: The Clifford Pier →
The expansive, high-ceiling restaurant, located in the lobby of The Fullerton Bay Hotel, specialises in heritage Singapore food as well as Western delights.
And trust it to do one of Singapore’s most iconic hotels justice. It serves a great lobster roll ($33) – here, lobster is poached in butter and tossed in a light mayonnaise dressing, and comes in a brioche bun and a side of truffle fries.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
NEXT: Pince & Pints →
This Duxton Road restaurant specialises in lobster dishes. It’s got its lip-smacking signature lobster roll ($58), and a luxe version with truffle butter ($68). For a local twist, go for the chilli lobser roll ($58) in a fried Asian bun with homemade tomato and chilli sauce – no doubt a homage to Singapore’s well-loved chilli crab.
What’s more? These bad boys are directly imported from fisheries that practice sustainable fishing methods.
32 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089496
NEXT: One Night Only →
The American diner that’s one of the newer players in the field serves American favourites like Southern Fried Chicken. It goes without say, then, that also on the menu is their New England Lobster Roll ($30).
397 River Valley Rd, Singapore 248292
NEXT: The Market Grill →
Located in heritage-rich Telok Ayer, the decor of The Market Grill fittingly draws inspiration from a combination of old-style traditional butcheries and whimsical diners, coupled with a light industrial touch.
Amongst their menu of grilled meats, delicious burgers and a range of seafood offerings is their lobster roll ($48), made from flown-in live Boston lobsters. Juicy chunks of lobster are tossed in a herb-mayonnaise sauce and served in a warm brioche bun.
208 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068642
NEXT: Dancing Crab →
The Lousiana-style seafood restuarant, which specialises in pots of seafood with spicy Cajun sauce, also serves lobster rolls. A serving comes with two lobster rolls ($29.90) – good enough for sharing, but also not overwhelming for a single diner.
NEXT: The Naked Finn and Nekkid →
By Rebecca Lynne Tan, The Straits Times, additional reporting by Pinky Chng, August 2017
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