Last night I attended the launch of the annual Belgo Lobsterfest (#lobzilla) at Belgo Centraal in Covent Garden. We were treated to a lobster preparation demonstration by Muir Picken, Executive Chef, before feasting on lobster cocktail to start, followed by Lobzilla (whole grillied lobster, French fries, aioli and salad) for main. I wasn’t drinking but the rest of the guests looked more than impressed with the wide selection of beers that Belgo’s resident Master of Beer, Skender Ramadani, was recommending from the brand new Beer Bible (which includes a range of over 50 Belgian beers!)
Kicking off today, Belgo’s Lobsterfest will run until the end of August with limited edition menu featuring three lobster based dishes. For the first time, Belgo has teamed up with the Padstow based National Lobster Hatchery, to support their “Buy One Set One Free” initiative and will donate £1 from each dish sold to the campaign. Their work helps to conserve vulnerable lobster populations, preserve marine biodiversity and safeguard our fishing and seafood industry.
The Limited Edition dishes are:
• Lobster Cocktail – Luxury version of a 1980s classic; salad of crispy lettuce, sugar snaps, shredded carrot and chicory
with half a lobster in a refreshing lemon dressing.
• Whole Lobster Salad £17.95 – Whole lobster drizzled with dressing and served with crispy lettuce, sugar snaps,
shredded carrot and chicory.
• Lobzilla! £19.95 – Whole, grilled lobster served with frites, aioli dip, salad and a set of lobster crackers.
Don’t delay – head to one of the following locations for your lobster fix now!
Centraal: 50 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9LJ
Noord: 72 Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, London, NW1 8AN
Kingsway: 67 Kingsway, Holborn, London, WC2B 6TD
Bromley: Intu Bromley, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1DN
Clapham: 44 – 48 Clapham High Road, SW4 7UR