Fans of the classic lobster roll, today is your day.
Visualise a toasted buttered brioche that is stuffed to the brim with succulent chunks of lobster meat and doused in a copious amount of mayonnaise or melted butter. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it?
While Singapore is home to a plethora of amazing food, the lobster roll scene could be better. More commonly found in our western counterparts such as New York City and London, places that serve up a solid lobster roll are hard to come by on our sunny little island.
If you are a fan of this luxurious snack (yes, snack, because nobody gets full from just one roll), you’d be glad to know that slowly but surely, there are more places in Singapore that sell lobster rolls. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites in this post.
Hailing from London, the much anticipated Burger & Lobster has finally landed on our shores in Singapore at Jewel Changi Airport and it isn’t hard to understand what the massive hype is about.
Served in a buttery and toasted brioche roll, the lobster roll is stuffed with juicy chunks of lobster tossed in Japanese mayo and served up with a side of crispy golden-brown fries and house salad.
Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Boulevard, #05-203
Daily: 9am – 3am
Nearest Station: Changi Airport
Chunky Lobsters is one of the more wallet-friendly options on this list that aims to make seafood affordable for the masses. They also do up their lobster rolls in three interesting ways: Chunky’s Original, Chunky’s Connecticut and Chunky’s Cheezy.
Great for people who want to indulge in a lobster roll without breaking the bank!
200 Victoria Street #B1-K10 Bugis Junction
Dancing Crab’s Lobster Roll comes with a 100g of lobster claw and tail meat served in a superb brioche bun. Oozing with buttery aroma and toasted with a fragrant char, this is an all-time favourite.
What makes it even better is the addictive and crunchy Cajun fries that come along with it!
The Grandstand #01-20/21
200 Turf Club Road
Tel: +65 6466 3303
Mon: 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Tue to Fri: 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens
Luke’s Lobster is finally opening in Singapore at Shaw House next month. Luke’s Lobster Singapore is brought in by lifestyle company Caerus Holding, the regional partner of Lady M ad they are the ones who brought New York’s famous cake boutique, Lady M to Singapore.
Luke’s Lobster Singapore will seat about 30 diners, with numbers reduced to 15 to 20 seats because of safe distancing measures during Covid-19.
For those of you who haven’t tried Luke’s Lobster before, they are best known for their lobster rolls, crab rolls and shrimp rolls. The Lobster Roll is made of claw and knuckle meat and comes slathered with lemon butter and a light mayo dressing which does not overwhelm the taste of the sweet lobster flesh.
PINCE & PINTS
Mirroring a similar concept to Burger & Lobster in London, Pince & Pints is dedicated to serving the lobster everything under one roof. The buns used here are specially made fresh by a local bakery and are fluffy, soft and warm; perfect for holding together all those tender chunks of fresh, sweet lobster.
32-33 Duxton Road
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 12.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat: 12pm – 10pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Outram Park & Tanjong Pagar
THE CLIFFORD PIER
The Clifford Pier serves up decent lobster rolls too. Drenched in a rich and creamy hollandaise sauce and coupled with a side of shoestring truffle fries and salad, The Clifford Pier’s lobster roll makes for a hearty meal.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay
Tel: +65 6597 5266
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 3pm – 5.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 2pm, 3pm – 5pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place
THE MARKET GRILL
Hidden along Telok Ayer Street, The Market Grill is one of our favourite places on this list to get a solid lobster roll. 500g of lobster are stuffed into a pillowy brioche that is lightly coated with mayonnaise.
To complete the dish, the magnificent roll is paired with a side of crunchy green salad and thick golden fries.
208 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 6221 3323
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar/Telok Ayer
Nestled within Gillman Barracks is The Naked Finn which serves up a decent lobster roll that features 90grams of sweet and juicy lobster meat that is doused in an addictive homemade crème Fraiche.
To complete the meal, the roll comes with a side of fries as well as a salad.
39 Malan Road
Tel: +65 6694 0807
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
(Closed on Sundays and Mondays)
Nearest Station: Labrador Park