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Food trend alert: London goes cray for lobster restaurants

Posted at 1:20 pm, November 14, 2014 in Food & Drink

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Will there will be any lobsters left in the western Atlantic by this time next year? There’s been a tidal wave of openings where homarus americanus plays a starring role, beginning with Lobster Kitchen. Then came Smack Deli, in Mayfair, from the people behind Burger & Lobster, which first got the lobster bandwagon rolling in 2011. And very soon they’ll be joined in the pot by Fraq’s Lobster Shack in Fitzrovia. These places sometimes overdo the theming: do Londoners really yearn to eat in a shack modelled on the ones in Bar Harbor, Maine? But they also do aficionados of tail and claw a favour by making this costly delicacy affordable for those of us who don’t run a hedge fund. Let’s just hope that the supply of lobster doesn’t run out first.

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