Lobster Quadrille

‘”Will you walk a little faster?” said a whiting to a snail,
“There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my tail.
See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
They are waiting on the shingle – will you come and join the dance?”

I’ve never eaten lobster before, which those who know me well will agree is strange because I LOVE seafood, and especially shell fish.  So, it was with some excitement, that I found out Mr A was treating me to a whole lobster at Fishers Restaurant in Clifton (opens in new window).

Fishers 1

Thanks to Groupon, purveyors of all things bargainous, we were able to enjoy two whole lobsters with a glass a prosecco each for £20! Of course, they made their money on sides and starters, but none the less this was an opportunity not to be missed, with whole lobsters normally priced at £60.

Fishers 2

When the lobsters arrived, much giggling ensued as we attempted to crack the claws and dig out their juicy meat in one go with the selection of implements.  Food really can be fun! The Lobster had been cooked in a light herb butter, and was meaty and bouncy with a flavour not dis-similar to a giant prawn or langoustine, but at the same time all together more succulent and tasty.  Once I got stuck in, I was surprised by the amount of meat. This is definitely not a meal for a first date!

The restaurant itself has a friendly, clean and airy atmosphere, with a nod to all things nautical which reminded me of the seaside restaurants at home in Devon.  Service was efficient, right up until the end when we had to wait half an hour for the final bill.  We had arrived on a busy Saturday lunch time.  I would certainly go back to the restaurant, the food was delicious, and I will be keeping my eye out for future deals like this one!

Fishers 3Lobster carnage

Scores on the doors:
Satisfaction: 8.5 out of 10 – I am a lobster convert
Messiness: 9 out of 10 – juice on my fingers and dribbling down my chin
Value for money – 9 out of 10 – with the Groupon deal, really amazing. Without, possibly not so much

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