Returning readers will remember that we ran a little offer, a couple of months back, whereby our 1,000th Twitter follower was rewarded with lunch on us. The result was that we had a lovely lunch at Mark Greenaway, with our winner, Kris, then invited her to contribute to the resulting review. We were so impressed by Kris’s contribution that we extolled her to write some more for us. Today, she gives us her verdict on The Lobster Shack, in North Berwick.
For more from Kris, check out her excellent blog at Bloody Mary & Chips.
We finally visited The Lobster Shack, last month, having missed its seasonal opening hours, last year. Thankfully, we chose one of Scotland’s sunnier weekends, of late.
It was heaving, although being in a 5 deep queue means you have plenty time to decide from the regularly changing menu. As it would be rude not to, I went for the North Berwick caught lobster. At £12.95 per serving, the price tag got stuck in my throat, a little.
The service was quick, so after a mere 3-4 minute wait, I walked off with my biodegradable box of seafood.
It was a nice bit of meaty lobster, one half of a ten legged crustacean, complete with claw, smothered in garlic butter and served with a homemade tartare sauce, chips, seasonal leaves and a wedge of lemon.
There’s not a lot of eating in it though, and while it’s very dependant on which individual you get, I got two and a bit forkfuls out of mine. Chips are important and these weren’t the best I’ve had either. It’s also a gripe I have with The Ship on The Shore, which serves great seafood, but then mucks it up with badly made chips.
In saying all of that, the Shack is set in an undeniably pretty setting, and they’re licensed so you can complement your take away with a choice of beer, wine, prosecco or Champagne.
With prices as they are and a fish supper setting you back £9.95, it’s not what you would call value for money, but it’s worth it just the once for the experience.