Lobster Peninsula 

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary  but I was also booked to review a play for another blog. We wanted a romantic dinner close to the theater and we opted for Lobster Peninsula  located a short walk from the New Alex theatre and  New Street station on John Bright street. 

Lobster Peninsula  has been on our radar since it opened some 4 months ago and our anniversary  was the perfect excuse for us to eat here. Now we have been we will not need an excuse for a return visit. 

Located on the upper floors we was welcomed by a lovely smiley lady who showed us to our table in this beautiful restaurant.  The interior is much bigger than the outside suggests. Decorated in contemporary  greys with Mediterranean  style tiles and some quirky artwork on the wall, it has a very pleasant, grown up and sophisticated  feel. I was particularly  impressed with the real linen napkins. I always think it such a shame when somewhere classy uses paper napkins. 

Mr. Red had the whole Lobster which arrived on a huge platter, served with salad, chips, garlic butter and a wedge of lemon. It did arrive ready split but claw crackers and a pick were also provided.

I had the Lobster and crayfish scampi in tempura batter. 

This was a big ol’ man sized portion served with chips, salad, tartar sauce and a lemon wedge. I don’t think I even managed to eat half.  With bread on the table whilst we waited for our food and a carafe  of iced water certainly was a superb meal. 

Happy hour meant my gin based cocktail the Bramble  was on a two drinks for the price of one offer. Gin and lemon goes unsurprisingly  well with shellfish.

Our service was swift and friendly. Our hosts were charming all evening. This is definitely  somewhere we will be returning to. Not only do they serve great food in a great enviroment, with a menu full of wonderful dishes including some sharing platters and a specials board. But it was also fantastic value. Our meal which included one whole Lobster and cocktails came in at under £60.00 

We both love seafood of any description  so to have an excellent  seafood restaurant  so far from the coast is yet another reason to visit the city centre that is my home. 

Should you wish to check out the menu for Lobster Peninsula  I have included this link 

http://peninsulalobster.com/
Which gives you all the details  you will need. 

Our next visit we will be sure to give ourselves enough time to linger.

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