Once a tough find in Singapore, lobster rolls have quickly gained popularity over the years. Below, we list six places where you’ll be able to grab some of the best New England-style sandwiches around, along with some locally-inspired options too.
Having arrived on our shores in early 2019 at Jewel Changi Airport, London-hailing chain Burger & Lobster is no stranger to Singapore’s F&B scene. Feeding our obsession for decadent sandwiches is its Original Roll boasting generous lobster chunks tossed with creamy Japanese mayo, held up by a buttery, toasted brioche bun. Other unique renditions of the dish include the Surf & Turf, Seven Samurai Roll and California Lobster Roll; the latter two are unique, Raffles Arcade outlet exclusives perfect for the more adventurous eaters.
Doling out affordable lobster rolls in a myriad of flavours is Chunky Lobsters that helms both a takeaway (Bugis Junction) and cafe concept (Orchard Gateway) in town. Those who prefer their lobster rolls chilled can try the Original or Mentaiko, while others who like them warm and toasty can opt for the Cheezy, Chilli Crab or Salted Egg. There’s also the mouth-watering Connecticut that sees the lobster roll pan-fried in butter; all rolls come in sizes S, M and L. Pair these with starters like the Fried Squid Tentacles, Truffle Fries and Mussel Bowl for a complete meal.
While its moniker may raise a few eyebrows, Lobsters & Ice Cream simply serves a variety of seafood rolls and ice cream flavours within its cosy cafe concept at Tanjong Pagar. That means you can dig into lobster, scallop, prawn and crab rolls, alongside luscious ice cream options like French Vanilla, Milo and Matcha. We recommend the Standard Lobster Roll, topped with the signature Maine-style dressing.
Known for its sustainable seafood practices, Luke’s Lobster is that famous New York lobster roll chain that first opened at Shaw House Isetan Scotts in late 2020, following several delays. On its menu are signatures such as the lobster, crab and shrimp rolls; its latest outlet at Great World also offers local twists on the traditional lobster roll. Just tuck into those yummy buns alongside a hearty bowl of clam chowder or a refreshing pint from Little Creatures brewery.
Known for its steak and seafood options, this spot is a no-brainer. So get excited for a Lobster Roll featuring an entire lobster (the word ‘whole’ is key here), tucked into a toasted brioche roll and topped with tobiko. Greens and fries are offered as sides.
The Tipsy Collection’s Tipsy Flamingo at Raffles City Shopping Centre has a mouth-watering Lobster & Crabmeat Roll on the menu. Dig into fresh lobster marinated in truffle mayo sauce, topped with orange tobiko and smoked herring caviar. It’s served with chef’s salad and truffle fries.
The most delicious lobster rolls Singapore can offer
When it comes to serving up delicious, juicy lobster rolls, these six restaurants can’t be beat. Great food awaits you at these spots, so what are you waiting for? Visit today for an unforgettable seafood feast!