Big Lobster 17
Phone. (08) 87672555
Fax. (08) 87672141
Big Lobster is the most mouthwateringly delicious of all Australia's
"Big Things" - you can keep your Big Banana and Big Pineapple
- The Big Lobster wins hands down.
The finest seafood, fresh from the Southern Ocean, either take away
or served in our restaurant
Big Lobster has recently been taken over by Robe restaurateur,
Murray Pitt and with the help of head chef Hayden Wagstaffe, is
transforming the Big Lobster into a quality dining venue with
an equally high quality take away service.
so far have been excellent, in particular the fish and chips,
so if you love your fish and chips and you are anywhere near Kingston
then the Big Lobster is a "must see" ( or "must
eat at") on your itinerary.
The Big Lobster
was originally conceived in the mid 1970's by local lobster fisherman
Ian Backler while traveling in the United States. Upon returning to
Australia he formed a partnership with Rob Moyse, and they engaged
Ian Hannaford to develop the complex on a vacant block of land.
Paul Kelly, who had previously built the Big Scotsman in North Adelaide,
was employed to design and build the new structure. While possibly
anecdotal, it is said that final size of the structure was the result
of an accident: the plans for the Big Lobster were provided to Paul
Kelly in feet, but he misread the measurements and used metres instead,
resulting in a three-fold increase in size.
The Big Lobster
is 17 metres high, 15.2 metres long and is 13.7 metres wide, with
an approximate weight of 4 tonnes. The designer, Paul Kelly, modeled
the structure on a lobster that he purchased and had stuffed for the
purpose, and built it at warehouse out of a steel frame with a fiberglass
shell. The details were carved out of foam prior to the application
of the fiberglass, before transporting it and having it reassembled
The process took approximately six months. and it was opened by the
South Australian Premier David Tonkin on 15 December 1979.
The Big Lobster features - Restaurant and Alfresco dining - Take Away food - Childrens play area - Tourist information booth - small gift shop
Following is a small sample of
The Big Lobster's extensive menu.
We cordially invite you to call in and taste some of the best seafood