Wicked Delicious! Benedict Cumberbatch Feasts on Lobster in Boston

07/15/2014 at 02:35 PM ET

Benedict Cumberbatch
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Benedict Cumberbatch is capping off his time in Boston with lobster.

The Sherlock star, who is wrapping up filming on Black Mass in Boston, stopped in at the Union Oyster House in Faneuil Hall on Saturday afternoon with his costar Joel Edgarton for a seafood feast.

“He said he was having his ‘last lobster on this trip to Boston,’” manager Jim Malinn told PEOPLE. “He said he can’t wait to come back for more.”

In the restaurant’s autograph book, Cumberbatch signed that he “loved it and never realized I was coming to the home of the toothpick,” which was popularized at the restaurant. In typical Boston style, he capped off his autograph with “Wicked.”

According to staff, the actors were very nice but kept a low profile, and ate shrimp and scallops with their lobster downstairs in the original oyster bar area.

Cumberbatch has been making the rounds while in town. Last week, he headed to the Boston Public Library, where he took a small-group tour of the art and architecture.Wearing casual knee-length jean shorts, a short-sleeved grey button-up shirt, reading glasses and a tweed Ivy cap, he toted a brown bag lunch in his hand as he learned about the historic building.

“He was listening to the two [guides] talk about the history of the building and he interjected with a few questions for them,” said a fellow library-goer.

In late June, the British actor was spotted at two popular Boston restaurants: Carmelina’s and Modern Pastry, where he had his first-ever cannoli.

—Megan Johnson

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bill on

Where did he take a dump at?

Guest on

Modern Pastry is good, but Mike’s Pastry is better!

Sarah S. on

Hey Benedict, come to SF around Thanksgiving! We have the best crabs in the WORLD!!

Sarah S. on

Dungeness, that is…

Erin on

Ugh, too bad his first cannoli was at Modern. Mike’s Pastry is the best!

kew on

I just think he should consider moving to the U.S. permanently so we can see more of him in People. There just isn’t enough of the incredibly hot British, Irish and Scottish men in this magazine to make a lot of American Women happy!


Love, love, love him!

R. on

Kew, you do realize that British incorporates Scots, Welsh, and Irish, right? It isn’t just English people who are British.

Anyhow, I love how every entertainment outlet has been keeping dibs on Ben’s movements. He can’t take a pee without someone reporting it now.


@Bill exactly. I mean, you guys got his clothing details. What color was his dump? Was it big? Did it smell like lobster or fame?

Sara on

Definitely easy on the eyes

Edye Benedict on

does anyone know if he’s done filming, or if he might fly back Sunday to film again on Monday?

Deedee on

Modern’s is better, Mike’s is all frozen!

Mandy on

Ah! I see they mentioned the button grey shirt. His fans know which one that is! & Bill, yer just jealous, lol!

Alex on

I, for one, am thrilled to read he went to Modern and not Mike’s..

Modern is so much better. Mike’s is generally full of out-of-towners who flock there because that’s where they’ve been told to go…from other tourists.

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