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The Lobster Pot

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Seafood, Sandwiches
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Portland Bill, DT5 2JT, England
01305 820242
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Today
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely cream tea

Had a lovely cream tea here while visiting Portland Bill. Busy place, we were lucky to get a table inside as it was quite windy outside, 10 mins later there was a queue for tables. You can reserve a table though if you plan to visit. Cream Tea was £5.50, huge scone, delicious and homemade, still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
MrsAnitaB
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely cream tea here while visiting Portland Bill. Busy place, we were lucky to get a table inside as it was quite windy outside, 10 mins later there was a queue for tables. You can reserve a table though if you plan to visit. Cream Tea was £5.50, huge scone, delicious and homemade, still slightly warm, served with... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent friendly service despite being very busy. Very nice scone indeed and huge pot of tea. Amazing location of course

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makealist
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Called in for coffee and ended up having our evening meal there. the home made mushroom soup was the best i have ever had and the prawn salad was lovely too. Very friendly staff could not fault it at all.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went into the cafe after going up the light house & thought we would have a quick bite. My wife had a coffee & a piece of apple cake which she thought was very tasty (the coffee not so good). I had a cream tea which wasn't great, the scone was crumbly & broke up as i picked it up,... More 

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Dorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Portland Bill is a beautiful place to visit, the views left us a stunned as the prices at this cafe. Being My Brother & Sister in Law were visiting us for a few days and wanted to visit the Bill, whilst there we decided to have elevenses , three teas one coffee & three pieces of cake £15.00 I think... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Good service. Quick and well organised scones are the best I have had in Weymouth lovely loose leaf tea. Lots of it. Great big lovely scone :). Nice views. Didn't have savoury food but it all looked good. Worth a trip out

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Lived in the area for around 6 years and have never eaten in the restaurant. As kids it always a quick ice cream or hot chocolate outside; so today I was in for a treat. I think the waitresses working were running an excellent service and were definitely responding well to the pressure of what was clearly a busy lunch.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

On a flawless day with clear blue skies I took my father to have breakfast at the lobster pot a lovely clean,quaint, picturesque restaurant right next to the iconic Portland Bill lighthouse. On browsing the menu I thought straight away £8.95 for a breakfast was steep but went with it thinking this has got to be special. My dad is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Popped to see Portland Bill. Had a lovely lunch. Beautiful food. Would definitely go again if in the area.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited on a warm day in July and enjoyed our food sitting on one of their tables overlooking the bay. Food is ordered at a window and you also collect it from there when it is called. Good quality food at a reasonable price.

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Additional Information about The Lobster Pot

Address: Portland Bill, DT5 2JT, England
Phone Number: 01305 820242
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Portland Bill, DT5 2JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland
  • Phone Number: 01305 820242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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