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The Lobster Pot

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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, Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Absolutely Fabulous

This place was really busy. We managed to get a table and shortly after people were queuing for tables to become vacant. Despite this our food order was taken promptly and despite expecting a wait for food our order came out quite quickly. In fact from sitting to leaving was around 40mins. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Susan L
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Birmingham, England
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
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285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birmingham, England
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This place was really busy. We managed to get a table and shortly after people were queuing for tables to become vacant. Despite this our food order was taken promptly and despite expecting a wait for food our order came out quite quickly. In fact from sitting to leaving was around 40mins. We all had the plaice which was excellent.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

After an abortive trip to find crab a few weeks ago, the opportunity arose to visit this restaurant again! Booking in advance to ensure crab was available 4 of us made the journey from Devon. It was a glorious sunny Sunday so we took a leisurely drive along the coastal route to our destination. The Lobster Pot is renowned for... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Visited on a half day trip with a coach party. Despite there being two coaches there were sufficient seats for everyone. The service was quick and organised and the staff were pleasant. Give one of their cake specialities a try. We had the Dorset Applecake and together with a drink this was only £5.50

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A great place to stop when out walking or visiting Portland Bill. Filled Ciabattas were excellent and great view.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We walked from Freshwater Bay to Portland Bill and were rewarded with a good lunch at the Lobster Pot. Very pleasant staff, had to wait when we got there as it was a busy, sunny Saturday lunchtime in February. The wait was quick and the staff efficient turning around the table for us. Well needed break and nice snack to... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were not sure if the restaurant would be open on a cold windy day at the end of January so we were pleasantly surprised. There was no-one else inside when we arrived so we grabbed a table looking out over the rough sea. My husband had a crab sandwich and agrees with the previous reviewer "the best ever". I... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Excellent service. We had a light lunch with a pot of tea. Hubby had a crab sandwich which he said was the best ever. I had leek & potato soup which was served in a mini tureen along with fresh bread. The soup came with cream swirled into it unfortunately I do not like this & asked for a fresh... More 

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Portland, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cosy restaurant with lovely views of Portland Bill, offering good wholesome food including home made chips and fabulous scones.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been visiting Portland for my whole life and I love taking my children to rock climb and hold my breath while they shoot up Pulpit Rock. My grandparents use to take me for a cream tea when I was small, so after a wind blown walk the shelter of the lobster pot was very welcoming. The food was... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great views from here, we stopped for a light lunch mid afternoon. Service was very slow, we even had to wait at a till to pay! I only had the cod and chips and at £9.95 for a tiny piece of (probably pre-frozen) cod and a few chips, this was expensive and nothing memorable at all. Service overall was poor,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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