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The Lobster Pot

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

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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Great lunch venue

This popular place gets really busy but the staff are so efficient and helpful service is given as quick as physically possible. The food was excellent. A must visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Ruth W
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This popular place gets really busy but the staff are so efficient and helpful service is given as quick as physically possible. The food was excellent. A must visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Staff are very friendly and helpful, food is lovely, we have been many times and always a great experience, even if the weather turns bad.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visit here every time we are visiting our family on Portland. The service is always very good, the girls are great, no writing the order down, it's all memorised and correct. Food is always good, although prices have increased somewhat, it's not cheap to have a lunch.

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You can eat Portland crab sandwiches and cream teas on outside tables overlooking the lighthouse and the English Channel. There's a good variety of food and drink (including alcohol) and service is excellent. A memorable experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really nice food made even better by a gorgeous view out to sea. Reasonably priced and helpful staff. Only improvement would be is to have more benches outside as that is where everyone wants to be as it's stunning.

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Surrey, England
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Portland Bill is a favourite spot to visit and The Lobster Pot is always part of that visit. Always busy and it is a place people visit just for the food not necessarily as part of their trip to this beauty spot. Staff are courteous and helpful. On our recent visit my husband had the home made butternut squash soup... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went here with my wife and granddaughter during our visit to the area a couple of days ago. We have been here a number of times. Sometimes just for a coffee, other times for something a bit more substantial like a meal or cream tea. We have never been disappointed with the quality of the food, portion sizes, the friendliness... More 

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had a little bit to eat at lunch time here when we visited Portland bill. The crab sandwich was fantastic and although a little pricey is worth paying for

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dorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had to have time slot they chose 12 or 12.30 so went for latter. No roast dinners left, 2 Blackboard Specials already sold out. Chose gammon with new potatoes, several were black when served, rotten inside! Couldn't order side of cauliflower cheese as only allowed for the Roast dinner! Egg on gammon was fried hard and that was on both... More 

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Winchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

How bad can a £7.50 crab sandwich be? For that I'd expect quite a bit of crab, but it was only just more than non-existent. Pretty thin bread too. So what else do they provide to make it worth £7.50? A small piece of lettuce, a slice of tomato and 6 crisps. Glad I got chips too, but they were... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?