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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 171
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
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  • 5
    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
Amazing scones!

We sat in for a cream tea on a windy day, the scones were delicious! The price was pretty average for the area, however the price is much lower if you have it as a take out (without the tea) which we did as well for later!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Sharon H
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We sat in for a cream tea on a windy day, the scones were delicious! The price was pretty average for the area, however the price is much lower if you have it as a take out (without the tea) which we did as well for later!

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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice café out at Portland Bill with lovely views out to the tidal race. Fully accessible on a mobility scooter. We had a cream tea - seriously excellent, cakey scones and good varied menu for meals or snacks.

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Brundall, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Really pleased to find somewhere that did gluten free cream tea!! The 'scones' (both gluten free and normal) were a bit cake like as they had been baked in a tray and cut up but they were served with lots of clotted cream and a pot of jam - good value as gluten free and normal cream tea was the... More 

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Red deer
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

It was a cool and windy day. We had a light lunch and hot drinks. The prices were fair. Service was good. The windows and walls made the moment feel warm and inviting.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The food here is excellent, together with the very professional staff and outstanding views, it is not to be missed if you are in the area. The burger and and home made chips are the best ever.

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This place is a little gem. Had the Crab salad very good. Have eaten here several times in the past always good. The sea views from the cafe are great, add to this a walk around the Portland Bill.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Good for lunch, old world style of beach cafe, but you have to use the pay and display carpark. Sandwiches we had were fresh and well filled, . Chips were hot and plentiful

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Southampton
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The lobster pot was the first place we saw on our travels and stopped in for a quick bite to eat! The food was really nice, the lady that served us was friendly and efficient, the location is fab! It was a bit expensive.... They don't do plain scones either which is a shame! Not everyone likes raisins!!!! ( both... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

having had a less than enjoyable lunch at a nearby pub we stopped heer for dessert and coffee. The home-made gooseberry pie was to really good with crumbly buttery pastry and generous amount of gooseberries.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visiting old friends and old haunts in Dorset we returned to one of our favourite places, The Lobster Pot on Portland Bill. The crab sandwiches and cream teas are as good as ever and the dramatic views on a clear, windy day added to our enjoyment. The service was swift and friendly and we look forward to the next time!

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Jodie W, Manager at The Lobster Pot, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments, we do our very best to try and maintain our standards wherever possible. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. 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
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?