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Established in 1980 The Lobster Pot has been bringing a taste of the Sea to Ballsbridge for 40 years! We specialise in Seafood but are equally noted for our meats on the Grill and game in Season. Join us, We truly look forward to welcoming you and cater to your every needs.
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Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Irish, Seafood, European
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fabulous meal in The Lobster Pot on 28/08/2020. We were a group of 3 who all had different meals from the A la carte menu. Each course was superb. Service was amazing. Great atmosphere. Covid regulations adhered to. Have dined here previously and...will definitely be back again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lobster Pot is fine dining with a classical twist and our meal for two was expensive but well worth the money - service was very good and atmosphere/surroundings really nice - we would recommend to dining experience !

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 16, 2020

We were a party of 6 with varied tastes and needs. I am a coeliac and pretty much anything I wanted could be prepared gluten free without any loss of flavour, (as is often the case at many restaurants). Michael and Gary were so attentive...and helpful with our choices and the meal did not disappoint from start to finish. It was a fantastic evening for everyone. I was also very impressed with all the safety measures throughout the restaurant. Dont hesitate to go. We will definitely be back as soon as we can!!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

Visited here last night for staycation meal. Fresh ingredients, cooked and presented beautifully. A must for fish lovers but plenty of choice for someone looking for other options. Fantastic wine list. Lovely atmosphere and great service. Highly recommend - well worth a visit. Little gem...in the heart of Ballsbridge. Will definitely returnMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

Upscale, old school dining experience. Delicious food and delightful service (and stories) from Michael. The early bird was a good value for 3 courses.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020

My husband and I visited on Valentines night. Service was good. Head waiter Michael was very attentive. Food and wine were also very good. Enjoyed the night!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

Seafood is genuine and simply presented. Selection was extensive with ample quantity. Service is old style professional and perfect. Good value in very enjoyable surroundings

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

I booked a table 12th feb for 9 pm . when we arrived at 9 10 pm doors locked waited ,then ,enquired next door if there was another entrance by which time it was 9.12 pm .whereupon i called them to be told they had...dismissed chef and closed .despite having taken my no with booking !they obviously dont need our custom!BAD BUISINESS! joanna i was forced to give 1 star to submit form wanted to give===More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020

Just had gorgeous seafood here today Valentines! Great service and expert advise from Michael senior waiter with years of experience. I had prawns and escalopes starter in lovely mild garlic butter followed by lobster prawns and sole ensemble, really delicious. He had seafood chowder very...good light chowder with lots of fish , followed by sole on the bone...... delicious. Very good bottle of house white Chardonnay. Great service would highly recommend ! PyneMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Four out of four starters not eaten - French onion soup, fish cakes and squid - inedible, stodgy not nice to eat. Main courses were better but cost of starters not removed from bill. Tables had a hardboard extension that was unstable and whole table...tipped up causing a glass of wine to cover one of the party and no one came to assist or clear up. Room upstairs smelt damp/musty. At least they tried to salvage our night be giving us a bottle of wine but don’t think it merits being in the top ten restaurants in Ballsbridge. Over priced food and wine.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from Ray P | Reviewed this property |
No it's not really for kids
Ernesto P
December 15, 2015|
Response from Maurice K | Reviewed this property |
No. It will be closed over Christmas.
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September 1, 2015|
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Response from iccel53 | Reviewed this property |
The lobster was beautiful, tasted so fresh and was cooked properly. I would recommend it!
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