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The Lobster Pot

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Portland Bill, DT5 2JT, England
01305 820242
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All the girls are really friendly! Food is really good especially the chips 😋 The turn over of tables is quite fast considering it can get really busy but you never seem to wait long. Would definitely recommend to visit

Thank Chloe C
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked a few weeks in advance to guarantee a window seat, even then needing to arrive at 12, but it was worth it as the place was packed over Saturday lunch with people queuing to get in. At first glance this cafe didn't make much sense. This is a basic cafe, clean with very helpful and friendly staff who... More 

Thank SavernakeBreese
Luton, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here on the off-chance for a late lunch after looking at the lighthouse, all I can say is that I was amazed by the popularity of the place even in October and the food was amazing. Real, homemade chips were to die for and the tea is loose leaf - you get a tea strainer with the pot! Where... More 

Thank fork_handles
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best to book if you want to eat inside, plenty of picnic type tables outside. What a view as the restaurant is right on the tip of the Bill. Good honest food, well prepared and served with a smile. Paid car parking nearby and good for walkers.

Thank Mike M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live on the island so this is always our first choice for lunch or a cream tea, no one does egg and chips like the Lobster Pot! Proper tea with tea leaves and a strainer and the biggest scones ever! We've enjoyed many family celebrations over the years so along with the stunning views, efficient staff (who never write... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth W
Basildon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cute little cafe, helpful friendly staff. Can get quite busy meaning you can be waiting for a table inside, but luckily we hit a good time and just grabbed one. With views over the water literally is a lovely place for a little tea stop or lunch! Highly recommend.

1 Thank Nicole S
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set at the southern-most tip of Portland Island, just next to the Portland Bill lighthouse, this little place is very welcome when you need a sit down and a coffee/tea with a snack. The crab sandwiches are really lovely - packed full of fresh crab and not over-seasoned like many places. There is quite a comprehensive menu although we have... More 

Thank Beverley F
Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As this is the only place to have an ice cream, drink or food - apart from the pub, the Lobster Pot takes advantage of this and is quite expensive. The ice creams and hot drinks are overpriced and we refused to pay the over-inflated prices.

Thank Ian W
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took some friends around Portland and showed them various places of interest i.e Portland Castle ,R.N. Cemetery, Verne Prison, Portland Museum and Portland Bill.Stopped for lunch at the Lobster Pot, although busy we found a table And was served very quickly. The food was fairly expensive but good and well presented. The scenery at the Bill is spectacular. Unfortunately had... More 

Thank darz42
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came here last Monday after many years when our children were little, now grown up with children of their own and was very pleased to find The Lobster Pot still thriving. It is on the higher price range but you really do get what you pay for. The staff are so polite and friendly and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portland Bill, DT5 2JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland
  • Phone Number: 01305 820242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?