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The Lobster Pot

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Portland Bill, DT5 2JT, England
+44 1305 820242
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited today ...Saturday 21st.....from Salisbury and after a cold but pleasant walk around the rocks chose to visit the cafe/restaurant. What an excellent choice, clean , pleasant and responsive staff. We chose the soup of the day , with gluten free roll, and coffee and leaf tea with soya milk. Great to see so many sitting and also waiting.... More 

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Thank Dennis H
Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Back at the Lobster Pot for lunch after a five month gap. Can't beat their crab sandwiches and their chips. Pot of tea [loose leaf with a tea strainer!] and a scone with jam and cream to follow. Not cheap but I'd rather eat there than anywhere and great views from the windows.

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Thank Ian C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From a distance it looked closed but very pleased we checked just in case... Decent prices for excellent quality food! Great views and scenery, I look forward to visiting again in the summer and sitting outside.

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Thank Stuart P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only came in for coffees. Great views, coffee and hot chocolate very nice, tea using old school tea leaves which was pretty cool, however everything is very pricey for what it is. Kind of get the feeling that people will go to Portland Bill and don't really have anywhere else to go to eat or drink, and so they have... More 

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Thank Ryan K
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all had a cream tea each and it was honestly the best cream tea any of us have ever had. The scones were fantastic. Lovely area too, could have stayed outside there forever, honestly just a lovely area

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Thank Emma-Louise S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but was a cold and windy day and we were cold at the table by the kitchen. Recommend asking for a different table of it is cold and windy. Don't forget to book in advance otherwise it can be a long wait.

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Thank Geoff_Floyd
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner come to Portland bill often for wildlife watching. We always stop in the lobster pot, we've had many meals here and they have never disappointed. Great price, friendly speedy staff and service. LOVE!

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Thank Shannon F
Weymouth
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous bacon and egg butties. Coffee is lovely too. Very relaxing to share as a family whilst watching the waves crashing over the rocks.

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Thank Rachel F
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous restaurant, everything served on time, hot plates freshly cooked food and very attentive staff. The whole place is relaxing and everyone looks happy. The waiting staff remember everyone's orders without pad and pen. When someone on our table dropped a salt pot it broke leaving lots of salt on the table, there were three waiting staff there within seconds... More 

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Thank geoffrey d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are very attentive to people's requirements, all the staff were very busy today, but they made every effort to look after everyone, Many Thanks Mike and Cara xxx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $22
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, British
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portland Bill, DT5 2JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 820242

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