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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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Ferndown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It was my mum's 82nd birthday and she wanted to eat lunch in The Lobster Pot. We booked a table by the window at 12 noon, we were asked if we wanted balloons up, we said yes, fantastic! But our car slowly ground to a halt on the traffic lights just before Swannery Bridge, by B&Q, in Weymouth. The RAC... More 

Thank L_and_R21
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Portland Bill as I like to when I am in the area and have a lovely crab sandwich. I have to say that this year the cost of a crab sandwich had escalated to £8.50. Last year the sandwiches were full of white crab meat this year lots of brown paste with a just a sprinkling of white... More 

Thank debz1957
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderfully located on Portland Bill but the food and drink is expensive. Wish they used tea-bags instead of leaf tea. Cream tea was lovely with fresh baked scones.

Thank chippinghill
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to like about this place. Seating both inside and out. Efficient and friendly staff serving good value food. All in a perfect location.

Thank GoonerGav
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a ice cream really beautiful views and good service despite being extremely busy had a lovely sit outside in the sunshine couldn't of asked for better!

Thank shanonmarie45
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant was lovely, clean and fresh, warm and welcoming. The staff were very welcoming and although the place was very busy, nothing seemed too much trouble, which was a boon as we had two small toddlers in tow. The food was excellent, very fresh and very yummy....so good we went back the day after for another meal, and we're... More 

Thank Sweetwillow
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The crab sandwiches and Dorset cream tea were delicious. The waiters and waitresses although very busy were polite and efficient. We didn't wait long for our order. It is a typical English sea side restaurant / cafe - very friendly and has an informal atmosphere. The tea is served in a tea pot with extra hot water, so we could... More 

Thank Thamesbird
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only had a coffee here but was from a machine which was a bit disappointing as the money they charge looked nice inside only sat outside as we went for a walk lovely area.

Thank Dancing47
walsall, west midlands
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

W e had drinks from the side café has it was a lovely day Pot of tea was lovely also the Coffee .The only dislike was that the SUGAR WAS THE LUMPS in a large container with no cover on and the children could be see picking them up. If I been having the drinks inside it would have been... More 

Thank bez15
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On the most southerly tip of Portland, adjacent to the Lighthouse and car park and an ideal spot for walking or just looking at (generally rough) seas. Well insulated and soundproofed. The Lobster Pot is ideal whatever the weather outside. Good selection of basic fare that is well cooked, prepared and tasty (best chips I had for a long time).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?