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The Lobster Pot

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Portland Bill, DT5 2JT, England
+44 1305 820242
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent service and the crab sandwiches were possibly the best I've ever eaten. And, I don't think it was overly expensive....Try them, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed.

Thank Steve W
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really impressed with this place. Service efficient and friendly and food fresh and very nice. Slightly pricey but I think worth it. Highly recommended.

Thank little-miss-magic1
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the worst cafes I have ever been to! First off all around the café is dead rabbits. Thousands all along the coast walk. Talk about off putting. I ordered a mayonnaise prawn sandwich and orange juice. I received a tiny plate with sloppy bread with rubber, soggy, wet, messy prawns in it. I struggled to pick... More 

Thank Lauren S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this place. The atmosphere was lovely, the staff were great and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Rachael M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after walking to Portland Bill. We had the delicious crab sandwich - very fresh and tasty. We also wanted the cream tea but were too full up, we were offered the option to take scones away! What a lovely idea we had 2 scones (still warm) 2 little pots of jam and a pot of clotted cream... More 

Thank Benny1266
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't expecting too much based on their captive audience but was pleasantly surprised. Fast and efficient service and had a lovely homemade pie.

Thank RJStern
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in on a very blustery day. The waitress cleared a table by the window for us and we sat and watched the waves whip up by the wind as we tucked into coffee and a huge portion of chocolate cake and clotted cream

1 Thank Donna E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, lovely views (if it wasn't foggy) and amazing home made scones! Yum! Perfect large leaf tea with extra hot water, couldn't finish it there was that much! Will definitely visit again!

1 Thank jonnorockandroll
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here yesterday while walking Portland's coastal path. Had the bacon, brie and cranberry baguette along with cream teas. The quality of the food is outstanding and priced fairly given the portion sizes. Overall, very impressed and will definitely be returning!!

1 Thank lee_1976
Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a coffee and scone while staying in hotel near by, amazing scone lots of cream and jam, they also do gluten free scones that tasted lovely.

Thank cviolante1

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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
Average prices
$7 - $22
Cafe, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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?