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The Lobster Pot

Portland Bill, DT5 2JT, England
+44 1305 820242
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster pot” (254 reviews)
“scones” (194 reviews)
“crab sandwiches” (91 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Portland Bill, DT5 2JT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’d spotted some rather delicious looking crab sandwiches when I found this café online previously, searching for places to eat in Portland and I put it on our list of ‘must visit’ destinations next time my boyfriend and I were in the area. When we...More

Thank Roll_and_stroll
Reviewed yesterday

On our visit to Portland Bill we enjoyed a delicious cream tea and doughnut at The Lobster Pot. We had a table overlooking the sea, which would have given us a super view except for the dense fog we had during our visit - will...More

Thank SuffolkMayfly
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped off for refreshments after couple of hours exploring the coastline and all I can say is wow!!! Ordered 3 cream teas (although they will happily swap tea for another hot drink if tea is not to your liking) and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The...More

Thank Jo-C-72
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We managed to get a table at short notice for my husbands birthday and we weren’t disappointed. I can see why you have to book weeks in advance! A great place, with young vibrant staff who appreciate the food they serve.

Thank Dbayliss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the Lobster Pot dozens of times, as we lived in Weymouth for 15 years, although left 22 years ago. Their Crab Sandwiches are infamous so, as we were staying three nights in Weymouth, a visit here was a must. Unfortunately there...More

Thank Garonne9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lobster Pot has the monopoly at Portland Bill, there are no cafes the provide competition in the immediate vicinity (there is a pub within walking distance). The food is always ok, and the service is lovely. They used to do a lovely Dorset Apple...More

Thank Travelling_Nikes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a Sunday roast and it's the best on the island with great views and very friendly staff and when eating we could watch the dolphins

Thank 7tip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast here. Wonderful views and a friendly service. Reasonably priced too.

Thank kerry t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here today for my mothers 90th birthday lunch,although we arrived early they wwlcomed us to our table which was decorated with ballons and a birthday banner. The sevice from all members of staff was fantastic followed by a very nice lunch. I would recomend...More

Thank John R
jodie w, Manager at The Lobster Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted that you chose to spend your mother’s 90th birthday celebrations with us today. Thank you for leaving such positive feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your lunches and that you found our staff to be very attentive. We hope we get...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lobster Pot has the most amazing cream teas - best scones and cream I have ever had! Great views as well, highly recommend!

1  Thank Heather M
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London V
4 November 2017|
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Response from Theresa R | Reviewed this property |
i don't know but think you would have to check with them they have a lovely menu hope you find something you like and that is vegan
13 March 2017|
Response from jodie w | Property representative |
Many thanks for your feedback. We do our very best to accommodate all our customers and we acknowledge and fully rely on our loyal and regular customers that support us all year round, including the quieter... More
18 February 2016|
Response from jodie w | Property representative |
Hello there I am afraid we do not allow dogs inside the premises, however we do have bench seating outdoors, which on a nice sunny day attracts many dog walkers :) We have Kiosks which you can order from outside. I hope... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 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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