The Lobster Pot - Nottingham

4.6
30 reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
If fresh seafood, packed with the exotic and zesty flavours of Thai cooking sends your tastebuds into overdrive, then The Lobster Pot in Nottingham is for you. This seafood and Thai institution, in the heart of the city centre on Mansfield Road, boasts an array of delicious dishes that are sure to keep you on your toes. Think king prawn fried rice; lobster shellfish platters and whole brown crab served with a special (secret) spicy seafood sauce, alongside a range of sides and non-seafood dishes so everyone is well-catered for. So for tasty seafood with a Thai twist, there really is no safer bet than The Lobster Pot!
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GemmaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent customer service, waiter very good. Food taste was very good, as was the selection. Only negative was the portion sizes. They are small and do not include a side. We order six between 4. Overall, this didn’t ruin a thing and I would still recommend and return.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, best seafood in Nottingham!

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly recommend this restaurant, the service was so friendly, the food was first class. Every thing about this meal was spot on

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RiRi
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my partner for our anniversary. He loves sea food and I'd never tried lobster. For my first experience the staff showed me what to do and I just dug in. He loved it, including the fresh oysters. The food was tasteful. We'd definitely go back again. I'll be recommending this to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We received excellent service from start to finish and the food was exceptional. They really made my Daughter's birthday special. Lovely venue too. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks for providing a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very pleasant environment, really helpful and friendly staff. An excellent menu for Fish lovers. A really nice experience and well worth the drive.

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KarenandDave
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, our waiter Scott was excellent and everything was perfect. Wonderful night for a special occasion and reasonable prices. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lobster sea food platter. Very good.
Impressed had another lobster and scallops

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really excellent whole fish dishes....the dbest we have found in Nottingham. Ambience OK, but could be better.....but then this is a feature of the restaurant !

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered 1 lobster cooked in 2 ways - cold and baked with garlic butter. And scallops in red wine (can't remember the exact ingredients). My daughter and I liked the garlic butter lobster better. The scallop dish which I personally would say a must try dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had the lobster special and it was increbile! Will certainly go again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another lovely meal. The plaice is absolutely beautiful. If you like fish, this is the restaurant for you, and it isn't overpriced! Very helpful staff. Thoroughly recommend it.

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Colin1956
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last visited when in Nottingham 3 years ago and the meal then was excellent; glad to say the quality of food and service was still of the same excellence. Will definitely return again when next in Nottingham for the cricket.

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Mich
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great little restaurant, small but cosy. Fish was great and decent size portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, great food very friendly polite staff, we went when the weather was really warm the only downfall was no air conditioning, so bit stuffy especially when it got busy. Still enjoyed It.

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AnneandAlan
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Given its position on a main road, we were surprised and pleased by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the pleasant environment. The food is just what they say - it is a fish-based menu with a Thai accent in the recipes. We enjoyed all the food which was first class, and the waiting staff were very helpful and explained items on the menu when asked.

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Emilio
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

La reserva no estaba acreditada. Pero creo que todo partió de un error en el sistema ya que aparentemente fue realizada en un resto de nombre igual en Inglaterra. Nuestra reserva fue con la intención para el de Dublin- Irlanda

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Nick
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were here for lunch, it was very quiet which I really liked. However, the restaurant is small and I could imagine that it could be rather loud and noisy in the evening (but this is only a guess). The food is pricey but tastes great. I would recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fabulous. I just wish more people knew about this place. Service was outstanding, food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big fan of seafood always have to travel out of nottingham or overseas. But not any more outstanding food.

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barryw
Lincolnshire
30 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wide choice of fish and seafood dishes for a lunch menu.

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Liza
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

delicious food in pleasant surroundings. Lots of variety on the menu - several fish dishes to choose from.

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Marcus
London
26 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very unassuming shop front behind which is a great little restaurant. Varied menu but chose the lobster. Good sized and reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked this restaurant out on a visit to Nottingham to celebrate an anniversary, since my wife is a fan of seafood and the menu is very extensive (check the board for extra dishes). We had the whole lobster grilled with garlic butter for the main dish, accompanied by good value wine. No disappointments at all and despite the competition for eateries in the city, we would be very happy to eat there again.

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voucherqueen
Derbyshire
40 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tasty food at reasonable prices. Would recommend the lemon sole and prawn fried rice. The whole lobster was a little tough (the flesh), which disappointing but still tasty.

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DesD
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely starters of Prawn rolls and prawn on toast - freshly prepared and cooked gave them that nice prawn taste that suggests that they had been freshly caught. We went for the Seafood platter , but didn't fancy 6 oysters. The waiter was more than happy to swop them but suggested, that as they had been fried and had a different taste, we should try two for the experience. I have to say the taste was completely different and i wouldn't hesitate to have six next time. Wine was reasonably priced and we enjoyed the evening. We would definitely go back to try the other dishes

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KevinL
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit and had a lovely evening. It was a birthday celebration and we were given a window table, a birthday card and a complimentary dessert which was really appreciated. Slight problem with one meal was quickly rectified. Would definitely go back and pleased to hear there is another one in Beeston.

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went with friends just want to try it out not disappointed good food friendly good all round but pricecy but with sea food and lobster and French wine you expect to pay more worth the money other friends will definitely going to come back

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stephend
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best meals I have had in this country and the service was excellent and friendly. The crab Platter is to do for ( but have grilled!!!)

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the outside wasn't what we were expecting (a bit more fish and chip shop than restaurant) the inside was lovely and the food was unreal. My boyfriend and I went there for my birthday and had a full lobster each which was incredible. Servers were so polite! It's clear they want to have an upmarket class to the restaurant which is why it's a shame about the outside but it's definitely a hidden gem!

FAQs

The Lobster Pot - Nottingham offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0115 947 0707.

The Lobster Pot - Nottingham is rated 4.6 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.