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The Potted Lobster - Bamburgh, Bamburgh, Northumberland

The Potted Lobster - Bamburgh

4.7
4.7
1516 Reviews
£26 to £40
Fish
The Potted Lobster Bamburgh offers a unique and relaxed dining experience with a menu packed with fresh, locally sourced seafood. Quality is at the heart of everything we do, serving up simple yet delicious flavours using only the freshest ingredients sourced from around the coastline.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 41 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Fish
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01668 214088
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Sim

What 1,516 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Best Service

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Most Booked

1,516 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lobster, fantastic so fresh and tasty, dog friendly bar area was lovely

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  2. BeverleyS

    Dorset

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional. Definitely book again and already thinking about what I could try next

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Probably the most over-priced meal I have ever eaten.

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  4. AndrewC

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit (last 12 months ago). Food and service again outstanding. Not cheap but nonetheless very good value for money - outstanding dishes for us were salt and chili squid starter and brill in crawfish main. Hoping to make third visit in May 2025.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from friendly staff. Food was very good.

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  6. NigelA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Potted Lobster was recommended by friends and it didn’t disappoint. A very nice restaurant, great staff and very good food. My halibut was perfectly cooked. I would pass on the recommendation and if you are in the area it is a must visit restaurant. Note. The restaurant does welcome dogs so if we are lucky enough to return we will bring our dog with us.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We found the meal somewhat disappointing this time around. The crab salad,although tasty enough, was presented in a very stodgy sort of way and the seafood platter was nothing like as good as it was last year. Perhaps it was just a bad day.

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  8. MARYL

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding meal at the Potted Lobster last night. My third time there. Cannot recommend it more highly.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful night at the Potted Lobster, Food was good, the staff were attentive and very good, there was six of us, would visit again

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Relaxing late lunch with a chum from Sydney so keen to impress. The potted lobster for statrter was a no brainer and delicious but could possibly have been ever so slightly less chilled.. then scallops with french black pudding.. Green veg and French fries for me and the langoustine for my friend. The staff were cheery, helpful and not over attentive which I like. Great day out all in all. Thank you

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  11. NeilH

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, if you’re in the area it’s a must visit!

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  12. Nicola

    County Durham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 7th trip to the Potted Lobster now since 2022. The food is exceptional and the staff are always welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended.

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  13. SherylH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and service. Nice ambience, very friendly staff. Enjoyed our evening.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallops and black pudding was amazing! Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake to die for! Steak, lamp rump, side veg All beautiful!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My fish main course was very tasty. However my wife had a sirloin steak which was unfortunately very tough and not enjoyable

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  16. PamR

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience we stay regularly at budle and always like to spoil ourselves with a trip to the potted lobster. Another great experience

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  17. Zimscot

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit for lunch and again we weren’t disappointed. I’m personally a fish and chips fan and mine was excellent. They had a take on a jammy dodger for dessert as a special which should really be a regular as it was delicious. The fact that I can bring my dog is a huge plus. Will definitely be back.

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  18. Marion

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were beautifully looked after by the staff. We chose the sharing platter and when it arrived it more than met our expectations! In fact it almost overwhelmed us !! It was all delicious. It was our first visit and the restaurant is delightful my only very slight issue was it was a bit noisy. Neither the gentleman I was with or myself have any hearing issues but if I had been with my father we would have struggled. That being said there was a table of 8 ladies having a wonderful afternoon and that will have contributed to the decibel levels!!! My companion had a wonderful afternoon and enjoyed everything so much it was just a little thing. I will definitely return. Thank you

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A perfect birthday lunch, the food was exceptional, superb service. I can’t wait to return. Thank you Team Potted Lobster!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious food (especially the chowder and the hake with chorizo jam) and lovely, friendly staff. It is quite pricey, but nice for a special occasion!

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  21. Andy

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous. Best seafood for ages. Lovely uncomplicated setting Great service, helpful but unobtrusive staff And particularly good to find a genuinely dog friendly restaurant. Highly recommended but do book to ensure you can get a table!

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  22. PaulS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the third time I’ve been to the Potted Lobster and it has been excellent every time. Warm welcome, friendly and efficient service and a great choice of freshly prepared dishes. The scallops with boudin noir were cooked to perfection. The crab crusted hake with pommes dauphinoise and vegetables was also very tasty and well presented. Overall happy again and will definitely be back!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was disappointed with the half lobster very little meat considering the cost. I hope I wasn’t expecting too much

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  24. AndyW

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best seafood and fish restaurant in the area. Service, quality and menu superb

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  25. LindaH

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you love fish then this is the place! Great choice and lovely options at each course, accompanying good wine list too. Service friendly and efficient. Dog friendly in the bar!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very happy birthday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were very friendly and super supportive of our puppies first restaurant experience. The food was delicious and we all struggled to decide what to order, as everything on the menu looked yummy. Outstanding for us has to be a rare thing, so don't take our grading as a negative. Our only slightly negative comment was the bill. It's definitely a treat and a bit on the expensive side. We will definitely be back.

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  27. JohnC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and friendly service 👌. Will come again

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  28. JanD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal as always. Lemon sole was delicious. Hubby had Hairy Bikers fish and chips. All delicious. Thank you

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  29. TimJ

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always consistently good, love this place. Would like to see more fish choice on the specials board.

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  30. Isabele

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit to this fab restaurant - perfect food and wine list , thank you

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  31. Anon

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointing food today. Exceptional fish and chips when we came previously but not today. Chips were hard and fish tasteless

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  32. SarahB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely place - food and wine were excellent. Definitely recommend the seafood platter!!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal, fantastic menu and lovely staff. Only one negative was I had the scallops and I only got 3 and they were small so didn’t feel value for the £16

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  34. Willdore

    Edinburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, attentive service. Excellent food, great menu choices. Delicious specials. Lovely location.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place, lovely food, attentive staff and dog friendly

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, wide choice of fish both on the menu and on the special’s board

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Staff friendly and welcoming. Service excellent.

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  38. HelenaW

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food - daily specials available as well as standard menu. The best oysters and mussels I’ve had for years! I’d travel the length of the country to eat here. Staff were friendly and welcoming - attentive but not intrusive. Overall / a wonderful meal and experience!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were good as we arrived earlier than booked but accommodated us .

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  40. JayneD

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have seen a lot of good reviews for this restaurant and read all the hype. Sadly we found it distinctly average. Somewhat overpriced for what it delivered, we won’t be back.

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The Potted Lobster - Bamburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 1516 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for The Potted Lobster - Bamburgh

3 Lucker Road, Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7BS

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Bamburgh
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Fish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Sim
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
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