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The Potted Lobster - Bamburgh, Bamburgh, Northumberland

The Potted Lobster - Bamburgh

4.7
4.7
1339 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 37 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 1,339 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

    Most Booked

1,339 Reviews
  1. Liv2dine

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish and Chips for a tenner each - a pint and a half of beer and a bucket of coffee. What’s not to like. Fabulous fish and brilliant batter. Could have done with a few more peas if being really picky. And personally would prefer cask beer a degree or two cooler. BUT awesome value promotion lunch. Back on Wednesday for dinner. Looking forward to some more fab fish dishes.

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  2. DavidB

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As we’ve come to expect from this wonderful eatery, excellent food and service. A pleasure as always.

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  3. Trudied

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We come here every year and always enjoy it and we did again this time, however, the price increases mean I don’t feel it is quite worth it anymore and we will reluctantly only return on very special occasions now.

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  4. Anon

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely welcoming staff, delicious food, beautiful location

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  5. SandraN

    Lancashire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Nothing special considering the hype that preceded our visit. Lay out not brilliant. Too hot inside

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  6. RosieS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing fresh food and friendly attentive staff! Couldnt fault our meal here :) thanks

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  7. StevetheCaptain

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the seafood platter for two which was wonderful. We have had versions elsewhere in the UK and in Europe and this was the best one ever. Hot and cold seafood was excellent severed together but separately. The only downside was a.very noisy table of 7 which meant the rest of the clientele had to raise the noise further to be heard. Have booked to go again this week.

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  8. LouiseL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Winter special Fish and chips was fantastic and great value for money! Main menu superb choice especially if you love seafood. Can’t wait to return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely 3 generational experience. Great place to visit with family and/or friends who want something a bit special but not stuffy.

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  10. LizF

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and great service. Will definitely visit again.

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  11. GenevieveC

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had mussels to start, which were delicious. We then both had one of the specials each: Hake for me and halibut for husband. Both outstanding.If anything, our only complaint would be that the portions were so big! Lots of gorgeous fresh veg too. The desserts were divine too, all washed down with a lovely Gavi wine. It never disappoints. Staff are amazing. So lovely & genuinely friendly. Such a laid back atmosphere but 5 star service & food. We will be back again soon! Our highlight of every trip to Bamburgh for us

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  12. DavidW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service, the staff were very attentive. Nice decor and a good atmosphere. The food was really good and really tasty and we really enjoyed the whole experience

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  13. NeilA

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, friendly, helpful and great food

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  14. JackieH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as usual The £10 fish & chip offer was amazing

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  15. Maureens

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great lunchtime special of fish & chips. Excellent quality and full size portion even though on offer. Staff helpful and attentive. Great value and service.

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  16. AliH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, a little over priced but nice for a treat

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  17. AndrewF

    Northampton

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great meal here previously so returned for our wedding anniversary. Food and service were both excellent again. Only negative is that because it has low ceilings and hard floors noise carries and there was a table who exudes everyone in there should hear their scintillating conversation as they shouted across the table to each other, fortunately they shut up or a bit when their food arrived.

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  18. DarrellW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went on a Monday for a family lunch for 8 of us. I'd booked Tues rather than Monday but the staff were so brilliant at accommodating us and not making me feel daft for getting it wrong. The problem was quickly and kindly sorted, high chair added etc. Excellent menu and good range of specials. A very happy experience...

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant seafood and other options, specials really exciting, good value offers and service brilliant… in a nice restaurant in a beautiful village!

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  20. ShuM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food was amazing! Thanks so much for having us :)

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  21. SarahH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s not really the restaurants fault but the four dogs which were also in the restaurant totally ruined our . They barked the entire time and our little boys who is nervous of dogs and the barking was just too much.

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  22. JenE

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular food and wonderful service. What a treat!

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  23. Zimscot

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely lunch in a delightful setting with excellent service. Best fish and chips I’ve had. Excellent value. And I was able to bring my little dog!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place to eat. Food and service , first class

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  25. julie

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal and perfect end to our holiday. Fast friendly service and seafood of a very superior quality

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  26. RyanG

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little spot with delicious food and friendly service. We always stop in when we’re in the area. The daily fish specials are worth the visit alone.

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  27. DougyC

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food staff were really helpful and friendly and the atmosphere was great It’s a little gem loved it

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was all beautiful Food fabulous and staff very friendly

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  29. GlenC

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We recently visited the Potted Lobster for an early valentines dinner having seen the restaurant featured on the Hairy Bikers and we were not disappointed. The food was outstanding and the service was fantastic, we cannot recommend this place place enough. It's a must for anyone living in the North East or simply visiting Bamburgh or even just passing by. We will definitely be returning for a second visit.

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  30. LouiseD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. A great selection of specials which aren’t on the online menu. A must visit if around the Bamburgh area.

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  31. GemmaS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish and chips were on offer for £10. Best fish and chips we have eaten. Even the peas were amazing!

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  32. KerryP

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fabulous, and we will be back. Wish I could have taken a vat of Smoked Haddock Chowder home! ❤️

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  33. GillianB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our evening at The Potted Lobster was exceptional as always Staff are very friendly with an excellent selection of dishes cooked to perfection It is very busy so always worth booking ahead

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  34. MartinP

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place and lovely staff as always. Our 2 hour window disappeared quickly and we were rushed at the end a little but what can you do as the next sitting is due.

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  35. BonitaW

    Newcastle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food expertly prepared and friendly attentive staff

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  36. PaulaG

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, service and atmosphere. Would recommend for a treat when on holiday in the area

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  37. nicnac

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly and great to accommodate our dog . Lovely food thank you ! 🤩

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  38. JaneD

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and ambiance! We can’t wait to go back!

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  39. louisem

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Had the sharing seafood platter. Absolutely delicious with good wine

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  40. stevenf

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best places to eat in Northumberland we go every year and always come out happy food is amazing and the staff are so great if you want a great night this is for you

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Potted Lobster - Bamburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 1339 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 37 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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