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The Lobster Pot

#344 of 1,999 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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9 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 668 0025
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. Keep going back time after time for the food and the service of the wonderful staff. The very best prawn tempura and the baked duck - is wow. The guys serving have such wonderful experience with quality service. A treasure in Dublin 4.

Thank paulandmary22
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought some important overseas clients to this gem of a restaurant in the heart of dublin. Ive been here a couple of times before and it has always been superb. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff are extremely professional and attentive. The quality of the food is outstanding and whilst it is obviously marketing itself as a seafood... More 

Thank Lee G
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An evening recently was spent in this friendly, charming little restaurant. From the warm welcome down to the flambé crepes, my husband and I enjoyed the very best experience that trips back to Ireland are supposed to be all about. You still feel echoes from a former era when a wait staff works tirelessly to serve a French style of... More 

Thank swoozeseattle
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the Lobster Pot full of expectations, having read so many glowing reviews on Trip Advisor. I hosted a dinner for a visiting business colleague from overseas ; a dinner that ended up being a travesty - not just because the food and its presentation was a sham, but more because of the embarrassment that my guest and... More 

1 Thank camlysdada
Reading, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived 20 minutes late, apologised and were greeted with "thought you weren't coming". Very 80s menu but what's not to like about about good seafood? Starters arrived with some pretty unappetising bread. Tartare sauce was some kind of smoothie and absolutely tasteless. Not a caper or piece of gherkin in sight. Prawns in the cocktail overlooked and bland. My... More 

1 Thank ColinsueNieve
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful food and lovely service. Very special restaurant and perfect for a romantic event. Best Lobster Newburg ever.

1 Thank Kelspil
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Of the few restaurants I tired in this area during a long weekend this was the one I was looking forward to most and probably the m most disappointing. While the food wasn't bad, it was not as good as the price or the atmosphere suggested. A little too formal, a lot of style and not much substance - decidedly... More 

1 Thank paulbetesh
Kerry, Ireland
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122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Staff were attentive. We had two starters, mains course and two bottles of wine for €167. The atmosphere was relaxed and the waiter brought out a trolley of fresh fish to describe the specials that were available.

1 Thank KerryGirl_14
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We looked for a restaurant that specialised in seafood that's why we chose The Lobster Pot in Ballsbridge. We had made a reservation for 5 and selected from the Á la Carte menu. Two of us ordered Soul Bonne Femme as our main course. When the food arrived we were very disapointed with the portions, especially when considering the prices.... More 

1 Thank Samira R
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner was amazing and the service was spectacular!!! Mike (one of our servers) made for a memorable experience! Would highly recommend! Great wine, soups, seafood and dessert!!

Thank Nray9505

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Irish, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 668 0025

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County Dublin, Ireland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?