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The Potted Lobster - Bamburgh, Bamburgh, Northumberland

The Potted Lobster - Bamburgh

4.7
4.7
1354 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 52 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Fish
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01668 214088
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Richard Sim

What 1,354 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

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Most Booked

1,354 Reviews
  1. KatC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and fabulous service again..and dog friendly!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been trying to find time to visit the potted lobster following the hairy bikers visit but we’ve only managed the sister restaurant in Almouth. So this weekend was the day we decided to venture further afield, glad we did. As we had our little dog in toe we booked the dog friendly section on arrival the staff made us all welcome including little Annie. After perusing the menu and the specials board I picked a starter of monkfish in batter with a dipping sauce exquisite. Bring on the main course one cod and chorizo with a large bowl of greens and one Halibut with a accompanying salad (large) both choices excellent and then to follow we could only manage a dessert to share. All food was excellently cooked and well balanced. The waitresses very attentive and chatty. When in Bamburgh a most to visit and eat you won’t be disappointed Well done the Potted Lobster.

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  3. EmmaD

    East Lothian

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food,friendly service.Fresh welcoming decor. Specials on pricey side but delicious!

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  4. DonnaK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the potted lobster was fab. Fresh local food deliciously cooked. Great service and buzzy atmosphere. A must booking when visiting the area.

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  5. LouLou

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced. Assuming things must have changed and/or ongoing kitchen issues as not the quality that would win any awards.

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  6. gavinp

    County Durham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class food was delicious 5 star would recomend to anyone

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  7. MikeA

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great menu, especially the dishes of the day. A friendly and relaxing atmosphere, with efficient and knowable staff. The food was great, too.

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  8. mfirsttime

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food was good. very large piece of fish with the fish and chips. would be good if it was made known that the crab / fish were locally caught / supplied. would eat there again

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  9. agnesB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We could not fault the food or the service. The waiting on staff were so accommodating , friendly and helpful. No fuss with a toddler , a spilt drink or a member of the party joining late. The fish dishes were without exception some of the best we have had. It was an expensive meal but with all the food cooked to perfection it was worth it. We would recommend this restaurant wholeheartedly and look forward to revisiting it. A pity we live so far away!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another good experience . This is a gem of a place . Good value . Fish cooked perfectly .

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  11. FionaS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good - we visit every time we are in the area.

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  12. JayneH

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the second time we have dined at The Potted Lobster and as before the food and service was excellent. We look forward to our next visit.

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  13. DavidB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second time at the potted lobster to have their fantastic £10 fish and chips deal. Great venue, friendly staff and gorgeous food. Look out for when they have the deal on as I can’t recommend enough

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  14. Liv2dine

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    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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  15. DavidB

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    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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  16. LianneS

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food great service will definitely be back

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  17. RachelE

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I ordered a glass of white wine, I don’t think they keep their wine in the fridge because it wasn’t cold. The potted lobster would have been better served with butter so it could be spread on toast.

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  18. Trudied

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  19. Anon

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

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

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  20. SandraN

    Lancashire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  21. RosieS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  22. StevetheCaptain

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  23. LouiseL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    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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  25. LizF

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    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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  26. GenevieveC

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    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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  27. DavidW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    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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  28. NeilA

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

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

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  29. JackieH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    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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  30. Maureens

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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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 1354 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 52 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 pm–9:00 pm
  • 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
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