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The Lobster Pot

9 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 668 0025
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster pot” (73 reviews)
“seafood” (60 reviews)
“fresh fish” (17 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
9 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A little jewel of a restaurant with very friendly waiters who will give you excellent advice in helping you choose. Old fashioned restaurant as they used to be and a very calming atmosphere which was very enjoyable. You did not feel rushed and it was...More

Thank maweb31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is amazing here, the staff are attentive and knowledgable. I went for the chef's special which was expensive at €48.50 but probably the best seafood I've had in my life, the lobster and sauce were particular highlights. We also very much enjoyed the quality...More

Thank cmcg960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably 20 years since I last visited . It was nice to go to a quiet restaurant . Proper linen tablecloths and napkins . Fish was shown to you before selecting which makes decision easier . Plenty of choices for house wine . Main courses...More

Thank biggestjohn22
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lovely old-fashioned atmosphere here and old-school courtesy from the staff makes for a pleasant experience. However, the food was just average. “King Scallops & Prawns Seared and finished with Garlic Butter” with the addition of optional black pudding was only fair – the scallops were...More

Thank SkeffIreland
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The prawn bisque was fragrant and delectable. My mother had the oysters and said they were amongst the best she has ever tried. The lobster was served simply but was delightful.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Really good service and really nice lobster/seafood incl oysters. Nice atmosphere for friends dinner. Not suitable for smaller kids. Could remove the old carpet.

Thank Stephan F
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

What a contrast between a beautiful and attentive service, perfectly organized and efficient...and a terrible cook! Lots of expectations are set by the service but when it comes to the food, the world turns into a gross fish and chips bistro. Overcooked potatoes, overcooked fish...More

Thank Alexandra R
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We live nearby and would eat here now and again . We love this gem. Great food served by great characters in a charming old fashioned way . Love the local view from the windows .

1  Thank MsO2014
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely little restaurant with delicious food. They also do amazing fillet steaks as well as fish and shellfish. Highly recommend seafood chowder and surf and turf.

Thank moorbennhall
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We were wildly early, early birds but they let us in without our even noticing the time. Two courses for €23.95 and as I've had everything from Rolys restaurant next door menu via the cafe we opted for variety on this occasion. Neither Kites nor...More

2  Thank Lynda M
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Questions & Answers
25 July 2017|
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Response from Bready8 | Reviewed this property |
No it's not really for kids
Ernesto P
15 December 2015|
Response from Maurice K | Reviewed this property |
No. It will be closed over Christmas.
Angie B
1 September 2015|
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Response from iccel53 | Reviewed this property |
The lobster was beautiful, tasted so fresh and was cooked properly. I would recommend it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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