The Lobster Pot

Eat

Restaurant

4 euro A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Address:
The Lobster Pot
9 Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge , Dublin 4 Dublin City
Dislike Like
100%
1 votes
Tel: +353 1 660 9170

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Serving classic seafood dishes for 30 impressive years, this old-school restaurant prides itself on good food and wonderfully old-fashioned service. Retro dining at its best
  • Game (in season)
  • Seafood
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List

The Lobster Pot

On the first floor of a redbrick Ballsbridge terrace, conspicuously located near the Herbert Park Hotel - and just a few minutes walk from the RDS - this long-established restaurant has lost none of its charm or quality over the years, and now has a unique appeal as the experience is so different from contemporary restaurants.


The restaurant is in business now for 30 years and the whole team - owner Tommy Crean, restaurant manager (and sommelier) John Rigby and head chef Don McGuinness - have been working here together since 1980. The system is running very sweetly and their philosophy of offering the freshest of fish and seafood and 'tampering as little as possible with the product' has stood the test of time.


How good it is to see old favourites like dressed Kilmore Quay crab, potted mussels, pickled herring and fresh prawn bisque on the menu, along with many other old friends including fresh prawns mornay, sole bonne femme and coquille St Jacques.


And, while seafood is the undisputed star of the show, other tastes are also well catered for in similar retro style: you'll find home-made chicken liver paté, French onion soup and corn on the cob among the starters, for example, and main courses including kidneys turbigo, flambeed duck and steaks and game in season - and, in addition to the classic sweet trolley, this is the place to find that old flambéed favourite, crèpes suzette.


This Dublin restaurants extensive menu is a treat to read, but there's also a daily fish tray display for specials - dishes are explained and diners are encouraged to choose their own combinations, and to ask questions about the fish and its source.


All this and wonderfully old-fashioned service too, including advice from John Rigby on the best wine to match your meal.


If only there were more places like this - long may it last.

D Mon-Sat, 6-9.30pm. Early bird D 6-7.30pm €23.95, Set D €39.50; also a la carte. House wine €24.75. SC 12.5%. Closed Sun, 24 Dec-4 Jan, bank hols. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 25-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

Kites Restaurant

Dublin 4, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 0.0km
Kites Restaurant - Ballsbridge Dublin 4 Ireland
86%
7 votes
2 euro

Lots of natural light with white painted walls, dark wooden fittings and a rich, dark carpet create a good first impression at this split-level Ballsbridge restaurant, and a mix of diners gives the place a nice buzz. The cuisine at this Dublin restaurants a combination ...

Asador

Dublin 4, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 1.0km
image coming soon
0%
0 votes
2 euro

There's a smart Barcelona vibe to this Dublin 4 favourite. The designer cool ivory and caramel interior is laid out in a well spaced mix of tables and comfortable banquettes with ceilings high enough to keep peak time buzz to pleasant levels. The open kitchen tucked a ...

Indie Spice Sandymount

Dublin 4, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 1.1km
Indie Spice Sandymount - Sandymount Dublin 4 Ireland
100%
2 votes
2 euro

Indie Spice Sandymount is another culinary venture from experienced Indian restaurateur Tariq Salahuddin, who runs successful sister restaurants in Belfast and Indie Spice Naas, Indie Spice Swords - and, more recently Indie Dhaba in Dublin city centre. The Sandymount re ...

Dunne & Crescenzi Sandymount

Dublin 4, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 1.2km
D&C Sandymount 2.jpg
29%
7 votes
2 euro

Genuine Italian fare is what you'll find at this small café-restaurant, a younger branch of the well-known Dunne & Crescenzi Dublin 2 establishment (see entry). Convenient to the RDS and Aviva Stadium, this is a good spot for a meal before or after an e ...

Michie Sushi

Dublin 6, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 1.4km
Michie Sushi - Ranelagh Dublin 6 Ireland
86%
7 votes
2 euro Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner

Ranelagh may be a foodie hot spot but its brightest culinary star shines down a narrow laneway tucked in between a few mews houses and business lock-ups off the main strip. Despite the obscure location, which has never enjoyed the benefits of passing trade, Michie Sushi ...

Directions

In the heart of Ballsbridge adjacent to the US embassy

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books