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Your Hosts Linda and Bruce Forbes, welcome you to The Lobster Pot Restaurant. The Lobster Pot was established in 1967, and has built a reputation for a variety of food at affordable prices. In December 2016 Linda and Bruce took over from their parents, Trevor and Jean, who had owned the restaurant since March 1995, and have since strives to maintain and build on this South Coast icon’s reputation. Many of the personal touches of this family restaurant will be maintained, specifically the traditional 4 course Sunday Lunch and a Dine & Dance on the first Friday of the month, a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The Lobster Pot Management and staff will continue to provide you with the friendly
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
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Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

Great welcome from Linda Restaurant very different than expected from the road . Old worlde decorated with linen. Food was good - although my husband said his fish had a little freezer burn. Service was great and attentive

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 28 March 2021 via mobile

Unfortunately the crayfish and prawns were tough. A lot of money for food which have not met expectations. Owners great, ambiance great, reminder of days gone by. Strongly recommend new chef

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 6 March 2021 via mobile

This is truely a hidden gem. Its on the main road but you probably would have driven by as the outside does not boast why lies on the inside. Service is warm and welcoming, the kind of place where an hour quickly becomes a relaxed...afternoon. The food is the highlight. We ordered Thai crab, Sole and the seafood platter. Portions are generous. Seafood is fresh. Thai crab was authentic thai and a messy delight. The sole was grilled to perfection and coupled with garlic butter a traditional favourite. The platter was grilled Kabeljou, prawns and calamari which was crispy shell and melt in your mouth goodness. Topped with a bottle of Alto Rouge nice way to round up a great meal. Worthy of the 1.5 hour excursion from Durban. Lovely way spend a Saturday. Will be back with the family again.....More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

We visited this venue after reading about it via other good reviews. On arrival, we were shown to a nice table positioned next to the fish tank that looks out over the restaurant. Good attentive service by the friendly lady waitresses as well as by...the owner who came past our table on a few occasions to see how things were going. We sampled the creamy mussel starter which was served in a small potjie pot - an attractive presentation method. The dish was both tasty and with a morish sauce, which can be mopped up with the fresh bread slices provided. For mains, we tried the prawn platter and the seafood platter, both of which were excellent. Prawns cooked to perfection and accompanied by lovely rough cut chips and a sauce of your choice. The seafood platter comprised of a nicely cooked piece of linefish, some calamari and a few grilled prawns. All in all an attractive venue which takes you back in time. This business has been in operation since 1967, so its certainly stood the test of time. Well worth a visit for lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

We dropped in for a Sunday lunch whilst on a four day stay on the south coast. The ambience on entering was great as was the welcome. It seems that a lot of the locals support their Sunday lunch special. We both chose the 'Catch...of the Day' which was Dorado. As a side my wife had the veggies and I the chips. The fish was grilled dry, there was no lemon accompanying the dish, we had to ask for it. We asked for garlic butter and a peri-peri sauce to make it palatable. The peri-peri was just chopped chillies in oil. The veggies and chips were - forgettable! What a shame to spoil a perfectly good piece fresh Dorado by making it tasteless. We will never set foot in there again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 6 September 2020

It doesnt look like anything until you step inside then you experience the charm of this old style furnished restaurant. The owner as well as her daughter were attentive and had a personal touch with some interaction. Menu is good and the food is nice....Would have been nice to have seen a special or two. Portions were well presented however a little on the small side and left the youngsters appetites not entirely satisfied. Especially seeing as we only had mains and not starters. All the dishes we ordered were tasty though. It is noteworthy that we saw the Lobster taverns opposition next door namely the crayfish inn having some promotions running which we enjoyed the following day which was a cheap R 120 for 12 delicious queen prawns that were so good that we went twice to enjoy them. In these trying times perhaps the Lobster pot can take something from that to attract more people and better promote themselves.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 March 2020 via mobile

We tried this place for the first time and were not disappointed. The decor is out the 60’s and it even has a ladies bar!!! The creamy mussel and the leak soups were really tasty to start with and then the prawn platter for two...as main course. The prawns were massive and prepared just right. Will definitely return!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

Food was so tasty and the portions are a big size, the atmosphere very romantic and the staff very pleasant and efficient.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2020 via mobile

A local recommendation from another local restaurant... The food was good and well cooked. The waiter was polite and friendly. We met the owner while taking selfies out. She was very helpful and checked if we had been seen to before we even got inside....She made sure the temperature was comfortable inside. An all round pleasent lunch experience. Everyone of us enjoyed our food.. And we are tad fussy 😋More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

I was there with my family for a late lunch on 4 January 2020. Rarely does a place check all the boxes - ambience, food and hosting. Caroline was amazing! This gem ticked all of them. It surpassed our expectations. My girls were incredibly happy....Daddy grinned like a Cheshire Cat! I would certainly go back, again and again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5