Review on The Lobster Pot
Seafood cookery of days gone by continues to bring appreciative crowds to this long-serving Ballsbridge veteran. The restaurant is on the first floor of a red-brick terrace not far from the local action, and inside it oozes faded charm with polished brass, tapestries, an open fireplace and courteous, formally attired staff of the old school.
Established by Thomas and Gary Crean in 1980, it continues to follow its own path, offering a mix of classic dishes based around prime supplies of fresh Irish seafood. Lobsters, black soles, salmon and Dublin Bay prawns are the mainstays, and customers can choose exactly how they want everything cooked. House specials offer other possibilities in the form of say monkfish Thermidor or poached turbot, and it's worth checking out what is displayed in the 'fish tray'.
A few alternatives are offered for meat eaters (tournedos Rossini or lamb cutlets Reform, for example), and there are crκpes Suzette to finish if the sweet trolley doesn't tempt with its sweet-toothed offerings.
Don McGuinness and David Beattie
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: Rugby Internationals and Christmas season
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express