We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice2023
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
£7 - £31
CUISINES
Seafood, British, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (183)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
183 results
Traveller rating
148
13
13
7
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
148
13
13
7
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews seafood linguine taco moules frites affogato fries pudding certain areas beautiful restaurant perfect food beautiful evening bao buns couldn t can't wait to visit again a fantastic dining experience polite and friendly staff amazing food and service book well in advance
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a couple of days before we ate, I should imagine it is difficult to secure a reservation in summer. The restaurant is located in the heart of Abersoch, finished beautifully with outdoor seating which we couldn't use due to the season. We were greeted...well and shown to our table. Plenty of space, I didn't feel like the restaurant had maximised the number of covers possible which led to a nicer atmosphere. We ordered starters and mains. Whilst there were meat and plant based options available, a really good choice of both, we opted for seafood. All of our dishes were cooked to perfection and presented to the same standard. I opted for the monkfish yellow thai curry, which was described as being medium to hot. However, I found it mild and would have welcomed additional chilli which I am sure would have been accommodated. That is a matter of personal taste though. We were served by two waiting on staff, both of whom gave flawless service. It was also nice to sit close to the kitchen and hear the professional interaction between both areas of the restaurant. This is one of the best restaurants that I have eaten in and I would be pleased to return....so much so that I have made another reservation.More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sis and I decided to choose here for my, aged ;), birthday lunch in the hope we’d be able to select lobster. We’d guessed that the bad weather during the previous few days might kill that idea and we were right. But I hope that...the local fishermen were safe and coped ok and it was good to see that ‘fresh’ was paramount to the restaurant. The restaurant was immaculate, seating very comfortable, friendly staff and it was warm on a chilly February day. Our doggy was welcomed, three of them on the next table belonging to a lovely family who were also sharing a birthday. We decided to share scallops plus calamari starters. Very tasty but lacking spoons, so we weren’t able to eat every morsel of bisque. Our fault for not asking :) Mains. Potted mixed fish starter for sisnab, blackened sea bream with smoked mackerel fish cake for me. Huge portion for me to work through, (destroyed my never tasted fear of sea bream), so I shared it with her. We also had a couple of cocktails and a bottle of sparkling water. Bill came to just under £100. Apparently, their menu changes twice a year. Web menu matched that in the restaurant except the restaurant also offered a lunch menu. I’ve only one minor complaint. The menu is confusing and needs more punctuation on several items. For example, ‘the lobster pot’, menu item. Sisnab expected a plate with several distinct items. This should have been sub-described as a potted fish dish. It was similar with other options. Please add a full stop after the main dish listing. If I were rich I’d go daily. Thank you ;)More

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Abersoch several times each year and The Potted Lobster is always our favourite place to eat and drink! The service is 10/10 the food is incredible and the drinks are great! Dogs are welcome outside on the patio and there are also...dog friendly tables inside although I have not tried these yet myself! The staff are very friendly and the frozen aperol spritz is a must!More

Date of visit: September 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I visited the Potted Lobster while in Abersoch for the weekend. Lovely interior and a very warm welcome. We both opted for the arancini to start and beef spare rib for main. Both courses were amazing. The beef, in particular - it...melted in the mouth! Service was incredibly friendly throughout. As others have said, it's quite pricey, but you've got to treat yourself sometimes!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 13 January 2024

Food was absolutely delicious. I had the scallops and the lamb and you could tell that they were really fresh and good quality. It was a bit overpriced but worth it for a treat. The staff were really nice too (shout out to the waitress...who wrapped up our scraps to take home to our dogs).More

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Fabulous decor, ambience, people and food to match. We were a party of 5 ladies on a weekend away. Every meal was great as were the starters. It’s a little bit expensive but you get what you pay for. Definitely coming back and would recommend...but you need to book!More

Date of visit: December 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

Great service, attentive staff. I am a coeliac and I felt assured that the food would be Gluten Free, indeed it was perfect . The environment is so nice, we had the dog with us, who was also welcomed. Highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

Had a really lovely evening. Been in a few times for drinks and were looking forward to our first meal. We were not disappointed. The short rib beef was delicious and both the dessert and cheese plates were excellent. Probably the nicest cheese selection I’ve...ever had. The only comment I’d make is, we are not really big appetites but, I could’ve eaten a bit more on the main course, or maybe it was just so good i’m being a greedy guts! The service was attentive by a lovely young waitress who was chatty and helpful. (Didn’t get her name but she has gorgeous curly hair) is over our usual price range but I have to say it was worth it. Will be back. Thank you potted lobster.More

Date of visit: November 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 18 October 2023

We had lunch after a beach walk with our two dogs and were thoroughly spoilt with great food, great service and we left feeling completely satisfied. The taco starter was to die for and the seafood linguini was fabulous. It's a gem of a place...with great decor and lovelly people. We can't recommend highly enough.More

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 15 October 2023

Amazing place, simply the best. Food, ambiance, quality and service is the best in Abersoch. We stayed 3 nights here in the village and couldn’t stay away from this place. Quality at its best especially front of house guy who was so pleasant and professional,...Ethan thank you so much. Denise, David and the 2 pouches Hudson & DallasMore

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 8 October 2023

Lovely interior and very clean. Staff are friendly. The food is very average… my hubby had fish and chips and the fish was fresh but nothing special , our local corner chippy serves up a better fish and chips. I had the potted lobster and...it was dry and tasteless , I was really expecting something spectacular. I ordered the plaice and it was lovely… Beautiful restaurant but I think the standards are very average.More

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?3  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Amazing from the moment we walked in till the very end! Here for our anniversary. Dog friendly so we took our pup with us too. The staff were fabulous helped me decide what main to go for as we was stuck between choices (they all...looked/sounded good). All staff and visitors stopped to talk to our dog so she was loving it too! Must visit when visiting AbersochMore

Date of visit: October 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 27 September 2023

Absolutely fabulous! We had the best meal out we’ve had in a long time. The lobster was superb and well worth the wait. The scallops starter was also fantastic! Staff were very attentive. Thank you for such an enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: September 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

Lovely evening meal. A special treat for my wife and I to The Potted Lobster - staff very attentive, food amazing, thoroughly recommend the seafood platter for 2 😋.

Date of visit: September 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 25 September 2023

We had an absolutely stunning meal, great food, great service, etc. We would definitely return when we are next in the area.

Date of visit: September 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Porth Tocyn Hotel
260 reviews
1.24 miles away
Bron Eifion Hotel and Wedding Venue
426 reviews
12.57 miles away
SeaBanks B&B
52 reviews
12.84 miles away
The Moelwyn
139 reviews
13.19 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Lost Sheep
189 reviews
.20 miles away
Two Islands Ice Cream
140 reviews
.05 miles away
Fresh Cafe Bar & Grill
437 reviews
.02 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Abersoch Main Beach
221 reviews
.40 miles away
Abersoch Harbour Beach
19 reviews
.18 miles away
Abersoch Sailing School
11 reviews
.16 miles away
Machroes Beach
7 reviews
.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
jrbayley2018
15 June 2021|
Answer
Response from Dolores W |
Can we eat outside as we have a dog with us thankyou
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

THE POTTED LOBSTER ABERSOCH - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about The Potted Lobster Abersoch

The Potted Lobster Abersoch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5