The Lobster Lounge

The Lobster Lounge

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:00
Wed
17:00 - 23:00
Thu
17:00 - 23:00
Fri
16:30 - 23:00
Sat
12:00 - 23:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant allow dogs or considered pet friendly?
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles225 reviews
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Very good
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Susan
Torquay7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
We had an awesome experience at the lobster lounge. Great atmosphere created by candles interesting features such as anchors and a fish tank bar. There was also an excellent music helping to create a good vibe. There were really friendly, sociable staff who were more than happy to help,crack a joke and offer input on food and drink depending on your preferences. And the food and drink...We are big fans of tapas however the quality and variety of the dishes were outstanding. We would choose stand out dishes but everything was delicious. We had beef, chorizo, popcorn shrimp, truffle chips, lobster mac and cheese to name but a few. The cocktails were increasingly moreish as well. Looking forward to going back soon x
Written 8 October 2021
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mikemelv1
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 family
We had 14 items of Tapas between 4 -everyone a triumph. Fish was fresh, portions and price perfectly reasonable and very good quality. We are lucky to have food of this quality in Teignmouth. Next best thing to a holiday in Spain. I recommend them highly
Written 26 November 2020
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Eddie R
43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Limited tables due to size of establishment but what they do they do very well. Food was excellent again and the cocktails are always very moorish. Given it was a bank holiday weekend it’s was very busy and we were told the kitchen was extra busy and they were staggering the orders which was fine by us. The menu is tapas style and plenty to choose from, all reasonably priced and good portion sizes. My wife and I usually order 5 or 6 dishes between us which is ample. The staff are all very friendly and make you feel very welcome.
Written 30 August 2021
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wickedauntie
Dorset27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
I first visited on New Years Eve and saw a few customers enjoying an amazing looking charcuterie board. Last weekend I made the 100+ mile trip again, to visit friends and was looking forward to sampling the charcuterie board that evening... my friend telephoned in the afternoon to make sure food was being served and to reserve a table. Having been told that a reservation was not necessary, we arrived at The Lobster Lounge about 6.30pm, not only was there nowhere to sit but tables had been reserved and were awaiting guests! Needless to say, this was extremely disappointing and we took our custom elsewhere. Such a shame that this lovely little place has let itself down...
Written 22 January 2020
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Cam
Dawlish3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 friends
Really disappointing which is a shame. Firstly, the service is awful. We only ordered a small amount of food however, some did not turn up after 20 mins of waiting with the other parts of food. The waiter came up to us to ask if we were missing anything. It’s awful that they had to ask if we missing something as we only ordered 9 dishes. Worse of it, it wasn’t even that busy!! Secondly, the portion sizes have shrunk. In one prawn dish, there was three prawns. In the beef dish, there was four bits of beef. It’s disappointing as for what you are paying you would expect more than a small mouthful. Thirdly, online it shared that the table we booked we had it for 2 hours however, within an hour and a half, the waiter told us that they needed the table. This was shortly after we had eaten and we wished to stay to finish our drinks. Please note that if you are wanting two cocktails for £10 which is what they advertise on Facebook. You have to ask for the menu. I found this a little cheeky and when asked, the waiter rolled her eyes as if we should not know about the deal. I am so disappointed as this is a place which could be fantastic with the right service and correct portion sizes. I wouldn’t recommend and unfortunately we will not be going back.
Written 20 February 2022
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Lesley D
Newton Abbot38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
Having had The Lobster Lounge recommended to us by friends my husband thought it would be a nice idea to book a table on line for our wedding anniversary. He viewed the menu online and thought to himself my wife is going to love this! Upon arrival this evening the table we had booked was a low slung sofa at a coffee table. We asked if we could be moved to a proper table and was told there was nothing available which soon became the theme for the evening as they proceeded to tell us that the majority of the menu wasn’t available to say my husband was angry was an understatement. We had ordered a couple of cocktails which were nice enough but for the inconvenience you would have thought they would have not charged us. At 8pm on our wedding anniversary starving hungry we have ended up back at home with mac and cheese with a cider! 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
Written 12 September 2021
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honeypot347
Exeter22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 friends
My first visit and wow it was like stepping into another world, dark but wonderfully atmospheric with candles everywhere and greeted immediately by friendly lady at the bar. It was fully booked but felt relaxed, sat at our table and took in the view of the quirky bar along with fish tanks all the way around. Halloween weekend so the staff were in Fancy Dress, Paul our waiter/front of house was brilliant, went through the menu, few dishes missing & no desserts but all explained in great detail. Order placed, we sat back and felt like a journey around the world for your tastebuds, began with bread, dipping oils & hummus, Teriyaki Beef which melted in the mouth, crispy fish bites & fries, Goan Monkfish curry, creamy coconut with a hit of chilli, Chargrilled peppers which had an amazing sweet & salty taste, combined with traditional Potatas Bravas in a tasty paprika fuelled tomato sauce with aioli, every dish delicious! The delivery of the tapas is staggered but this allows you to savour each dish. All the staff were very friendly but special mention to Paul, quite the comedian in his Halloween wig & various guises throughout the evening, his customer service was tip top, would highly recommend & cannot wait to go back ❤️🦞🍷🍸
Written 29 October 2021
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Travelling_snacker
50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
The food was good and the cocktails were tasty but the service is slightly lacking. On a few occasions we sat waiting for drinks whilst a couple of the staff were out the front smoking/ vaping (this should probably have been done out the back). The food was nice, the crevettes were cooked beautifully but sadly the calamari was inedible with more batter than actual calamari and it was REALLY rubbery and over cooked. There are a few tweaks they could make to really improve the experience as the setting is super and the cocktails are delicious (quite expensive at around £10 a drink). We will be back but probably with lower expectations.
Written 22 August 2021
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Laura E
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 friends
Very disappointed with our visit tonight. We ordered the lobster Mac and cheese to be told they have no lobster in the lobster lounge. So we decided to change this to the crab cakes to be told there is no crab. The CHROIZO Mac and cheese was a huge disappointment. This tasted burnt and that it had been made with no love. The lobster lounge has always been one of my favourite resultants but I certainly won’t be returning in the near future. VERRY DISSATISFIED
Written 21 January 2022
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Yvonne R
Torquay2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 friends
Spare of the moment visit, was not disappointed. Great selection of tapas and wine served in exactly the manor tapas should be served, not rushed, allowing time to enjoy each individual item. Lovely wine and very friendly welcoming staff. Will definitely return.
Written 22 January 2022
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Robert B
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 family
We thoroughly enjoyed our 1st visit to The Lobster Lounge on the evening of the 26th March to celebrate the success of recent major surgery & also the Mothers'Day weekend. The place has a lovely ambient atmosphere & it is especially fascinating to watch the many different species of fish in the aquarium tanks underneath the bar area which is a very interesting feature of the decor. The staff members who attended to us for the evening, namely: Ebony & Paul were most accommodating; attentive & obliging throughout. Excuse us not being quite certain in remembering the name of the other Manager who personally introduced himself to us at the end of the evening ... however, we would like to mention him as he took the time to introduce himself to us & had familiarised himself with the particular reason for our celebratory evening. It was a pleasant & professional touch for him to extend his best wishes, recognise us & show appreciation of our patronage. Thank you to all @ Lobster Lounge.
Written 27 March 2022
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BruceW
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
We went to the Lobster Lounge just before lockdown to sample their new Tapas menu. What a treat this place is, we were greeted by the stunning Emily who hosted us excellently throughout, attentive, friendly and with great charm. The decor is so unique and the atmosphere would be fitting in any of the top London bars. The cocktails were delightful, the Carnivale being our favourite, we wish we could have managed to sample more - next time! Now the Tapas - the menu is stunning, literally something for everyone. Some 10 items in and we wish we could have kept eating, the Tartiflette was as good as anything we have had in the Alps, and the popcorn shrimp so clever and delicious. We are gutted that we will now have to wait a month to sample their food again. Thank you Emily and the team for a great experience, we will be back as soon as we can!
Written 15 November 2020
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Heather S
Coventry62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 family
Four of us went for tapas, late afternoon. We were warmly greeted and told at the start that a couple of dishes weren't available and that the tapas dishes may arrive seperately. This suited us as we do not like to rush our food. Between us we ordered lots of different plates, each one absolutely delicious & perfectly cooked. The different flavours in every dish really came through and were subtle, not over powering. The portions were generous, lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. We will certainly return on our next trip to Teignmouth.
Written 25 September 2021
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Nick Howell
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 couples
Had a really mixed evening here. Good bits - nice couple on service staff and food was absolutely top Notch. Not so good bits - the Sunday boards, puds and cider on tap wasn’t available due to supply issues. I get this but we weren’t told when given our menus. Also they were at least 1 person down on service team - always shows when they do drinks and food order at same time. Well worth a visit as food we did have was superb. Would have gone 3.5 stars if it had let me!
Written 20 June 2021
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James J
Ivybridge2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Me, my father & our friend came in for food & drink on the 30th of August in the afternoon, we were the only people in the venue when we ordered our food, I had 2 starters because there wasn't any vegan main meals, I got them about 20/25 mins before my Dad and our friend, when they recieved their steaks, they didn't get their truffle fries for another 5/10 mins. My starters came to £21, to be honest, it could of done with being £4/£5 cheaper because you can barely even call them starters. It would of been nice if all the food came out together, so they didn't have to wait for theirs and then I didn't have to wait for them, I finished mine before they ate. Absolutely ridiculous. We won't be back.
Written 31 August 2023
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