The Lobster Pot Restaurant - Kennington

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For more than 22 years, The Lobster Pot in Kennington has been serving proper French food. The restaurant is well known for its kitsch nautical décor so it’s no surprise that fish and seafood features heavily on the menu. It’s all hand-picked at Billingsgate Market to ensure that only the freshest fish swims your way. Popular dishes include pan-fried fillet of grouper with Cajun spices and white butter sauce; traditional bouillabaisse; and grilled tiger prawns with garlic butter. There are meat and vegetarian options too. The 8 course surprise menu at £49.50 is a winner. The Lobster Pot’s friendly staff and excellent French wine list make it ideal for a laid-back dinner with friends.

As the sister restaurant to Brasserie & Wine Bar Toulouse Lautrec located just 2 doors away. You are welcome to enjoy entry to live jazz bands 7 days a week. Visit their website for more information on the performances performing.


Venue name: The Lobster Pot Restaurant - Kennington
Address: 3 Kennington Lane Kennington
SE11 4RG
Price: £41 and over
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There aren't many seafood specialists in London but Lobster Pot is surely among the best. The food was fresh and perfectly cooked. The service was also excellent. Definitely worth the price.

This is a great little restaurant full of character from a yesteryear - completely unbranded and totally authentic, amazing array of fresh fish - superbly cooked - great wine list - and all within a few moments walk from Elephant & Castle tube. The whole area around The Elephant is so exciting at the moment - it is all happening. For a really vintage experience in a very exciting new bit of London take an afternoon tour of The Cinema Museum, then wander around the corner for a glass of wine with the lovely people at the Toulouse Lautrec wine bar then pop next door and have an early dinner at the Lobster Pot - you'll be smiling yourself silly all the way into the next week!

Absolutely amazing experience all around food, service and place! Definitely will be back and recommended to friends.

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The restaurant decor was heavy on the kitsch. Seagulls chirped as we walked up to our table. Fish nets and shells adorned the walls. Quite cute really.

For the 5 of us we paid over £350. Was it worth it? No. The seafood was indeed fresh and cooked very well but service was lacking.

My dear mum changed her main from steak to fish and this atrocity warranted a visit from monsieur chef himself, who was not best pleased. He claimed to have already started the steak, even though we had yet to receive our starters. Novices know you cook steak a la minute. So what he was winging about escapes me still.

As a result of this Monsieur 'entitled' made us feel highly uncomfortable. I wanted to say 'hang on mate, are you doing us a favour by cooking us dinner? If that’s the case then do you mind if I don’t pay £39.50 for the Dover Sole?' I didn't. His little Mario Brother look was oddly intimidating.

I have no issue with paying for quality food. We had the good fortune of eating at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay on Monday and the food was ok, but my goodness the service was impeccable. It made me realise that service is just as important to a dining experience as the food is.

We were celebrating my Aunt’s 60th on this occasion so in merry mode we brushed it off as a silly French chef being temperamental. It was however rude. And for that reason all the food was slightly less tasty.

He could do so much better if he let go of the ego. Chef has to learn that if he treats customers badly then he will not have any. Who will he be cooking for then?