The Lobster Pot (Donegal) restaurant, Burtonport, Donegal
Credibility Score: 78%
The Lobster Pot (Donegal) 4.0 star review: Good but could be great with a bit of thought and effort. Has a captive audience as all the other eateries in Burtonport were closed - or at least they were on the day we visited. Enjoyed nice drink (great Guinness) before meal. We were there with our kids and decided to share a seafood platter between us - €48 but sounded fab - huge assortment of seafood to be served with a selection of homemade salads. It arrived after a bit of a wait and was fabulous but the salad part was a real disappointment - loads of lettuce leaves, a few bits of sliced pepper and onion and the obiquitous coleslaw and potato salad. And not a bit of brown bread or anything with it - we asked for some and it arrived but it was presliced shop bought bread. With such fabulous seafood it is such a shame - with a little effort, some homemade brown bread and some more imaginative salads with the fish, this could have been a spectacular meal instead of an okay one. When we ordered icecream for our kids there was no effort to clear or wipe the table before it was served - the bowls were placed down amongst the shards of shell on the table. And we felt the icecream was overpriced - think it was about €4.50 for couple of scoops with a fancy wafer tube thing. Our neighbours were left waiting a ridiculous time for their meals - the manager couldn't apologise enough but its not a huge establishment so extended delays should not happen. A little extra thought and effort could change this from a good to an excellent restaurant.
Credibility Score: 56%
The Lobster Pot (Donegal) 4.0 star review: A nice lunch out!!
Credibility Score: 87%
The Lobster Pot (Donegal) 3.0 star review: Check your burgers here- i ate here as part of a party of 8 on easter sunday, between us for starters we had crab claws,garlic mushrooms and mozzerella sticks which were all very good but when one of our party ordered pate she had to chase someone to get toast or something with it, for mains i had pasta,chicken and peppers in a tomato and garlic sauce which was boring,the chowder was apparentlly very good as was the salmon and aspargus pasta but we had major problems when one of our childrens burgers was undercooked for our liking, the manager who was very nice could not have apologised enough and brought another one but shock horror on inspecting another childs half eaten burger it was found to be the same, again it was all apologies and a different burger but imagine our surprise when both appeared on our bill and not even a bowl of ice cream on the house for the children,not good, sorrys are all very well but actions speak louder than words.
Credibility Score: 87%
The Lobster Pot (Donegal) 4.0 star review: The starters fo crispy potaot skins was very good. I had chicken as a main course which was nice, but the roasted vegetables were disappointing. My friend had the deep fried cod which was good. I'd go here again. Not much atmopsphere though.