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The Lobster Shack

$$ - $$$
Seafood, British, Scottish
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North Berwick Harbour | The Old Pier, North Berwick, Scotland
+44 7910 620480
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UK
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good, but the chef went into meltdown. Wrong orders and no orders taken for half an hour. Loads of people waiting with no idea what was going on.

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Thank lmlmlmjm
Bratislava, Slovakia
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had a lobster tasting premiere here and therefore opted for the half portion. Although cannot compare, we simply liked it. Mussels were also tasty and the portion was just enormous. The great advantage of this place was its authentic harbour feel, which was pretty enjoyable in the sunny weather. The shack is not a cheap one, anyway we recommend... More 

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Thank Viliam85
Edinburgh
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

An outdoor cafe in Scotland is a brave business move. We found this eaterie not long before it closed for the season on a late afternoon visit to North Berwick for a walk along the beach. They have two outlets, this was the one behind the harbour with a view to the east beach. We ate here because the dog... More 

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england
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Eating Lobster and chips by the boats in the harbour, perfect Sunday food. Tea and coffee machine was not working so had to have a glass of wine, no real hardship though. We really enjoyed it.

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Thank burtiebassett
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

It is what it says ... a shack ... but don't let that fool you into thinking the food is not of the highest quality! In a great location, at the side of the harbour, with its boats bobbing against a soundtrack of gently, clinking masts, we enjoyed some simple but superb cuisine that was perfectly in keeping with the... More 

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Thank Diane A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I ordered the half lobster and have no doubt it was fresh and locally caught, but it was so tiny with hardly any meat. To charge people £15 for that I felt was extremely unreasonable and I left starving, considering it also came with a very small portion of chips. The lobster itself, in relation to its taste and texture... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Unfortunately we did not get the chance to try the food since when we joined the queue we were told that it was a 15 minute wait to be served. Our time on the parking meter was ticking away and we were not inclined to wait. The place can obviously not cope with the customers it is trying to serve... More 

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Thank dermot0
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Take away lobster/sea bass/ haddock/ other fresh sea food. There are little benches to sit on and eat the fresh sea food which is made to order. I tried some of the lobster, sea bass and haddock (They had run out of sea food chowder but we had hoped to try that too) and they all came with delicious chips... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went down here for the much taked about lobster, was a bit disappointed witth the amount of lobster meat, what was there was delicious but it was more like a king prawn size wise, went then for the prawn and crab cocktail which was amazing and seeme great value as was served with fab bread as well, also the chips... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I can heartily recommend the half North Berwick lobster and twice cooked chips. The mussels also went down well with my party. We ate out in the seating area alongside the harbour. A great place with very friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Berwick Harbour | The Old Pier, North Berwick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  North Berwick
  • Phone Number: +44 7910 620480

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?