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The Potted Lobster

Our aim is to bring our customers the freshest ingredients and relaxed dining experience in our rustic setting within the picturesque village of Bamburgh.


In line with COVID-19 restrictions the restaurant is now closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you all later this year when we are able to reopen. With regards to reservations we will try and book/rearrange these where possible on a provisional basis, but access to the booking system is limited to once a week so please bare with us. Thank you for your continued support and well-wishes! 


Welcome to the Potted Lobster

In November 2015, we started out as a small, bistro-style restaurant headed by local chef, Richard Sim. Serving fresh, local ingredients from the surrounding harbours and farms, we offer a relaxed dining Since then we have gone on to expand the restaurant to include a new dog-friendly area, organised a number of private catering events and have been included in both the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Michelin Guide.
We’ve branched out with local trade, including a greater number of small suppliers in Northumberland; R Carter & Sons Butchers, Rigg & Furrow Brewery, Doddington’s Dairy, Particularly Good Potatoes and Bamburgh Walled Garden to name a few.


Private Catering

The Potted Lobster provides private catering for your special occasions; we see to it that the event goes smoothly while you and your guests enjoy the day. From 3 course wedding breakfasts to BBQ buffets, we tailor your menu so it is bespoke and exactly what you want for the day. Whether it’s a tipi wedding on Bamburgh Village green, a birthday party up Ingram valley or a dinner party in Newcastle, our team who have worked together for many years are on hand to see that all your catering needs are met. We don’t go off sample menus as our owner and head chef, Richard Sim, would prefer to sit with you over a coffee and find out exactly what style of food you’re looking for. Need some inspiration? Take a look at our gallery at some of our past events.

Gift Vouchers


Buy A £50 Gift Voucher and get a free bottle of house wine


Buy A £100 Gift Voucher and get a free bottle of house prosecco.


If interest please email for more information.