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10/10 for the very Gallic, surreal nautical decor (complete with recorded seagull cries) at this 21-year-old, family-run venture, grungily situated in deepest Kennington. At heart, it’s a “fine and traditional” Breton fish and seafood restaurant.
An “idiosyncratic but charming”, family-run stalwart in a “terrible” Kennington location, where you eat surrounded by engagingly “weird” nautical décor (“complete with seagull noises”); the overall effect is “very French”, helped by the “splendid”, “real” Breton fish and seafood.
“Real” Breton seafood “of the highest quality” is a surprise find at this “tiny” family-run stalwart; that’s not just because of its lost-in-Kennington location, but also in view of the surreal nautical decor – listen out for the seagulls!
“A quirky little place that’s stood the test of time” – this family-run stalwart may have an “odd” location, in deepest Kennington, plus surreal ‘sunken schooner’ decor (complete with taped gulls), but “it excels at what it does – traditionally-prepared Gallic seafood”.
Lobster Pot Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Very close to the Elephant and Castle this is an old fashioned 'gourmet' restaurant where the ever visible chef-host presents his 8 course lobster tasting menu night after night after night. It's rich all through with enough cream to warrant an extra statin. Bisque followed by fried nile perch on a bed of sweet potato with a creamy pearl barley purÃ©e. Then comes the half lobster in a creamy mushroom sauce and a vodka sorbet = sorbet with vodka poured on top. Mackerel fillet served (like the perch) but this time on a bed of mashed potato. Goat's cheese in puff pastry (and prettily presented) is followed by crepe creme brulÃ©e and finally a serving of persimmon. You feel very full at the end but somehow you don't feel you've had a balanced meal compare with a proper tasting menu when the chef has considered the effect as a whole. At £90 a hea there are better places to eat."
3 Kennington Ln, London, SE11 4RG
lunch noon - 2 pm, dinner 7 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm