I visited The Lobster Shack a few years ago and always wanted to return. Now that I have returned, I realise that it’ll probably eternally be on my ‘to eat’ list. For my boyfriend’s birthday, we decided to take a drive through to North Berwick on a gloriously sunny day so he could see what all the fuss was about!
I still find it quite amusing when people ask “What’s The Lobster Shack?” as it is literally a shack that sells lobster!
We were so lucky that we got served and then got a seat – as it’s a tiny place that serves beautiful fresh seafood on a pier in a gorgeous town, it gets very, very busy! Especially on beautiful days like the one we had! The tables are made with old lobster creels which was cool.
Half Lobster with Garlic Butter
Oh man it’s so good. You can’t beat sitting in the sunny sea air eating a garlicky buttery lobster! I particularly enjoyed it because of the amazing home-made coleslaw it contained – it’s absolutely incredible. The lobster was deliciously fresh and tasty – but for me there is never enough lobster meat. That’s nobody’s fault – I guess I’ll need to wait on evolution meeting my needs! I’m not a huge eater of chips, but I have to say, these chips are double cooked and absolutely GORGEOUS.
Lemon & Black Pepper Squid
We ordered a portion of the lobster and the squid between the two of us and we didn’t manage to finish it all. The portion of calamari was really generous, although the lemon and pepper flavour was totally lost. I actually think it was just calamari, which is fine because it was still really tasty! And it also came with the amazing coleslaw!
On a side note, seeing the big white rock made my day.
I realised I had been to North Berwick before as a child and saw this rock. I remember my little cousin asking why it was white, and she was told by my uncle that it was bird keek (I’m unsure of how to spell it so I opted for phonetic spelling…it’s a Scottish slang word for bird poo). I remembered this for years but couldn’t work out where we were when it happened and I got my answer when I came back to North Berwick as an adult! Happy days!
We had a wonderful afternoon of meandering around the beach and town, taking in the gorgeous sights and taking advantage of the weather. If the weather is behaving, I would totally recommend a trip here and definitely grab some delicious seafood whilst you’re there!
It is recommended, especially at certain times of year, that you contact them to ensure that they’re open for business!
The Lobster Shack
North Berwick Harbour