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Lobster and incredible seafood platters in delightfully nostalgic surroundings.


As you can no doubt tell by its name, Lobster is a genuine crustacean and shellfish restaurant, where you can eat lobster prepared in various ways. Furthermore, Loster has built up a firm reputation thanks to its exquisite seafood platters. Every week, its chef personally visits the Boulogne-sur-Mer market to choose fresh products for the menu.


The wine list features wines produced by important and well-known French wineries with prices ranging from moderate to higher end. A couple of prominent wines are also available in half bottles.


Lobster’s chef, Joost Nollet, prepares his dishes in the kitchen located on the ground floor next to an impressive aquarium filled with crabs and lobsters. The restaurant itself is located on the first floor and has a very traditional yet cosy interior, which is decorated in white and blue colours. If you are seated by the window, you can see the Casino and if the timing is right, you will be able to enjoy the setting sun.


When you decide to have a meal at Lobster, you should definitely try the seafood platter. The ‘basic platter’ (Pêcheur) can be enlarged by adding crab (Complet), lobster (Cardinal) or a combination of both (Royal). On request, you can also receive a cooked seafood platter (Tout Cuit), which tastes great with a bottle of Pouilly Fumé Domaine Chatelain. A lavish seafood platter is beautifully presented and packed with oysters, freshwater lobsters, grey shrimps, mussels, common periwinkles, whelks, clams and half a lobster per person. This is accompanied by different types of crunchy bread rolls, sea salt butter, homemade mayonnaise and cocktail sauce. The thoughtful hostess Françoise regularly tops up the wine. Lobster is the type of restaurant that makes you forget culinary trends and allows you to appreciate how good and tasteful traditional cuisine can be.


Contact details?
Van Iseghemlaan 64
8400 Ostend
Tel. 059/50.02.82

Type of cuisine?
Fish, crustaceans and shellfish.

Opening hours?
Wednesday to Sunday from 12 am to 2 pm and from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
Monday from 12 am to 2 pm. Closed on Tuesday.

Travelling by car?
Park your car at Parking Kursaal 1 or Kursaal 2 which are located at a 2-minute walk from the restaurant.

Travelling by public transport?
Take the tram and get off at the Marie-Joséplein stop; the restaurant is located at a short walk from the tram stop.

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