A hidden gem in hope cove – the Lobster pod bistro.

Welcome to The Lobster Pod Bistro, a unique dining destination nestled in the heart of Hope Cove. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring views of the harbour and beach as you savour our coastal-inspired cuisine. Whether you choose to dine within the iconic pods, or cozy up in our rustic cabin with its inviting bench seating, our bistro offers a range of seating options tailored to your preferences. Come rain or shine, The Lobster Pod Bistro promises an unforgettable dining experience, showcasing the finest selection of local seafood and lobster and boasting breathtaking surroundings.

Opening hours

We are open from Wednesday – Sunday and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

At present, we are open from 12pm-2:30pm for lunch service and 5:30pm-8:30pm for dinner service. This will extend to all day dining during the summer months, and our booking diary is set to reflect this.


We have 4 bookable pods which accommodate up to 8 persons. Bookings are for 1 hr 45 minutes at a time giving you plenty of time to finish your meal. For your comfort, the pods have heating and Bluetooth sound systems. We also have our indoor Cabin with plenty of tables available, seating up to 4 on each. It is not possible to book our outside seating, these tables are on a first come, first serve basis only. If we have un-booked pods or cabin tables these will be on a first come, first serve basis also. We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment. We only accept bookings via our online platform which you can access here.

gift vouchers

We offer the ability to purchase gift vouchers online for your friends and loved ones. Click here to purchase.

South Devon Coastal logo and EU flag

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe supports The Lobster Pod Bistro