Lobstar

4.6
277 reviews
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Seafood
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Lobstar is a unique lobster and steak bistro with a sense of casual cool, located in heart of Monkstown. Our aim is to provide great gastronomic experiences through remarkable food and excellent service in a very relaxing and funky environment. We are passionately committed to offering the freshest, greatest ingredients and to presenting a seasonal menu that is locally focused and globally artistic.
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2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My sister and I had a fantastic meal at Lobstar on Satuday ,the food was absolutely outstanding, i had fish for both main course and starter, with my sister having a steak for her mains. The service so attentive and the restaurant itself was so lovely. Only downside is they only have a wine licence but otherwise 10/10

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LM
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff are excellent and attentive but give your space. All the food is excellent and extremely satisfying. I will definitely dine at Lobstar again.

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DN
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oysters and the Tuna Poké are a must try! Great atmosphere and interesting wine list. Will definitely be going back.

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SK
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Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Lobstar a few times, mostly dinner, and it never disappoints! The venue is small and cozy and the service is top notch. I recommend the open mushroom ravioli starter, the fresh lobstar, the mashed potato, truffle and parmesan cheese fries, the white chocolate cheese cake, and my husband loves the steaks (has actually said it is the best steak he has ever had). Really, the whole menu is great!

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CD
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just perfect, we coming front bruxelles and we find this amazing restorant. Everybody need to try this perfect Kitchen

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RD
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food-beautifully plated - staff very pleasant- Wine list not great- will go back definitely

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B
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Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent friendly customer service.

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VB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lobster offers fantastic food and the service is great. A real gem of a place!

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EH
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

An enjoyable evening, entertaining guests from overseas. The food was excellent, service friendly and efficient. The place was a bit cramped - not suitable for a quiet tete-e-tete. Our table was ready for our early arrival. Had it not been, there was nowhere to wait - one group of 4 had to stand next to the kitchen door for some 10 minutes - did not look happy. Don't expect luxury, just good food.

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H
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food.

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ES
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A favouite of mine. I go at least once/week. Superb food.

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FC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Christmas dinner with my neighbours -I had been before but nobody else had and we’re all local !

The food was fabulous , the service excellent and
my neighbours were all very impressed !!

I had lobster ravioli -with large chunks of lobster outside the pasta

The sea bream was pronounced delicious by two of our party and everybody had a great night thanks to the lovely attentive staff

Would highly recommend lobstar for a great dining experience

Fiona C

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service with delicious food. Cosy restaurant. Extensive wine menu.

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G
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful evening as always. Staff very attentive and friendly. You can’t beat the Lobster. Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food Service Ambience

Lobstar burger has to be in the top 5 burgers in Dublin! Delicious 🤤

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marco, our server, was charming and attentive, as were the proprietors, the chef and his front-of-house partner. Delicious food, intimate atmosphere; we’ll return.

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RD
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always gorgeous! Our favourite local. The lobster roll is perfection with lovely staff, excellent service and great wine-Nice to see Moineir Wickow fruit wine available by the glass too. Also had the mussels to start -so fresh and cooked perfectly.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent staff and delicious food. A beautiful view of the Christmas tree from the counter seats.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most amazing meal. The service was great, the staff were very friendly. Will definitely visit again.

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S
13 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, as always. Our local gem.

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JH
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

nice ambience, tuna starter spectacular but the main fish was a little on the stingy side. Wine list is patchy too and you have to pick your way through it to find value. 122 for two for an early bird is not cheap.

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NM
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lobstar is great! Amazing food and service but the drinks is the downside. Wine prices are astronomical

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LW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was impeccable. I had the half lobster and it was cooked to perfection.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love this restaurant BUT and it’s a small but ...I feel there should be a house wine option priced around €20/23. Cheapest on menu is €30 plus and this adds far to much to the bill if you are a group of wine drinkers. Food, staff excellent... if the wine offering changed I would go more often.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lobstar continues to impress. The food is incredible and remains my top choice in Dublin. Service is great.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Loved the food.But I felt the tables were to close to one another

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TD
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really happy we found this little place a short drive from Blackrock. Food is delicious and really fresh (they don't have freezers) and the staff are lovely. Will definitely be added to the list of our locals.

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LO
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious fresh ingredients - well prepared and tasty.

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KL
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We took our mum for a special birthday dinner and it was a huge success. The staff were wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the lobster! They made a special effort with a surprise chocolate mousse cake with a candle. Highly recommend.

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BB
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our second time here and again it did not disappoint. Delicious food, good service and ambience as well as a reasonably priced menu. What more does one need.

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TD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely meal here, the food was fab, really nice wine selection and great service,

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DM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always outstanding, always great service. A special place in Monkstown.

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A
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was delicious,each course was 10 out of 10,the staff were so friendly,looking forward to dining there again.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant service and a well informed waiter. Food was off the charts. I loved it.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Tiny little gem in the heart of Monkstown village - much better than expected with warm friendly staff and excellent food

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AL
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the lobster roll and the steak as the mains, cheesecake and the chocolate spheres as desserts - all were amazing. Such a cute and cozy little restaurant and the service was very friendly and professional. Unfortunately ended up in the restaurant at the same time with another large group celebrating a birthday so the noise levels were through the roof, but this was in no way the restaurant's fault. Would recommend the place to everyone and will definitely be back again myself.

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CG
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Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food is beautifully presented and the fish is always perfectly cooked. The staff are friendly and helpful. The wine list is interesting too.
I’d like to see chunkier lobster pieces in the ravioli, 2 portions in the lobster roll, and larger whole lobster for the prices asked.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Service, Food and ambiance were good but very overpriced for the size of the portions
My son’s steak was TINY, really mean portion.
And vegetables were EXTRA!!!
For the prices you are charging Lobstar is NOT good value.

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CO
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service staff, quality ingredients, talented chef. A great addition to Monkstown's growing restaurant scene.

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M
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lobstar delivers on all fronts. It's a small restaurant very modern decor and full of atmosphere. Menu choices are excellent. Highly recommend the Tuna poke for starter. Lobster is a must for main course. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful.

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