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Lobstar, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Lobstar

4.7
4.7
1018 reviews
€31 to €50
Seafood
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 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Shellfish
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri 6:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 537 3323
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef

What 1,018 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Best Service

  • South County Dublin

    Best Overall

  • South County Dublin

    Best Food

  • South County Dublin

    Best Service

  • South County Dublin

    Best Ambience

  • South County Dublin

    Best Value

  • South County Dublin

    Healthy

  • South County Dublin

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South County Dublin

    Good for special occasions

  • South County Dublin

    Most Booked

1,018 Reviews
  1. RachelD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was lovely will definitely be back!

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  2. Fabienne

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As regulars we love coming to Lobstar! As we are moving abroad soon we spent our last dinner out at Lobstar last night and everything was perfect from start to finish. It’s one of those places with the warmest service and delightful dishes from the menu. You can order anything from the menu knowing it’ll be a pure pleasure. Personal favourites are the Tuna Poke, Curry and Lobster Roll with Parmesan Truffle Fries. We will sure miss this place. Thank you team Lobstar!

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  3. SineadO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot with amazing food. We got the early bird which was really good value. The lobster roll is a must! Service was really amazing also.

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  4. Dara

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I had such a wonderful experience. The place was intimate, the ambiance was lovely and the servers were top-notch! And most importantly, the food was super fresh and beautifully presented. Most restaurants won't provide anything for a special occasion, however, they gave us a super delicious chocolate mousse to celebrate my brothers birthday! What a great experience. We will definitely be back.

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  5. MaryC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and service in a relaxed atmosphere.

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  6. TerenceM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thus is a fantastic local restaurant located in the cute village of Monkstown.

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  7. MichaelC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional every time. Easily the best restaurant in the area. Highly recommended.

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  8. SKCH

    Dublin

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another lovely dinner at Lobstar . Delicious lobster tail for one and delicious sea trout for the other . With great sides . Perfect oysters appreciated as ever .Delightful tarte . Service excellent and so friendly as it always is

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  9. PETERT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended 10/10 food Fantastic service

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  10. EmilyG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always lovely food and service, a great selection of specials in addition to the fixed menu definitely something for everyone. Fish is particularly good. A little gem in Monkstown.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVE Lobstar! We go for every special occasion

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  12. CATHERINEM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great service a real gem, we will be back.

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  13. mima

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Four of us had a lovely meal in Lobstar last night. The restaurant was full but the atmosphere was calm and the accoustics were good for talking without having to shout or strain your ears....perfect for us. The food was very very tasty and beautifully presented. Even the side order of green beans was so delicious that I had to finish it all. Our friends had the fish of the day to share and said it was perfectly cooked. The non-fish eater in our group was very happy with is chicken milanese. The service was excellent.

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  14. MarianO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal. We had the black sole to share. cooked to perfection and served very professionally. Would definitely recommend and we’ll be back

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  15. TomH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience - one of the best meals I've had in Ireland - The Seafood, was superb! Great wine list, wonderful Appetizers and bread, amazing Lobster curry with mussels, The Black Sole was delicious! A Gem in Monkstown - Owners are great we can't wait to return!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s one of our favourite restaurants in Dublin. The staff is really friendly and the service is fantastic. The lobster roll is and the prawns are our recommendations. The handmade butter is the best butter I’ve ever tried. Great service and great experience!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor quality of produce that upset the stomach of my wife and I immediately after the dinner. We had plans post dinner and this ruined the entire night. We have had many a lovely meal in the past but will now not be returning.

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  18. LeslieB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    burrata, Lobster Rolland chocolate mousse all fab! Will be back again.

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  19. ToniE

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Dublin atm , lovely staff and food is incredible

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  20. DermotF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, great ambiance. A gastronomic delight.

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  21. IanR

    Mayo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good, portions are larger than average though.

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  22. MichaelaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals one ever had. The food was so fresh and great value for money. Service was excellent and we received are meals very fast . We will definitely be back

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  23. OisinM

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This tiny, intimate restaurant is a wonderful spot for a couples or dinner with a small group of friends. It hardly needs to be said that their signature lobster and other fish options are excellent, but it does need to be said that there are always one or two options that originated on the farm for the less fishily inclined. The staff make you feel really welcome, and you never leave disappointed. 5 stars every time.

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  24. SK23

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyable meal... Both very happy. Went in wanting proper fish and prawns and this was fully delivered.

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  25. MaryC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, our meal was exceptional, as was the genuinely friendly service. Highly recommend Lobstar.

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  26. Superquinn

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal and lovely atmosphere but quiet enough to enjoy the company of friends

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant! Definitely our favorite. The food is so fresh and the service outstanding. We love the prawn and muscle curry and delighted to see it is back on the menu. Lobstar is by far the best restaurant in the village.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and staff. Love the place. Always the same level or service and quality of dishes.

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  29. ClaudiaG

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food and service. There was a strange smell this time and it was a bit too hot inside, but the lobster dishes and dessert made me forget everything. It was my 3rd time here, I'll definitely be back.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic fresh food and ingredients with superb service

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  31. KSPUSH

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it as always! Great food and service, lovely atmosphere

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  32. EileenQ

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a warm welcome, lovely service & a delicious menu.

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  33. SineadB

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most wonderful evening celebrating my sons graduation thank you for accommodating us with such a warm welcome our evening was truly special. The food of the highest quality absolutely top class all round.

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  34. GillianH

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Lobstar delivered a fantastic intimate evening of good food and aptmosphere. It was lovely to see the amazing Veronika back as front of house. Food is amazing, the calibre of the cooking and quality is sublime. The bread and butter that came with the starters deserve a mention by themselves as just sooo tasty. I had the tuna tartare which i have to say is one of the best i have ever had, so flavoursome and a huge portion. Main course was a beautiful piece of halibut with their fantastic side salad, which again is worth a shout out by itself! Wine, dessert and the bday celebrations for my friend were all amazing additions

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  35. GeorgeB

    Italy

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is amazing. Always hesitant because I think the name is odd. Lobstar is not a good name. Food was outstanding! Fresh and flavorful. I cannot say enough good things about what comes from the kitchen .. pure magic Good music and lighting Friendly staff

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  36. SKCH

    Dublin

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely dining experience at Lobstar. How could you beat the black sole on the bone expertly filleted at the table ; great sides ; and a lovely new take on the chocolate mousse . Fantastic staff and kitchen .

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal, service was really nice, I’ll definitely be back

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and very nice, friendly and informative service . The burrata starter and sea bass main were remarkably good. Highly recommended for special occasions.

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  39. JohnnyM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I found lobstar to be a very nice place to dine as a couple. The food and setting was very fitting in a very small compact space, which I did not mind as everything was very quick.

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  40. SKCH

    Dublin

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobstar is approaching its seventh wonderful year in business - big congratulations to Zsolt and Veronika as co- owners , chef and manager and now proud parents of Bella. It’s been such a pleasure to frequently dine in Lobstar over that time ( many more to come ) - truly always a gourmet delight made all the more special by the welcoming atmosphere friendship and attention to detail . Dining there again last evening was once more a treat - oysters kindly ordered in for us by Zsolt; a superb black sole for two ,expertly presented at table by Sydney who is doing a brilliant job front of house together with Vanessa . The sides are always just perfect and the chocolate mousse was delightful. No better dining experience . I wish our dear friends in Lobstar every continued success in the years ahead .

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lobstar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 537 3323.

Lobstar is rated 4.7 stars by 1018 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lobstar

101 Monkstown Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin A94 E3F9

Additional information

  • Area
    Monkstown
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri 6:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Shellfish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Salthill & Monkstown Dart Station is only a few minutes walk from the restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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