Lobstar

4.8
662 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 662 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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mambomaggie
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant with super service! Highly recommended. Nice options for kids too!

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Olha
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional experience – delicious food with great presentation, nice atmosphere and outstanding service. 10/10

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DanielG
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

lovely meal, great service, defo goes on the list, something for everyone, the only miss is they don't have a spirits license so no cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and great friendly service, small family run business but you can see the passion and professionalism a mile away, I will definitely be back

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a lovely evening! Perfect from start to finish. Great wine list (a few more cheaper options would've been appreciated, but the French sauvignon was delicious). We had calamari, lobster curry and finished with the most moreish expresso martinis). Really understatedly elegant restaurant. My chair was slightly too low... & the table a little small. But they're very niggly points. The atmosphere was buzzy and the staff genuinely lovely. Overall, really great evening & we'll be back. I'd never been before, but my guest had - we're already planning our return. Thanks.

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Cazaline
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently excellent restaurant: food is wonderful, welcome warm and service impeccable. Have been visiting this restaurant for years and hope to continue for many more years!

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PatriciaG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a treat. Our family of 6 throughly enjoyed our meal out in Lobstar on Sunday. Our table was booked from 6-8pm and it was plenty time to have 3 courses and espresso martinis. The food was incredible and great value. Big surprise for us was the extensive 5-6:30 menu. A selection of Asian chicken wings, moules & calamari were shared by all of us - they were delicious. Seafood pasta to die for, breaded cod great and very generous portion of seared tiger prawns. Piece de resistance was the Lobster Roll with truffle and parmesan fries. We couldn't agree on which was the best - the chocolate dome or the chocolate mousse. Service impeccable yet warm & friendly. The meal complimented their delicious South African oaked chardonnay too. We'll definitely be back.

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Annatters10
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food and especially the fresh seafood is amazing and service always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always 🤩

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VeraI
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went for an early bird menu which is a great value. Everything was amazing!

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FionaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely personal spot. The staff are exceptional and the food delicious. Love the cozy ambience. We were probably the noisiest catching up after so long. Girls night out!! Lobstar is fab

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Seorsin
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed our evening in Lobstar and the food was very tasty but we did find it to be very expensive. A small lobster roll with not a huge amount of lobster and some Parmesan fries was 28.95. A black sole for two was 55 euro. The scallop starter for 16.95 comprised only two scallops which was rather unsatisfactory. All in all quite steep prices in a space that’s not particularly comfortable.

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vipAngelaW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely superb food
Helpful friendly staff
Will definitely be back look forward to it

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Stevieblue14
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and wine. Lots of specials on the night to add to a lovely menu. Helpful and considerate staff. Pricey but deservedly so - all of the dishes were exemplary. Fantastic night.

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EG123
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best meal I have had for a long time. The service and atmosphere were very warm and friendly, the menu had an impressive array of choice and the flavours were superb. The drinks menu was limited for non wine drinkers but that was my only, very minor, complaint. I will definitely be back.

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adeler
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food cooked to perfection . The service was professional and warm. We will be back again :)

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vipKendy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Incredibly fresh food, wonderful service and a great experience!!

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RachaelD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food, will definitely be back!

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Alojz
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was cold sitting outside. The prices are quite high.

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NiallB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

He food and service were brilliant no fault. Will be defiantly going. Thanks for a great night

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

one of the nicest, most delicious dining experiences we've had in ages. The food was absolutely delicious, the staff were so friendly and the wine was fab.
exceptional value for money, we will be back.
thank you

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Freedom
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fish was v.tasty and fries excellent. Nice atmosphere and attentive friendly staffWould prefer a non fancy tomatoe sauce e.g heinz ketchup classic!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Especially good tarte tatin

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Marianne
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love Lobstar, because it is always reliable in the good quality of food and service, and we always get the warmest welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
Kilkenny
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fab. Couldn’t fault anything. Run by a lovely couple. Fantastic food and service

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HelenS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Generally very good and a nice varied menu, although limited deserts. My biggest criticism is for the chef. I had the scallops and then the halibut. Both were identical in terms of sauces and garnish leaving me and my friend somewhat underwhelmed by the main course. I understand costs and ease but from a dinners perspective its lazy and lacking innovation. There was a ridiculous list of specials but mostly several choices of weight of fish, steak and lobster. Again this is purely looking at it from the chefs pov and zero to the waitress or diners perspective. The chef should dine there as a customer one night and experience the silliness of the specials list

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service from very friendly knowledgeable staff

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GabbyK
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service quality is always excellent.
We were outside and comfortable.
Would always recommend.

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ShaneR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Quite disappointing. A beautiful starter as part of the early bird 2 course offer, but the main a real let down (a very small lobster roll)

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FeliciaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Fantastic service! Just be aware they only serve wine 😊

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HrvojeS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant. One of the best we've been in Dublin overall.

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RoisinB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

I was very disappointed

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vaunnieM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Dublin, and it never disappoints. The quality of food is excellent and is consistently good. Service is excellent with a personal touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic. However, the service was the best experience. Really friendly and lovely staff who helped our night feel special

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KamanR
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly & very helpful staff.

Excellent service and absolutely stunning food. Every dish is incredible.

We had the chicken wings oysters, roasted tomato soup, chicken schnitzel, lobster roll and apple tart.

The soup was freshly made and perfect starter for the chicken schnitzel.

Oysters in the ponzu and basil oil was a perfect combination! Absolutely delicious!

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BruceJ
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely evening, first time indoor dining. Delicious food.

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a fantastic time at Lobstar. The food is exceptional and the warm welcome we always receive from Veronika is unrivalled. It’s our favourite spot!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time dining at Lobstar and would highly recommend. Lovely food and service.

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SarahG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Food was below average and expensive. Service was v good.

FAQs

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

Lobstar is rated 4.8 stars by 662 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.