Lobstar

4.7
239 reviews
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€30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Shellfish
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 18:00 - 21:30

Friday: 18:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 22:30

Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 21:30
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Phone number
(01) 537 3323
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Salthill & Monkstown Dart Station is only a few minutes walk from the restaurant.
Additional
Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 239 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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JC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely meal and the service was really warm and friendly. The food was beautiful and ambience lively but you could here yourself talk. The wine we selected was the second from bottom of list price wise which although lovely we did feel the wine prices were a bit out of kilter with the food prices. One option in 20 Euro price range, one or two in 30 Euro and then a lot in 40euro plus. We eat in similarly priced restaurants that offer a broader choice of reasonably priced wine. This is not a negative as the whole experience was great and we would happily return.

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LO
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Popular eaterie in Monkstown. Good food, well prepared. Professionally run. Getting a bit pricey.

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NM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great local find. Amazing value for early bird! I love it! I will be back with more friends. Great place to celebrate any occasion!

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HH
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a really nice meal on Monday evening. Food was 10/10. A must visit

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EM
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! Food excellent and prices good too.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a wonderful meal - food was delicious, amazing chicken wings to start - just perfect. Lobster was wonderful and sea bream highly recommended. Service is always so good and nothing is too much trouble. Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant that we are lucky to have on our doorstep. The food quality is consistently excellent.
Cosy and wonderful service from all the waiting staff too.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful meal with friends. Lobstar has become my most favourite restaurant in Dublin. The chef certainly knows how to get flavour into food!

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p
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing food and great friendly service. counter seats are lovely

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M
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great meal at lobstar.. a must visit!

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BS
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been in Lobstar a number of times and was never disappointed. The food is fresh, well cooked and beautifully presented and the waiting staff are welcoming, smiling and efficient - nothing is any trouble here and they are prepared to alter dishes to suit individual tastes. The brunch offers a choice of a la carte or the early bird menu which is great value.

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D
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I have eaten in Lobstar on a number of occasions and have enjoyed it each time, the staff are always friendly and helpful and the food is very good. The only factor that prevents me from going more frequently is that the menu never changes, perhaps the introduction of daily/weekly specials could enhance the offering?

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S
12 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Don’t tell anyone, Lobstar is an absolute gem. Food and service outstanding. We are very lucky to have as a local.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food especially the Poke starter and the lobster roll main, and really nice friendly service.

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CD
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service, would recommend to anyone

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SH
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lobstar is a fantastic dining spot for all seafood lovers searching for an innovative taste sensation. Highly recommended.

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GD
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another visit and another great experience. Can not recommend Lobstar enough

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TM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service and our tuna starter was amazing! I would definitely recommend a trip to Lobstar.
Also, You have to try the bread! The most delicious toasted sourdough.

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RA
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent Restaurant, the service and atmosphere were superb. As for the food... Outstanding!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely spot

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

Amazing steaks and seafood!

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p
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, we had the Tuna starter, very nice and filling.
We had the crispy Sea Bass which was quite nice
Wife had the Lobster pasta dish which is really good.
Tried the Hungarian white wine which was again very good.
Nice place with nice food, my only issue is that the prices are just too high.
1 main, 1 early bird menu and 1 glass of wine was €70 which is just a little too much for more than a very special occasion, pity as it the prices were a bit more reasonable we would go more often.

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e
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

really good service, great wine, very fresh produce and a talented kitchen make this Dublin's most underrated restaurant.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have dined at Lobstar twice recently and the food is outstanding. There's a great Early Bird menu also but what I really like about it is the menu is it is small and concise and the dishes are perfected because of this

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SC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome! Great starters, mains, desserts. Superb service and attention to detail.

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C
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely meal. Had the “Early Bird” for the first time-excellent and good value. Service is low key, effective and charming. Would recommend.

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WO
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Professional and friendly service. Excellent food. Informal and relaxed environment. Would warmly recommend the restaurant to friends and family. I am looking forward to having an excuse to eat at Lobstar again.

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FC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitress gave my fussy friend a taste of the lobster roll before finalizing her order which we thought was really lovely -a great place and the lobster ravioli was superb -we will be back 👍

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SD
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great addition to the Monkstown eateries. Everything we ate was delicious. The Mushroom ravioli and Tuna poke were amazing followed by sweet tender lobster.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

=) When I was booking for the restaurant, I only randomly mentioned that it was for my brother's birthday and the restaurant staffs were so thoughtful and prepared a small candle and brownie for him just when we were about to leave. =) 10/10!! Definitely will go back again =)!!

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BM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous as ever for food, ambiance and service

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MP
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food Stunning as usual and service was excellent
We had chicken wings, ravioli Lobster rolls and dishes were fabulous

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EC
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food from a talented chef. Wonderful service and a warm return welcome. Cannot recommend enough.

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YR
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal at Lobstar. The food was excellent & the staff were friendly, attentive but not hovering, which I like. Lovely vibe & restaurant is walking distance so we’ll definitely be back & would happily recommend it!

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M
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and seating was very acceptable. We did feel that it was quite expensive. Because of this we would think hard about returning.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The best lobster I’ve ever had! My wife and I would go again in a heartbeat.

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N
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am already looking forward to the next time we visit.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and good value.

Excellent service with a wide choice available. We will return.

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