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About Lobstar

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.

101 Monkstown Road
Monkstown, Co. Dublin A94 E3F9
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Shellfish

Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday: 18:00 - 21:30
Friday: 17:00 - 22:30 Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 21:30

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 537 3323

Website:
http://www.lobstar.ie/

Public Transport:
Salthill & Monkstown Dart Station is only a few minutes walk from the restaurant.

Additional:
Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Lobstar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.8

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Dublin)·Dined 6 days ago

Early bird menu. Warm welcome on arrival. 2 starters tuna and chicken wings - fab....Lobster and lobster roll - delicious sweet and fresh lobster. Chips need to improve but this is a definite hit . A small restaurant but huge in welcome and flavor

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Fabulous as always, the mushroom ravioli is simply devine and loved the burger & lobster roll too. The food is always really fresh and the flavours are great! Service is really friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Absolutely delicious. We didn't have to wait too much for food. The only thing is that the place is quite small and crowded, so the tables are really close to each other.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

We have been to Lobstar three times and have been impressed on every occasion. The front of house staff are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient and the back of house people produce some memorable tasty and generous portioned food that is great value for money especially if you have the early bird menu. We will definitely be back for more! Having tried all the restaurants on Monkstown this is the best!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Dublin)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Innovative food but also kid friendly. Something for everyone. Great staff, excellent chef. I even liked the music.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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Food4
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Service5
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Met up with some friends that we haven't seen in quite a while. Lobstar ticked all the boxes, excellent food with a good choice on the menu including meat for the non fishy diet requirements, good wine selection, friendly staff and a great buzzy ambience . Would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Really good meal the early bird menu is great value, lovely staff and cute place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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Food4
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

warm staff. all the food was good and they were accommodating to my daughter Claire 5. lobster roll as every good but the open mushroom ravioli surprised on the upside also. they don't advertise kids menu but did a very healthy half portion fish and chips and it was lovely.

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Food5
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vip
 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 October 2017

Lobstar is a wonderful addition to the area. Fine dining that caters for everyone in the family. Great chef and staff. A warm welcome and great service. Most highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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Food5
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·Dined on 20 October 2017

We eat at Lobstar quite a lot and it never fails to disappoint. Lovely staff and the food is out of this world! If you haven't been... GO!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 15 October 2017

The quality of the ingredients in Lobster, the manner in which the food is cooked and presented coupled with outstanding service make Lobster a special place. On the evening I was there, I had the scallops a special ray wing dish both of which were outstanding. The staff are so friendly, helpful and professional. The only negative is that it can be a bit noisy. I love the place and will keep gong back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

I went there last Saturday with my cousin for a dinner. Service was excellent, food amazing!!! They have great selection of wines. I am definitely going back there!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 2 October 2017

Great food and even better service - thanks a lot!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy
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Food5
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

A very enjoyable meal, good service, good value. A bit noisy but a nice atmosphere

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

First time going there. Really small impeccable restaurant with incredibly polite staff and truly excellent food. Tuna Poke and Oysters for starters were sublime. Whole split ‘lobstar’ was cooked perfectly and just the right size. Can not fault it, it’s excellent.

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·Dined on 25 September 2017

This is a lovely small restaurant with the most charming and professional staff. We went there for an early bird last Monday and we were completely blown over by the very high standard of the food, both quality and quantity. We started with ahi tuna poke which was of the very highest quality and beautifully presented. It was melt-in-the-mouth perfect. The mussels in saffron flavoured broth was a generous and tasty portion of very high grade mussels. The half lobster again was a generous portion and perfectly cooked and the lobster brioche roll was small but full of flavour. The truffle and parmesan fries that came with the lobster were truly amazing Wine list is small but covers a lot both in terms of variety and price. All of this plus a very decent bottle of Hungarian wine came to €95 including a tip. That's a real bargain for food at this level and we will most definitely be back, and soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Healthy
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Food4
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Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Great value, best lobster and seafood in Dublin , casual dining

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

A great place for excellent lobster, oysters, fish and steak. My third visit and I will keep coming back. Lovely staff, buzzy atmosphere and the seafood is zinging with freshness.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 21 September 2017

What a tasty feed!!!! Pricey but well worth it!!

Winners:
Top notch service.
Red pepper puree/sauce with the Lobster Ravioli.
Bisque.
Cook on the lobster.
The Black Angus Dry Aged 8oz Fillet.
Béarnaise sauce.
The popping candy.

Losers:
The fact that the ravioli was deconstructed. Bit of a cop out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

We have eaten here twice both times with people who have different food Alergies
Both times the service was brilliant, the food was amazing and the Alergies were adhered to!
Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

The food was exceptional!

We started with oysters and it was so good we had to order more. The lobster pot main was cooked to perfection. Definitely on the list of our favorite places!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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Food3
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 (London)·Dined on 15 September 2017

E23 for a lobster in a hotdog bun seems wrong. Warm service and meals came out in a timely fashion. My wife liked both her dishes.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 13 September 2017

Lobster is a great restaurant using the best of ingredients to produce top quality dishes beautifully presented. We shared scallops starter and mango and fennel salad between the two of us and then had the salmon and sea bream - all excellent dishes. Fantastic staff, very friendly and happy and pace of bringing out the food was perfect. Small restaurant and can be a bit noisy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Excellent meal with friends. Service superb and very friendly. Food is top notch. Only slight issue is that it gets very warm here as it's such an intimate spot. So dress appropriately!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 7 September 2017

It was fine if not outstanding. The staff very nice. Starters (mussels for me, tuna poke for my friend) were very tasty. The main courses were small portions. It's pretty noisy, a lot of hard surfaces, and the lighting is too bright.
Good wine list.
I'd probably go there again, but I'm not in a hurry to.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on 31 August 2017

Thanks alot again, Veronika and Zsolt, for this unforgotabel evening at LOBSTAR! The excellent dinner and your warm hosting were great. Also we loved the friendly and funny atmosphere.
We wish you all the best and hope to see you once again!
Michael and Susanne from Switzerland

Tags: Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Really excellent meal. The standouts here are the food and service. The service is efficient and friendly. One the best scallop starters I've had and the excellent Lobster Roll. We'll be back for sure.
Lovely evening, thank you!

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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Food5
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·Dined on 22 August 2017

This is the best for quality of service, ingredients, price and atmosphere. The Lobstar Pot is outstanding. I just hope for my sake that they maintain the obvious level of enthusiasm they have as I intend to return next time I'm in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 21 August 2017

Another delicious meal and love love love the strawberry wine as usual

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·Dined on 21 August 2017

Food was amazing , best seafood I've ever had, couldn't recommend enough

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 18 August 2017

Fabulous meal, we thought Lobstar was great! Look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on 17 August 2017

The food was outstanding and we had a very enjoyable night. Evening slightly spoiled by neighbouring table watching loud videos on their phone. The premises is a little tight but would definitely come again. X

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 14 August 2017

Lobstar simply blew my mind. I was searching for restaurants that serve lobster in Dublin for my boyfriend's birthday. At first I didn't want to go to Monkstown as it wasn't convenient, but the website and the menu convinced me. I'm so happy I picked this place eventually! Had an amazing experience, and enjoyed every bite. Everything is just in a perfect balance, the flavours, the place, the service. There are so many things that skip restaurateurs minds that affect the customer experience. These guys just have it all and master even the small touches with ease and perfectionism. I will be back for sure. Definitely recommend to all.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Liverpool)·Dined on 13 August 2017

The whole menu looked so good I wanted to try it all. At the recommendation og the waitress i went for the Lobster Ravioli - Amazing!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Lovely food and great service. Bit noisy but really enjoyed!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

A return visit for me. Each bite was amazing. I had the mushroom ravioli for a starter and the crispy sea bass as mains. Shared a chocolate mousse desert. Hated to finish each plate. Service was excellent. Can't wait to return soon again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

I have dined at Lobstar a number of times in recent months . It is one of the finest restaurants in Dublin . The menu , cooking , ingredients are superb . The front of house team are welcoming , knowledgable and warmly efficient . The wine list is excellent , augmented by the fine Hungarian Tokai ! And the oysters always exquisite ..
The ambience is warm, cheerful , always buzzy . I have introduced a few friends and relations to Lobstar and without exception they have either returned enthusiastically or plan to as soon as possible .
I for one will keep returning . We are blessed to have such a fine dining experience in South Co Dublin . Congratulations to owners and staff alike .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

We loved the lobster. And the variety of the oysters. My friend is not a raw oyster lover. Maybe a grilled one on the menu.
the pinot noir rosé was great. Forgot the name unfortunately.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 9 August 2017

Excellent food. Lovely service. A real treat to eat in.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Lovely restaurant, fantastic staff , only disappointment was my main dish which was described as: New York Style Lobster Roll
lime mayo, spring onion, hazelnut, fennel and mango salad, twice cooked fries
which was actually a white hot dog roll with a lobster filling which I scooped out.
My friend and I thought it would have been along the lines of a sushi style roll and it was just a weird combination. Lobster hot dog perhaps?!
Other than that the other dishes in the group were delicious.

Tags: Fun
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