Lobstar

4.7
202 reviews
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€30 and under
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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.
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
Reviews from verified diners
202 reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
72%
Very Good
22%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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GS
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lobstar is an absolute gem. Veronika and her staff are wonderful. The food is fabulous. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food & good service, definitely will go again!

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SC
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening meal with a friend, sitting outside in the evening summer sunshine. The Lobstar Burger and a Surf and Turf mains with chicken wings as starter--and a selection of fries and sauces as accompaniment--were ordered and were cooked and presented perfectly. Recommended.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Small snug restaurant with tasty food. Definitely lobster is the real star of this aptly named
Restaurant!

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A little gem in Monkstown. The whole experience was simply amazing. The food was sublime from start to finish and the service was a breath of fresh air. Highly recommended.

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CF
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and wine. Will definitely be coming back.

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FA
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Discovered Lobstar through reading reviews. The restaurant itself is quite small and it has a great atmosphere so its worth booking a table. The waiting staff are lovely; very friendly and attentive. We went at 5.30pm and benefitted from the 'early bird' 2 course meal rate, which is extremely good value for money. Food was delicious and beautifully presented and there was a good selection of wines. All in all a very good place to eat.

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F
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed Lobstar! Fantastic food, great service!

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LP
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fab food, service was excellent and a great buzz. Will definitely be back

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BS
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lobstar is a tiny restaurant in Monkstown serving food that is packed with imagination, great flavours and beautifully presented. The Early Bird menu offers great options from the larger a la carte and is very reasonably priced given the quality of the food. We were there on a Wednesday evening and by 8pm it was completely full - it is very popular so book in advance. Great service from a friendly, professional and enthusiastic front of house team.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

nice restaurant, great food. One of the best in Dublin.... I will come back when I'm in Ireland again.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service, friendly atmosphere and spotlessly clean.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly and helpful staff, delicious wine and food.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent service with an impressive attention to detail.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food, The food was great, Sea food can often be hard to get right, but Lobstar get it, keep it simple. Very Impressed

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IM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have eaten at Lobstar now several times and every time I have been there I have really enjoyed our meal.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Delicious food but pity about the benches , perhaps some cushions would help. They might also absorb sound.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent staff, food and service. Thanks guys.. would totally recommend!

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AK
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely small restaurant. The interior is modern. Staff are welcoming and attentive.
Food is simply wonderful.

All starters were devoured, salad and tuna tartare. Mains of lobster, beef cheek, sea bream and cod were beautifully plated and seasoned to perfection and served with amazing purées and veg/salad. In particular, the carrot and star anise purée has to be tried and the mashed potatoe. I understand the mash is made from baked potatoes, served puréed with a potato foam.

I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are a lover of quality fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. A truly wonderful find. Thank you Nate and Kristyna for the recommendation. Looking forward to my return ASAP.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Monkstown is a great spot and lobstar is a great addition!

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FD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

great food, lovely atmosphere, good service, one of the best restaurants in south Dublin.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Not great value for money. Slow service, overpriced food. Cramped tables.

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CO
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Super neighbourhood restaurant. Really great food and lovely atmosphere. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Service was a little slow and we waited a long time between starter and mains but it didn't matter greatly and certainly didn’t take away from a great dining experience overall.

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DI
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Visited Lobstar on Thursday evening - it was very busy. We were unavoidably delayed and when I phoned to convey this, was received warmly and professionally. A small relaxed restaurant with exceptional, non intrusive service and local quality seafood. My husband had the scallops to start and declared that they were the best he had eaten in years! He had the sea bream with mash whilst I had the lobster; mango and fennel salad and parmesan truffle chips - both were delicious and a dessert of Eton Mess to finish. Will happily return.

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FN
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent and friendly service.

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A regular great place to eat for us. I don’t know if we like the great service or the amazing food better. Although a special or seasonal item would be a refreshing change.

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E
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Very small so tables close together but it didn't bother us. I had the lobster roll, it was delicious and husband had the lobster burger. We were very happy. Good early bird which I hadn't realised they did. Will be back.

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NM
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We loved it. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Thank you.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had lunched at Lobster, so brought my husband for a birthday dinner. The food was delicious, the service lovely and the wine list was good. I will certainly go again; we had three courses, a bottle of wine, and two glasses..bill with tip was €150. Well worth it, but if going the whole hog..for special dates.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

a Gem of a restaurant with pleasant surroundings and friendly staff. The food was superb,innovative with adequate choice. They have a good choice of wines and the total experience was surprising unexpected as it was our first visit to Lobstar. The onl downside is the off street parking in Monkstown on the weekend.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant resturant ! Great food! Great staff! Accommodating to allergies. My favorite in dublin

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SC
6 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb outdoor dining experience tonight with awesome seafood, meat, and other options. W had the Lobstar burger (meat + lobster tail), regular burger, scallops and chicken wings starters, and we ordered selection of fries to accompany (plain, truffles, and parmesan to keep the nom factor high). Highly recommended you try the outside dining (weather permitting) or ask for sitting at the counter instead of regular table seating options. Watch the world watch you as it goes by. Excellent customer experience with friendly, fast, multinational crew!

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YO
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our night out here, all food was fabulous especially surf n turf special & chocolate mousse desert

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HS
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lobstar is always AMAZING and last Friday was no exception. It just gets better and better.

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AO
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From arrival was very welcoming.
Patron is very involved and that is a significant feature.
Served a drink on the house at end
Top quality in every sense

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GD
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as usual, the lobster was amazing. Staff ultra friendly and overall great experience.

I drive approx 25 miles to eat here and I've never been disappointed

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RM
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food enjoyed by our party of four backed up by charming waiting staff.
An excellent evening... well done Lobstar!

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