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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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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·Dined on 4 August 2017

just took chance and decided to try this restaurant out. Found it to be a really lovely friendly place to eat. We decided on early bird as on the evening in question it had everything we wanted to eat. However, if we were going for a special occasion or for longer outing there were lots of choices on the a la carteThe service was friendly and faultless and the bill was very reasonable for what we had - the bread is to die for! Finally despite selecting the early bird we were never aware of having to rush or leave at a certain time

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 3 August 2017

Food excellent, service warm and friendly.
Wine a little expensive. Overall we really enjoyed the evening.
Thank you.

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·Dined on 1 August 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere - what a great place to celebrate our two daughters finishing their degrees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 30 July 2017

Warm welcome from well-trained staff. Small premises simply presented. Relatively quiet on a Sunday evening.
Starters a little pricey whereas lobster mains, whether whole split or in roll, really good. Modest but adequate wine list.
Will plan to come again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Great fresh lobster, service impeccable, good wine list. Wall tiles make conversations echo, so it can get very loud indoors.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Service was excellent. Food was fantastic, especially the lobster roll.

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·Dined on 22 July 2017

Fantastic food, lovely staff , great buzz, very cramped space wise only downside to a great experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

This is an absolute gem of a place. We had 7 in our party and they accommodated us. Great service from everyone in the place. And the food! It is so amazing! Put this place on your agenda!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 15 July 2017

Lovely local restaurant run by a hard working young couple and their team. Lobster is the theme and it is served in all manner of ways but there are plenty of other delicious things on the menu making it very difficult to choose!
The wine list is concise but excellent and particularly good value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 11 July 2017

We loved our night at Lobstar. Excellent food, super tasty. No complaints at all. Excellent treatment of good quality produce. Very good Rioja wine on the wine list as well. In all a super night, have already recommended to friends and will definitely come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 8 July 2017

All the food was excellent, beautifully cooked and presented. The staff were really friendly and very welcoming - would definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 5 July 2017

I'd heard a bit about Lobstar in the press and was looking forward to going. The room is a narrow space that could offer itself to intimacy and warmth but has missed the mark due to the decor used. It's all too New York hipster and a little too predictable. It's like wearing a check shirt and a having a bushy, manicured beard is to men's fashion these days: it's a follower not a leader. The use of tiles and hard surfaces takes the room from buzzy to clattery. It's all very of the minute and as a result is a little lacking in personality and charm. The food was good, though my main dish of sea trout was a tad over cooked and my wife's lobster roll while tasty lacked a little zest. Don't get me wrong, it was all quite edible, but nothing out of the ordinary. To be fair, you can see that their heart is in it and the food is reasonably priced for what you get, as is the wine. Would I go back? I might, but there's an awful lot of restaurants I haven't been to yet. As for the supreme fish restaurant, well, the hunt goes on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Lobstar is small - maybe as few as 20 covers, so you'll want to book. It's nicely done - doesn't feel crowded, although when it's full, it is - liked the tiles on the wall very much - just a hint of fishmonger or butcher to it, which reflects what's on the menu. Simple menu - lobster and/or steak (although there are one or two fish alternatives) with chips. The parmesan and truffle chips are extraordinary - and the smell pervades the entire place. The lobster is, well, lobster - fresh, grilled, as you'd hope it would be, and the claw meat tasted of sea, which, to me, implied it had been there quite recently. The steak - we had the fillet - was genuinely tremendous. Really, really good meat, cooked very well - I like mine with a hint of 'moo' remaining, and they got it bang on the money. Felt properly carnivorous. Service had a family feel to it - it's slightly rough around the edges - but none the worse for that. Final comment merited by the tuna starter - raw chunks of tuna marinated in, amongst other things, child and sesame oil, served chilled. I've been having dreams about it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 30 June 2017

A hidden gem in The hear of Monkstown. We simply loved everything about Lobstar. The food was outstanding, excellent friendly service and sophisticated yet casual and cozy atmosphere. The place isn't big (30 seats or so) so reservations are a must. The ahi tuna was our favourite, the steak tasty and well cooked, loved the truffle mayo and cheese chips as a side, the lobster was full of flavour, everything was beautifully presented. Good wine selection. We will be definitely coming regularly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Organic
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·Dined on 14 June 2017

I had a wonderful experience with some work colleagues. They are foodies from Italy so had very high hopes, they were not disappointed. Fresh fish, well presented and comparable to the quality expected in a high class restaurant in Italy. A real gem.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 13 June 2017

We celebrated a birthday dinner here last Tuesday. Everything was, in one word - perfect. The service was fantastic and the meal (we got the split lobster special between the two of us) was delicious. We'll be back when we get the chance again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 9 June 2017

2nd time here in 3 weeks. Amazing food. Really Fresh. Well informed and friendly staff. Great pricing for early bird and also for mains. Will definitely come back

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 6 June 2017

The food was wonderful and other staff are so friendly, looking forward to another visit!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 30 May 2017

The food was very good..nicely cooked and very tasty. My only issue would be some of the food could have been warmer. Service was professional, efficient and very friendly. It was my birthday and the waiting staff discovered and marked it with the dessert. There was a nice ambience. I will return and would recommend..was an enjoyable and pleasant experience overall.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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