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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:
Tuesday - Thursday: 17:00 - 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (11)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Dublin)·Dined on 26 May 2017

The food was very good. I had the seared tuna starter which was very tasty and the sea trout, the side of mash was very bold and absolutely delicious. My companion had the lobster ravioli and it was excellent. My only quibble is that I would like to see a more substantial desert, a pudding, a tart , a cake. The service was top class, very friendly and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on 24 May 2017

Fish options were excellent - a welcome change from the tasteless cod served up in most restaurants. Service was great.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 24 May 2017

The early bird is very good value for the quality of the food. The waiting staff are keen to please and it makes the whole experience very enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 20 May 2017

This has become a regular dinner spot for my spouse and I. The quality of the food is always fantastic and the staff couldn't be nicer. I can't recommend Lobstar enough...well worth the trip!

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 (London)·Dined on 2 May 2017

Lobstar is an absolute find. Superb fresh fish (the chef doesn't allow a freezer in his kitchen), beautifully prepared and presented. Good surf and turf options too. A lovely casual atmosphere that belies the sophistication of the food on offer. The early bird menu is excellent value but the specials are also worth a look. The staff are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. I will be back to work systematically through the menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 30 April 2017

Good quality food although small restaurant. Some people may find it expensive for the quantity served.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 30 April 2017

Thanks Lobstar for another great meal with wonderful friendly service. We will be back very soon.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 29 April 2017

We had a most fabulous and delicious meal with excellent service and staff, a superbly cooked meal and we can't wait to return and try out the rest of the wonderful menu. A great find with a creative and brilliant chef, a warm and friendly atmosphere and the best gastronomic experience we've had this last year. A real treat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 29 April 2017

Fab food.great service.relaxed bistro type ambiance

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 25 April 2017

Gorge food, lovely evening! Staff were so friendly

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 22 April 2017

I loved Lobstar, the food was incredible, as was the service and the ambiance. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 18 April 2017

Very enjoyable meal with very nice staff in very pleasant surroundings.

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 (London)·Dined on 16 April 2017

This new restaurant in Monkstown is excellent, great food and fantastic service . It's my new go to restaurant in the area

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Berlin)·Dined on 2 April 2017

Lobster rolls tiny, half lobster tiny, if they are trying to cook Rock Lobster in London well they have failed miserably, way too expensive.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 29 March 2017

had an excellent meal here the other night. The food was superb and the team were great.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 26 March 2017

We had a lovely Mother's day brunch. Only complaint was that the seabass had little other than the seabass on the plate - we would have ordered chips or veg if we'd know. A flower on the table would have been nice, given the day that was in it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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·Dined on 24 March 2017

Excellent food, fabulous staff and great atmosphere! Highly recommend Lobstar

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 24 March 2017

Great atmosphere and staff. Casual dining but seriously good food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Fantastic service, inviting atmosphere, delicious wines, creative menu - top notch food!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 16 March 2017

Nice place - lobster was lovely. Only one side/ salad with strange flavours - mango, fennel, aniseed (I think) and vanilla. Decor was nice, but small room, extremely noisy so conversation was difficult to hear.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 16 March 2017

Overall good experience but thought it did not live up to rave reviews but did not disappoint.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Fantastic food but even better fantastic service which is made whole experience better ...
Menu was amazing hard to chose so will defo be back to sample more !

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 9 March 2017

Lobster ravioli excellent, roll in lobster roll disappointing

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 9 March 2017

Fantastic food and very friendly service.
Will definitely go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Organic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 March 2017

I think this is our sixth time eating here. Never disappointed. I always order the lobster roll. Amazing!! This place has only been opened 3 or so months. And with any great restaurant like this more people are noticing. So book a week in advanced:) going back Saturday. Can't get enough. Nice husband and wife couple running it as well. And very friendly floor staff.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Amazing food and great service. Went for Sunday brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 26 February 2017

we had a very enjoyable brunch, nicely served, I was going into hospital for a minor procedure and we wanted a special brunch and we got it!

My worries is that Lobstar has painted itself into a corner, lobster is nice occasionally but it wouldn't be a choice for every week.

THe ambience is a little sparse.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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