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Lobstar, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Lobstar

4.8
4.8
985 reviews
€31 to €50
Seafood
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Shellfish
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri 6:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 537 3323
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef

What 985 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South County Dublin

    Best Overall

  • South County Dublin

    Best Food

  • South County Dublin

    Best Service

  • South County Dublin

    Best Ambience

  • South County Dublin

    Best Value

  • South County Dublin

    Healthy

  • South County Dublin

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South County Dublin

    Good for special occasions

  • South County Dublin

    Most Booked

985 Reviews
  1. GillianH

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Lobstar delivered a fantastic intimate evening of good food and aptmosphere. It was lovely to see the amazing Veronika back as front of house. Food is amazing, the calibre of the cooking and quality is sublime. The bread and butter that came with the starters deserve a mention by themselves as just sooo tasty. I had the tuna tartare which i have to say is one of the best i have ever had, so flavoursome and a huge portion. Main course was a beautiful piece of halibut with their fantastic side salad, which again is worth a shout out by itself! Wine, dessert and the bday celebrations for my friend were all amazing additions

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  2. GeorgeB

    Italy

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is amazing. Always hesitant because I think the name is odd. Lobstar is not a good name. Food was outstanding! Fresh and flavorful. I cannot say enough good things about what comes from the kitchen .. pure magic Good music and lighting Friendly staff

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  3. SKCH

    Dublin

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely dining experience at Lobstar. How could you beat the black sole on the bone expertly filleted at the table ; great sides ; and a lovely new take on the chocolate mousse . Fantastic staff and kitchen .

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal, service was really nice, I’ll definitely be back

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and very nice, friendly and informative service . The burrata starter and sea bass main were remarkably good. Highly recommended for special occasions.

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  6. JohnnyM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I found lobstar to be a very nice place to dine as a couple. The food and setting was very fitting in a very small compact space, which I did not mind as everything was very quick.

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  7. SKCH

    Dublin

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobstar is approaching its seventh wonderful year in business - big congratulations to Zsolt and Veronika as co- owners , chef and manager and now proud parents of Bella. It’s been such a pleasure to frequently dine in Lobstar over that time ( many more to come ) - truly always a gourmet delight made all the more special by the welcoming atmosphere friendship and attention to detail . Dining there again last evening was once more a treat - oysters kindly ordered in for us by Zsolt; a superb black sole for two ,expertly presented at table by Sydney who is doing a brilliant job front of house together with Vanessa . The sides are always just perfect and the chocolate mousse was delightful. No better dining experience . I wish our dear friends in Lobstar every continued success in the years ahead .

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  8. JenniferN

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local restaurant. Super quality food and delicious. A bit above average price but worth it.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Établissement d’une dizaine de tables à une vingtaine de minutes de Dublin dans une zone résidentielle. Loin de l’agitation dublinoise il conviendra aux couples et aux amis. Le décor est simple et le lieu propre, Le personnel est prévenant et attentionné. La cuisine est excellente, les plats frais et divinement assaisonnés. Soupe de petits pois, houmous, tartare de thon, langouste … le tout parfaitement exécuté. Compter 50€ par personne. Une bonne adresse hors des sentiers battus,

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  10. EllieF

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit to Lobstar and already looking forward to going back. The food was fantastic. The burrata and prawn starters were delicious, we both had the lobster roll which was sooo good. Lovely wines by the glass too and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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  11. BlackrocFamilyDining2021

    Dublin

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning food, fish curry was outstanding. Great service and good wine menu.

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  12. AnnMariD

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful food and really great staff! Fabulous!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing experience at Lobstar! Genuine food and service! If anyone is staying in City Center go to Lobstar for that hidden coastal gem!

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  14. AlejandroC

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, everything was perfect. The lobstar was delicious.

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  15. CAHdining

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Small, intimate Restaurant with excellent staff and service and delicious food. Expensive, so more a special occasion place rather than "pop in for dinner"

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  16. MichelleC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food and friendly, professional staff. We were a party of three and everything we ordered by gorgeous especially the lobster rolls. Thank you Lobstar for a fabulous evening.

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  17. AMlikestodineout

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster brioche roll was delicious, as was the vegetable curry & halibut. The 31 euro 2 course choice will be an extra 10.50 euro though if you order either lobster roll or halibut.

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  18. SKCH

    Dublin

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobstar remains the perennial favourite and we have eaten all over the world . Superb oysters , kindly ordered in, and particularly excellent black sole though it is always perfect . Staff as ever fantastic. Would urge everyone to not miss out on a great dining experience even during the Rugby World Cup! Best wishes to all our friends at Lobstar .

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  19. EoinC

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Lovely staff. We have been over a hundred times. No joke. It’s that good.

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  20. GabrielleC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful evening in Lobstar for a recent family birthday celebration. This is a lovely intimate restaurant serving good quality food. Everybody raved about each course. The waiting staff were prompt, courteous and generally made it a lovely evening. Nothing was a problem. Always helpful and smiling. To top it off, I had not mentioned specifically if they could organise birthday candle etc, but the nice lady waiter overheard something about a birthday and so of her own doing, organised the candle on the dessert. I was so impressed with their level of attention. Full marks for that level of consideration. We even persuaded the poor chef out from the kitchen so that our table could thank him specifically for a job well done and a great night had by all. Continued success to a fine restaurant.

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  21. Alicia

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect quality and service, loved it. It was a super nice night out.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food - a talented chef and lovely service and atmosphere Lovely night as usual

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  23. JohnC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal perfect setting really enjoyed the evening

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  24. EmmetS

    Dublin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This and Bresson are the two 5++ star restaurants in south Dublin.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food. One of the best restaurants in the area without any doubt!

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  26. JulianK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the place - many many visits and the team are always great and the food great too!

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  27. SKCH

    Dublin

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobstar is the finest restaurant in the locale - and beyond . Once again my guest and I had a superb dinner : oysters kindly brought in at our advance request ; a mouth watering black sole for two , expertly filleted at the table in the style we have become accustomed to at Lobstar. A fine wine list : not overly long and classically good and with interesting tasting experiences worth checking out ( the Hungarian whites for instance ) . The front of house is absolutely everything you could wish. The chefs superb. I heartily recommend Lobstar once again.

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  28. Fabienne

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, an absolute delight of an experience. Level of service is top notch and one of the best in Dublin with high attention to detail. Food is excellent and on point every single time. If we ever leave Ireland for good, I will miss this place. Huge thank you to the whole team! You are all doing a wonderful job!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best lobster roll in Dublin. Also, the tuna poke starter is outstanding.

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  30. MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My fellow diners said the Oysters were best they had ever had!

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  31. DeeCeeDee

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable evening. Delicious food, very pleasant service.

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  32. Banc

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Well, the lobster was almost empty of meet, definatly overpriced...

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  33. Arnie26

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening meal. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The menu is smallish which I love. Everything is cooked to order. We had beef tartare and saffron prawns followed by wild halibut and the lobster on the shell. Totally divine. Do leave room for the apple tart tatin, even sharing one. It is yummy. The food is also beautifully presented. For the first time EVER I actually took a photo of my meal. Something I don’t like but wow, I just had to take a photo of my lobster main course. It looked so fabulous I wanted to show it to friends. We would come here much more often but we live just outside Belfast, a good 2 1/2 hours drive away. When we visit Dublin, Lobstar is a must for us. A favourite away from home. 5 stars.

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  34. MerrionLou

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyable, good friendly staff, efficient service.

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  35. SKCH

    Dublin

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again a wonderful dining experience at Lobstar . They kindly ordered in oysters for us which is the perfect treat ; the black sole for two was as always sublime, perfectly cooked and expertly filleted at the table by Vanessa . It is really hard to beat Lobstar .

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  36. cicada

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening staff were super and food was excellent

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had dinner here with my partner. Food was amazing 👏 we both enjoyed the homely friendly service from the staff. We definitely will be back.

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  38. DarioD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience: food was delicious and the staff very nice and professional. The place is tiny but very cosy and on a Sunday evening, it was very quiet.

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  39. RobertKosiba

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful as always. Coming back here is a safe bet. You are guaranteed to have a nice meal and great experience.

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  40. ToniSterbic

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still my favourite restaurant in Dublin, especially if you want great seafood

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lobstar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 537 3323.

Lobstar is rated 4.8 stars by 985 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lobstar

101 Monkstown Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin A94 E3F9

Additional information

  • Area
    Monkstown
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri 6:00 pm–9:45 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Shellfish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Salthill & Monkstown Dart Station is only a few minutes walk from the restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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