Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar

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It’s all in the name…we do two things, beef and lobster; but we do them right! It’s about the best dry aged Irish beef and the best grilled Irish lobsters with great beer, wine and cocktails surrounded by good people and good energy. All this cooked by one of Ireland’s best chefs with a price tag that delivers real value for your hard-earned cash. What’s not to like?!



With fewer distractions we concentrate our efforts on training amazing staff and sourcing the best of Irish beef and lobster, all grilled to perfection over charcoal. Tuck in, dive in, we reckon you’re going to love it.
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London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A nice relaxed atmosphere with cracking food and friendly (but not over friendly) staff. Wished we could have stayed longer or come more often.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lo suggerisco .. carne ottima. Vino nonna livello del cibo .
Servizio ottimo. Gentili e veloci . Insomma un buon posto passare una cena in compagnia con buon cibo

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DM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. They helped us with our choices and explained to us information we didnt know.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small steak but tasty

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with excellent food!

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Responded on 4 September 2019

We think so too, thanks so much!!!

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LT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Surf & Turf as well as Lobster Roll were very good, the service is a bit slow specially during busy hours

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Responded on 4 September 2019

Thanks Lucia. I am glad you enjoyed our delicious Surf & Turf recently but please accept my sincere apologies for the slow service, it is sometimes unavoidable. Hope to see you again soon!

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MH
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, great service I have already recommended this restaurant to some friends.

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Responded on 21 August 2019

Hi Mick H, many thanks for the great ratings. Glad you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us! I was thrilled to read our super service impressed you guys and will be sure to share your feedback with the whole team. See you next time.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food!

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Responded on 6 August 2019

Great stuff...hope to see you again soon!

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EM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, it was my partners birthday and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.

Fantastic experience, lovely food and very professional/attentive service.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was lovely, steak was perfect, fairly normal pricing for a steak place. Service was good for food but we spent nearly 20 mins trying to flag down a waiter (in a not full restaurant) to get the bill, eventually went the bar and paid. Wine was also dear, it appeared to be cheaper/as cheap to buy by the glass than by the bottle for the wine we wanted which is unusual (a glass was €8 and a bottle €38)

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Responded on 21 July 2019

Hi, thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed our 100% grass-fed, Irish beef! Sorry about the confusion with the payment but I was glad to hear you got it rectified in the end. Our wine starts at €6.75 per glass which we think is fairly reasonable. Thanks again, all feedback is taken on board.

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S
N. Ireland
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, better value than I was expecting! Would recommend!

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thanks for the recommendation Sharon, hope to see you back again soon! The Reservations Team

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always recommend when asked, both city center and Malahide. Service always fast and waiters know there stuff and always good for helping you decide. 3 course set meal is definitely the way to go. And their duck wings would make you never want chicken again

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Responded on 5 July 2019

Thanks for the great feedback Louie, I have already passed it onto the team here at Beef & Lobster where it will be much appreciated! See you next time. The Reservations Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sehr gutes preis Leistungsverhältnis

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi There, Thank you for the great ratings, glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Beef & Lobster. See you soon. The Reservations Team

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AR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic for my partners birthday. Amazing food, good atmosphere!!!

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi There, Thank you for the great feedback. Glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Beef & Lobster. See you soon. The Reservations Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service, would definitely recommend!!

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi There, Thank you for the great ratings, glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Beef & Lobster. I will be sure to share your wonderful comments with the whole team. See you soon. The Reservations Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, drinks and service !

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi There, Thank you for the great ratings, glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Beef & Lobster. I will be sure to share your wonderful comments with the whole team. See you soon. The Reservations Team

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GF
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The duck wing appetizer was excellent. The grilled lobster was as good as Maine. The shrimp with the surf and turf entree was a little small, but good.

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi There, Thank you for the great ratings, glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Beef & Lobster. The Hot ‘n’ Spicy Duck Wings with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce are a firm favourite with all our diners so glad you got to try them for yourself! I will be sure to share your wonderful comments with the whole team. See you soon. The Reservations Team

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Have been afew times and found this time they went very downhill.. the starters were smaller than usual. The mains were burnt (steak and burger) the presentation on the steak was really bad - no garnish or anything to dress the plate. Honestly the food is not worth the money. €100 for 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 dessert. 2 diet cokes and 2 G&Ts. We got the manager about the poor food and in fairness she gave us a free round of drinks and dessert which was nice but honestly didn’t do them justice cause I won’t be back after that..

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi There, Many thanks for your very honest feedback. I am very sorry to hear you had a sad experience at Beef & Lobster. Your experience is one which we are not proud of and, as you may see from other reviews quite atypical. We hope you'll visit again soon and allow us to exceed your expectations.

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a
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

A place to drop in and eat quickly rather than sitting with friends and enjoying good conversation in a pleasant atmosphere.

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi AineM, Many thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear you were not impressed with the value or ambience on the day. I hope one day that you will revisit so we can make amends in some way for your disappointment. Thanks again, your comments prove invaluable.

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MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good. The reassurant was completly booked, which normally is a good sign. But The music was to loud, what makes that people talk louder. All together is was very noisy diner.

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi Marc, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! Happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and that the service and food was to your liking. It does get a bit noisy when the restaurant is full and we also like to have music playing in the background for a lively ambiance. Hope it didn't cause you too much inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you again soon. The Reservations Team

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M
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service! The Wellington was delicious and the price point was very fair.

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on 19 June 2019

Hi There, Thank you for the great feedback. Glad the food and service were to your liking on your recent visit to Beef & Lobster. We hope to see you again soon. The Reservations Team

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MW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was too greasy. Burger was overcooked.
Crab meet toast was tasty as was goat cheese.
Atmosphere was... average.. it was basically empty

BM
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We were eating out for my husbands birthday and he fancied steak so we picked here as it's their thing. It was a very busy saturday evening so it was bustling and quite loud. To their credit the waiting staff were great...friendly and super efficient. What let it down was we felt some of the food was a bit disappointing. The prawn and lobster fritters didn't particularly taste of either and my husbands rib eye steak was a bit over charred. On the other hand the duck wings are absolutely delicious, as are the brownie sunday and the profiteroles. Oh and the truffle fries are to die for! Overall we had a,lovely experience which was as much about the lovely staff as the food. I would say the disappointing food may have been due to how busy it was.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing from the food to the staff who go above and beyond for you. My favourite restaurant in Dublin. Outstanding!!!!

FV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I had the lobster roll with the sauce on the side and duck wings for starter. The wings were nice but the lobster roll wasn't amazing. The next day I woke up with a rash all over my face that still hasn't cleared. It's definitely from the fatty sauce. I would go back but steer away from the roll. Also the waiters were checking in on us every 5 mins which felt a bit too much.

K
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for brunch. Highly reccomend the buttermilk chicken it ticks every box

BW
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent as was location at edge of Temple Bar.. have been looking forward to trying this restaurant for a long time and it didn’t disappoint .. the surf and turf was amazing !

MA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The location is pretty good. The ambiance was great. The staff seemed unfamiliar with the menu and very unwilling. The menu on the app and the website are completely different than the one in use. The manager although very accommodating didn't seem willing to be helpful to patrons. The food was fair but unexceptional at best. My steak was very dry and cold and very mushy but the shrimps in sauce were very good. I ended up trying the lobster as well and it seemed too cooked at some places and hurried in others, very much flavourless which in fairness could have been out of season. The lemon sauce provided was also very dull and flavourless. I have heard the burger are pretty good though. I would not recommend anything else here.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed my experience at Beef and Lobster, staff were attentive, drinks very nice and it's very good value for steak. Only thing that let it down was the steak was advertised as dry aged, but got no flavour or potency of a dry ages steak, felt like I was eating a regular steak.

RS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It just is not my type of restaurant. The food was OK, but I have had better. Very noisy and chaiotic from my point of view, but then I am sure there are those who like it very much.

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Went with a group over christmas- really disappointed, they try everything to get money out of you. Online menu is a lot cheaper than the Christmas menu, they completely rip you off only giving you the options of the €25 2 course menu. If you ask for one course they aren't impressed and charge you more than the online menu with a flat rate of €15 per course.

They were also very pushy with the bottomless brunch mimosas.

J
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional! The flavor was bursting through the food; it is quite pricy as you would expect from sea food and steak. As good as the food was and it’s selling price high - I wish the portion size was bigger. The main course felt like a starter dish. Lobster roll was on the main course menu and it was literally lobster that looked like cole slaw on bread. Wasn’t very impressed with that portion size. It cost as much as crab claws and prawns.

a
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, wine was great too, will definitely be back, thanks.

DS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

It’s a tale of two feelings really. Firstly I have to say that Beef and Lobster was one of only a dozen places that had a table for 7 available at the end of November, this should have been a hint. I was really happy with the staff who were very friendly and attentive and the restaurant itself is bright, well decorated and buzzy, a nice place to be. The menu is small but good with lots of choices. The starters were ok, the lobster fritters were a lowlight, mushy disappointing blobs with so little lobster one would need a microscope to find it.
The big issue was the mains. I’m a hungry guy and decided to have a steak and a lobster, it’s a good job I did because the steak which came out was disappointingly small and worse, badly cooked. I wouldn’t be surprised if they precook all their steaks and reheat once ordered. It had the texture of a recently defrosted piece of meat that had been oven cooked and then seared. Disappointing and without the nice pepper sauce it would have been tough to finish. For a steak at this price I want completely surprised though. The same can’t be said for the lobster. I asked for a small one as they charge by the 100g but was told they only had one size. The lobster that came out was priced at €48 and I may as well have gone to Lidl and bought myself 4. It was small, tasteless and overcooked to the point that the meat stuck inside the claws and wouldn’t budge.

I won’t be back, it’s cheap food at high prices and for a place that prides itself on its lobster it needs to seriously up its game.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Netter,aufmerksamer Service, sehr gutes Essen. Gerne wieder 👍🏻

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AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food here very much, in particular the lobster. Our waiter was very friendly and welcoming. There's not many places in the city serving lobster, but this has to be the best. The decor and ambience is quite modern and trendy.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We popped in for dinner, it was already busy.

We were seated quickly, but were given an old menu in error.

Drinks order came quick, but mine wasn't quite right.

I had the lobster, my wife had the beef Wellington special. They only had large lobsters, which was fine with me.

The food came out fairly quick, but my wife's Wellington was way overcooked and had to go back. Much better on the second serving.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely place to have my birthday brunch! The service was great our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. The food was very tasty and it was such a relaxing place to sit and enjoy our bottomless Bellinis! I would not hesitate to recommend it and planning our return visit soon!

P
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was not good. The cut of steak was tough for a filet and the lobster was chewy. We ate less than half and we were starving after a long day of touring. The waiter had a good sense of humor and was pretty attentive. He noticed we barely ate and asked if everything was alright. We said yes because we were not interested in round two. We tipped normally as that is what we do as it’s not the servers fault when the meal sucks. New rule, steak and lobster is not the same as in the USA. I’m not talking Maine either. Don’t go, you will be happy that you didn’t.

TW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere a little pricey as they don’t include a side with the main. I think a bowl of chip of a salad would be too much to ask when paying €39 for lobster! But they think it is so that’s an extra €4 but can’t fault anything else! Very tasty and friendly staff

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