Lobstar

4.8
530 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 530 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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AoifeD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely fabulous. I could not fault anything. The food was delicious. Service was excellent. We cannot wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Wonderful service.

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Aisling
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely meal but we were cold sitting outside with no heaters. Tuna starter was incredible, will definitely be back!

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Kristoffer
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend Lobstar and will comeback for some more mouthwatering and delicious seafood.

The outside ambience was unexpected but street view was amazing at night + the fleece blanket haha!

Overall food was great and service was excellent.. friendly and helpful staff.

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Butlerw2
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with four sneaky naked oysters before our Calamari starters.
Then the Breaded Cod and parmesan and truffle chips, and Prawn Tagliatelle, paired with a medium bodied Spanish Rioja.
Dessert was the apple Tartin and two Baileys coffees.
The food was outstanding and delicious! 5 STAR
The service was excellent, 5 STAR and considering the restrictions, the food was definitely worth the cold weather. (throws available to the outdoor diners)
Amazing restaurant and one of the best we have been to for fish on the southside of Dublin.

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MichaelC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and dry pleasant service. Would recommend highly

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The big downside was that, due to the COVID restrictions, we dined outside and the restaurant isn’t set up for outdoor dining in terms of windbreakers and outdoor heaters.

Everything else was really good, food was delicious and service was really good too

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Deirdre
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and menu is different enough to be special. Staff are lovely and friendly. Wine list is great. Great atmosphere. Will be returning.

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CatherineM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always. It was very noisy but not a lot you can do I understand. Didn’t take from a super food experience.

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ChristinaF
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, the food is so tasty and the staff are incredible! Love going here!

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AnneD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very efficient, helpful & friendly,
Very Covid friendly

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JohnGalt
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food. Friendly staff, nice decor and ambiance. I thought that the portions were just a bit too small for the price that is charged.
I wouldn't normally eat in Monkstown but much easier now with cycle route along the coast.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, food was outstanding

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LouiseG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asian Cooler oysters amazing and I don’t even like oysters. I’m converted. Black sole to share amazing. I really like lobstar and will continue to go back. Lots of starter dishes to share if you didn’t feel like doing the typical three course meal

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seleng
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the perfect dinner. Food was fab. Wine was fab. Ambience was perfect. Must try

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EddyV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like lobster, the place to go! Not cheap but very tasty food and presentation. Also other fish and seafood and steaks available.

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VieraT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobstar is one of the beat restaurants I've been to.the food is always fantastic and the staff ate always smiling

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DouglasA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurants with exceptional food, well worth a visit

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vipSimonK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favourite restaurants in Dublin!!
Great quality of cooking & service.

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Eithne
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab restaurant esp for fish lovers - the fabulously fresh oysters are a perfect start to the experience. Service is extremely friendly and attentive - u can never tell who owns the restaurant as all staff serve you as if it’s their own. We love this restaurant and feel very lucky to have Lobstar in our neighbourhood.

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Igor
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place in a great location (heart of Monkstown) with delicious food and courteous, friendly service. We sat in front of the window looking outside and it was great to watch the village vibes while enjoying the atmosphere and food.

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CiaranO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted to say thank you, my wife and I had the most amazing meal last night Oysters, Prawns and the black sole were the best ever.

Great to sit and talk to you both at the end

Thank you for making my wife’s birthday special

We will be back soon ! 5+

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JenniferO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very and the food was delicious. Looking forward to going again

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vipJohnnyW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A tiny little slip of a restaurant in Monkstown with only a few tables given the Covid-19 restrictions...but boy what an experience...a genuinely friendly caring service led by owner and Hostess Veronika and her mighty little Team (Sydney, Maria and Marko) along with her main man Szolt weaving his magic in the kitchen...stunning Irish prawns in a bowl of wonder...beautiful scallops and a magnificent butterfly lobster in garlic butter and lemon. A wonderfully modest wine selection and a creative cheese platter with home made crackers and coffee infused melting chocolate ball to finish! What a gorgeous night! Boom! 💥 J

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Bones
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very good mussels, good breaded cod, beautifully presented food, excellent service, nice atmosphere, good value if you stick to early bird 2 course. Could end up expensive if you had 3 courses a la carte with specials etc

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PETERDGREAT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ate here in group of three on a Friday at 5pm. 2 menus including early bird. Almost all main courses and at least 1 starter had supplements, something I dont understand. Service was quick and attentive. Starters were very nice as were the mains. 3 starters, 3 mains (including 1 lobster), 1 dessert, 1 coffee, 2 waters and 2 bottles of wine (85 total) came to e252 plus e25 tip. Enjoyable experience, though the decor was more like sitting in a kitchen (wall tiles)

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Patrickm
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, good service, good value, casual dining not intimate dining atmosphere but its not trying to be. Go for it - you won't be disappointed!

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MichaelS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The fish is beautifully cooked, Unprententous place with some seriously good cooking and service to match

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SabrinaR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Really fresh seafood and the lobstar was delicious. Service was excellent and we didn't feel rushed in any way. Only slight criticism was that their wine list was quite expensive, not much under €40. We will definitely be back though.

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was exceptional... decor v cold and lacking atmosphere

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Maria
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful from start to finish. Delicious oysters, mussels and lobster and desert was divine. Great wine selection and service was fantastic. Grrat atmosphere and music selection. Highly recommend and can't wait to return :)

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SharonR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, delicious food. Pricey but top quality food.

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very small menu and they were out of the one main fish dish that wasn’t lobster (mind you, we went at 6 pm on a Saturday) which was unfortunately our entire reason for going

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AdamD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was flawless, thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was excellent too.

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MagdaliniC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was superb, the service helpful and not annoying every 5 minutes. Overall great dining experience

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Expensive but Worth it .food Is top class
Also early bird menu excellent value
Quite small restaurant

Definitely will be back
Such a treat
Lovely restaurant

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Barry
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service! Loved every minute of it.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super evening and really enjoyed the starters in particular.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great food, great service. Prices increased and the serving size of fries and sides ludicrously small, laughable actually.

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ZsoltA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best experience in Dublin! We will go back very soon!

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Lobstar is rated 4.8 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.