Lobstar

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386 reviews
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€30 and under
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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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to lobster many times , and each and every time the entire experience is as fabulous as the 1st. The food & the friendly staff and warm ambiance makes for a very special dining experience,
Kim x

SN
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was incredible. Lovely staff. Really enjoyed the dinner.

AF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous night in Lobstar on Friday night. We arrived at 6pm and we were made to feel so welcome. The service was outstanding. We decided to have the early bird special scallops ceviche and then Lobstar ravioli. Both were excellent. It was one of the best nights we have had in a long time.

PQ
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were four of us and we had 3 courses, Starters and Mains were excellent - probably the dessert was a little too much. Fish was delicious for mains and starters choices was quite varied and all delicious. Definitely going back - wine selection could be a little better in the €35 to €45 range.

UH
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 5th or 6th time we've visited Lobstar in Monkstown - it's our go to restaurant for a local night out and it never fails to impress. Slight menu changes each times (with specials) mean that there is always something new to try. Sometimes it's a little noisy as it's small, but it has a great ambience and it's cosy. I recommend highly if you like fish. Save some space for dessert.

a
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequently eat at Lobstar. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The food is beautifully prepared and delicious. This is my go-to place when we have guests or a special occasion. And.....it’s so much more convenient than driving into town.
If you haven’t tried this wonderful restaurant you should put it on your dining-out bucket list!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was organised, informative and friendly as they explained the menu. The steak, seafood and dessert were some of the best we’d had with flavours and presentation superb. We come form London where this restaurant would be an absolute winner. Thank you! We will come again!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Exceptional efficient and very friendly. Would have been five stars all round except for limited and very expensive wine list.

S
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal - good service!

Had 3 courses with drinks... couldn’t fault it - will be back again soon :)

FB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was superb.
The food excellent. Nice mix of tastes and nicely served.
We where looking for our last lunch in Ireland with the best oyster and lobster and we got it!
Thanks you!

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

Fantastic service and delicious food. Well worth a visit.

ED
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exemplary and made for a very special occasion

HM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was my second time to visit Lobstar and I was once again delighted by the experience. The food is incredibly good, really thoughtfully put together, wonderfully prepared and presented and absolutely delicious. The detail provided (by the owner) about the dishes is extraordinarily helpful and I was seriously impressed when she brought out some Tonka beans to show us when we queried what they were. It's a super restaurant and definitely in my opinion one of the hidden gems of south county Dublin!

QB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurants, amazing food, amazing service. Would recommend it any days. It's not a cheap place, but the quality of food and service are of the highest standard

PM
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Charming staff. Very attentive. Wine list could be made a little less expensive.

HC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food. The menu was very considered and the presentation of the food was excellent. Our waiters were very helpful and very friendly . I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be coming back again. Well done.

PR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, serious quality, fresh produce, good value for money.
Fantastic professional service! Our favorite restaurant in Dublin. Top tip: Try the Carlingford oysters!

P
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Short but well balanced menu, and the different dishes for our group of eight were tasty and well presented. Would warmly recommend.

SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time visiting Lobstar, really enjoyed it the first time which is why we went back but it exceeded our expectations on our last visit. Staff were lovely, food was delicious and overall had a lovely evening

HM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great staff and excellent food, but much more expensive than on our last visit. Unavoidably noisy as it is small and very busy.

CA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant... I'll be back for sure!!!!!!!

C
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super restaurant with superb service . We will come again. Main waiter from Croatia particularly impressive ! thanks clodagh

EC
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. Great to have in the village. Perfect for any occasion.

EL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place, especially sitting by the window looking out on the town. Great food, especially mushroom ravioli and steak tartare. Also lovely selection of daily specials.

RW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little find. Lovely food, friendly staff and charming atmosphere.

FC
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, service and atmosphere - early bird menu is particularly good value. The wine list is a bit dear, but there's some good options.

BG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, second time we've been. We had the lobster, some oysters and drinks and can't really complain about anything. The service was great, the food was very well made and we'll likely be back.

CR
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening everything was perfect from the food to the service - thank you!

WS
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic experience, sat outside as it was quite warm. That made the difference as we had more space and less people around. Amazing food and service. Staff was very attentive and friendly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lobstar to a friend.

g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always fantastic here, the staff are so lovely and really make an effort every time

LC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lobstar is a lovely small intimate bistro. We think the service is great. The only thing is the Lobster roll is really disappointing. No chunks of lobster or even pieces of lobster, and no taste other than mayonnaise. I wouldn't order that again. The tuna starter was wonderful.

CW
Galway
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends 40th birthday

P
Dublin
21 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a weekend lunch.

j
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you we had a fantastic meal. Could not fault in any areas! Will be back!

W
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food and service.
Early bird is exceptionally good value

Q
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very friendly staff, highly recommend!

PM
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu. Food beautifully prepared and presented. Lovely service. A real treat.

NN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service&food. Great fine dining experience!

E
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service as always we were greeted with a smile and shown our table the food was stunning we had 3 courses each and a bottle of wine we also used our taste voucher which was not supposed to be used on a Saturday but the lovely host honored it anyway will definitely be returning and have bought vouchers for friends.

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