Lobstar

4.7
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433 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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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening, superb food, warm welcome, excellent service.

Only negative is the icy cold draft of air periodically when the door opens! A small quibble.....

Overall a great evening: thank you

KS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a phenomenal place to each - DELICIOUS food, beautiful presentation and delightful staff. I absolutely love it here.

MR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and buzzing atmosphere. Really enjoyed our visit

CA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Reasonable food but not amazing. Nice staff/service. Small room which can be quite noisy

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply an absolutely gorgeous restaurant in the heart of Monkstown Village. From their professional and friendly service to their delicious food it’s a restaurant worth visiting again and again. Really top notch 👌🏼

k
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My wife and I had dinner.
To start, we both had the pan fried scallops with smoked Jerusalem artichoke purée, carrots, dill, black olives. It was perfect.

For main, my wife had the lobster ravioli, which was “open ravioli” unusually, but was delicious and I tried some. My wife had a glass of Rhône rose, which was ok. (preference would usually be a Provence rose)
I had the ultimate surf and turf with the beef fillet and lobster tail for main course. Fantastic, tasty and decent portion of beef. I had a red Rioja with it.

For dessert, my wife had the French Custard Cake, which was sinfully good. I had the chocolate mousse.

Overall, the food was excellent. Wine list was a bit disappointing. The venue is tiny and sitting near the door would be very cold in winter but a move was offered and snapped up. We will go back as the food is so good.

HR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An amazing meal! Attentive staff, fantastic menu, a great evening

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovey setting, excellent food and incredible service. It’s small intimate and well worth a visit. Just be aware they don’t serve beer so as long as you like wine like we do it is perfect.

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, generous portions, staff so so lovely, very relaxing experience!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent overall experience, lovely scallops to start, followed by delightful lobster for two and cheese plate to finish. Great and attentive service, lovely people.

A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend. Food, service, value was all excellent. Dessert fantastic also.
I will be back for sure.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant! Highly recommend! Love the staff, food is always delicious and the decor fantastic!

M
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good customer service, excellent food & lovely buzzy atmosphere if not bit noisy! However I would return. Food is really top notch. I had scallops to start and the waiter had to pour over the sauce in front of me which was nice touch as it really brought the whole thing to life. Lobster for main- with a gorgeous salad and truffle fries. My husband had oysters which he said were fab. For main lobster linguine and you could really taste the lobster. It was delicious. For dessert we shared s chocolate bomb special. The waiter poured warm choc sauce over it in front of us and we watched it melt - it was again great to be part of the process, and it was insanely delicious. We sat at window on high seats/ very comfy. However if I had to make one tiny complaint it was that the chairs were very squeaky. Easily fixed hopefully.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Lobstar for my Birthday dinner last Saturday evening. It was a brilliant experience, the food was delicious, service was excellent, the ambiance was cosy but a bit noisy. Overall we had a lovely evening. I loved the tuna poke and the elderflower and mint mocktail. Both so delicious.

C
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my friends 50 birthday here and Lobstar is outstanding. Amazing food and service. Tiny little place and they handled pur rowdy crowd of seven perfectly. Everyone raved about the steak and lobster. My husband loved his lobster ravioli. We were all visiting Dublin from the states for a week and my friends said by far was their most favorite dining experience. Thank you for taking such good care of us and if ever backto Ireland you are on top of our list! Thank you!

SC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely welcome from staff also. The Mussels in lobster bisque is simply delicious. Have recommended this restaurant to a lot of my friends already and some have already made booking. Looking forward to going back again.

GC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, beautifully presented and served. An great neighbourhood restaurant that is individual and exciting.

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely small 'hidden gem' in Monkstown, highly recommended.

BB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lobstar is a regular haunt for us and it never disappoints. A great addition to Monkstown!

e
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and service was outstanding. The space is very cozy and at the same time very professional. The restaurant is definitely a fine-dining experience. We were served by Veronica, she was super nice and super professional. 5 star for the place, service, food and the people.

AB
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here, first time for lunch. Food was delicious and service was impeccable.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round Food and Service.

JM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arranged my sisters birthday at Lobstar on Sunday and it was such an enjoyable evening thanks to Veronika and her amazing team.

MC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time! Would highly recommend it!! Staff are so friendly and the food is unreal.

f
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb authentic cooking and exceptional service,

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous first meal in Lobstar. Great food and attentive service. Can’t wait to go back and recommend to friends and family.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely gorgeous. Amazing food the ahi tuna and lobster ravioli were fantastic

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. Wife and I had a perfect date night here. You’ll not be disappointed with the food or the service.

m
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night out. Oysters and Lobster were delicious but other choices as well. Service was fantastic. Desserts were lovely and the petit four was a nice surprise. A really great night out.

ML
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a year since we last visited Lobstar and I'd forgotten how fantastic it is. The quality of the food, the taste and presentation is all excellent and service is super. I am a chef, private caterer, health-chef teacher and super fussy about all afore mentioned. It is a very 'rare' moment that I leave a restaurant totally trilled by flavours, execution of dishes, service etc and much to my husbands delight - Lobstar delivered.
Well done team Lobstar, we wont leave it a year until we next visit you, but maybe a couple of weeks.
It is actually very rewarding to write this short review. I truly believe in giving 5* credit where 5*credit is due.
I know Lobstar is Husband and Wife team, but they have also employed friendly professional service staff. You get a warm and intimate welcome, I think, often only found in family run establishments and when owners actually work on site. Thank you Lobstar, Maggie Lynch

SJ
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, quality and tase is exceptional,service is extremely gracious and faultless. Truly an experience!

One note for improvement-place is tiny so a bit squishy! Wine list a little limited and could be better if slightly more chilled (noticed same on last visit too). Would not stop me returning I should add!!

SF
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Plenty of fresh sea food, a great variety. Good wine list and excellent service. Will be back

D
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great interesting food, served beautifully, excellent staff, really friendly buzz in the room and everyone seemed to be having great fun! we had a really excellent evening. Only downside - our table was not great - too near the Loo and the service area so book early and ask for the front of the room!

JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food & service are excellent. Venue is small and can get a bit noisy. Wine list is very pricey and it's hard to find anything reasonable which takes a little gloss off of it.

EW
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my first meal in Lobstar last Friday evening. It is a lovely venue, quiet with lovely music played discreetly in the back ground. The service was excellent, informative and helpful. The food was delicious and importantly for me they had organic wine. THey also had a good quality wine in general which appealed to my Dad who is a wine buff and was pleasantly surprised with everything.

LM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite when back in Ireland. They do a great early bird menu with usually a good fish dish but this time I went with Lobster which was super fresh and tasty. The restaurant is lovely and cosy, service is always great and food delicious! If you want good seafood in Ireland go here!

SK
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever , a great dining experience at Lobstar . The menu continues to offer excellent choice and beautifully cooked fish of the day ; and the fantastic lobster and oysters always delight . Front of house is as always congenial, friendly , professional in every way . Wine list just gets it right : not too long , excellently chosen . Zolt, Veronika , and the team of Marco and co just keep doing lovely things . Great to see Lobstar always busy and vibrant .

F
Dublin
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is good but the early bird menu dictates you pay supplements if you want lobster!

GA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, something different every time. Really nice and capable staff. Highly recommended!!!

BM
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster ever - the service is fantastic and the food superb