Lobstar

4.8
565 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 565 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.6
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VanessaD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would really recommend, a lovely meal and great staff.

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Alisonh
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Very cold outside chicken was dry but my partner liked the lobster roll wasn’t worth 70 euro

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice food and great service

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ElaineM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent.

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Taila
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a little bit pricey, but the main courses are so good that it worth the money!

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vipMalouS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, they were so enthusiastic about their own food!

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N00G
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, I am already looking to book another table to go back!

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OceaneD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant with outstanding tasty food. Everything is so flavorful!
It’s our favorite place in Monkstown and we already can’t wait to be back!

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AlexD
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in ages (and not just because of lockdown!). Every dish was unique, used fresh ingredients, and tasted phenomenal. Sidney was excellent and made us feel at home and choose the right wine to go with our food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sole, split lobster and seafood linguini and it was all absolutely superb! The sole in particular was delicious. Tarte tatin for dessert is also a must! So good! Wonderful service and lovely atmosphere outdoor dining. Highly recommend!

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GerS
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutley lovely experience, waiters were so lovely and in great humour, it was outdoor dining and it was a lovely setting with great weather. The food was lovely and fresh and tasty and the wine was very refereshing. We will be back :)

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SiobhanL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to be back in Lobstar again. Veronica and all of the staff are so friendly and efficient. The lobster roll and Parmesan fries were excellent, as always. The new chocolate dessert is gorgeous.

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Laurence
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and lovely setting for this outdoor dining experience.

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ViktorijaM
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service, will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, all were fresh and staff were really nice. We were eating outdoors and felt as if we were on a promenade on a Spanish holiday!

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CarlB
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience from start to finish.
The food was fantastic and the staff were very friendly.
Thank you.

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ArtemG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood, friendly and attentive service, nice outdoor seating (in good weather), would highly recommend!

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vipStefanieK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobstar is one of our favorite local spots! The food, service, and ambiance is always excellent! My husband loves the filet with the truffle and parmesan fries or the mash potato and I usually have lobster or the linguine.

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Local
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Generous portions. Knowledgeable staff. Will go back

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LouiseM
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service & ambience!
Staff were so welcoming will defo be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna poke was divine

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Fabulous last night and everyone! The staff are amazing and looked after us incredibly well, couldn’t have done more for us.. cushions and blankets and even water for my friends flowers!

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Kasha
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place is tiny, but has a cool atmosphere. I was very excited to dine there because I do love seafood. The oysters I got were the biggest and freshest I've had in years - I was very pleasantly surprised. The staff were really attentive, but without being overly in-your-face. The rest of the party enjoyed their starters of tuna poke and fried calamari - though having tried the calamari myself, I found them over-fried. For the mains most of us got the lobster roll and here is where my biggest disappointment lies: charging 30 quid for half a brioche bun with a little dusting of lobster and a portion of chips is just outrageous. I thought the presentation of the dish was poor and to be honest there was too much bread there in ratio to lobster (I am aware lobster is expensive, but I am sure there are ways to present it better: an open sandwich perhaps? Some cool funky salad of red chard, pickled fennel, samphire and some black caviar maybe?). I was very disappointed with that dish - the halibut that the other person got looked much better and if I return, I definitely will try something different. With regards to dessert, while it looked unreal, it was just OK - the flavours did not jump out at me, the coffee infused chocolate soup did not taste of coffee to me at all for example, and I paid a lot for basically some chocolate and whipped vanilla cream. Just not what I expected. As for the cheese board - had it been given to me, I would have sent it back as the cheeses were, in my opinion, not a good combination. HOWEVER, overall we had a pleasant time at Lobstar, with a huge emphasis of the positivity and attentiveness of the staff. Perhaps comments like this will help you improve - or hate me :)

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DeniseB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday meal in Lobstar, the food and service were perfect as usual. We had a couple of specials (scallop ceviche and rib eye), also tuna poke and cod (with parmesan and truffle fries).
Very lucky to have this fantastic restaurant so close, staff were masked and very safe feel.

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HannahW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, we had such a lovely evening. Looking forward to booking again soon

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vipAdam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Felt very safe, faultless meal!

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ElaineQ
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I visited Lobster on a Sunday evening, just out of locked-down. We had prawns, mussels and pan-fried scallops for starters, they were very tasty indeed. We had the lobster for the main course. It was delicious. I have to say that we noticed how well the staff were managing during the pandemic, when we arrived at our seats we were invited to sanitize our hands, servers were wearing masks properly and the place was spotless. I have to say, we felt very safe having dined there, it was clear that both management's and staff's message was one of comfort, exemplar service, security, and safe dining.

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FGlover
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing - staff was brilliant and I will definitely be returning!

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terencep
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

VERY ENJOYABLE MEAL - a bit pricey for the lobster.

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lisao
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so good to be back and to be able to enjoy their lovely food and excellent service once again

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nstev
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Great food. A bit tight for space (under current restrictions)

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MariaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t recommend it highly enough . Great food. Great ambiance.

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vipMarkO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal, as always

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LouiseG
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious, especially Asian cooler oysters and the shared black sole. Love this! Staff are just so kind and friendly and unobtrusive but also attentive when required. It’sa lovely intimate setting and i will continue to eat here.

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ClareM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Felt very safe also. Highly recommend

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AoifeD
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.

FAQs

Lobstar is rated 4.8 stars by 565 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.