Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar

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Steak
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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LeeM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was OK. Service very good. Price very high for portion size.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out since March. Very comfortable, relaxed environment. Food was excellent. Definitely will be back for more!

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NR89
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience for our first time back in a restaurant after the lockdown measures had been lifted. The staff were brilliant and made the evening very enjoyable. The food as great, especially the crab claws!

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StephenM
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner for 2 with wife on Friday night; pre-booked with COVID restrictions and had superb meal - starter of calamari excellent, had steak and lobster - steak was probably best had in Ireland - fantastic cut of beef perfectly cooked - and service excellent. Desert for her key lime pie and didn't even get a taste it was that good. Would definitely recommned!

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DeirdreD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really enjoyable experience, food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super food and exelent and friendley Service

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the duck wings

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you kindly for your great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nice food but it did lack flavour and wine was average. Service was very quick and staff are nice.

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you for letting us know about this. Your feedback helps us get better.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak! Not quite how I wanted it cooked, but it was still a great steak. Staff are great, I like a place that serves you and lets you be.. a quick check that things are ok and that’s it. To be honest, I ended up booking a table here as the place I usually book wasn’t available, however I would happily return to Beef & Lobster again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food and lovely staff we will be back

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NickL
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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DanaM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small steak but tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with excellent food!

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on September 4, 2019

We think so too, thanks so much!!!

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LuciaT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on September 4, 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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MickH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on August 21, 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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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the food!

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on August 6, 2019

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

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EoinM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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)

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on July 21, 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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Sharon
N. Ireland
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on July 5, 2019

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on July 5, 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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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sehr gutes preis Leistungsverhältnis

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on June 19, 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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AndrewR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on June 19, 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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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on June 19, 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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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, drinks and service !

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on June 19, 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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GaryF
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on June 19, 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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..

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on June 19, 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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ainem
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on June 19, 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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MarcB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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 June 19, 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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Mrnomnom
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Beef & Lobster - Temple Bar
Responded on June 19, 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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vipMoritzW
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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

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BMoyles15
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FlorinaV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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Karen
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BrianW
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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 !

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MaAb
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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RossS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

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