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12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 806 3921
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A return visit after 6 months or so. The early bird specials are good value, and the staff take the time to chat to customers, even when the restaurant is full. I did feel that the portions were fairly substantial - I could not finish...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even a rainy lunchtime in Howth could not dampen th enjoyment of this little restaurant with its jolly signs(Never go to sleep angry, stay awake and plot your revenge!) the very helpful friendly staff and delicious food.The chowder was very good as was the sea...More

Thank rm282015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hit deep again this summer . Staff make the place great food was nice but not as good as the last visit the sea food platter wasn't as good as the last visit food was a bit over cooked . I'll try them once more...More

Thank Andy R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must for food lovers. Lovely decor, the wine is the best. Fish so fresh i think it swam into the restaurant.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, lovely staff. Seafood platter great. We had platter as shared starter for 4 then main and dessert from set menu. Full to overflowing but happy

Thank murrayphysio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love having coffee there with warmed up scone and jam on sunny Sunday mornings, sitting outside and just enjoying the weather. Girls at the counter are very welcoming and place is lovely.

1  Thank RigaBaby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food at excellent price. Eat in or outside. Finish with a cappuccino or tea. Couldn't ask for better food or services on our only weekend in Ireland.

Thank psanton
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Just had a family meal in deep , staff very friendly food super , value for money sea food platter really good pate great too . We will be back 100 percent

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing. I would go there again any time. They didn't only make great fish and seafood but the meat was great, too.

Thank Benni N
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

6 of us ate here and were spoiled for choice with fish and seafood on offer. Also one of our party was vegetarian and was very well catered for. We shared the Dover Sole delicious. We will return again before our holiday is over!

Thank Lambay
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Anna D
5 February 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 806 3921
Tel: 806 3921 They've got a couple of rave reviews from newspapers displayed in their restaurant, but unfortunately I didn't note which papers they were. Their seafood was incredibly fresh, perhaps bought right off of the docks. We had incredible fried oysters and a hearty seafood chowder as appetizers, then an earlybird seafood special for two for dinner which included fishcakes, crawfish, mussels, Dublin Bay Prawns, squid, smoked salmon, and a small salad. Beautifully plated, amazingly delicious. I hope you're able to get more info because this place is not to be missed!
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