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Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar

7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 839 0822
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (74 reviews)
“chorizo” (39 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Place was very beautiful and cossy. Moreover, it was located in fron of the boats where they download all the cargo. Unfortunately, I found the staff, specially one waitress, quite rude and not nice.

1  Thank Pipi P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They serve amazing seafood (chowder was yummy), the prices are a bit high though. The interior is nice as is the view. Don't be surprised by the service charge on the receipt.

Thank Kaja M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to the place with my wife as we had passed or many times and it looked good. Never judge a book by its cover! Had oysters to start which we're fine, though expensive. The seafood platter for two was pretty terrible - the 10...More

Thank bennedykennedy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice setting, oysters and wine. Very small portions, burnt patatas bravas and over cooked prawns. Very uninterested staff! Very overpriced!

Thank Travel526136
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can’t rate the quality of food served here enough. The whisky scallops were amazing. Followed this up with a shared seafood platter which was ample and delicious. I’d suggest you book a table as it’s only small and fills up quick.

Thank sowla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place . The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. My Dublin bay prawns were the best I have ever had . My wife had lobster and is still talking about now . We will return next year . Thank you...More

Thank Rupert C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have often visited Howth and walked by Octopussy restaurant so finally decided to head down to Howth for the day with my wife and daughter with the soul purpose of eating at the restaurant based on reviews and our observations. We arrived shortly before 1pm...More

1  Thank Roger A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Howth on a very sunny, warm Saturday and tried to get a table with 7 persons. Not an easy task, but the lovely ladies made it happen. We had a very caring waitress who also engaged in very pleasant private conversations with us....More

Thank DBMilano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This location, food and its staff have had a number of Fantastic reviews and by our opinion they deserve each and every one. The service was very good in the staff are super friendly in the food abundantly fresh tasty. The wine list worked just...More

Thank Emery Lee D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Might be small in size, but big on flavour in their tapas-style serves (good value serves). A relaxed and fun place to eat.

Thank paris0046
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 0822
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