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The House

4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 839 6388
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“antipasti” (5 reviews)
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Irish, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here on spec for lunch. We both had chowder which arrived with lots of nice bread- the Guinness bread was yum. Helpings were substantial and full of assorted fish. Staff very nice.

Thank Pkgeos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a very wet, windy hike we came across this wonderful restaurant as we walked back into town. Service and food were wonderful! Loved the history and ambiance.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a sample of cheeses, meats, crackers, with chutney. Later we share a plate of grilled fish and chips. Simple but very nice.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Group of us stayed out in Howth for the night and were looking for nice breakfast Sunday morning. Not having stayed in Howth before, we found this lovely place on the hill. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Lovely decor. Had a really great...More

Thank lemon1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice meal there, we were a party of two families including 6 children. The children were made very welcome...unusual in irish restaurants of this calibre. There was a kids menu, the food was great if a tad pricey for a kids menu. The...More

Thank fiach2017
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A perfect experience of food and service. Good value with a wide choice available. Will be returning there as a couple and with friends. Try it you will not be disappointed.

Thank George F
Karl D, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for review. Great you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon. Karl

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We come here from time to time, as they have OK cooked breakfast, especially the pancakes. The staff are ok but I definitely never get the impression they care much. Seats are very uncomfortable and given the small space they probably should cut down on...More

Thank zrhzrl
Karl D, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

That's great you like the food experience. Ask for the soft seats by the walls, they are comfortable. Some tables are bigger than others, so ask for a bigger one. Thanks for review. Best, Karl

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Went for Sunday Brunch but arrived at 10:30am before Brunch began. Breakfast menu was very limited and disappointing. Orange juice tasted very bitter. We suspected the oranges had gone off. Eggs were cold. Sausages where more suited to a bangers and mash dish, overpowered by...More

Thank eireanncailindheas
Karl D, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at The House. Brunch begins at 11.30 at weekends. We have 3 separate toilets at the restaurant. 1 ladies with 2 cubicles (sorry the door needed an extra push to close), a gents that is wheelchair accessible, and a...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Service was good and the staff were friendly. Not convinced that the price of the food was good value for money- 6 Euro seems to me to be a bit pricey for a plate of soup and slice of bread.

Thank James N
Karl D, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for nice review & visiting The House. We source great produce and create homemade dishes. We price accordingly. Best, Karl

Reviewed 27 June 2017

We came upon this restaurant on our way down from the Howth Summit, saw the Trip Advisor's recommendations in the window and decided to try it rather than a restaurant directly on the water. The food was excellent and so was the service.

Thank pfb410
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
08:45 - 16:00
08:45 - 21:30
08:45 - 21:30
08:45 - 21:30
08:45 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 6388
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An award winning cafe-restaurant-deli & bar in the centre of Howth village. Modern Irish home cooking of super local seasonal produce. The House is a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner & weekend brunch. Outdoor dining in the sunny back garden. Outdoor kids play area.
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