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The Brass Monkey

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12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 806 3746
12:30 - 23:30
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't get me wrong - lovely staff and great meal but it just wasn't right. The menu? The food we ordered was fab but the menu itself seemed jaded. We remarked on how boring it was and how nothing on the menu sparked our interest. Getting through it all seemed a bit of a chore. In the end, we seemed... More 

Thank MGMcShane
Grasse, France
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stopped by here on a day visit to Howth where I had a seafood lunch and glass of white wine. The seafood was very fresh and staff very friendly. On a god day you can also sit outside.

Thank French_Green
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to take a break . Sat outside good coffee and scones . ☕ Good service 🌄 pleasant place outside heating and a wind break behind the ice plant 👍

Thank try2bclean
Bradford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I came here on Saturday evening. My husband is a coeliac so we chose this restaurant because it was clearly marked on the menu with what could be made gluten free and it had great reviews. We hadn’t booked a table and arrived about 20:45 and were lucky enough to get the last table for 2 in... More 

Thank Rachael H
Dundalk, Ireland
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here once on a short visit to Howth. The chowder is amazing, all the fish is fresh. The place has a warm cozy feeling. Can be a bit busy so it might be better to make a reservation. We were lucky to get a table as it was just after lunch time.

Thank Alexandru A
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

We are so glad you squeezed in a visit with us and enjoyed it so much. The Brass Monkey, Howth More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wandered into the Brass Monkey based on online recommendations and its proximity to the harbor on a busy Friday night. We were able to grab the last high top table close to the bar for dinner, where we enjoyed their seafood chowder and bruschetta with prawns. This was the last night of our week long journey exploring Ireland, and... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We aim to offer competitive pricing and market value when we set our prices regarding seafood. I'm glad you enjoyed your dish and felt the wines were reasonable. The Brass Monkey, Howth More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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401 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived about 6.30 on a busy Friday and were lucky to get the last 2 places at the bar. There is an early monkey offer before 7 but we opted for the shared platter which was delicious with calamari, hake, salmon, smoked salmon on Guinness bread, salad and chips. Desserts were 6.50 Eton mess and ban offer. Pity Guinness... More 

Thank John W
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Many thanks and great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are working on draught beers and hope to have them in soon. The seafood sharing platter is great value and very popular. Thank you so much The Brass Monkey, Howth More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Lovely calamari starters, followed by an excellent grilled Hake for main course. The bruschetta was also good. A bit noisy, but the food is good, at a reasonable price point. Would return. Suggest reserving a table.

Thank Tommy087
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We can get very busy and when the weather is good Howth is a great spot to visit. Many thanks and we hope to see you again soon. The Brass Monkey, Howth More 

County Tipperary, Ireland
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I went with my husband we were flying to copenhagen the next day and staying at a hotel at the airport. We just went in looking for a meal and it turned out a great experience. We had calamari mussels and scampi which we shared. All very tasty.

Thank clematis1947
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you so much. What a nice surprise for you both! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the seafood and had a great experience. The Brass Monkey More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Check out the calamari starter...a pile of calamari, perfectly cooked in a thin crispy batter. The scallops were succulent and scrumptious - I expected a small portion(3) as had been kindly briefed by the staff in advance, but I didn't expect the black pudding to accompany it (beyond manky and removed it to the side swiftly). The restaurant was packed,... More 

Thank GloryRoad1
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Well scallops and black pudding aren't to everyone's taste! Some people love it. We glad to hear you were advised well by the staff and enjoyed the dishes you chose. We hope to see you again soon. The Brass Monkey More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Seafood, European, International, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 806 3746

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?