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King Sitric Restaurant

6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 832 5235
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our meals. Good calamari. Best had for a while. Nice fish and chips....very fresh fish. Sweet potato fries too. Salad was a bit limp and dressing in bottom of bowl

Thank krispie41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was pretty good. I had crab claws, chowder and sweet potato fries. My mum had the open crab sandwich which she struggled to finish - it was a good sized portion. My only small complaint would be that the chowder needed a...More

Thank ND74
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over done hake in batter and soggy chips. Service was friendly and efficient but wont be rushing back for food!

Thank Newme47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent dinner in the King Sitric last night with friends. Lovely menu - beautiful fresh fish, John Dory, Halibut & Cod (Sole also on the menu & Lobster) all main courses. Starters were really good too.. (Delicious scallops which I had). I really...More

Thank MerciDublin
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Long live the EU! German guests in an Irish restaurant that cooperates with a famous vintner from Alsace/France. This classic restaurant is easy to reach from Dublin (Bus 31) and it is worthwhile going there. Although specialized in fish and seafood they also serve excellent...More

Thank superG18
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Ate dinner but was a little ordinary on the fish front and atmosphere come to that. Would have loved some crab.

Thank f2s
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A great seafood restaurant to visit before or after a long walk around the Ben of Howth. It does not accept reservations due to its standing and well-deserved pouplairty. All seafood dishes are locally caught and served to high quality lunch standards complete with brown...More

Thank romac48
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Visited again after a too long absence. We were a large group. Service was excellent with great attention to detail in many areas. Oysters for pre-starter and scallops for starter were excellent. Fish dishes, especially monkfish, were excellent. However the pan fried sole was cooked...More

Thank Beahive
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

It was very pleasant to have a lunch there. They was very helpful, the food was great. Nothing to complain about!

Thank Rafael D
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed !!! average food for higher prices .. Poor starter , ok fish (fresh) , got desert with human hair in it � , staff didn't seem to care about that at all!!!! No go ever again

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Hi there, we have booked one night, Dec 29th in your hotel. We arrive in Dublin 5.30pm and would like a dinner reservation if it is not too late. Please let me know if it is possible. Thank you
1 December 2016|
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Response from kingsitric | Property representative |
we have plenty of availability, what time would you like it at? We are open from 6pm - 9pm. Awaiting your advice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 832 5235
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at King Sitric
Established in 1971, Aidan and Joan MacManus have earned an international reputation for fresh seafood in their harbour-side restaurant in the picturesque fishing village of Howth. In 1999, they extensively rebuilt their old Harbour Master's house, relocating the restaurant to the first floor with panoramic seaviews, and adding eight guest bedrooms. All the bedrooms are named after Lighthouses and have sea-views. Fresh fish landed daily on Howth Pier, oysters and mussels from the west, lobster caught by our own fishermen in Balscadden Bay are among our specialities. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in our East Cafe Bar while choosing your wine from our outstanding Wine List. National Hospitality Awards Seafood Restaurant of the year 2014. We are situated in the golfing heartland of North County Dublin and for sailors Howth Marina is three minutes walk. Enjoy a gentle stroll on the Pier before breakfast or a more energetic hike on the unspoilt Cliff Path and the trails of Howth Head. For business, shopping or sightseeing, Dublin City is only 25 minutes by Dart. Dublin Airport 25 minutes.
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