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Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar

7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 839 0822
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (74 reviews)
“chorizo” (39 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 618 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We’ve eaten at many Michelin started restaurants over the years but this place beats most of them hands down. The quality of the food was simply outstanding - we couldn’t fault any of it. We will definitely return.

Thank Gingerdom14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small and cosy restaurant with a view of the port The service is wonderful and quick Nice variety of fresh and tasty seafood A bit expensive tho

Thank mohmmansour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was at the bar on a Tuesday at lunchtime. Although it was really busy the staff was very friendly and polite. I decided for the octopus with tomato sauce and a glas of dry white wine. And it was amazing: a brilliant starter or...More

Thank Ursula857
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love meeting an old friend at the counter facing the sea. Great sea food : local pil pil prawns, scallops blackened , and yesterday a gorgeous monkfish with chorizo in tomato sauce. Top fresh tapas and great service. Not forgetting a very dry Verdichio .....More

Thank sottypotty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a day trip to Howth and after a great afternoon on the Cliff Walk my son and I chose Octopussy for a late lunch. We were lucky to get a seat on one of the outdoor tables and enjoyed a wonderful meal of the...More

Thank Diana Brown B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
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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