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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” (77 reviews)
“chorizo” (42 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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7-8 West Pier, Howth Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely tapas restaurant in Howth, well worth a visit. We had booked (highly recommended) and had a prime position seated on high stools at the window - perfect for people watching! We ordered 3 tapas to share: whitebait, Dublin Bay prawns and fish tenders...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CheshireDancingqueen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Howth but our visit this evening was spoiled by the hostess from hell ! We arrived for a 5.00pm booking to be aggressively told that the waitress who accepted our booking was going to get her P45...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tom435
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got this recommendation from our hiking guide (Shane O'Doherty - awesome guy!) so we took him up on it. It was really busy given it's a small space. But the hostess was awesome and moved things around so we got a table. It got...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank m1a2tanks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of those restaurants that change what you think is possible with cooking with seafood. We ordered tapas style which let us try a lot of different types of dishes. And, my gosh, each dish got better and better. It is our goal...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kutaa1022
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant with absolutely fabulous food! 4 of us shared 7 tapas dishes and a mixed seafood platter, each individual dish was delicious, freshest of seafood and fish, sauces to die for! The hostess is a scream, great fun, friendly and made for a great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Fibi1034
Reviewed 28 November 2018

we spent a week in dublin and traveled to howth by train on a sunday.. beautiful blustery little town, cute market on sunday morning but wow - we had the best meal of our week at octopussy! squid with chorizo was our favorite! this is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank fcsmom
jaco c, Manager at Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

It was a pleasure to meet you guys and don’t worry, we are named after “they spy who loved us” not GRABBED us 😂

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Special atmosphere. Special food. Nice and very friendly people. Sharing food. Good prices. The taste of howth.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jessicam10548
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

The food was very good, and it was a nice and warm place to go on a very cold and windy day. We decided to go with the traditional fish and chips, and it was delicious. I do think it was a bit overpriced though....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 563sheilag
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

The fish was good and I very like the place. Just a little pricey for the kind of place and food you get. The service you have is in between a classic fish and chips place and a fancy one. Here my marks: PLACE 8,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JacL23
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I was greatly surprised with the food quality. As a Spanish, whenever I see the word “tapas” I am hesitant, but this place really delivered. The place is small but very cozy and the service was very nice. I fully recommend this place!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WisakJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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