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Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar

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Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome Fresh seafood , Amazing offerings that aren’t all fried fish and chips !! Lively atmosphere and lovely attentive staff The freshest little gem in Howth!! Well done !!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

It’s a small place with a tapas style menu majoring on fish. Staff friendly food nice and reasonably priced. Not the sort of place you’d spend a couple of hours over a dinner date but for what we wanted it was fine.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022

Had the pleasure of eating in this restaurant yesterday, the food was wonderful and such lovely staff, especially the lady who brought us to our table, she epitomised good customer service with great sense of humour.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022 via mobile

It was the best lunch with fresh seafood I ever had. Also, the service it was impeccable. I was really glad for discovering this place. <3

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022 via mobile

Best fish (of a “fish ‘n chips” meal we’ve EVER had— the fish (hake) and the breading. WOW! The seafood chowder is also wonderful, as is the service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 27 May 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food and excellent value for money. We shared a bunch of tapas between us, enjoyed a lovely bottle of wine, really recommended. Fresh and beautifully cooked, served by super helpful staff. Great experience

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022

We were sat rather quickly with water brought immediately but it went downhill from there. The server came around to take our order but we weren’t quite ready to order our main meals, but we ordered a platter of bread and olives. At about 20...minutes after, I decided to leave the group to take advantage of the sunny weather that was soon to leave, leaving two others at the table. It took 30 minutes for anyone to come back with the bread, and they basically threw it on the table and immediately walked away without asking to take the full order. There was another table who had sat and ordered their whole meal at the same time as us, and by the time our party left, the other table hadn’t received any of their food either. The rest of the party left before ordering any more food because it would not have been worth the wait.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

Very, very good price vs quality for Tapas Did visit twice in a week Will be one of our favourites in the future It’s not a fancy place, but the tapas are great for that price

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

OMG delicious food, generous portions, lovely company. We ate here after doing the cliff walk it was fab. Our English visitors were very impressed and tried many types of fish for the first time, staff were lovely. Will definitely be making this a go to...in howth - yum!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

The best seafood restaurant in Ireland! The best seafood restaurant in Ireland! The best seafood restaurant in Ireland!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Response from Venture58330964174 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with above 10 per cent is normal. If you go to howth check out o Connells pub lovely atmosphere food and reasonably priced - enjoy your trip to Ireland
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Yes, Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5