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The House

4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 839 6388
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming down from a walk on the Cliffs. I was cold and saw the charming dining room. I had the carrot and fennel soup with brown bread. Perfect consistency, with sweet and savory flavors.. and piping hot. It was a very generous serving. I enjoyed...More

Thank Darci Lynn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so looking forward to trying here, menu looked great and had some serious food envy as other tables food arrived. Ultimately though, we were disappointed. We ordered the buttermilk fried chicken in brioche bun. What arrived was a plate of beige, no garnish...More

Thank caroline B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there on multiple occasions, but the most recent one, for breakfast, was a bit disappointing. We ordered right away but it took forever to deliver our food and although I had asked for hard eggs they were super soft and runny. The place...More

Thank Annastf
Karl D, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know. Sorry we didn't get your food the way u wanted it. Come on for eggs ' on the house' next time... just let us know when you're coming. ... best. Karl

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this little gem while exploring the town of Howth. I had been looking for a good barista style coffee, and was pleasantly surprised to find this cafe. I have loved to be able to try the scones with jam and cream, but unfortunately...More

Thank AttitudeDriven
Karl D, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thanks for reviewing. Call ahead the next time and we will keep you one, Best, Karl

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here in the early afternoon for some coffee, tea, and dessert. It was quite and cozy and we loved our tea and coffee, as well as the delicious hot fudge brownie with ice cream and raspberry syrup. We were too early to try...More

Thank Moppa2015
Karl D, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing. Lunch, Brunch and dinner ate great too, hope to see you again, best, Karl

Reviewed 6 October 2018

We have heard about Howth and their restaurants from a friend and we didn´t get disapointed!I had a kind of stew/soup from the sea and my man took a fresch fish. A good restaurant we can recommend!!

Thank Eva O
Karl D, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thanks for reviewing. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Karl

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

House is usually reserved for brunch for us as the Eggs Benedict are the best we have found anywhere, and we have REALLY looked! We decided to pop in for dinner on the way home on a Friday, surprised to be able to get a...More

Thank Colm M
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here last Friday night at House. I've eaten here a few times recently. I prefer dinner to the lunch menu which can be a bit limited. The serving staff don't seem to change which I take as a positive sign. Everything...More

Thank NthDub
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here on so many occasions it’s time to write a review! Each time I’ve been here is a pleasure. Service is personised and prompt. The food and coffees are comforting and delicious. You have to come here. Try their mocha coffee. Definitely have...More

Thank JaimeCarvalho77
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Everything we taste met our expectations. A perfect example of the common saying "less is more". The menu is quite simple but it stands out for the quality of its preparations, rather than unnecessary sophistication.

Thank RosarioOirasor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
08:45 - 16:00
08:45 - 21:30
08:45 - 21:30
08:45 - 21:30
08:45 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 6388
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An award winning cafe-restaurant-deli & bar in the centre of Howth village. Modern Irish home cooking of super local seasonal produce. The House is a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner & weekend brunch. Outdoor dining in the sunny back garden.
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