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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. Take away coffee & food. Bookings advised or just walk up. Lots of locals.
US$6 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Irish, European, Soups
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

Great restaurant, had some really lovely food there on Friday night. Chicken was gorgeous and they had great gluten free options on offer as well which was very important for us. Service was excellent and all staff had visors which is obviously very important in...these times.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 August 2020

Great healthy breakfast for all the family ... Delicious food and great service .. very enjoyable ... !

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 19 July 2020

The staff were very helpful and thoughtful. All of the food was excellent. Lovely atmosphere and surroundings.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 12 July 2020

Had brunch last weekend and not one of the staff wore masks or gloves, nor did they stand 6 feet apart when taking orders or serving. Will not be going there again until they tighten up social distancing procedures.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 18 April 2020 via mobile

The House was a fabulous find for lunch, just above the seaside drive in Howth. It’s cozy and the employees are kind and enjoyable. If tomato soup is on the menu- don’t pass this up! It’s chunky with lots of vegetables and comes with the...restaurant’s own baked, sweet brown bread. It’s a meal in itself but I also ordered the Irish cheeseboard which came with a sharp cheddar and blue cheese. The menu overall looked wonderful with fish tacos, avocado and egg toast as well as several other varieties including fabulous looking homemade baked goods. After lunch take a walk to the local church in the square before heading back down to the village. Howth is a relaxing seaside gem. Do not miss it!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 April 2020

I was visiting a friend in Howthe and she suggested having brunch at The House and I'm glad she did, it was really wonderful. Food was filling and generously portioned, it's a cosy set up hence the name 'the house' but I feel the tables...can do without being that crammed against each other. I had some delicious hot chocolate complete with marshmallows, some eggs benedict, pancakes, and a fried chicken sandwich - left there very stuffed and ready to walk off all that food. The staff were gracious and attentive as well.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 17 January 2020

Searched for a nice place to have brunch, came upon this very lively (read noisy) cafe, and managed to get a seat. Wished we hadn't! I had the pancake which was over priced, and bland. The tables are squeezed very close together, and it didn't...make an enjoyable visit as a result. Service was under immense pressure and did very well considering, but I find it hard to enjoy myself and relax when staff are visibly under pressure and struggling - it's not conducive to a relaxed brunch. We were glad to get out of there!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 5 January 2020 via mobile

We thought... Howth, fishing village; the chowder has to be good. We were wrong. Two large bowls of a watery grey substance loaded with mussel and cockle shells most of which were empty arrived at the table 25 minutes later. There were a few overcooked...cockles and mussels on the bottom amongst a few bits of tasteless white fish. We tried valiantly but it was inedible. In fairness to the waitress she took the 2 Chowders off the bill and said the chef had "accidetally" poured the mussel water into the soup! We didn't order anything else as we didn't have the time to wait another 25 minutes. So we left hungry and disappointedMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed the vibe (busy, lots of friends catching up post Christmas), excellent coffee and a very good sausage, bacon and fried egg sandwich for brunch. A good place for brunch.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019

Brunch in House was the only negative part of a lovely day in Howth. We were in hungry and cheerful after a gorgeous walk - and left still hungry and a whole lot less cheerful. Maybe we just got them on a very bad day...but our waiter was very rude to the point that it really negatively impacted the meal. My salad at about Eur 13 was about the size of a side salad. I thought about ordering a couple of sides but the unfriendly atmosphere put me off.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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  • The House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5