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The House

4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 839 6388
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (65 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“mussels” (29 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
08:45 - 22:30 Hours
Irish, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 364 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recently went to The House for breakfast. The staff were very accommodating and friendly and the food was superb. I would have loved to visit again in the evening if I had spent more time in Howth. Highly recommended!

Thank TheGabbatron
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I stayed at Tara Hall and they recommended The House for dinner as it was "good" and "a short walk". With no reservation, we were seated right away. The place is just clean, quaint, and welcoming. Service was excellent...no need to say...More

Thank OhJackieO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst staying in an apartment at the bottom of Abbey Road, we arrived late so decided that we would try and find a place to have breakfast on our first morning. Nothing was open along the front of Howth so we walked up the hill...More

Thank Eddie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were the second table to arrive and got the pick of the tables. While we were getting settled we eyed the drinks list. The beers seemed just a bit pricey with one in particular very much more expensive than the charge in the nearby...More

Thank 34210king
TheHouseKarl, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thanks for your review. I'm glad you liked everything. Just to let you know that our can of Guinness is €4.95. I checked your bill and you were charged €4.95. We do have some Irish craft beers that are €5.50 and above. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappointed. Even my fussy 2 year old gobbled up her lunch. Friendly service. Great quality food

Thank ailisnic
TheHouseKarl, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, your review is much appreciated. Hope you can join us again soon. Best, Karl

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lunch here couple of days ago. Nice and friendly place. I chose The House Carvery: Roast Loin of Pork with pineapple chutney, veg. and mashed potato.The perfect roasting pork loin is juicy in the middle and brown and crusty on the outside. My...More

Thank kezskati
TheHouseKarl, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, sorry you were a little underwhelmed with your meal. Please let us know if you ever have an issue with the food as we would be more than happy to offer you something else. Best, Karl

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Had yummy porridge , generous serve with loads of extras, and good coffee served by attentive staff. Busy with locals which is always a good sign. Added bonus The House is also a historic site - a residence of Captain Bligh of Mutiny on The...More

Thank whysmith
TheHouseKarl, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for dropping in and taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed everything. Very best, Karl

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Nice setting up the hill away from the main part of town. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. We had a really helpful waitress who was able to alter the menu for my vegan girlfriend who had grilled vegetables with sourdough...More

Thank Kevin D
TheHouseKarl, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, The House garden is open all year as long as the sun shines. We are more than happy to tailor dishes to suit your taste and appetite. Thanks for your comments. Much appreciated. Best, Karl

Reviewed 6 May 2018

Well received in a simple but well-prepared environment for s Sunday brunch with the family. Benedict eggs well served with tasty and well-cooked bacon served with vegetables. Who had the fish of the day has received a pan-fried seabass with (big chunk) well presented with...More

Thank Mantua57
Karl D, Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks for review. Thanks for stopping by The House. Hope to see you again soon. Karl

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Having previously visited The House for brunch I thought it would be the ideal place for a birthday meal for my husband. We were disappointed to say the least. We were not greeted on arrival, staff couldn't find our booking and eventually gave us our...More

1  Thank Marie H
Karl D, Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

It doesn't help you in anyway by advising of your dissatisfaction with your experience at The House by posting a review on Trip Advisor. What would help is letting us know while you were at the restaurant so we could fix whatever it was that...More

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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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