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The Brass Monkey

12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 806 3746
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (84 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
“calamari” (48 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 581 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Had a very pleasent, good value meal with excellent customer service in the Brass Monkey on the West Pier in Howth. Good menu variety including its seafood platter. Lovely Mill Stream South African Red wine at vrry reasonable price, well as Ireland goes. Worth a...More

Thank davidpryor_12
Reviewed yesterday

Went here for lunch and we all enjoyed it tremendously. The chowder is amazing and the lady serving us was very friendly. Next time we are in Howth we will definitely head to the Brass Monkey.

Thank Pewter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place had fantastic food with a chilled atmosphere, great service and the prices were not too bad, food was definitely worth the price, we had chowder seafood soup, calamari and traditional fish and chips followed by white wine, sangria and baileys all under €80....More

Thank melissamI393ZV
Barbara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the fantastic recommendation. We really appreciate it. The Brass Monkey Howth

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner here and availed of the €45 meal for two which was superb. The chowder was excellent in contrast to the rather over the top criticism of a previous reviewer. The fish and chips mains was plentiful and fresh while the Eton Mess...More

Thank Lesfingal
Barbara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much and well done on bagging a bargain with the Autumn Dining Offer! The Brass Monkey Howth

Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into here for lunch pretty much at random on a day trip to Howth and had the weekday lunch special. We were so impressed with this (the mushroom soup deserves a special mention) that we came back two days later for a full...More

Thank Peter2109
Barbara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Sounds amazing. Thanks for letting us know you and your daughter loved the food and service. The Brass Monkey Howth

Reviewed 1 week ago

I like seafood chowder, and expect nothing but the best when a place advertises that they have won an award with their chowder. I would probably rate it as just above average, the only reason for being above was their perfectly cooked scallop. The presentation...More

Thank Dysie
Barbara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, The award winning chowder is regularly our topic of conversation here. People love it and rave about it. I can only surmise you caught the end of a batch and were left a little short on chunks of fish. I'm really sorry about that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic range of seafood and other food.We had scallops and salmon which were excellent. Very good and friendly staff.

Thank John B
Barbara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks. The Brass Monkey Howth

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little restaurant is very popular with tourists. Outside seating and view of harbour. Inside restaurant space limited but quite compact. Excellent Lunch & Early Bird Menus with a good variety of fish options very reasonably priced. Had the Mini Lunch special which is available...More

Thank marymX6478LI
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The combo lunch is a smaller portion and cheaper to suit lunchtime guests. So glad you enjoyed the experience and the food was delicious. Thank you so much for the 5* review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food and really good service. We had a voucher and it was brilliant value, I have used a few vouchers here and the food is always great. The only thing I don't like is the tables are very close together.

Thank Orla B
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks. We would love some more space too but we hope you found it cosy and fun at the Brass Monkey.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome wee place with really patient and attentive staff. The Carlingford Oysters were extremely good and the mussels are a close second. Thank you for a lovely Sunday lunch

Thank travellingrarps
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 806 3746
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Description
A modern European restaurant serving seafood, tapas sharing platters, lunch and dinner. Situated on the West Pier in Howth we are spoiled for the freshest choice of fish every day. Our cold water oysters from Sligo are delivered daily and freshly shucked to order. Howth is a "Must see" on any trip to Dublin. The Brass Monkey is the "Must Eat" on that trip!
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