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The Brass Monkey

12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 806 3746
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (80 reviews)
“calamari” (44 reviews)
“fish” (81 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

First visit to Howth. Had a mini fish n chips as a weekday lunch special, came with a lovely salad and a bowl of soup or the chowder. Very well presented and friendly service.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Howth is a gem of a place and a great foodie spot if you like super fresh fish and seafood. Out of all the options, we picked this one based on a friend’s recommendation. Not sure we’ll go back to him for restaurant tips. The...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner on a Thursday evening and we had pre-booked so no problem getting a table. Pre-booking is recommended as it can get busy. The starter of tiger prawn pil pil was tasty and the main of Hake was a great bit of white...More

Thank PavlH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Brass Monkey is a brilliant little spot located on the Pier. The best seafood chowder lives up to the hype. Make sure you get the deluxe chowder! Absolutely delicious! We also tried the calamari and it was to die for. It melted in your...More

Thank TyrianLannister
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well it sounds like you had a feast of great dishes at the Brass Monkey. We are known for our seafood but we also have non seafood dishes which are a must! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Brass Monkey is great fun and has fabulous food, given where it's situated it's not surprising that fish features very heavily on the menu but as you can see the fishermen from the window the fish will be fresh.The staff are excellent and friendly...More

Thank Paddy M
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

When the sun shines, Howth is a fabulous place to visit. High on the list for tourists and locals for a day out. Thank you for your positive 5* review and comments on the menu. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Barbara

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came into town to look around and the boats, seal lions and beauty. We were délires to find the Brass Monkey pub. We were seven people and sat toward the back of the pub. It was clean, cozy and very inviting. We had all the...More

Thank James C
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review. Our chowder lives up to it's name of the best seafood chowder in Ireland! We're happy to hear you had a great day in Howth. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. The Brass Monkey,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the fish and chips lunch special which was well worth the price. Everything was delicious - the fish, the chips, the salad, and the seafood gumbo!

Thank Debstar410
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well hunger is the best sauce! We're delighted you enjoyed your food.

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We went out to Howth and popped into the Brass Monkey it's along the pier beside fishing trawlers... We were greeted and offered a few tables, we sat near the bar. We decided on a "special" seafood chowder with mini fish n chips for €12,...More

Thank Gerrirish
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are high on the fish lovers list! Although we do have non fish choices like pork belly, steak and a burger. We're delighted you had a positive visit and the staff were great!

Reviewed 9 January 2018

I had booked for a large family gathering and received great food, served by really nice staff. The menu was lovely and the early bird is great value. There is a lovely atmosphere in this restaurant and it is very popular. I would highly recommend...More

Thank 65susiel
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much. That's so lovely to hear your family enjoyed their visit. We hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I've visited the Brass Monkey before in the evening but this was my first lunch time visit. We arrived without a booking and were accommodated but obviously got very lucky as a number of people were turned away during our visit! We had the seafood...More

Thank OrahK
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well this is just fabulous! A leisurely lunch of fantastic seafood, sound like heaven! You are very welcome and thank you for leaving a 5* review!

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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:30 - 23:30
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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