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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Irish, Seafood, European, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the Brass Monkey three times on a recent visit to Howth. Very happy on all three occasions. Relatively small restaurant but well able to cater to groups up to eight people. Good seafood menu, appropriate for the location. Chowder is a must as a...starter. Fish and chips were pretty good too. Bar a bit limited, especially for cocktails but regular drinks and wines were great. Staff very friendly even with the place packed. Obviously we enjoyed it since we went back for more a couple of times.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Midweek lunch visit. Starters of Sardines (lacking flair, imagination & dry), Monkfish & Prawn Taco (very tasty but very small portion of fish; 1 prawn/3 small pieces monkfish). Mains of Fish & Chips were delicious & crisp. Service was pleasant but slow. 1 Guinness, 1...Pinot Grigio & 2 coffee. Total: €75.50.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 14 May 2022 via mobile

The best fried calamari I have ever had. Deluxe seafood chowder was amazing. Prize quality ratio is good and the toilets are clean

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 11 April 2022

I went here for lunch on Saturday with my daughter and I had the fish and chips which was disgusting, the fish was cold inside and the batter was soft and soggy !!!!! Worst fish and chips I have ever had and they charge a...whopping 19 euro for same Won’t be returningMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

Beautiful seafood lunch after cliff walk. We had chowder, fish tacos & cod & chips, sitting outside. All simple dishes but very tasty. Food & drinks well priced for Howth. Looked after by really nice waitress, made our visit all the more special on this...bright & chilly Spring day.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

The absolute best chowder in the world! Excellent wine pairing Service was top (my partner suggested we write a poor review, just in case it gets too crowded!)

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

Tourism / TV / #GabeSiglie cane to see me in Howth and taste the best seafood chowder on the planet. I brought him to the Brass Monkey and no one was disappointed. Aoife, Laura, Sarah and le Chef John Aungier brightened our eyes and inspired...our palates . New look , new feel , new smooth aesthetic and great great food and serviceMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 11 August 2021

We planned to eat here on a day trip from Dublin, but sadly the seem to have had a recent fire & are therefore closed. If you are planning on a trip here, check on building progress before you travel!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 July 2021 via mobile

My husband and I had a meal here yesterday evening and I have to say it was the most delicious meal I have ever tasted. I had hake and my husband had salmon and both dishes were seasoned and cooked to perfection. We finished off...with chocolate meringue 😋. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant 👌More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021 via mobile

From the minute we turned up for our table the staff were brilliant, so friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious and the portions were huge. Will definitely visit again

Date of visit: June 2021
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The Brass Monkey is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4