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The Brass Monkey

12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 806 3746
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (82 reviews)
“seafood” (60 reviews)
“calamari” (47 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 23:30 Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a simple and typical environment of the weekend touristic village of Ireland, we are welcomed by a waiter who tells us that we will have to leave the table after one hour at the most. Perhaps this is why, for a price of more...More

Thank 42Bruno
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We may have accommodated you with a table which was booked by a reservation in one hour and that was not long enough time for you. I;m sorry you didn't enjoy your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 12km walk around the coast and getting totally drenched, we got to warm up with their award winning chowder and fish & chips. The fish & chips was not greasy and the fried shrimp in the chowder was super delish. I should have ordered...More

Thank BC C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little bit on the cool side so we decided to sit inside. Very red but the service and food was VG. Portions on the tapas menu were excellent and all enjoyed,

Thank Trueblue611
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here I had breakfast and lunch in 2 different days and it’s very good place. The spot is amazing and if you are lucky enough to sit outside in a sunny day, you will enjoy the view and the port. Good fish and chips with...More

Thank Antonio M
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Howth with great service and a lovely atmosphere. However I found the new menu rather uninspiring and lacking in imagination. The service was great as usual and the food delicious.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Jumped on the DART and headed to Howth for the afternoon. There are a number of restaurants along the seafront here, I’m sure all are good. We chose The Brass Monkey and it was superb, the service relaxed but attentive, the food amazing. Had a...More

Thank Nic G
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Loved this cute little restaurant. My friend and I ordered the early bird menu so we had a starter and a main for 23€ before heading to coastal walk. The fish chowder is so very delicious and recommend it to everyone. I also had a...More

Thank archipaola79
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Table was cleared from previous couple 15 mins after sitting down. Menu thrown on table in front of us and was challenged by waitress who was the one who sat us down in the first place. Cheek of service charge added to the bill. Paid...More

2  Thank Nippy K
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We ate here after asking for a recommendation from our taxi driver. Wow - was he spot on! The seafood chowder as absolutely amazing. The fish and chips with the "catch of the day" was fantastic as well. Great little place to sit outside on...More

Thank TJ-277
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We decided to have an all-tapas meal so we could try as many things as possible, and we ended up trying five different dishes. We started with the deluxe seafood chowder. It was good, but not fabulous. We found the tiger prawn pil pil bland,...More

Thank sablatt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
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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