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The Abbey Tavern

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 839 0307
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 684 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came to the abbey tavern for a meal and show and it was the best decision we made. Coming from England we wanted to experience some traditional Irish singing and dancing and we were not disappointed. Food was beautiful and the show was amazing. I...More

Thank Becky N
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Becky N, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. "Absolutely amazing" - it doesn't get much better than this for us! Storm Brian has arrived in Howth as I write this but the sun...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A group of friends and I had lunch at the Abbey Tavern in Howth outside of Dublin Ireland's city center. We tried the shrimp scampi and their smoked salmon, which were both fantastic. But the winner of the day was the fish chowder, which is...More

Thank Venturists
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Venturists, thank you very much to your and your friends for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for rating your visit on Trip Advisor. Two of the last three reviews have been 5 star reviews about our chowder - the kitchen team are on cloud...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage and the Guinness Stew. All were excellent!! Great Guinness as well!!More

Thank Tony G
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tony G, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for your feedback on Trip Advisor. "All were excellent" & "Great Guinness as well" - what an outstanding start to our day here in The Abbey Tavern. Thank you so much -...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I wandered up the hill to this tavern after a train ride from Dublin to Howth. We were warmly greeted and promptly served by Shelly and Ruth. We planned on a just a drink, but decided to stay for lunch. The staff...More

Thank Johanna H
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Johanna H, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you and your husband dropped in that that your husband enjoyed his seafood chowder - it is...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Has to be said , great Irish Pub ... quality service especially Ruth & Nessie & new s/Africa lady ... I’m privileged to have a great pub on my doorstep... kid friendly, great portions, fillet steak my new favorite, pepper sauce to die for ,...More

Thank Alexbaba179
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi again Alexbaba179, thank you very much for your valued custom and kind words which our team hugely appreciate. We want to get it right all of the time - 7/10 isn't good enough for our Guinness. We pride ourselves on offering the best Guinness...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so well looked after yesterday evening and into last night in The Abbey Tavern after doing the Sutton - Howth cliff walk in the afternoon. Shelley and Amy were unbelievably patient with our group of 37 'moving diners' and the food was fab....More

Thank Carol M
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Carol M, thank you very much for your valued business and for taking the time to rate your experience of your visit to The Abbey Tavern on Trip Advisor. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to Shelley and Amy -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter got married in Howth and she had made a reservation a few days before with Nessa. I can only say that the customer service and the effort that Nessa and the team at Abbey Tavern provided were top notch. Nessa made out night...More

Thank spokanetj
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi spokanetj, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern prior to your daughter's special day in Howth. Nessa will be thrilled with your kind words - if there was a section on Trip Advisor for wonderful staff - Nessa would be very high...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unexpectedly in Howth and needed to eat. The restaurant seemed reasonable from the outside and menu good enough. They found me a table for one by the door which was by an open door and brought a menu promptly. They said they were waiting for...More

Thank Elizabeth H
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elizabeth H, you ended your review with "Such a shame" and I will start my response with the same words - such a shame for both of us that you didn't take 20 seconds to ask to speak to the manager on duty and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second stop after we checked into The House and right away we were greeted by John the bartender! Crowd was friendly and the Guinness was cold!! It was also our final stop before we headed home and once again the locals were...More

Thank Michelle B
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Michelle B, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in The Abbey Tavern and hope that you have arrived home safe and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a Thursday afternoon during a stopover en route to Venice. Our server/hostess, Shelley, was delightful. Helped us understand the menu, let us sample different beers before ordering, and was all around superb. The place has tons of charm, the location is...More

Thank Francis M
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Francis M, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. Shelley will be delighted with your kind words - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Lucky you...More

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meathbutterfly
19 September 2017|
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Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
As far as I'm aware, during summer months, there's music every night except Sunday but you should check their web site or call to confirm.
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Peter B
2 September 2017|
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Response from Ann Marie M | Reviewed this property |
10 min max walk from the Dart, beautiful walk along the seafront on the way up. Enjoy, I couldn't recommend the abbey tavern enough 😊😊😊
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catherinefreeman62
15 July 2017|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of year I would suggest making a reservation- anytime now through September to be sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 00:30
Saturday
12:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 0307
  • E-mail
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