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The Abbey Tavern

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 839 0307
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:30 - 23:30 Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great atmosphere
"Worth the walk up the hill to this quaint pub "
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2. Wow...what a great place
"It was our best ever experience while in Dublin"
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3. Great food & Service
"Really wholesome food, paired up with lovely creamy pints of Guinness"
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1 - 10 of 789 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the Abbey on a Sunday afternoon during World Cup soccer. Bad idea. The hostess basically told us there was no chance to be seated. Since we had been there previously and knew it had good food, we tried again on Monday. We...More

Thank ALBAtl_Ga
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Completely full restaurant, we hadn't booked, but asked if a table for two was possible. We sat at the bar waiting but decided to try down the road as we were so hungry. We started walking then heard footsteps trotting behind us, it was only...More

2  Thank carolinespetcare
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi carolinespetcare, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. This is not the first time that a guest has been chased down the road - and it probably won't be the last!!...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The Abbey Tavern is a great place for a nice meal. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommend a trip out to Howth to eat here.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place , food lovely. However very pricy for what it is and the starters in particular are totally over priced and bad value for Money. Service good and the place spotless I’m sure tourists love it but surly no need to charge high end...More

Thank Gerard C
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Gerard C, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal, and that you were happy with the service provided. We believe that...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I chose the same same main corse - fillet steak. It’s came as ordered but it wasn’t very rare. The biggest disappointment is vegetables. They were cold - a big plate full - which to me, is a turnoff. Wouldn’t be rushing...More

Thank SeanMacanLaighnigh
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi SeanMacanLaighnigh, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. I am disappointed to read that your visit didn't live up to your expectations and more disappointed that you didn't tell us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went off of the reccomendation of a local. We wanted to stay away from the face paced city environment of Dublin. We decided to spend some time in howth before checking into our hotel. We stopped at Abbey. After meeting the proprietor and a...More

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

Hi kellinkarlwedding, it was our absolute pleasure to meet you both and we hope that you enjoy your onward journey around Ireland. We always remember our special guests and may Noel and I return your compliment by saying that you both are wonderful folks. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The ancient Abbey is now an athmospheric venue if you find yourself in Howth , north of Dublin City. The tinkle of the yacht masts in a brisk easterly wind on an unseasonably cold May day sent us scurrying for food and shelter. Turf fires...More

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

Hi Mary S, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for your comprehensive review on Tripadvisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that you plan to return for another portion of scampi - it is one of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table here based on Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. Great service and delicious meal. Had a kids menu. Loved the curry. Tour bus arrived just before we did but it didn't feel crowded and staff was not overwhelmed.More

Thank lrd897
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ird897, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and that you were happy with the service provided. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Abbey Tavern with my parents last week: excellent service, wine and food! Delicious Beef & Pie Guinnes, amazing bread and butter pudding! Our waitresses Robyn and Christina were extremely gentle and nice (we also managed to talk a little bit in...More

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

Hi Fabio C, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern with your parents and for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and that you were happy with the service provided...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I ventured in for dinner, as we were staying in Howth. The staff was super friendly and helpful! They recommended daily specials and local fare. They also let us know about live music with traditional dancing and a 3 course meal, which...More

Thank Megan B
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Megan B, thank you very much to you and your friends for visiting The Abbey Tavern during your stay in the wonderful village of Howth. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and that you were happy with the service provided by...More

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Questions & Answers
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 flyawayCT | 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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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