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East Cafe Bar

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6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland (Formerly King Sitric Restaurant & Accommodation)
+353 1 832 5235
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner in this snug cafe. Oysters, seafood chowder, crab and fish cakes were fresh and perfectly prepared. The chowder was the best ever. Wish this place was closer to Georgia and home.

1 Thank emoryeagle73
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in and got a table at the bar with a sea view. The crab claws in garlic butter was yummy as well as our fish and chips!! I is always great to have piping hot food. We would love to come back in the summer!!

Thank PhillieReynolds
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with my husband last night and we really enjoyed our evening. We have gotten the seafood platter a few times now and are never disappointed. We shared the platter which is very reasonable at €40 between us and had a bloody Mary oyster shooter each. Service from Zack was super. We'll be back.

Thank karenmariefox
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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996 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a busy sunny Saturday in Howth so the cafe bar was very busy but we got a wee table. The crab open sandwich was really good - fresh crab - and my oysters were delicious. The Guinness was also good.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1,064 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Hard to get a seat, and when you do the popular seafood may have sold out, it was for us, crab. The young staff work their socks off, and customers will be from all corners of the world. Good to sit outside in fine weather.

Thank f2s
Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My girlfriend and I walked for 4.5 hrs on Howth so we arrived at East Cafe with great appetites. We both went for fish of the day which was haddock. Whilst it was clearly very fresh it was rather lacking in flavour. I had sweet potato fries, my lady had chips. We also shared a plate of calamari. I didn't... More 

Thank Paul M
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely discovery, had a vegetarian dish and an amazing glass of white wine for dinner. Small place, but great atmosphere! I also love going there for coffee and sit outside looking at the pier :)

Thank Annastf
Killarney, Ireland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed Monkfish with Spring Vegetables , with Mussel Cream. The Monkfish was fresh & full of flavour, complimented by the lovely combination of the green veggies & the Mussels in a very light Cream. We chose an Austrian White Wine ( Grunner). Very good wine & well-priced. East was busy & buzzing with people enjoying themselves . The staff are... More 

Thank BerthaFitz
United States
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128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My family and I came here for lunch after walking along the pier. We had a great meal and enjoyed some fish n chips and a Guinness. The staff was very friendly and the prices were spot on. The restaurant is quite small but it gives it a nice, cozy feel.

Thank CoffeWineTravelTime
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great service and unbelievably tasty food. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to go back !!!

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland (Formerly King Sitric Restaurant & Accommodation)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 832 5235

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?