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The Country Market

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16 Main Street, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 832 2033
07:00 - 19:00
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All hours
Sun 07:00 - 18:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Howth is my favourite place around Dublin and The Country Market is the place to enjoy a good breakfast or lunch, sit awhile and follow up with a selection from the cakes. Decor is Uprising centered and simple enough. The food is cooked to order and tasty. Highly recommend this upstairs Cafe when visiting this most lovely part of Ireland.

Thank Peter H
Islamorada, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It may look like a deli/grocery at first glance but look closely and you will see that the cafe is up stairs. You place your order at the counter and choose your table and the food is served to you at the table. I had the full Irish breakfast and it was as good as I've had

Thank Ross H
Tempe, Arizona
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We stopped here for some water and snacks. There's a grocery store downstairs with all kinds of things and a deli. Upstairs has a little restaurant that looked lovely. We were on the move so we didn't stop for a sit down lunch but if you need a break from the action this is a great place. It's on the... More 

Thank Meghan C
St Austell, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The cafe upstairs is cosy with great selection of teas and homemade cakes. Staff are friendly and don't rush you. Great place for refreshments after walking around Howth Head. Downstairs is a great shop/deli with an excellent selection of foods.

Thank pottering_pasty
Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Lovely for breakfast and lunch - good service and very affordable. Located in the centre of Howth Village just beside the old church, The Country Market has a show downstairs and an olde-worlde style restaurant/coffee shop upstairs.

1 Thank Milo528
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Joe Doherty has created a country market that brings life, value, great food and super service in the heart of Howth village. There is a coffee shop upstairs and it is fantastic, it's cosy, has great tea and coffee, you can buy a book or read the paper, or just hang after exploring the sights and atmosphere of the this... More 

Thank Lara R
Dublin, Ireland
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I live in howth and visit the country market very regularly.The staff are fantastic.I go quite a lot for lunch with my family or friends.I am never disappointed.The food is amazing.So fresh and so well presented.The coffee is always so good.You can get a lovely breakfast there too.It says a lot when the staff are there for a long time.I... More 

Thank Linda N
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Had lunch on Sunday afternoon. Selection of food suited everyone in the family. There was even a pizza option for the children which turned out to be very tasty. Food was fresh and well presented. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. There is also a nice shop downstairs which is ideal for buying some treats to bring home.

Thank sedublin
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

There is a great selection of very fine food in the deli, and the staff are well informed and helpful. Very good spot to grab a picnic for the hills. The Cafe Upstairs has a lovely atmosphere and is a tasty spot to assemble before or after any other event.

Thank shaneshowth
Helsinki, Finland
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357 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We stopped here and left with handfull of delicious Irish treats and chutneys. Down stars is a very nice groceries with good quality products and upstairs you find a charming cafe visited by happy locals.

Thank IrmaLiberty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Main Street, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 832 2033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?