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King Sitric Restaurant

6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 832 5235
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
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6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

As there are 2 eating establishments on the premises, I should begin that this review refers to the upstairs restaurant, not the more informal affair downstairs. To give a fully rounded account of our experience, it is right that this review is constructed sandwich-like, with...More

6  Thank Phileas_Flogg
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Visited the King Sitric recently, had been there for approx 8-10 years. I have to say I was very impressed. The food was delicious, the surroundings beautiful and cosy, and the staff warm and welcoming, will be back again, and value for money .

Thank Herbie60
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This medium sized restaurant concentrates on fresh high quality fish, varied as the catch of the local boats offer them something new most days. There is a specialised lobster menu for officianados as well as a choice of several fish dishes, with a game option...More

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Nice atmosphere. They had a fire going in the fireplace. The best lobster that my wife tasted in Howth.

Thank The_Rinck
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Personal service from the owner. Great table overlooking the water.Specialize in crab and other dishes. Monk fish was excellent.

Thank RoadTrip663
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Walked in after arriving in Dublin we walked Along howth coastline and wanted a beer and something to eat! Enjoyed waiter and fish and chips and first Guinness loved it! Surprised don't usually like dark beers sorry Ireland:)

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Having been to this restaurant on numerous occasions before, it was worth the 10 hour sail across the Irish Sea from Holyhead to taste it's delicious Dublin Bay Prawns in garlic butter! Notably, perfectly soft and not over cooked and rubbery as they so often...More

Thank Alistair G
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We enjoyed our foor here and also our wine and sitting by a window overlooking the bay. There was one waiter there both nights who had obviously been there for years and every one of his suggestions including wine were spot on and he was...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Arrived at 13.50 it was not busy I sat at the table I had to get menus myself after waiting ten minutes it took another ten minutes to get somebody to come to take our order after waiting a further 30 minutes and seeing no...More

3  Thank Oksana B
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Was persuaded to try the 'Dublin Lawyer Lobster'. Lobster meat cooked with Irish whiskey then placed into the lobster shell and smothered with a cream sauce. It was a wonderful surprise to taste some of the best french fries ever. Crisp but with a fresh...More

Thank Ron T
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16 August 2017|
Response from MerciDublin | Reviewed this property |
About an 8 minute very pleasant leisurely walk along the shore.
1 December 2016|
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Response from kingsitric | Property representative |
we have plenty of availability, what time would you like it at? We are open from 6pm - 9pm. Awaiting your advice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 832 5235
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at King Sitric
Established in 1971, Aidan and Joan MacManus have earned an international reputation for fresh seafood in their harbour-side restaurant in the picturesque fishing village of Howth. In 1999, they extensively rebuilt their old Harbour Master's house, relocating the restaurant to the first floor with panoramic seaviews, and adding eight guest bedrooms. All the bedrooms are named after Lighthouses and have sea-views. Fresh fish landed daily on Howth Pier, oysters and mussels from the west, lobster caught by our own fishermen in Balscadden Bay are among our specialities. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in our East Cafe Bar while choosing your wine from our outstanding Wine List. National Hospitality Awards Seafood Restaurant of the year 2014. We are situated in the golfing heartland of North County Dublin and for sailors Howth Marina is three minutes walk. Enjoy a gentle stroll on the Pier before breakfast or a more energetic hike on the unspoilt Cliff Path and the trails of Howth Head. For business, shopping or sightseeing, Dublin City is only 25 minutes by Dart. Dublin Airport 25 minutes.
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