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“Delicious, not overwhelming but quite satisfying”

King Sitric Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 45 Restaurants in Howth
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 27 July 2017

You can't go wrong if you love fish. We had monkfish and lobster, both came with veggies and potatoes served family style, and the bread was too easy to eat! Friendly service, too.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We visited for 2 nights as we were going to a show in Dublin and decided Howth would be nice to see.
King Sitric is in Irelands Blue Book and really needs to be removed.
The rooms are nice, the view is nice, the restaurant is nice, the food is generally nice. But nice isn't cutting the mustard.
We had dinner one evening and for a well known fish restaurant, We really were not impressed.
It needs modernisation, money, thought, an investment in the kitchen and food to bring back good elegant food that will be relished and remembered.
Ok but not recommended.

6  Thank MossN
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My husband, 9 year-old son and I recently stayed at King Sitric for 2 nights. It's a special small hotel with breathtaking water views. We are at the more casual restaurant and had a great seafood platter. The location was ideal- right by the pier, close to the DART station, and 25 minutes from the Dublin airport. The breakfast was great and the owner was very helpful. There is no dedicated hotel parking, but there is a free parking lot right in front of the hotel. If we are ever back in Ireland, we will definitely stay here again.

Thank Melanie B
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

If eating where the locals eat is the benchmark of a good eating establishment, then this is the place to go in Howth. They are located right off the east pier. I started with the crab claws in a garlic butter sauce followed by the buttered lobster. Both were excellent. Please note if you are expecting traditional lobster go to Maine. The lobsters in Ireland are smaller, but just as sweet, with firm meat.

1  Thank Ralph L
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Recently I visited this Restaurant. My husband had sole, delicious I and my two daughters had lobster, expensive lobster.
They must cook lobsters of all sizes & transfer a few tasteless bits back into various size shells.. tasteless disgusting

Back again on A recent Fri in June Husband had good sole , Two of us had spiced monkfish tail, mango purée etc fish ran watery substances across the pate. Veg was unappetising Mashed potato partially resting on tasteless runner beans & whole boiled carrot chunks vile!
My sister was sick on arrival home & was unable to eat for 2 days. Service unprofessional, food 1/10.. absolutely never going back to this one of our local restaurants!

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