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The House

4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 839 6388
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (63 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“mussels” (28 reviews)
Open Now
8:45 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Irish, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 355 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Having previously visited The House for brunch I thought it would be the ideal place for a birthday meal for my husband. We were disappointed to say the least. We were not greeted on arrival, staff couldn't find our booking and eventually gave us our...More

Thank Marie H
Karl D, Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It doesn't help you in anyway by advising of your dissatisfaction with your experience at The House by posting a review on Trip Advisor. What would help is letting us know while you were at the restaurant so we could fix whatever it was that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed my limited time there had better had worse so The de cor pleasing the staff friendly The food can't really comment o n had a cup of coffee nice but a cup of coffee The Coffee i had was Flat white as coffees go...More

Thank Nailer61
Karl D, Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for reviewing and providing positive feedback. Hope to see you return, thanks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eat regularly for breakie, food is always delicious and staff very friendly. Try the House Breakfast!

Thank Ted C
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was a perfect lunch stop for a group of five. They offered an array of healthy and tasty choices from smoked salmon to ham cheese to all day breakfasted. They also had several warm and wonderful soups. The staff was super friendly. Highly...More

Thank JBN723
Karl D, Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to respond and recommending so highly. See u again soon

Reviewed 25 February 2018

Love this place for both brunch and dinner. They're always bringing new dishes to their menus while keeping their original hits there too. The service is consistently good with friendly experienced staff always seeming to have everything under control. I would recommend getting a scone...More

Thank Lisa P
Karl D, Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, thanks for all the positive feedback. We continue to update our menu regularly. See you at The House soon.

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has a welcoming bistro vibe and the service was great! Within minutes we had our drinks and 5 later the food (almost too quick). The staff are attentive and the breakfast was lovely and fresh! Ginger tea was refreshing but over priced at...More

Thank Daisybanks888
Karl D, Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review. Very happy to hear your positive comments. We're always working to make improvement. Hope to see u again...Karl

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Although I've enjoyed breakfasts and brunches in the House, it's been a couple of years since our group have had dinner there. The dinner menu offers a bit of imagination, including fish and meat dishes, and also risottos etc. The house was quite busy that...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Having spent many a pleasant hour or two here over the years I was a little disappointed last month. My meal of mussels lacked flavour and my companion's choice was not just simple, which can be amazing, but dull. on the plus side, the soup...More

Thank JakeNorthumberland
Karl D, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hi, thanks for your message. Sorry you were a little underwhelmed with some of your choices. Mussels and crab is one of our signature dishes, and should always be top class. Hope to impress you agaIn sometime soon. Best, Karl

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We visited yesterday and enjoyed a fruit scone and a sausage sandwich which my partner described as the best he’d ever tasted! Service was fast and friendly even though they were incredibly busy.

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Visited this fab restaurant for brunch. The place is small and cosy, with friendly staff. Loved the fact they used local products. I chose the turkey burger and it was the delicious. My three companions loved their choices too. Will definitely be returning.

1  Thank AnnePower63
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
8:45 AM - 9:30 PM
8:45 AM - 9:30 PM
8:45 AM - 9:30 PM
8:45 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 6388
  • E-mail
An award winning cafe-restaurant-deli & bar in the centre of Howth village. Modern Irish home cooking of super local seasonal produce. The House is a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner & weekend brunch. Outdoor dining in the sunny back garden. Outdoor kids play area.
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