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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” (60 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (9 reviews)
“antipasti” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:45 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Irish, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped for lunch on a rainy cold day and were immediately made to feel welcome. The lunch menu was varied and we both were satisfied with our choices. Service was timely and friendly. Would certainly come again.

Thank WJS1
Reviewed 5 days ago

I met a friend here for lunch and I wasn't disappointed. It is called the House and that is what it is on the outside but inside it has large open spaces. The wooden floors tend to be noisey when the place fills up. We...More

Thank seamusmurphy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the most chaotic service I've ever seen. Definitely a place where waiting for service to come to you is not an option, he who shouts loudest gets served first as there appears to be no structure to how the waiting staff work. The breakfast...More

Thank KillianMcN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent, best mussels ever. Good service and decent process. Nice backyard in the sun.

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice and cozy restaurant. We went there for breakfast and we were very pleased with the food and the service

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dinner at House Restaurant. Food was exceptional. Service impeccable. Staff are incredibly friendly and attentive. Perfect start to the weekend. Our favourite place to eat in Howth.

Thank dpbalfour
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I had to write a review straight away. We came here for a Father's day dinner while staying in Howth (actually above the restaurant). Our dinner was absolutely fantastic, my Dad had the sea bass special, my Mum had the chicken and I had the...More

1  Thank Josephine C
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Just wonderful to eat in such a lovely place. Food was just gorgeous. We got the "sloppy joe" and chowder and it was more than enough. We were welcomed and given a super large table so we could fit the 2 buggys and 2 toddlers....More

Thank Louisealan
Reviewed 25 August 2017

OK - lunch out of the way first. Excellent chowder with lovely bread, good beer, pleasant and friendly people, comfortable and clean surroundings. So far; so good. They really should acknowledge their history, though. Captain Bligh lived here for a few years from 1800 while...More

1  Thank Ross M
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We went here on spec for lunch. We both had chowder which arrived with lots of nice bread- the Guinness bread was yum. Helpings were substantial and full of assorted fish. Staff very nice.

Thank Pkgeos
Karl D, Owner at The House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for coming to The House. Hope you enjoyed Howth too. Best, Karl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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