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The House

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4 Main Street | Co Dublin, Howth Co Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 839 6388
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Today
08:45 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 08:45 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 08:45 - 21:30
Fri 08:45 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited here a few years ago when visiting friends in Dublin, I was delighted to be going here for dinner again. Was surprised to find the restaurant so empty for the evening, but still it was nice and cosy despite this. Service was not quite what we expected. Having sat down and been given the menus, a few minutes... More 

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1 Thank AilsaMacT
TheHouseKarl, Owner at The House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Sorry that you didn't get the kind of service that you would expect from a restaurant like The House. I spoke with the waiter you referred to, and he feels that he was honestly just sharing knowledge about the meat that would make for a more enjoyable meal for you both. I hope that did't spoil... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate lunch here recently. All absolutely delicious-the mussels were particularly good! They have a broad menu, with all items prepared daily which is obvious in the quality of the food. Wine list is nice and the service is excellent, I've eaten brunch here a couple of times also, so tasty! Would definitely recommend booking, it can be extremely busy!

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Thank Emily D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chowder it was full of fish but very creamy and pretty run of the mill fare for a seaside town unfortunately my other half had the fry. It was poor the ingredients were in our view well below the quality you would expect for the price and she didn't finish it. We won't be going beyond the... More 

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Thank Ian H
New York
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were a group of eight, and were seated right away. Our drinks order was made and then the waiter took our food order. He was efficient, friendly, and gave us explanations of what we did not know. Some of us shared a main course, and he was fine with that, giving them separate plates. I had mussels, and they... More 

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Thank Maxene923
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I live in the area and I would rate House as one of the better places to eat. However, today was disappointing! Service was haphazard and slow! Food was stodgy, frittata was overdone and sausages undercooked. It also lacked seasoning. We couldn't wait to leave, if it wasn't for the bill taking ages to arrive.

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Thank ManFromRotterdam
Dublin Ireland
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

wow is all I can say about this place. food and coffee yum. breakfast and roast of the day scrumptious. atmosphere fab. service fab. on my list now and best in a long time

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Thank bannerdublinireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

First time being in House, have been recommended by many to pay a visit. Went for the breakfast bap which was nicely portioned, reasonably priced and served quickly. On a negative note, they could do with upgrading their furniture to something more comfortable. Not the fanciest looking or most comfortable restaurant I've been to but I will definitely be returning... More 

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Thank Glenn H
Dublin, Ireland
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great spot. One of the best in Howth, which has plenty of good restaurants. Was here with a group of 4. We had starters of risotto croquettes, duck and pork belly, all were excellent. Plenty of fish on the menu of various types but there's some other stuff too for people who don't eat fish, like a gourmet burger and... More 

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Thank Bayside101
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Used to be a great place for breakfast. Went with the family this morning, same good service as before but what happened to the food? House fry was terrible, pancakes too. Will not be back.

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Thank Priya R
Dublin Ireland
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We met a friend for lunch on a cold winters day and the place was inviting from the moment we opened the door. It was very busy which ensured a lively atmosphere. The lunch menu was supplemented by specials on the board. The staff were friendly and serve was good. The food was delicious but portions were small. They serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Cuisine
Irish, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:45 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:45 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:45 - 21:30
Thursday
08:45 - 21:30
Friday
08:45 - 22:30
Saturday
10:00 - 22:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?