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The Brass Monkey

12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 806 3746
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (84 reviews)
“seafood” (55 reviews)
“calamari” (46 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 544 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside at a cute bench table on a sunny Summer day, ordered seafood chowder and a local pale ale. The chowder was good and full of lots of delicious different kinds of seafood but not the best we had in Ireland. Cant beat...More

Thank Jamie B
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Our chowder gets a lot of 5* reviews. You must have eaten well on your visit to Ireland. Well done.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service wasn't up to scratch on our visit. Firstly I asked for my starter and mini main course to come together as my main. I was told this was no we problem by the waitress serving us. But they came out separately. Now I didn't...More

2  Thank goldenblossom2018
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so sorry you were disappointed in your visit. I spoke with the manager on duty and it is rare to find you kept waiting such a long time for your meal. You specifically requested your main course served with your starters and we would...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on Saturday the 9th of June. Very enjoyable meal. Staff are so nice and accommodating, we were looking for a table for 4 people, but we settled for 2 tables for 2. The owner/ manager came out and promptly joined the 2 together....More

Thank James S
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's great to hear, thank you so much for letting us know you had an enjoyable experience and got to dine with your full party on the day. Kind regards The Brass Monkey Howth

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here. The deluxe seafood chowder was absolutely awesome. Everything else was great too. Eat here.

Thank arlingtonA
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! Kind regards The Brass Monkey Howth

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun Atmosphere, great location, and delicious food. The restaurant staff was very friendly, and the restaurant itself had a fun vibe. It is located right on the Pier so I am sure it probably gets pretty busy but we happened to stop in right after...More

Thank Sookie17
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well it sounds like you had a great time! Clever you, ordering the best seafood chowder in the country and you weren't disappointed! We're thrilled, thank you for the 5* review. Kind regards The Brass Monkey Howth

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside in the sun and shared a seafood platter which was simply the best I have ever had. Service was also good.

Thank N D
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The seafood platter is superb! Good choice.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there today with family for lunch. Two of us had the chowder deluxe. A bit pricey but gorgeous. One of us had prawn piri piri and salad which was delicious. It was a beautiful day and we sat outside. You could have been forgiven...More

Thank Trevor W
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love that feeling of being away even in Howth, long may it continue this summer! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here for years as love the location and ambience of the restaurant. However food has become mediocre and service unprofessional. Don’t get me wrong, the staff are very friendly etc. etc. but that alone just doesn’t cut it. Waiting ages to...More

Thank 80schic2016
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's disappointing to hear you were not happy with your recent visit. You have obviously been with us before and we appreciate your return custom. I have taken your comments to the kitchen and management and will be looking into it. Apologies once again and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The hostess that greeted us was just OK. It took the waitress at least 10 minutes to come to us. She didn't seem to be listening to what we wanted as she asked us about more than one of the items we just ordered. The...More

Thank janiel
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you

Reviewed 17 May 2018

We had a great time at the Brass Monkey. We stopped in for a quick drink and Seafood following our Cliff Hike. We sat at the bar and had great service. The food was excellent, if we didn’t have to get back to the city,...More

Thank DianaV3312
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Super! Dinner next time so. Kind regards The Brass Monkey Howth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 806 3746
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