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The Brass Monkey

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12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 806 3746
12:30 - 23:30
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dublin ireland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The food is really good and the people serving have great commitment. Always busy. Keep to the fish which is their speciality. The wines are excellent. Cant find much fault, one of the best at the pier in Howth.

Thank colmph
Vilseck, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I recently had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. We split the duck egg rolls and Fish and chips. My husband also tried the Deluxe Chowder. Everything was delicious and the service was great. Definitely advise to make a reservation as the restaurant seemed to fill up quickly after about noon. We were fortunate to get a... More 

Thank Talbott0320
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch recently for 3 people in March. The place is very cosy and warm , great to escape the sea breeze. Two of us had the shared warm fish platter for two. There was also some smoked salmon on brown bread. This part was too small to be mentioned on the menu. The cod and Salmon provided was good. A... More 

Thank Seamus O
Swords, Dublin, Ireland
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy week at work. Busy St Patrick's weekend. I remembered to book a table and that was just as well. Howth was heaving with the Dublin Bay Prawn festival. Anyway the food. I've long held the view that the chowder is one of THE best in the country. Once again the guys at The Monkey did not disappoint. Creamy seafood... More 

Thank Paul S
Heide, Germany
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly I didn't have a reservation so I had to sit at the bar but Linguine with Dublin Bay Prawns and Mussels were nevertheless tasty. That portion came 20 Euros plus drink. Service okay.

Thank brittahorst
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to restaurant mean you pay not only for food, preparation, rent, their bills etc butl for service as well. When you're happy about service, you tip staff. Well, The Brass Monkey decided to CHARGE people 10% service fee, despite they already paid in price of the food. So wether you order dish for 5euro or 25euro, you must pay... More 

Thank Roksana W
Swords, Dublin, Ireland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with out reservation and we got table, they make table for 2 person. They are very nice there, staff 5* and the food was excellent 5*. We got quite fast the food. Everything was good and fresh.

Thank Gabor S
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

We are delighted to receive 5* from you for food, service and speed. Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed everything at The Brass Monkey. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last few hours in Dublin before we headed back to London. A friend recommended howth and we weren't disappointed. I rarely do reviews, but felt abliged to rave about the incredible food and service at this lovely little restaurant. The chowder was fantastic and it was a perfect end to our little break. Thank you.

Thank Luis C
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

That is so lovely. We are delighted you had such an incredible experience with us. The chowder is famous, it has won awards so you chose wisely. Many thanks. The Brass Monkey More 

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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here with family last night. Staff so friendly & they look after you. Food was delicious: monkfish & mussel curry was so fresh tasting: the fish dishes that my party ordered looked and smelt very good. We all had good desserts and coffee. Set on the coast in Howth thus restaurant is ideally placed for a great meal out... More 

Thank forgotten1merseyside
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. It's great to hear you enjoyed all meals, desserts and the service was friendly. Many thanks for taking the time to tell us of your wonderful experience. The Brass Monkey. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great food , and nice staff in this bustling little restaurant in the fishing village of Howth ... would definitely recommend and would definitely go back

Thank Matt R
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you for the high recommendation. We really appreciate you giving us 5*'s. The Brass MOnkey More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?