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The Brass Monkey

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12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 806 3746
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12:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both my wife and I really enjoyed an excellent lunch on a Saturday. Food was delicious, the place is beauty and clean and staff is friendly

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

We are so glad you both enjoyed your time with us. We are delighted you found the staff friendly and the restaurant was clean with excellent food. Thank you for taking the time to review us. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my nephew arrived to the restaurant for Sunday lunch on 13th November 2016. We had soup/ brown bread and calamari for starters. They were excellent. My nephew had a dexter burger. I ordered halibut, stated on the menu "specials" as halibut cutlets in the main course (€27). I was served one thick piece of fish with a large... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your meal. It sounds like your first course went well and things went downhill from there. We have halibut whenever the market dictates it. It often has bones but we try our best to remove as many as possible. I'm sorry you got a bony piece. I will check with... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on a chilly Sunday afternoon (you should make a reservation as it's REALLY popular!) We had fish connoisseurs with us from Portugal who know their stuff but we knew this place wouldn't let us down! We were greeted and seated immediately on arrival to the back of the restaurant in a nice cosy corner. We went through the pleasantries... More 

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Thank poppie1967
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Hi, I'm hoping that typo meant scrummy seafood?! The fact that you can bring the fussiest fish connoisseurs from Portugal with you, and they loved it says it all. Thank you for the kind comments. We really appreciate a wonderful review like that. We hope to see you again, with any guests in Howth! More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal here. The food was fantastic, the staff were friendly and helpful and the place itself is in a great location and has a warm ambience. No complaints.

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

Great to hear, thanks for sharing. More 

Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are wondering weather the trip to howth is worthing a try definitely answer yourself yes an go. The brass monkey is a small restaurant on the docks, wooden furnished with lovely service and great foot. Chowder soup was delicious, taste it!

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

Thank you, Our chowder has won awards and is really good. We are glad you enjoyed the service and dishes. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a local fisherman and its just great! Service is impecable and food! OMG! Theirs chowder deluxe is heaven! And than mussels... will remember HOWTH for one of the most beautifull scenery walk/hikes and extrodinary dinner in Brass monkey. Thanx guys! Amazing work!

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

WOW thank you for such a great review. Our delux chowder is award winning and relly worth the trip to beautiful Howth. Thank you to the fisherman who recommended us! He probably caught your lunch. Thank you More 

chicago
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant with a group of 10 on a week night and it was quite busy attesting to its popularity with the locals. The ambiance is OK about mid range between a nice restaurant and a fast food establishment. We wide variety of offerings among our group and everyone said the food was fine. No one raved, but no... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. You can't please all the people all the time so we are happy your party all enjoyed their visit. More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The food was delicious and it's really out of this world! I had cod fish for lunch and it was delicious. I met the chef and surprisingly he was from Texas. They call him Chef John (i believe that's his name if i remember it right) . The dessert was so good too!! I had a warm brownie with ice... More 

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Thank Caligirl1068
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Would recommend this restaurant for its snappy service, great food & ambiance for lunch. We had the fish n chips with soup for lunch. Not too complicated but easy to get wrong but it was outstanding. Attentive server too!

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Thank drlw231
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Our fish is so fresh it just needs chef's great touch and know how and it is superb! We are so glad you enjoyed it and the service was attentive. Many thanks. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This was my 5th time in as many years visiting and eating in the Brass Monkey and once again I couldn't fault it. I have found the staff very welcoming and obliging in all my visits. The food (especially the chowder yum) has alway delivered on taste and satisfaction while there is an excellent wine list to choose from. The... More 

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

Thank you James, We get very busy at The Brass Monkey, Howth. We are glad to here you enjoyed our ambiance and that we are your 'Go To' fish restaurant. 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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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?