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King Sitric Restaurant

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6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 832 5235
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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New York
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here as a group of 12 for a week. Consequently, within the group, we took various meals here: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each meal was delicious, thoughtfully prepared, and fresh. The soups are excellent! The grilled fish amazing! The burgers as good as any you've tried! And the chips are well-made, as well. Joan and Angus run a... More 

Thank Maxene923
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Had a very nice 2 night stay here recently. Location of the hotel is great - overlooking the sea and pier. Room was good, but would benefit from a little updating/upgrading, just to make you think wow, as opposed to nice! Service was excellent though - very welcoming and helpful, friendly and efficient. Breakfast was lovely with great choice of... More 

Thank restaurantreviewguy
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Situated on the pier in Howth with majestic views King Sitric really impressed us. Joan and Aidan made us so welcome. Staying overnight we had a wonderful dinner ( their Black Sole was gorgeous) and top class breakfast. We will be back.

Thank Cora C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

One of my best dinners in a seafood restaurant. Absolutely perfect from the beginning till the end. Astonishing wine list!

Thank Eric F
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My family of four ate dinner At King Sitric two weeks ago. It was fantastic! Our kids are 10 & 12, the manager made sure they got to see the live lobster. They made great meal recommendations for all of us. All the food was fabulous, my favorite was the scallop starter, yum!!! The view was awesome too. I'd definitely... More 

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Cape Town is home
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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I stayed in the hotel for 2 nights and had dinner there one night. I was warmly welcomed, as is normal in Ireland, and had a lovely meal of beautifully prepared and presented crumbed haddock and lovely fresh chips washed down by a pint of (naturally) Guinness. The speciality is lobster, which I don't much like, but there is a... More 

Thank Mike340
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I went there with friends from abroad as they wanted to have some nice fish. I had not been there before but I heard the food was very good. We ordered a bottle of shampane when the waiter brought it down he put a plastic Bucket on the table which was not chilled nor did it have ice in it,... More 

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Ratoath, Ireland
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Visited for a birthday dinner and had some of their signature dishes, prawns tempura starter, followed by Lobster and Sole quite an expensive meal but not really up to par. Prawn batter was not cooked sufficiently and Sole was not the freshest. Lobster was reasonable and well presented. Vegetables were mediocre at best, while service was efficient if not the... More 

3 Thank Hissyfit26
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The planning with Joan was made easy, fun and gave us great confidence. We KNEW the grub and grog would be top notch, and we were not disappointed and neither were our guests. The kitchen and dining staff, with Brian leading from the front, were attentive, bulletproof and charming throughout showing considerable grace and stamina as the party just keep... More 

Thank shaneshowth
Houston, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stayed for 5 days in the guest house and ate frequently in the café and in the restaurant. This is truly one of the best places we've every stayed or eaten. The fresh catch of the day was ALWAYS AMAZING. If I could give 6 stars I would.

Thank Durwin L S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 832 5235
  • This restaurant is at King Sitric
Established in 1971, Aidan and Joan MacManus have earned an international reputation for fresh seafood in their harbour-side restaurant in the picturesque fishing village of Howth. In 1999, they extensively rebuilt their old Harbour Master's house, relocating the restaurant to the first floor with panoramic seaviews, and adding eight guest bedrooms. All the bedrooms are named after Lighthouses and have sea-views. Fresh fish landed daily on Howth Pier, oysters and mussels from the west, lobster caught by our own fishermen in Balscadden Bay are among our specialities. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in our East Cafe Bar while choosing your wine from our outstanding Wine List. National Hospitality Awards Seafood Restaurant of the year 2014. We are situated in the golfing heartland of North County Dublin and for sailors Howth Marina is three minutes walk. Enjoy a gentle stroll on the Pier before breakfast or a more energetic hike on the unspoilt Cliff Path and the trails of Howth Head. For business, shopping or sightseeing, Dublin City is only 25 minutes by Dart. Dublin Airport 25 minutes.

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