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The Brass Monkey

12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 806 3746
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (78 reviews)
“fish” (79 reviews)
“calamari” (43 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the fish and chips lunch special which was well worth the price. Everything was delicious - the fish, the chips, the salad, and the seafood gumbo!

Thank Debstar410
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out to Howth and popped into the Brass Monkey it's along the pier beside fishing trawlers... We were greeted and offered a few tables, we sat near the bar. We decided on a "special" seafood chowder with mini fish n chips for €12,...More

Thank Gerrirish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked for a large family gathering and received great food, served by really nice staff. The menu was lovely and the early bird is great value. There is a lovely atmosphere in this restaurant and it is very popular. I would highly recommend...More

Thank 65susiel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited the Brass Monkey before in the evening but this was my first lunch time visit. We arrived without a booking and were accommodated but obviously got very lucky as a number of people were turned away during our visit! We had the seafood...More

Thank OrahK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best dining experience of our trip to Ireland at The Brass Monkey. The woman who greeted us was extremely accommodating. We were a party of 7 and didn’t have a reservation, but she managed to find a spot for us. The food...More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Howth, we went looking for a restaurant and found The Brass Monkey. I'm glad we did. It is a nice cozy location, and being that I am a fan of Seafood chowder, I ordered the chowder, along with the Duck Spring rolls. That...More

Thank GroomLeader
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Our flower clue had our Christmas dinner here last Wednesday such a great night from start to end. From the minute we walk in we where looked after so well. Everyone really enjoyed the night the food was fabulous. Thank you for a great night.

Thank BoroM2014
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you so much. That means a lot to us.

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Lovely little restaurant, great food and very cozy places to sit. Highly recommend stopping there especially after a bike trip from Dublin !

Thank friedrichlucke
Barbara S, Guest Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Many thanks. A well deserved stop on a long cycle. Thank you for the 5* review.

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Little did we know that we would walk 7.5 miles around the peninsula that day, but we are very thankful that we fueled up at the Brass Monkey before we set out! There are a lot of restaurants along the wharf, and I am sure...More

Thank Susan B
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Well you timed that well! And well deserved after a long walk. We hope to see you next time. Thank you for your 5* review.

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The staff were all very friendly and professional. I had the chowder and my husband had shrimp pil pil both were so good. We shared the seafood platter which was excellent Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank janiel
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you so much. The brass Monkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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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