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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wandered into the Brass Monkey based on online recommendations and its proximity to the harbor on a busy Friday night. We were able to grab the last high top table close to the bar for dinner, where we enjoyed their seafood chowder and bruschetta with prawns. This was the last night of our week long journey exploring Ireland, and... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Croydon, United Kingdom
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393 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived about 6.30 on a busy Friday and were lucky to get the last 2 places at the bar. There is an early monkey offer before 7 but we opted for the shared platter which was delicious with calamari, hake, salmon, smoked salmon on Guinness bread, salad and chips. Desserts were 6.50 Eton mess and ban offer. Pity Guinness... More 

Thank John W
Zurich, Switzerland
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162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely calamari starters, followed by an excellent grilled Hake for main course. The bruschetta was also good. A bit noisy, but the food is good, at a reasonable price point. Would return. Suggest reserving a table.

Thank Tommy087
County Tipperary, Ireland
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my husband we were flying to copenhagen the next day and staying at a hotel at the airport. We just went in looking for a meal and it turned out a great experience. We had calamari mussels and scampi which we shared. All very tasty.

Thank clematis1947
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you so much. What a nice surprise for you both! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the seafood and had a great experience. The Brass Monkey More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Check out the calamari starter...a pile of calamari, perfectly cooked in a thin crispy batter. The scallops were succulent and scrumptious - I expected a small portion(3) as had been kindly briefed by the staff in advance, but I didn't expect the black pudding to accompany it (beyond manky and removed it to the side swiftly). The restaurant was packed,... More 

Thank GloryRoad1
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Well scallops and black pudding aren't to everyone's taste! Some people love it. We glad to hear you were advised well by the staff and enjoyed the dishes you chose. We hope to see you again soon. The Brass Monkey More 

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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a tourist from South Africa and like I booked a lot of tours beforehand, I bought a 25 euro voucher for Brass Monkey and left it as a treat near the end of my trip. I asked whether they do takeaways and while I'm still speaking the waitress tells me so and so down the street does takeaways. So... More 

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

Hi, I'm not altogether clear about what happened here. It seemed you wanted takeaway which we don't do. The waitress presumably thought you were just having a rest before going to get the takeaway elsewhere. We welcome solo tourists. We are in a tourist town and welcome all tourists and locals. We apologise you felt uncomfortable. Thank you The Brass... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my husband went to the brass monkey last Tuesday night.It is our favourite restaurant in howth.We have been there on lots of occasions and we were never disappointed .The food is excellent.We have tried so many different dishes, The staff are amazing..We were so delighted to see that the lad cathedral was still working there.He is a gentle... More 

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

Thank you, Cathal is still with us and remains very popular, he is very kind and conscientious. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your most recent trip and always have a great experience with us. We look forward to serving you next time. The Brass Monkey More 

Vienna, Austria
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've asked for seafood (plate for 2), however it is not enough food. The prawns were not cleaned. A bit expensive. In my opinion does not worth it.

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

Thank you for the feedback. I'll take your comments to the kitchen. The Brass Monkey More 

Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the early bird and arrived at 6.35 and our table was being prepared which was no problem. We were seated by a very pleasant and friendly lady. Our orders were taken fairly promptly at 6.45 as we were conscious that we had to be gone by 8.15 which was fair enough. The starter was served reasonably soon after... More 

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

It is most common to add a 10-15% service charge for tables of 6 or more. We add 10%. I'm sorry you felt a bit rushed in the end. There seemed to be a small bit of pressure on the kitchen but good food takes time. You accepted the main courses were worth waiting for and beautifully presented. I accept... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my Mam to The Brass Monkey for Mother's Day and it was a great dining experience. The food is top notch with tapas and main course options available. The staff are very friendly and attentive too, my fave spot in Howth! A must-visit if you're a lover of fresh seafood. (I highly recommend the prawns!) And, equally important... More 

Thank ciaramooney89
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

Many thanks for the lovely review. We are delighted to hear you and your mum enjoyed your mother's day visit. 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?