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The Abbey Tavern

) #1 of 31 Restaurants in Howth $$ - $$$ Irish, , European
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 839 0307
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 646 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice stuff, good atmosphere, location and perfect food. I totally recommend for foreign. I’ve enjoyed this place.

Thank Henrique S
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Henrique S, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for such a positive review on Trip Advisor - we are very grateful and very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. Many thanks again and kind regards, Richard Tobin

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend people to the tavern all the time (about 150 people in the last year and tell them the history of the tavern ) so I decided to try it about 6 weeks ago, with 2 children and myself. It was busy and we...More

2  Thank C8015HJallisonm
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi C8015HJallisonm, thank you so much for kindly recommending The Abbey Tavern to so many people - we really, really appreciate it. I'm delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your feedback about the portion size of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in here for a drink and a meal.place was buzzing and had a jazz band playing.Food absolutely amazing.Very friendly staff.will be back for sure.well worth a visit anytime u are in Howth.Co. Dublin.More

Thank audi209
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi audi209, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. Delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and that you were happy with the service provided. There was a jazz festival...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service and lovely staff. Cannot fault really. Nice location off the main seaside trip. Nice atmospheric place. Good draught Guinness. Superb seafood chowder.More

Thank Paulbpm
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paulbpm, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. "Cannot fault" - such a lovely start to the day for our team....everyone will have a spring in their step today. Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a drink and a meal in The Abbey Tavern brought our experience of visiting Howth to another level. As someone who just moved to Ireland a few months ago, we had a pleasant Irish local experience with them. Their intimate and authentic environment gives...More

1  Thank toledotb
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi toledotb, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your evening with us and most especially that you plan to return -...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here for a birthday meal. nine of us. everyone loved their meals. my girlfriend is fussy when it comes to steaks but she just thought OMG. really really good steak. needed a birthday cake so rebecca from the abbey bought a cake for us...More

Thank drredy
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear drredy, thank you very much for returning to The Abbey Tavern with your friends for a birthday celebration. We truly value your positive feedback and custom. We love when our guests are happy after their return visits - this makes our team proud. Many...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into The Abbey Tavern for lunch during a recent visit to Howth. The place is a bit off of the main drag, and caters more to the locals than it does the busloads of tourists who stop off in Howth. As Howth is...More

2  Thank kmcdubb
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear kmcdubb, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and that you were pleased with the service provided by Sorcha - she...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Though this picturesque coastal village surrounding a ruined abbey feels like rural Ireland, it's only 45 minutes from Dublin, linked by train and a popular neighbourhood for affluent commuters. The "world famous" (according to their web site) Irish pub puts on a show of traditional...More

Thank BencardsBites
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi BencardsBites, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our traditional Irish Evening which has been running in The Abbey Tavern since 1963....More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Good menu, mix of bar food and Dinner. Ordered Fish Pie and side of baby Potatoes, companion ordered Guinness Pie. Very good service and great flavors. Very solid meal. Good value. Fully stocked bar and great set of draft beers. Highly recommend to visit of...More

Thank Arctic_O_Ring
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Arctic_O_Ring, thank you very much for returning to The Abbey Tavern and for your valued custom. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal and that you were happy with the service provided. Return guests like you who share their experience...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the marina for a couple of days and wanted a memorable meal out to celebrate one of our groups birthday. Looked at reviews on trip advisor and quick inspection of top few places and decided that Abbey Tavern was a good...More

Thank Family A
RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Family A, thank you very much for choosing The Abbey Tavern as the venue to celebrate a special occasion. We are really pleased to read that we met your expectations and that you enjoyed your meal with us. Glad you liked our birthday song...More

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catherinefreeman62
15 July 2017|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of year I would suggest making a reservation- anytime now through September to be sure.
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catherinefreeman62
15 July 2017|
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Response from Ann Marie M | Reviewed this property |
They do fabulous food in the bar area as well as in the restaurant, if it's a lovely atmosphere your looking for and pleasant people, I highly recommend eating here! Enjoy 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 00:30
Saturday
12:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 0307
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