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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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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Brass Monkey offers some tasty food at reasonable prices and has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant is small, so definitely worth booking. I had the fish and chips, which is not something I usually go for but it was up there with the best I've had. Service was great initially, but unfortunately dipped slightly as the night went... More 

Thank JimiBrennan
Dublin, Ireland
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148 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely setting in a small cosy atmosphere. Went for deluxe seafood chowder - one of the best we've tasty and very large portion. Fish and chips very good and decent childs options. Service - bit lax but were not overly fussy when it comes to that. You would need to book. Recommended.

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

Thank you for your high recommendation. Our award winning chowder has people coming from far and wide. We are glad you enjoyed it. The Brass Monkey More 

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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in here for late lunch after doing the cliff path loop. We shared the platter for two! Plenty of food, would probably do 3 people who aren't as greedy as us! Enjoyed it! Coffee was delish!

Thank Dub-SS
Barbara S, Public Relations Manager at The Brass Monkey, responded to this review

The platter is excellent value for sharing. Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed it so much. The Brass Monkey More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of six adults and two high-spirited four-year-olds for a on-spec family lunch on a bright day at the end of December. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating and found us a great table tucked away in the corner. With the two boys getting a bit fractious they gave us a little drawing book / puzzle... More 

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

Thank you. Your varied group seemed to enjoy their visit. It's a different experience eating with kids. More get in, get fed, get out, while the going is good. Children are always welcome to dine with us. We have activity books for them and free WIFI for any tablets etc. You would be welcome back any time. The Brass Monkey More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very special ambiance and the food was for a lunch more than delicious. On the next visit of Ireland we will enjoy our lunch again.

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

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. The Brass Monkey More 

Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As regular visitors to Howth and having never tried the Brass Monkey,we visited on a freezing cold day, looking for a late lunch/early dinner somewhere cosy. The Brass Monkey fit the bill perfectly! The view of the west pier is great too. Lovely friendly greeting as we walked in the door, and a choice of a few tables. There was... More 

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

It sounds like you ordered well. The 2 tapas with a glass of house wine is great value and a nice treat for lunch. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. The Brass Monkey More 

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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic little find if ever. ate here for lunch on 18th dec and the 30 dec , and it is truly beautiful .lovely staff and amazing fish .very comfortable . booking is advised

Thank cathy705
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a cold January afternoon. The place was warm, staff warmer and the food was hot! 6 dinners all with a different dish; everyone was happy. Can't say more than that! I'll be back next time l visit Howth.

Thank Paul B
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend arranged My birthday dinner he asked for a cake or for them to do anything even write in chocolate on the side or the plate or even to say happy birthday. He was waiting the whole time and nothing. I told him it was ok but he felt really bad because he had called them about it. Food... More 

Thank claire i
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy and friendly try the calarmi for starters in fact all the seafood was good. As the evening was wet we ate inside but on a warm dry day you can sit outside and watch the busy world go by.

Thank Ray L

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?