The House
4 Main Street, Howth, Dublin


Based on 87 reviews

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THE HOUSE is an award winning truly Irish cafe, restaurant and deli situated in the centre of historic Howth Village. Once home to the infamous Captain Bligh, now locals and visitors alike enjoy this friendly, homely meeting place for all things food and drink. We serve modern Irish home cooked food, made with the best local produce we can source. Drop in for an early breakfast and fine coffee, meet friends for lunch or weekend brunch, relax over afternoon tea, or enjoy a great dinner 6 nights a week.
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Posted 16th Feb 2017 by TAMFirst Timer: 8 reviews

Background jazz music was a nice touch

Posted 31st May 2016 by GUNKSNewbie: 12 reviews

Nice restaurant with good buzz. Service was good and food very nice. Wine list not extensive but good choices of new and old world wines and decent prices. Chef is willing to substitute items, which is always welcome (it's surprising that some don't) but his mashed potato was very salty... other than that, lovely food, well cooked and tasty.

Posted 14th Feb 2016 by CBC2106First Timer: 1 reviews

Super steak! Room very crowded, shows appreciation for excellent restaurant!

Posted 28th Sep 2014 by DUBLINBOBFirst Timer: 4 reviews

Really nice place to have a meal. Can get a little busy at times and service suffers - but atmosphere is great and food is superb...

Posted 28th Sep 2014 by THEMASIEGuru: 27 reviews

Best burgers with sides around but some of the combinations of the other main dishes are a bit ..unusual. Best brunch menu too.

Posted 25th Jul 2013 by RENNBOY88First Timer: 9 reviews

Great food nice area we liked it here very little to complain about. We went with family so there was 8 of us, got a table together with kids and adults alike happy with what they got.

Posted 28th Jun 2013 by MADMAXGuru: 27 reviews

Had a truely fabulous experience in The House last night. Service is friendly and professional. The food is a wonderful blend of flavour combinations and choices that it took us quite a while to finally decide. The starter smoked mackeral cake,calamari,and clonakilty pudding all had us looking foreward to mains. We were not disappointed. Blue cheese burger, Cork rope mussels, Rump of lamb and the excellent dinner for a tenner Indian spiced Lamb burger were all winners. Somehow we managed to pig out on desserts-divine. Very happy campers!Will definitely be back really soon.

Posted 23rd Jun 2012 by FRIENDFirst Timer: 1 reviews

I have been here a few times recently, and whilst the food is really good, I have found the service less than decent. I have been met with a grunt twice, and the waitress raised her eyes to heaven when I suggested sitting at a table other than the one she initially offered. Orders were taken incorrectly and again, a raising of eyes when I had to point out the errors. On another occasion, I was ignored whilst waiting for a friend and had to ask for menus, coffee and then we had to ask if we could order, we had to ask for coffee after our meal. In a restaurant that gets so much good press, I really feel that the service should match up to the food.

Posted 8th Jun 2012 by JAZZMONKFoodie: 13 reviews

Wednesday evening at The House is Jazz Night and the first Wednesday of every month features Irish jazz guitar legend Louis Stewart. Fine music accompanied by fine food make this a venue/restaurant to return to again and again - especially on Wednesdays!

Posted 28th May 2012 by PADDYEIREFirst Timer: 3 reviews

Really nice place. Food is superb quality for how much you are paying. Service is quite good too, but I feel the restuarant is a little cluttered / too packed full of tables to give a seamless service.

Overall, one of the best restuarants in Dublin.
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