The House restaurant

4 Main Street, West Dublin, Howth

Dublin 15

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Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

€€

85 reviews
4 stars - based on 85 reviews
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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OPENING HOURS

Mon9:00am - 4:00pm
Tue9:00am - 9:30pm
Wed9:00am - 9:30pm
Thu9:00am - 9:30pm
Fri9:00am - 9:30pm
Sat10:00am - 10:00pm
Sun10:00am - 10:00pm

CAPACITY
60 people

CUISINES
Bistro, Irish, Organic, Seafood

FACILITIES

Veggie options available Take away service Allocated smoking area Seafood available Will cater for children Wheelchair Accessible Coeliac options available Will accept party bookings Terraced dining area Accept major credit cards

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The House

TAM
Dublin
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th February 2017 (visited 14 February 2017 )

Background jazz music was a nice touch

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Gunks
Dublin
12 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 31st May 2016 (visited 28 May 2016 )

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.

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cbc2106

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 14th February 2016 (visited 14 February 2016 )

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

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dublinbob
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th September 2014 (visited 17 September 2014 )

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...

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Themasie
Dublin
27 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th September 2014 (visited 20 September 2014 )

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

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Rennboy88
Dublin
9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 25th July 2013 (visited 10 July 2013 )

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.

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madmax
Dublin
27 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th June 2013 (visited 27 June 2013 )

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.

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friend
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd June 2012 (visited 14 June 2012 )

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.

The House

JazzMonk

13 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 08th June 2012 (visited 6 June 2012 )

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!

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paddyeire
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th May 2012 (visited 10 May 2012 )

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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obriec
Dublin
9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 27th May 2012 (visited 19 May 2012 )

Fantastic food. Have tried many dishes here - always fantastic food. Great value

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Food Queen
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th April 2012 (visited 21 April 2012 )

It was my first time at this restaurant and I was not disappointed. The staff were attentive and professional. The food was delicious and came out in a timely fashion. We shared a cheese plate starter between two of us and it was a great selection of cheeses and pickles and chutney and bread. I had the hake with mash and veg in a mussel and garlic sauce and my partner had Cork rope mussels served with chips. We shared both dishes again because both dishes were so devine we simply wanted a bit from everything! Everything was melt-in-the- mouth good. There was a nice ambience too and the decor with plates, saucers and cups on the wall gives it a homely feel. Overall, a very enjoyable evening. It's easy to find also and near the pier for a nice walk afterwards. We'll definitely be back!

The House

kerzer
Dublin
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th January 2012 (visited 10 January 2012 )

I really enjoyed my second visit to The House in Howth. For starters I had squid with mouth watering fruits, it was so fresh and the squid was cooked to perfection - possibly the best I have tasted. For main again I chose seafood and had fried mackerel with sweet potato wedges and a delicious salsa side. It was delicious. My partner had their chicken and apple sausages on mash which also was very tasty. Dessert was the chocolate brownie & vanilla ice cream to share. The staff were attentive and friendly and all in all a very pleasant dining experience, they also have a great jazz band on Wednesday nights not to be missed.

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whatname?
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th July 2011 (visited 26 July 2011 )

We popped in here after walking the hill of Howth. It was about 6.30pm and we just wanted a drink really and we asked if this would be ok. The staff member was very welcoming. We looked at the menu and decided to have the strawberries with vanilla cream and shortbread. The shortbread was absolutely delicious and I would go all the way back just for this!! We also had freshly squeezed orange juice which was just what we needed. Hopefully some time we will get back for a main course!

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mattb
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th March 2011 (visited 5 March 2011 )

We decided to head to The House for a birthday celebration with my family (four people). I've had coffee and scones here before and both have been excellent so I was eager to try out The House for dinner. For starters the four of us shared a charcuterie and cheeseboard and a small antipasti plate. The meats were nice (cured lamb, beef and ham I think) and there was a nice variety of smoked fish. Actually, the McConnells smoked salmon deserves a special mention - it was amazing. The three cheeses were equally pleasant but nothing spectacular and the accompanying bread was a little stale. For mains, two of us had the five-spiced duck with a sweet-potato mash and a fig gravy and the other two had the burger with cheddar, roasted tomato, aioli, fries and onion rings. The duck wasn't great - although it was cooked fine, the slightly sweet spice rub combined with the sweet potato mash and the sweet fig gravy was way too much sugar for a main course and really let the dish down. The burgers were fine but were just burgers, nothing particularly amazing. The red wine, an Azamor 2006, was outstanding we also had a Corte Giara Pinot Grigio. For dessert we shared a pavlova and had a few Illy coffees. The bill came to c. €180 all in. To be honest, while the food was OK and the service was fine, the value for money wasn't great, €22 for a unpleasantly sweet duck breast and €19 for a glorified burger and chips is a bit much, I don't think I'll be returning for dinner.

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