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The Oar House Fish Restaurant

8 West Pier | Howth, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 839 4562
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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8 West Pier | Howth, Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We figured with our host giving us his recommendation then this would be a good place for our last dinner in Ireland. We thought the atmosphere and cleanliness on first glimpse were good so we took a table near the front of this rather small...More

Thank pinn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The waitresses working here are unbelievably rude. From the moment we entered until we left they were almost at every step trying to get rid of us. I suspect it was because we had our toddler with us and children equate plague in this country...More

Thank tommy437
Reviewed 2 days ago

What can I say about my fave fish restarant ever. Had lunch yesterday and from the beautiful oysters to start ,to my fave Dublin Bay Prawns, it was Divine. Fresh and beautifully presented ,it is always a joy to dine here. I opted for Ray...More

Thank KathyMalahide
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect, fantastic food but ripped off with the bill as a foreign tourist! 6,95 € for Aldi wine! Bring at least the bottle to the table when asking that price. 6,60 € service charge! Real rip off! For no service at all, even unfriendly. First...More

Thank Alain J
Reviewed 1 week ago

First let me say that almost all the food was of a good quality and service was fast and friendly . Two foreign friends my Wife and self went here for dinner on a Monday night. I had a seafood Chowder for starters Plenty of...More

Thank Kalimantsi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us visited last night and left rather disappointed- the mackerel pate starter had a horrible layer of cold hard butter over it, the batter on the fish was heavy and overcooked and then 10% service charge added automatically- will not be back as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nowhere nicer on a sunny day than Howth in Dublin. Four of us enjoyed a delicious lunch sitting in the sunshine today. We eventually moved inside as the afternoon cooled despite the sun but we had an equally good view of the harbour...More

Thank magpie39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good and fresh fish and seafood. Everything was fresh, tasty and delicate. One of the best restaurants at the quay

Thank Henrik P
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Fantastic fish and chips, served hot and fast. The fish is fresh from the pier so that is strictly harbor to table! The fish had just the right amount of batter, not too heavy and cooked perfectly with no greasy mess. Well worth making the...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent lunch with my family, very good quality for the price. Good quantity. For sure, I will come again.

Thank Paul P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 West Pier | Howth, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 4562
The West Pier in Howth is scattered with a range of fish shops and restaurants. The Oar House Restaurant is nestled in amongst this stretch of seafood extravagance.The Oar House serves the freshest of fresh fish, simply and sympathetically cooked in our open plan kitchen. In addition to our menu, each day our specials are based on the catch that day, giving our customers the opportunity to sample seafood as it should be.We are open from lunchtime seven days a week until late and look forward to seeing you soon.
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