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The Oar House Fish Restaurant

) #5 of 31 Restaurants in Howth ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, Seafood, European
8 West Pier | Howth, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 839 4562
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish” (169 reviews)
“mixed grill” (10 reviews)
“prawns” (59 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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8 West Pier | Howth, Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner at "The Oar House" on Saturday, 3 June. The restaurant is conveniently located on Howth's West Pier. I had not called to make a reservation, but the staff were very kind to do their best to find a table for me anyway....More

Thank AnTeastalai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Value for money wasn't good at all, maybe because we're Spanish and we're not use to these excessive prices. The Dublin bay prawns were very average and the dish was 28€! I mean, we knew the prices in advance and we were happy to pay...More

Thank Elisa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out with a pal for lunch we ordered fish and chips and the food was fine if a little on the small side. The downside was the loud music which we asked to have turned down but the reduction if any was not discernible.

Thank tincan06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending two weeks in Ireland stuffing ourselves with chowder and fish and chips, for our last night we raised our dinner game and drove to Howth to get some over and above seafood. My family and I were not disappointed; infact, I think it...More

1  Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Howth is a lovely place to send an afternoon. Nice walk along the pier and back to the restaurants of which there are many. The Oar house is a lovely restaurant with a great seafood menu. Staff were friendly and the surrondings were cosy. I...More

Thank Traloch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tend to dine here once a month and we have yet to walk away disappointed. Fantastic fresh fish cooked to perfection. It does be a busy spot so we like to book in advance just in case. Service is always excellent and the staff...More

Thank farrellronie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we were in Ireland in March we ate at the restaurant next door (Octopussy - excellent fish tapas, highly recommended as well), we noticed this restaurant when leaving and thought it looked good. On this trip, we wanted a more substantial meal, so decided...More

Thank CheshireDancingqueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply the prefect place for a nice seafood experience, the atmosphere is vibrant and the menu has something for everyone. Right on the seafront, it felt like we were abroad, such a rare thing in our country. The hubby and kiddo and myself were all...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a drink and a couple of their 'small plates' - like tapas. We sat outside on one of the few tables. There was 1 bottle of Rose wine on the menu which was a d'Anjou and delicious. We had the calamari and prawns...More

Thank MarygDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

American English is my native language. The Irish-even with the lovely lilt with which they speak English, are very understandable. Yet-something apparently became lost in translation when I placed my meal order at the Oar House. After asking the server whether she would recommend the...More

Thank buer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
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
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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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