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King Sitric Restaurant

6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 832 5235
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Personal service from the owner. Great table overlooking the water.Specialize in crab and other dishes. Monk fish was excellent.

Thank RoadTrip663
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in after arriving in Dublin we walked Along howth coastline and wanted a beer and something to eat! Enjoyed waiter and fish and chips and first Guinness loved it! Surprised don't usually like dark beers sorry Ireland:)

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to this restaurant on numerous occasions before, it was worth the 10 hour sail across the Irish Sea from Holyhead to taste it's delicious Dublin Bay Prawns in garlic butter! Notably, perfectly soft and not over cooked and rubbery as they so often...More

Thank Alistair G
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We enjoyed our foor here and also our wine and sitting by a window overlooking the bay. There was one waiter there both nights who had obviously been there for years and every one of his suggestions including wine were spot on and he was...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Arrived at 13.50 it was not busy I sat at the table I had to get menus myself after waiting ten minutes it took another ten minutes to get somebody to come to take our order after waiting a further 30 minutes and seeing no...More

1  Thank Oksana B
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Was persuaded to try the 'Dublin Lawyer Lobster'. Lobster meat cooked with Irish whiskey then placed into the lobster shell and smothered with a cream sauce. It was a wonderful surprise to taste some of the best french fries ever. Crisp but with a fresh...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 27 July 2017

You can't go wrong if you love fish. We had monkfish and lobster, both came with veggies and potatoes served family style, and the bread was too easy to eat! Friendly service, too.

Thank jardinage45
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We visited for 2 nights as we were going to a show in Dublin and decided Howth would be nice to see. King Sitric is in Irelands Blue Book and really needs to be removed. The rooms are nice, the view is nice, the restaurant...More

6  Thank MossN
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My husband, 9 year-old son and I recently stayed at King Sitric for 2 nights. It's a special small hotel with breathtaking water views. We are at the more casual restaurant and had a great seafood platter. The location was ideal- right by the pier,...More

Thank Melanie B
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

If eating where the locals eat is the benchmark of a good eating establishment, then this is the place to go in Howth. They are located right off the east pier. I started with the crab claws in a garlic butter sauce followed by the...More

1  Thank Ralph L
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16 August 2017|
Response from MerciDublin | Reviewed this property |
About an 8 minute very pleasant leisurely walk along the shore.
1 December 2016|
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Response from kingsitric | Property representative |
we have plenty of availability, what time would you like it at? We are open from 6pm - 9pm. Awaiting your advice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 East Pier, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 832 5235
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at King Sitric
Established in 1971, Aidan and Joan MacManus have earned an international reputation for fresh seafood in their harbour-side restaurant in the picturesque fishing village of Howth. In 1999, they extensively rebuilt their old Harbour Master's house, relocating the restaurant to the first floor with panoramic seaviews, and adding eight guest bedrooms. All the bedrooms are named after Lighthouses and have sea-views. Fresh fish landed daily on Howth Pier, oysters and mussels from the west, lobster caught by our own fishermen in Balscadden Bay are among our specialities. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in our East Cafe Bar while choosing your wine from our outstanding Wine List. National Hospitality Awards Seafood Restaurant of the year 2014. We are situated in the golfing heartland of North County Dublin and for sailors Howth Marina is three minutes walk. Enjoy a gentle stroll on the Pier before breakfast or a more energetic hike on the unspoilt Cliff Path and the trails of Howth Head. For business, shopping or sightseeing, Dublin City is only 25 minutes by Dart. Dublin Airport 25 minutes.
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