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The Abbey Tavern

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28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
+353 (0) 1 839 0307
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Today
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 am

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great time

we visited Howth just for a afternoon. after walking we passed by this restaurant. it looked nice from the outside so we went in.... great decision - thanks for the good moments

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
jorg1958
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Schwyz, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Schwyz, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

we visited Howth just for a afternoon. after walking we passed by this restaurant. it looked nice from the outside so we went in.... great decision - thanks for the good moments

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear jorg1958, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for rating us on Trip Advisor. We hope that you enjoyed your walk in Howth and we are delighted that you dropped in to us on your journey. Thank you for your kind words - we really appreciate them. We do hope that you will return to Howth... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

arrived at tavern and was greeted by nessa. showed us to a great table. food excellent and at great price. staff warm and friendly. will be returning.

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear William M, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for rating us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read your comments - "food excellent, great price, staff warm and friendly" - everything that you have mentioned is what matters most to us. We will pass your kind comments on to Nessa. Many thanks again for... More 

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The food at The Abbey Tavern is excellent. Our party enjoyed the Irish stew and the corned beef and cabbage - both delicious and well presented. The cheesecake was delightful. The staff is friendly and attentive. After dinner, we enjoyed the entertainment in the main room. A four-piece Celtic band played many favorites and included the audience in a way... More 

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear OldEagle48, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor - we really appreciate it. We are delighted to read your comments about the food, the service and the entertainment. We will pass your kind comments on to the musicians and the dancers - they will be delighted... More 

Dublin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We went in for some food on St Patrick's Day. The place was packed but the staff accommodated all 15 of us and looked after us so well. Nessa was our server and it was a pleasure to be served by her.

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear mgalgey, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern on St Patricks Day and for rating us on Trip Advisor. Your heading "fabulous food and drink" is music to our ears and we will pass your kind comments on to Nessa - she will be delighted. Thank you for your custom - we do hope that you will... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ended up at Abbey Tavern on St Patricks day, food and atmosphere were great. We did arrive after a couple of coach parties there for the traditional dinner/ show, so a few things were off the menu. However what we had was fine, tasty, well presented and good portions. Well worth a look if you're in Howth

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear davejh51, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor - we really appreciate it. We are pleased to read that your meal was tasty, well presented and that you were happy with the portion size. We are sorry that a few dishes were off the menu by... More 

Claremorris, Ireland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Having read a synopsis about restaurants in Howth on a travel brochure on arriving out of the Dart station to a snap of chilly cold windy weather went in search of the Abbey Tavern for its famed warm fire. On entering was met with the warmth and friendly noise. The place was very busy with locals and visitors alike. ~Not... More 

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear claremorrisdolly, "Warm, welcoming, Wonderful" - what a review....thank you so much. It's reviews like this that mean the world to us. We are delighted that you visited The Abbey Tavern on St Patricks Day and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal so much. We will pass your kind comments on to the whole team - the kitchen... More 

Clane, Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stopped off in the Abbey Tavern for lunch recently. The pub was busy, but not so much so that it could explain the poor service. The apparent lack of staff meant that we had to source menus ourselves and we waited over 10 minutes to be acknowledged. The food was OK, though not worth €40 for 3 people, even considering... More 

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear sarahjaneoconnor1, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for rating us on Trip Advisor. The majority of our reviews are very positive about our service - I am sorry that was not your experience when you visited us recently for lunch. We feel that your comment about the "high prices charged everywhere in Howth" is unreasonable... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I visited the Abbey Tavern late last year after a hike with my husband in Howth. The fish and chips was among the best I've had and they had a good selection of beer on tap. The service was lacking somewhat, but the food and drinks definitely made up for it!

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Amanda E, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern late last year and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you rated our fish and chips among the best that you've had and that you were happy with the selection of beer on tap. It sounds like the... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were here on sunday and even though it was very busy we had a great day.The staff were very good given how busy they were which goes to prove how popular the place is. The food was excellent.I would recommend the herb salmon which was beatiful. The Guinness was excellent and very reasonably priced. I would have no hesitation... More 

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Liam M, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern on Sunday and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are very grateful for your comments about our staff, food and the Guinness! Thank you very much for your recommendation - it means so much to us when our guests recommend us to others.... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff .nessa who served us food and Joanne and John the bar staff .also sarah lounge girl . Great staff

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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this review

Dear 121Mahony, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for such kind comments about our staff - specifically Nessa, John, Joanne and Sarah. We will pass your feedback on to them - they will be delighted. A warm welcome is at the top of our list for our guests visiting The Abbey Tavern and we are so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 (0) 1 839 0307

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 27
  • Cuisine: Irish, Gastropub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?