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The Abbey Tavern

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Irish, Gastropub
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28 Abbey Street, Howth, Ireland
+353 (0) 1 839 0307
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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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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish Coffee

The employees have always been pleasant and informative about entertainment up coming. After over 14 trips all over Ireland the Abbey Tavern has the BEST Irish Coffee that I've found. Never miss a visit for the coffee on my future trips.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Ross H
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Islamorada, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Not impressed with either food or service. Many better options within walking distance. Good pre gig atmosphere.

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Marietta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We had the best fresh seafood imaginable at the Abbey Tavern in Howth....The ambiance of the tavern was so cozy...There was a rugby match between Ireland and England on the tube while we were dining...wonderful experience! Our first rugby match! The server was exceptionally nice and the food was to die for. I would return in a heartbeat....

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

Dear Kpin66, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We were thrilled to read your comments about your meal, the atmosphere and the service that you received. We are blessed to be in the heart of the fishing village of Howth which allows us to serve fresh... More 

Islamorada, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The employees have always been pleasant and informative about entertainment up coming. After over 14 trips all over Ireland the Abbey Tavern has the BEST Irish Coffee that I've found. Never miss a visit for the coffee on my future trips.

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

Dear Ross H, we were delighted to read your review on Trip Advisor - thank you very much for taking the time to rate us. What a compliment to give us - the best Irish Coffee after all of your trips around Ireland. Thank you also for your kind comments about our staff. We hope to welcome you back soon.... More 

Marbella, Spain
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We celebrated a great birthday with dinner and the best of traditional Irish entertainment.. A great atmosphere awaits with blazing turf fires, stone walls and flagged floors at this 15 century tavern, built for the monks and is probably one of the oldest pubs in Ireland. We travelled from South Dublin by DART along the splendit coastline to the fishing... More 

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

Dear Phil M, thank you ever so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for rating us on Trip Advisor. We are honored that you chose The Abbey Tavern for a birthday celebration. Thank you sincerely for your kind comments about the atmosphere, food and entertainment and for recommending us to future guests. We provide demonstrations on how to make... More 

Wicklow, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant waiting 30 mins on menus when we got to order the waitress was to busy standing at our table half taken our order talking to another waitress in the end we got our food one out of five meals was right we ordered drinks never got them when it came to the bill we asked... More 

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

Dear Keliej30, we regret that you had such a negative experience in The Abbey Tavern on Sunday and we apologise profusely for the lack of service that you received. We were at full capacity on Sunday and I had asked our service staff to explain to all of our guests that there would be a delay with their meals -... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice touch with giving easter eggs for kid's - but had to wait an hour for food - omelette was overdone and not very nice - waitress mentioned that we could lodge a complaint when we highlighted the delay

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

Dear GerardC27, it's 11.40am on Monday morning and unfortunately you won't see this apology until tomorrow - I sincerely apologise for your experience yesterday in The Abbey Tavern. Easter Sunday is a special day particularly for families and is not acceptable that you had a negative experience with us. I would really appreciate if you would contact me directly richard@abbeytavern.ie... More 

Euless, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Musicians and singer were great. Irish Dancers were VERY entertaining especially getting people from the crown involved! AWESOME food!! Recommend the Corned Beef and Cabbage. Irish Coffee yummy! Fabulous evening!!

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

Dear Catherine B, we were so happy to read your review on Trip Advisor and we are very grateful that you took the time to rate us - thank you so much. We are delighted that you enjoyed the music and dancing - we will pass your kind comments on to the entertainment team - they will be thrilled with... More 

carlow
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

roaring fires, cosy, friendly and nice food. perfect on a wet, cold day. they have music sometimes..

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

Dear CarlowSue, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. We were delighted to read your comments about the cosy and friendly atmosphere - it means so much to us that our guests feel welcome. We do hope that you will visit us in Howth again if you... More 

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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 

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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?