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O'Connell's Howth


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews wings fish and chips chowder beef and guinness pie club sandwich fisherman's pie calamari chilli salad pier house trad music table upstairs the pub great atmosphere catch of the day east pier staff were so friendly
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely venue upstairs with a fine big bar, good food, and very nice staff. A fantastic place for family functions. Plenty of room for the kids too.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gareth K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can’t recommend O’Connells enough! The food, the service & the ambience... it has it all! Whether you’re going as a couple, a group or for a family gathering it really caters for everyone. The food is top notch, the chicken wings, the fish pie......More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Megmillsor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere in O’Connells is one of the best In howth. Howth is a village full or restaurants and pubs, but if you are looking for great value, atmosphere and food, you have to put O’Connells at the top of your list. Oh...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GeorgieKeoghirl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fish of day, really good salmon for the lady. Myself I took the chicken burger, awesome ! The fries were also super good and the Guinness.. well it’s a Guinness always top ! Aye. The band was astonishingly good, such a nice ambiance. I really...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ol4ff
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

To be clear I don’t want to slate the service at all, the girl was chatty and friendly and easygoing and there wasn’t anything wrong with that side of things. However, our meals were barely edible. We each got burgers, the meat was just dry...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Imperatrixi
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Disappointing! Was here a year before a was fabulous. Not so this time. Batter on fish was so greasy it was inedible. Garlic prawns not pleasant at all - not enough chilli and not sure what but weren’t very nice. The staff were super helpful...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank JanDLondon
Reviewed December 23, 2018

We stopped by this pub, and unfortunately didn't have a good experience. I ordered a pour of Yellow Spot, neat. The bar tender pulled the bottle of Yellow Spot from behind the bar, noticed that it was running very low, and proceeded to measure the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Kutaa1022
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

We came back from a cliff walk starving & had fisherman's pie & roadted cod with mussels & they were both excellent... never had either & the first was amazing...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rev Marcus E B
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice restaurant along the waterfront. Stopped in for a beer after hiking the cliffs in Howth. Stayed for lunch. Had fish and chips for Thanksgiving dinner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TravelPamVB
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A favorite with locals and tourists alike. This bar/restaurant has a really nice atmosphere with welcoming and friendly staff on hand at all times to look after you. Overall the food is good, and mostly reasonably priced with the exception of the scampi €24. Really...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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February 3, 2018|
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Response from lisac52003 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do as it’s a Sunday & it will be very busy . Downstairs has Trad music on from 1:30 to 4 pm & is always full . Eating area is upstairs . Ask for Simon and he will book you in 😁enjoy
Amanda S
December 17, 2015|
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Response from davidsQ5538YV | Reviewed this property |
Best place is their website or give them a call.
March 16, 2015|
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Response from a n | Property representative |
Hi John, I am wondering if you have your dates confused. This coming Saturday is 21st March and we don't seem to have a booking under name John for either Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd. Can you please ring Simon O'Connell... More
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