Lovin lunch

Lovin lunch

Even if you are not a self proclaimed foodie and just love your food (that’s alright) we welcome you to Howth and a fantastic seafood experience. Over the years we have seen our little fishing village (16km from Dublin city centre) reborn as a top Irish food destination. Situated in a bustling working harbour we take full advantage of the freshest fish and shellfish every day. We have family run trawlers which supply the restaurants with the first and freshest pick of the catch.

Winter Warmer Dining Offer

Winter Warmer Dining Offer

You deserve the winter warmer!

You deserve the winter warmer!

We love a good night out, don’t you?

We are delighted to announce the €45 Winter Warmer Dining Offer at The Brass Monkey. Enjoy a two course meal for two with a glass of wine each! The perfect end to a perfect day.

Our comfortable, intimate dining room on the west pier (the short one) in Howth is the perfect place to seek shelter, regroup and replenish after a bracing walk around Howth. You can use the offer over Valentine’s week and up until Sunday 14th April 2019

This dining offer is suitable for groups and we invite you to buy as many as you like for you group. You can see the sample menu below. There’s something for everyone. We are a family friendly restaurant in Howth. Children are very welcome, we provide fun activity colouring packs and crayons to keep the busy. See the Kids menu here. Free WIFI also available to guests.

Winter warmer sample menu

Winter warmer sample menu

Christmas Week

Christmas Week

We caught up with a group of hikers who met on the Camino six years ago. They have been meeting up every since on their travels or back in Dublin.

€45 AUTUMN DINING OFFER EXTENDED until December 21st

€45 AUTUMN DINING OFFER EXTENDED until December 21st

The BRASS MONKEY €45 AUTUMN DINING OFFER for two is now extended until Friday December 21st. So plan your Christmas get together in Howth!

€45 Autumn Dining Offer now EXTENDED until Friday December 21st!

€45 Autumn Dining Offer now EXTENDED until Friday December 21st!

If you’re part of a book club, running club, supper club or in a support group or share a class together or want to celebrate with a Christmas event you can buy as many as you like and use them, right up until December 21st.

Our POPULAR €45 AUTUMN DINING OFFER is a three course early bird for two people and includes a glass of wine and coffee. We have extended this offer due to popular demand and it can be used right up until Friday December 21st. You can buy as many as you like and book a large groups in for a great Christmas meal in Howth.

  • Please check WINTER HOURS and availability to avoid disappointment and always make a reservation.

  • This offer is not available to purchase in the restaurant and must be prepaid online. 

  • 8 minutes walk from Howth DART station

  • The Brass Monkey seafood restaurant, 8 West Pier, Howth

  • Terms and conditions apply so please check before purchasing to avoid any confusion.

See you soon at The Brass Monkey. A good time, every time!

A Christmas gift idea to buy now and use January - April 2019

We are super excited about Christmas here in Howth. We’ve decorated the restaurant inside and out and it’s so cosy we’re worried people might not want to leave! Our twinkly lights are twinkling away and the wine is flowing.

Tis the season! We’ve just launched our €50 DINE FOR TWO 2019 DINING OFFER. This popular offer is a Christmas gift idea to buy now, as a gift and use January - April of 2019. You can see the sample menu here. Give the gift of a nice night out at Howth’s award winning Brass Monkey Restaurant.

Love is in the air and we love seeing the locals around this time of year. Howth village is so special and the community vibe is so strong. Once miles from Dublin it now makes a super day trip via DART or the car and you’ll have a fun family day out. It’s always fun to walk the piers and spot seals. Watch the waves crash and take a look to Ireland’s Eye, see what wildlife you can spot!

We look forward to Santa visiting and turning on the Christmas lights. This is always a big event in the Howth calendar and a fun family day out.

If you’re looking for an interesting gift idea / dining offer for friends and family then look no further than the €50 DINE FOR TWO 2019 DINING OFFER. T&C’s apply and it is available to buy now.

If you have any questions or want to reserve please call (01) 8063746 or email info@brassmonkey.ie

Gift vouchers available to buy online

Gift vouchers available to buy online

We've found our #1 fan. And she's amazing!

Heike and Anna always come to the Brass Monkey for the warm welcome and of course the chowder.

Heike and Anna always come to the Brass Monkey for the warm welcome and of course the chowder.

Heike Veit has visited us many times at The Brass Monkey, in fact every time she is in Ireland she comes to Howth to see us. She follows us on Facebook and Twitter too. This November Heike and her daughter Anna visited us from Überlingen on Lake Constance in Germany. 

Heike's love for Irish culture, music and the Irish mentality which she had heard and read about in books and films created a longing to visit Ireland from age 16. It wasn't until much later for her first visit to the emerald isle aged 54.

On Heike's first visit she stayed in Glasnevin. A few friendly suggestions on the best pint, best museums and where to eat lead her to the Brass Monkey in Howth. 

After the long cliff walk she found us nestled in Howth harbour with a view of the fishing boats. She tracked down this famous chowder and it was overwhelmingly mouth-watering, delicious and worth the trek to Howth. We serve it in a little black metal pan on a wooden tray with two homemade brown bread and a piece of Irish butter. 

Like many of our reviewers and letters we receive, the Brass Monkey seafood chowder is always compared to others. Well we did win Best Chowder in Ireland 2012! Cooked to an old Irish recipe the deluxe seafood chowder is a creamy seafood soup with vegetables, salmon, cod, smoked haddock, mussels, tiger prawns, scallop & crab meat and it is absolutely delicious!

So thank you Heike and Anna for making our day this November. You are welcome any time!

Thank you for the warm welcome.

Thank you for the warm welcome.

“What can I say.  I was so happy it filled me up with a fine inner warmth on that cold and stormy day in January.  And I will never eat any other fish soup again nowhere else without comparing it to this!  Besides that, I love the Brass Monkey’s interior, it’s „gemütlich“ as we Germans say.  Especially all the cute painted and soft toy monkeys in the mainly dark red room create a cosy pleasant and kind atmosphere.

I really will recommend all my friends to visit this place, whenever they will come to Dublin and visit Howth. And by the way… German restaurateurs could learn from the Irish to serve free (!) water from the tap with every dish and to welcome people as heartly as the Irish do!”

Liebe Grüße
— Heike from Ueberlingen at Lake Constance / South Germany

€45 Autumn Dining Offer EXTENDED until December 15th!

The Brass Monkey Autumn Dining Offer is now extended until Friday December 15th. So plan a Christmas get together in Howth!

Our popular €45 Dining Offer is a three course early bird for two people and includes a glass of wine and coffee. We have extended this offer due to popular demand. You can buy as many as you like and book a large groups in for a great preChristmas meal in Howth.

It's available Monday to Friday all day and evening until December 15th. You can buy as many as you like here! This offer is not available to purchase in the restaurant and must be prepaid online. 

There's plenty going on in Howth with live music, entertainment and shows at The Bloody Stream, The Abbey Tavern and Findlater House. So why not eat at The Brass Monkey beforehand? You'll find us 5 minutes from Howth DART station on the West Pier, Howth.

Terms and conditions apply so please check before purchasing to avoid any confusion. See you soon at The Brass Monkey.

Christmas full steam ahead! €50 Christmas Dining Offer is now available to buy.

Well Christmas is rolling headfirst towards us at top speed! If you're looking for a great present, you just found it!

We have just launched our €50 Christmas Dining Offer to Buy Now and Use in 2018. It's dinner for two from a special menu with a glass of wine and tea or coffee.

This incredibly popular offer was a huge hit last year as a gift and it's available now.It's available to use in 2018. Terms and conditions do apply so please read them carefully before purchasing to avoid any confusion.

This makes a wonderful gift for anyone living in Dublin or planning to travel here. Buy as many as you like and give the gift of a great meal!

The Brass Monkey, 12 West Pier, Howth, Co Dublin (01) 806 3746

Voted best calamari in Dublin

best calamari in brass monkey restaurant howth dublin

We were delighted to be voted number 1 for calamari in Dublin. Although Howth is no stranger to great seafood and there are plenty of places to eat. The brass Monkey on the West Pier has been serving great seafood, tapas and homemade desserts since 2010. 

We love our regulars who visit as often as possible for their favourite dishes such as piri piri crab claws, beer battered fish and chips and Cajun salmon burger to name a few. But the star of the show this week was the calamari. We ran rings around the others and topped the pols from Foursquare for the best calamari in Dublin. 

We serve up to 200 guests daily during the summer months and are always delighted to get a nice pat on the back for a job well done. We are open throughout the year from 12pm daily at 12 West Pier.

You can read the article and comments here http://4sq.com/2yLpcBx

Our award winning calamari is best in Dublin.

Our award winning calamari is best in Dublin.

NEW Autumn Early Bird Deal

early bird brass monkey howth dublin

We've had a super summer at The Brass Monkey. Thank you to all the visitors, tourists & locals who came our way and made Howth their choice for a day out.

We would love to see you out our way again and to entice you out, we have created this deal.

A three course Early Bird for two people €45, including a glass of wine or beer each and includes tea or coffee. This offer is available September 1st to October 27th Monday to Friday from 12pm to closing. It's great value for a long relaxing lunch and available all evening. The offer is only available through our website. You cannot avail of it directly through the restaurant.

Have your next girls / guys night out in Howth! Check out the Irish music & dancing show at the Abbey Tavern, Findlaters & live music every weekend at The Bloody Stream . 

From October 1st our new opening hours are

Monday 12- 4.30

Tuesday & Wednesday 12-9pm

Thursday 12- 9.30pm

Friday 12-10pm

Saturday 11- 10pm

Sunday 11- 8pm

If you would like to make a booking or inquire about a Christmas party please call (01) 806 3746. See you soon at the monkey bar.

Sail into Howth this summer

Dublin Bay Cruises makes a great Dublin day out. Family fun in Howth with a boat trip, dolphin and wildlife watching followed by a Tapas Sharing Platter with wine or beer at The Brass Monkey, West Pier, Howth.

Roll on the summer!

Did you know you can sail from the city centre of Dublin to Dun Laoghaire and Howth then around Ireland's Eye and back again?!

Well you can, with Dublin Bay Cruises. I had the pleasure of meeting the crew aboard the St Bridget this May as they docked for a break at The West Pier, Howth. There's nothing quite like the view from the water.

Darren the shore manager, Captain Eddie and all the staff offer a warm welcome which will delight any Dublin visitor young and old. With a wealth of local knowledge and a pristine ship it's a pleasure for all ages. There are different route options for shorter trips, return by DART or one way.

There is plenty of wildlife to spot, we saw seals, pods of dolphins, gannets, gulls and many birds on our trip. There's a heated indoor cabin, an outer deck and upper outdoor seating deck so whatever the weather you're covered. It is advised to book beforehand but they do take walk on's if the boat is not full. Details below...

€30 Tapas Sharing Platter
30.00 45.00

Enjoy a Tapas Sharing Platter for €30 Includes 2 Beers or 2 Glasses of House Wine

Offer is valid Monday to Friday 12-6pm ONLY excluding bank holidays until August 31st 2017.

Cannot be used at any other time.

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We have a €30 Tapas Sharing Platter offer for you. Call to the The Brass Monkey Restaurant while you're visiting Howth.

We offer 10% discount off your bill with any Dublin Bay Cruise ticket! You may use this offer for 3 months from date of issue. Simply show your cruise ticket to your server on arrival.

Click and Buy the €30 Tapas Sharing Offer which is available Monday to Friday during the summer 3-6pm. Remember We're just a 1 minute walk up the West Pier in Howth from where the boat docks.

We are open from 11am til late every day until October for scones & coffee, lunch, tapas and dinner. 

We look forward to seeing you.

Bon voyage

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it...

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it...

We were honoured to be invited to visit one of Spain's most famous vineyard's this April. The Emilio Moro vineyard dates back to 1891. Don Emilio Moro of Pesquera de Duero started a viticulture tradition over a century ago and the tradition lives on. The winery is located along the Golden Mile of the Ribera del Duero. They offer vineyard, tapas and wine tasting tours in the increasingly popular enotourism area. Theirs goal is to produce intense and unique wines and they do just that.

John Aungier accompanied by Susan & Dee from The Brass Monkey and Lynn and Nina from Twenty2 who met with the team from Cassidy wines who import the Moro family wines to Ireland. We brought Pierre, our Brass Monkey mascot for the trip. He thoroughly enjoyed posing on the wine barrels.

We had an incredible wine tasting afternoon on site in glorious sunshine at Emilio Moro Bodegas sampling their selection of reds, whites and rose. We shall be stocking their wines from Cassidy Wines in The Brass Monkey and Twenty2 restaurant and hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Many thanks to Cassidy Wines and the Emilio Moro vineyard for a memorable visit. 

Comedy night with Barry Murphy of Aprés Match

comedy night howth

Don't miss the hilarious Barry Murphy, star of Après Match is LIVE at The Brass Monkey Thursday 16th March at 8.30pm! barry is best known for his knock out comedy gigs around Ireland and we are delighted to welcome him to the west pier, Howth. 

It's going to be an epic St Patrick's day weekend. We're kicking off the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival with tonnes of family fun all weekend 16th - 19th March. 

Dinner and a show includes a glass of prosecco on arrival, 3 course meal with tea or coffee & Barry Murphy's live show for €40 per person. 8.30pm sitting for dinner with the show afterwards.

Places are limited so please call the restaurant on 01 806 3746 to pay a €10 deposit and secure your table.

Prawn Festival 2017

Prawn Spires - Asian marinated prawns wrapped in filo pastry with curry mayonnaise and fries

Prawn Spires - Asian marinated prawns wrapped in filo pastry with curry mayonnaise and fries


The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is the ultimate foodie experience in the pictureesque village of Howth, county Dublin. This 4 day event is held over St Patrick's Day Weekend 17th, 18th & 19th March.

There will be delicious food and craft beer. Wine tastings as well as live cooking demos from our executive chef Siobhan Quinn MacDonagh and owner / chef John Aungier. Nevin Maquire will also be hosting a live cookery demo (Sat 18th at 1pm in the demo tent)

We have street entertainment and demonstrations by local fishermen all in the heart Howth. The Brass Monkey will be a main attraction once again at the food tents serving delicious Prawn Spires with fries. 

The festive atmosphere will continue into the evening as Howth’s bars and restaurants will host a special fixed price festive menu and entertainment for all. And it’s not just the culinary offerings that make the festival so memorable, the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival is also famous for music & entertainment, walks, talks and seaside antics.

This is a very busy weekend with entertainment into the night, so be sure to book a table to avoid disappointment! Call 01 806 3746.

Please use public transport. DART and buses. Public parking is limited. 




Now hiring! Chefs of all grades

Now hiring! Chefs of all grades

Hey, we are currently hiring at the Brass Monkey. We are a well known seafood / tapas restaurant on the West Pier in Howth, just 5 minutes walk from the Howth DART station. 

A Senior Chef with minimum 3 years grill experience with a strong knowledge of fish is required for immediate start. Generous package to the right candidate includes very competitive rates of pay. No split shifts. Meals included. Flexible roster.

  • Must have up to date HACCP.
  • Must have experience of ordering for a busy kitchen.
  • Strong team player.
  • Must have relevant permits to work on Ireland.
  • Fluent English is essential.

We are also hiring sous chefs and chefs of all grades to join the team. 

Please send your CV with cover letter to jobs.bmt2@gmail.com

East Pier closed due to dangerous waves

East Pier closed due to dangerous waves

There were dramatic scenes here in Howth over the weekend with the Coast Guard closing the East pier for safety reasons. Huge waves were seen sweeping over the pier causing safety issues to walkers and passers by.

The Coast Guard warned: "If you see the spray of the waves reaching on the pier, don’t walk it. Waves can be unpredictable, a lull of ten minutes can be followed by intense waves powerful enough to knock you over and cause injury or wash you off the pier wall." 

The Coast Guard added: "We ask the public to call the Coast Guard at 112 or 999 if they see people who are likely to get into difficulty, don’t expect someone else to make the call."

Read more about the dramatic weekend of nature's force here.


Grub Spy in Howth

Grub Spy in Howth

The Grub Spy gang from the Sunday World were out in Howth. The cleverly made their way to The Brass Monkey and had a slap up feast of seafood and the like.

We're delighted to say we passed all the tests! They enjoyed our prawns Pil Pil, scallops and monkfish scampi. They enjoyed portion of mussels & felt they were good value at €8. It seems no one can resist our sticky toffee pudding. A firm favourite with everyone young and old. 

So if you're coming to Howth in the next few weeks be sure to call to the Brass Monkey on the West Pier for a great time, every time.

Best seafood restaurant in Howth.

Best seafood restaurant in Howth.

We got a lovely write up by The Culture Trip.com. Howth has for many years evolved as a fantastic food destination for locals and tourists. With it's beautiful walks, boat trips and seal spotting it certainly whets your appetite for great seafood, oysters, beer battered fish & chips and creamy chowder.

We love what we do here at The Brass Monkey. We are very lucky to have such incredible fresh produce on our doorstep such as local smoked salmon from Nicky's Plaice via the West Pier, Doran's seafood and great Irish producers. 

The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival during the summer was a huge success and thousands flocked to Howth for some great food, music and family fun. So next time you are thinking about what to do with the family, hop on the DART and give Howth a try!

Gardaí raid fishing trawlers in Howth over probe into illegal workers

Gardaí raid fishing trawlers in Howth over probe into illegal workers

Members of the dedicated Garda Immigration Unit were searching trawlers in Howth Harbour recently. Gardai searched a ­number of fishing trawlers in ports across the country as part of an investigation into the use of unregistered migrant workers. The latest raid was in Howth and followed similar inspections of vessels in Cork, Galway, Kerry, Louth and Donegal. 

It is understood the primary focus of the probe was the movement of undocumented workers from countries in Africa and South East Asia. A number of individuals in the fishing industry were questioned by detectives following raids on specific trawlers. Gardai say they received full co-operation from the fishing industry operatives they contacted.

Never a dull moment in Howth.




Whole lot of shaking going on...

Is Howth becoming a trendy, music destination? Can we hold our own and draw a crowd to lil ole Howth or do we lose out to the big smoke for a good night out?

Here's a good place to start... Bring out the Chimp plays The Bloody Stream 9pm Saturday October 22nd. 

Morrissey and The Smiths fans were in for a treat when 'These Charming Men' played The Abbey Tavern, October 1st. 

We had the Howth jazz & blues festival over the August bank holiday weekend which was a huge success. 

Wrights Findlater House has regular live music. 

So get your glad rags & your dancing shoes on, catch the DART to Howth Station and boogie your night away!

Don't forget to book dinner at The Brass Monkey, West Pier.

See you soon party people.