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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

Gift vouchers available to buy online

Gift vouchers available to buy online

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

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

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

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 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.




Autumn in beautiful Howth

Autumn in beautiful Howth


Our Good pal Shane over at Shane's Howth Hikes brings you on inspiring cliff walks with world class views. Howth is well served by a fine old harbour, medieval castle and a warm hospitable village. Autumn is a great time for wildlife spotting & nature walks with family, colleagues and friends. 

If you are visiting Howth we offer a tasty 10% discount off your bill with any same day excursion ticket such as Shane's Howth Hikes or Dublin Bay Cruises

We don't take bookings via email, but we love to talk so please pick up the phone! 01-806-3746.

We can arrange set menus for group bookings, outside catering, communions, confirmations, surprise parties or any special occasion. email for details.

We change our menu four times per year to coincide with seasonal changes & new updates on old favourites. We love our seafood and are constantly improving and testing new variations. Come and try some!

All our menus are subject to a 10% service charge.