In 2000 the old harbour masters house which houses the King Sitric was extensively renovated and the dining room was moved up to the first floor where it commands sweeping views into Balscadden Bay and across the harbour from its large windows. There are eight nautically decorated guest bedrooms were added, all with stunning sea views.
Through the years, the restaurant has won many accolades and countless awards for its high standards.
Aidan MacManus opened The King Sitric in 1971 with a commitment to source and serve the best of fish and shellfish that Ireland has to offer. It is his passion and commitment that drove The King Sitric to an international reputation for excellent seafood.
Fresh fish landed daily on Howth Pier, oysters and mussels from the west, lobster caught by our own fishermen in Balscadden Bay are among our specialities.
“Friendly staff who were very welcoming. It’s in a great location, just across from the pier in Howth. Fantastic place to relax after a swim in the sea at Balscadden beach. It’s also suitably situated at the start (or end) of the Howth cliff walk. Also, free parking in front.”
“We were a group of five from India, on road trip of Ireland. We had heard about King Sitric from Anthony Bourdain’s show on Dublin and it was on our list of places to have a meal. We were seated at a table with a great view of the sea. The food was great, the Dublin Bay prawns or Langoustine was
unforgettable. I would go back just for that! We ordered the lobster too which was good. However, for every single one of us in the group, the most memorable part of the evening was the service, it was just excellent. We had the warmest reception and treatment at King Sitric.”