Award winning seafood restaurant backed by history and tradition
The building was originally a simple fishing cottage on the west pier in Howth, County Dublin. It has been lovingly restored while maintaining many original features. We offer a comfortable dining experience in the lovely village of Howth, a “must see” on any visit to Dublin.
Renowned for its seafood, Howth has developed a large number of top class seafood restaurants over the past few years. In the Oar House local chef John Aungier joined forces with fishmonger Sean Doran to create this award winning restaurant. The Oar House, now in its tenth year, is a haunt for the locals and a hugely popular ‘must see’ for visitors. Needless to say The Oar House offers a wide and varied range of fish with an emphasis on what has been landed on the day.
We source most of our fish from the trawlers you see outside our window. Indeed our own trawler “Celtic Fisher” skippered by Sean’s brother Padraig is our primary supplier of the famous Dublin Bay Prawns and most of the whitefish served here. Indeed the specials board is effectively a list of fish
landed in Howth that morning!
So if you like an atmosphere and great seafood look no further than the Oar House.
“The Oar House is just one of many fish restaurants in the North Dublin fishing village of Howth but it is certainly one of the best in terms of quality of food, atmosphere and value whether one is visiting for lunch or for evening dinner”
“I saw this restaurant on Food Network in Kamloops, BC Canada and knew I had to make the trip while in Ireland. It did not disappoint! The atmosphere and food were incredible. Wait staff, lovely and helpful”