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“Delicious fish for Easter!”
Review of The Abbey Tavern

The Abbey Tavern
Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Howth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$31
Cuisines: Irish, Gastropub
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made an 8pm booking for 4 over Easter and were warmly welcomed by Shelley who was most helpful. Three of us opted for the (cold) fish platter. What a delightful treat! Highly recommended and great friendly service. Have made a further booking and looking forward to return visit. And another fish platter!
Note - the rating system below for service, food and value is not functioning but am giving five out of five in each case!

Thank Larry K
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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Larry K, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your Fisherman's Platter and that you were happy with the service provided by Shelley - she is a wonderful member of our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and thank you very much for highly recommending us to future guests. Warm regards, Richard Tobin

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great and Shelley our waitress was awesome. We were greeted with kindness and supportive wait staff. The food selections were fantastic especially as two in our party are Vegetarian. The taste and presentation of the food was first class.

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Thank Peter Y
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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter Y, thank you for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor. "Awesome" is one of the many words that our guests use to describe Shelley - she will be delighted with your comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Many thanks again for your kind words. Best regards, Richard Tobin

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can I put 6 stars? 7 stars even? The Abbey Tavern went above and beyond our wildest imagination for our Wedding. Richard, the owner, is an absolute rock star. He was great with the kids that attended our wedding, making them chicken fingers and chips before the ceremony, to supplying them with a never ending supply of cookies and ice cream. The service was outstanding and anyone considering a wedding in the Dublin area is missing out if they don't try Abbey Tavern

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Thank Jim H
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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jim, thank you for such a positive review - our team really appreciate it. It was our absolute pleasure to host you both and your guests - every member of our team who was working last Wednesday thoroughly enjoyed their working day and the children were the best ever. We do hope that we can welcome you back in the future. In the meantime, we all wish you happiness always and the best of everything in your future together. Many thanks again and warm regards, Richard

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a gloomy Good Friday, we stumbled upon this wonderful pub. Packed to the gills and buzzing, they kindly managed to squeeze us in and we are sooooooo glad they did The scampi and tortellini were both excellent with touches of the gastro-pub; home made tartar sauce and pesto. Excellent cocktails as well, which is very unusual in the traditional setting....best martini I've had in a long time, and the waitress very kindly managed to find me some olives when the bar ran out. An all round outstanding experience...Thanks Nessa, Shelley and the whole staff. Great Evening !

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Thank stephaniebvi
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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi stephaniebvi, thank you so much for visiting The Abbey Tavern yesterday and for such a glowing review on Trip Advisor which we are very grateful for. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and that you were happy with the service provided by Nessa, Shelley and our team. We are blessed to have such a hardworking team who always want our guests to return - only then are they happy! We would love to welcome you back some day - Nessa and Shelley in particular. They are much valued members of our team. Many thanks again and warm regards, Richard

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was suggested we go to the Abbey Tavern when in Howth. We walked in from the rain and wind and immediately felt at home. Neesa served us with humour and competence. The food was beyond delicious. We will be talking about the Fisherman's Platter for years to come. It is a must when visiting Howth.

Thank cekirkby2018
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RichardTobin, Owner at The Abbey Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi cekirkby2018, thank you very much for visiting The Abbey Tavern and for going to the trouble of rating your visit on Trip Advisor. "Beyond delicious" makes our team so very happy - we are delighted that you enjoyed your Fisherman's Platter served by Nessa who is a very special member of our team. Thank you for recommending us to future guests - we really appreciate it. We hope that you really enjoyed your visit to Ireland. Many thanks again and best regards, Richard Tobin

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