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The Big Blue Howth

 
Church Street, Howth, Dublin
01 8321007
 
 
Cuisines: A La Carte, Bistro, Lunch
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Not recommended

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Visited on: 08/09/2012
Avoid that restaurant. We went there with a friend on a beautiful, sunny Saturday to have a light meal to finnish the day. The only good things I can say about this place are the views from the window and maybe the design. I ordered a smoked salmon with soda bread and what I got (6.95 to me very overpriced for what I got), was not even 2 skinny salmon slices (or something that looked like 1 slice halved into 2 parts) and one slice of bread. But that wasn't the 'highlight' of my meal - as soon as I tried the bread it teasted mouldy, unfresh and completly rotten. And to my disgust I did found a green mould on my slice of bread!!! It has never ever happened to me before, to be served a rotten food in a restaurant! I pointed that out to the waiter, and he just took away my plate without saying sorry or anything else and came back 10 min with the same plate, but a new slice of bread on it...that tasted exactly the same (mouldy and unfresh) as the previous one! Than I told that to the owner/manager, but he didn't seem very interested and troubled about that. At the end we were charged a full price for the meal, which we had to pay at the bar as the waiter ignored us completly since my complaint! Neither the waiter nor the manager did a thing! The food in general was of poor quality, not nicely served and overpriced. Anyway, avoid the place or visit it and risk your health. If they serve such a basic food as bread rotten who knows what is going on in their kitchen with meat, fish, eggs etc. It was the first and the last time I visited this restaurant.
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disappointed guest

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Visited on: 11/05/2012
It depends on how you define "spanish food" Giving dishes a spanish name does not make them spanish - It's all about flavours which our food sadly lacked. Beef, chicken, paella, even the goat salad.......not good.
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Room for improvement

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Visited on: 21/04/2012
We bought a voucher online and received an email reminding me it was due to expire..on checking I discovered it was only valid for 2 months, rather then the usual 3, from date of purchase. On ringing last week I was told the only time available on Sat was 1pm. However, while there, the restaurant was half empty so I assume they only take a certain number of vouchers per day, and several of the tables had vouchers.

We had a seat by the window, with a lovely view over the Abbey ruins and harbour. The deal was for 2 courses and a glass of Prosecco. The "free" glass was smaller than the additional glass I later paid for. The house wine was cheap, as mentioned in another review - but tasted so - not to my liking. Nor was the Pinot which I also had a taste of - it was very acidic. I would rather an option to pay a bit more for better wine.

Starters - we had smoked salmon with brown bread, which was lovely, fresh and succulent. However the bruschetta was very disappointing - a small circle of stale bread topped with a sundried tomato and tasteless ham.

Mains - we had the cod & chips, and paid a supplement for the seabass & vegies. However we found bones in both - I had quite a mouthful of them in my cod which was really off-putting. I did mention it to our server who said she'd mention it to her supplier. It came with a dish of tomato ketchup - when we asked for some tartare sauce, they don't have any - she did say perhaps they should order some!

So no, we wouldn't return - and I guess they are hoping for return business by doing the voucher deal. The prices are cheap - 6 for starters and desserts, 10 for mains. But there are so many places to eat in Howth - I would rather pay a bit more for better quality.
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Half the quality, all of the price!

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Visited on: 18/02/2012
While the prices are not extravagant by any means, the food simply does not nearly live up to them. The prices of the dishes are verging on the upper end of tapas bars, although unjustifiably so. The dishes lacked flavour and were a general disappointment. Had the prices been lower this disappointment may have at least been more tolerable. That said, the service was pleasant and the live guitarist added to the atmosphere. If you are not concerned with quality of food, then this is the place for you.
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The Big Blue Howth Review

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Visited on: 13/02/2012
A beautiful new spanish restaurant overlooking the harbour with the most amazing interior!! Its the kind of place you dont want to leave. Its open for lunch and dinner, we had dinner which consists of an authentic spanish tapas menu. The food was mouth watering!!! And house wine was only 17euro a bottle. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Probably the best value in howth. Highly recommend.
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Wow!

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Visited on: 03/02/2012
This is a new Spanish Tapas Restaurant with amazing, authentic Spanish food and great staff. The views are spectacular and the interior is really beautiful with exposed brick and candles and nooks and crannies. They have special flamenco nights with a guitarist and flamenco dancer for just 25 per person. The night we were there we couldn't fault the place and the bill was so reasonable we thought they made a mistake.
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