Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a separate vegan menu with starters such as cauliflower wings, mains such as vegan penne, basil & kale pesto and desserts such as warm apple and berry pot. Plant milks available. Open Wed-Sat 12:30-22:30, Sun 12:30-23:00.

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16 Reviews

First Review by Sebi506


Points +71

17 Sep 2023

Little gem in Howth

Happy Cow save the evening. We went there after our visit to the Island nearby, late in the evening and the Abbey Tavern happened to be open. There's a small but vegan menu which was pretty darn good. Don't miss their desserts though!

Pros: Super friendly staff, Ambience



Points +49

14 Jul 2023

sticky toffee pudding !

There were 4 vegan dishes on the menu and probably the best dessert I’ve ever eaten. It was Sticky Toffee Pear Pudding.

Pros: Having vegan options that were in the actual menu, The dessert was outstanding , The server gave me the recipe!

Cons: The pasta dish wasn’t very tasty., I was with a tour group and pasta was preordered


Points +263

25 Jun 2023

Cauliflower for the win.

I'd definitely come back for the cauliflower wings - but not for the mains. Two of us had the vegan burger, which came with a decent enough bun and a good relish. The patty itself though was a bit undecided if it wants to be a tex-mex patty or an asian fusion patty. Both of us did not finish our burgers. The curry was OK, but it was a bowl of rice with the curry on top. Asking for having the rice in a separate bowl might be a good idea. The cauliflower wings were great though.

Some general remarks: separate glutenfree and vegan menus are available on request. The staff was very quick with taking or orders, asking how everything is and so forth.

Pros: Cauliflower wings , Staff, Separate vegan menu

Cons: Mains


Points +22

19 Aug 2022


Hanno menu x vegano, vegetariani e senza glutine. Una completezza da lasciare senza fiato. Oltre ad essere una taverna di alto livello per offerta di ricette e servizio impeccabile. Ha anche ben 3 scelte di desserts con gelato totalmente vegani. Dato che però il locale non è fully vegan, l’app non permette di mettere 5 stelle. Ma sarebbero tutte meritate!

Pros: Menu per tutti, Atmosfera intima, Staff gentile e preparato


Points +325

05 Mar 2022

Nice vegan menu

Great place, staff was very attentive and friendly, and there is a separate vegan/vegetarian menu with multiple options for starters, mains and even desserts.

Pros: Many vegan options, Attentive staff


Points +7203

21 Dec 2021

A pleasant experience

This traditional tavern has two separate vegetarian and vegan menus. I tried their cauliflower wings which was amazing (I think the best that I ever had), the bbq bean burger (so-so, also I think the brioche bread was not entirely vegan, it tasted quite sweet) and the sticky toffee pudding which was amazing. The whole experience was very nice, as it was the christmas season and the decoration was very eye-pleasant. Also, the staff was very attentive.

Beside the not-the-best quality of the burger, the restaurant is definitively recomendable when in area. I would come back gladly.

Updated from previous review on 2021-12-21


Points +32

07 Aug 2021

Separate, and delicious, vegan menu

Delighted to have had the pleasure of eating here. There are multiple vegan options for each course. I had the cauliflower wings to stay let and the bean burger for a main. I don’t think I’ve gone to any other restaurant anywhere near that have had such tasty options.

Daphni was our waitress and she singlehandedly turned this into a 5 star experience.

Pros: Plenty to choose from, Amazing staff, Beautiful

Cons: Not too much outdoor seating


Points +32

25 Jul 2021

3 course vegan menu

Separate 3 course vegan menu with great range of options and wasn’t too expensive either.


Points +272

11 Jul 2021

Fantastic vegan menu

Separate vegan menu with choice of three starters, three mains and three deserts. Food was really good, staff were so lovely. Will definitely be back.


Points +18

20 Jun 2021

Great vegan menu

Wonderful staff & great options

Pros: Vegan menu


Points +1619

30 Aug 2020

Lovely Experience

Really enjoyed myself. From the exterior, interior, ambiance, service and food - Abbey Tavern really preforms!

I had the cauliflower wings for an appetizer, curry for my main, the stick toffee pear pudding for desert finished off with an espresso. The portions were generous and presentation was nice. Really enjoyed the experience.

Will definitely be back and I highly recommend.

Pros: Plenty of Vegan Options , Great value


Points +107

05 Oct 2019

Thank god for vegan menus

For my whole time in Dublin, I kinda had to ask about what was vegan all the time and that makes me uncomfortable haha

but here, thank the vegan lord, there were a vegan menu so it wasn't awkward at all!

Also, first and only time there was a main and a desert at the same place that I could eat (because my friends weren't too keen on all vegan restaurants so I usually just had the one vegan option the restaurant had)

All of that to say, maybe I'm bias because I felt normal for the first time in my trip but this meal was incredible.

The dessert was absolutely delicious, the fries were crispy, the burger was actually filling (compared to some veggie burgers I've had) and overall I had a great time!

Definitely would recommend !

The non vegan dishes were also amazing apparently! So I didn't feel guilty for taking my friends there :D

Pros: Vegan Menu, Filling, Tasty

Cons: Kinda expensive


Points +819

14 Sep 2019

Not bad, a little pricey

I ordered the vegan penne with pesto and cauliflower wings here. They were ok, it was interesting that they were using focaccia crumbs as a type of substitute for hard cheese shavings on the penne. The pesto was quite good, a really nice fresh basil taste from it. Only negative was (and it's a matter of preference), I thought the dish was a bit unnecessarily overloaded with greenery, would have liked more penne instead.
The cauliflower bites/wings were not bad, although the sauce they were using tended to overpower the entire thing. Maybe this would be better served as an optional dip.

Note: You have to ask for a separate veg. menu, the main menu might just have one or two suitable items.

One annoying thing is having parmesan on a vegetarian menu. If you're going to do this, please make it clear if it's a vegetarian parmesan-style substitute as standard parmesan is not vegetarian (at least in the EU). There are other Italian style hard cheeses which use vegetarian rennet, or just use a vegan substitute.

Pros: Separate veg. menu, Pub surroundings

Cons: Not great value, Parmesan on veg. menu...


Points +136

12 Sep 2019

Great food

Wonderful food and great staff. Loved this place and they had their own vegan menu and offered it without question. Loved this place and the food was excellent!

Pros: Dedicated vegan menu, Cater to dietary requirements , Knowledgeable staff


Points +99

17 Aug 2019


It was delicious and portions were quite large. They use a lot of (tasty) olive oil (be aware if you do not like it - I do😄)

Pros: Own vegan menu, cool location

Cons: pricy


Points +197

16 Aug 2019

Great Place to eat

Close to the harbor with lots of vegan options

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