From Donna Fitzpatrick comes this chowder report
Bass Monkey, Howth Pier, Dublin 13. With trawlers & seals bobbing in the Harbour only meters away, fish doesn’t get any fresher. With two styles of chowder offered, their regular SEAFOOD CHOWDER (€6.50) is perfectly acceptable, a creamy based broth with plenty of fish & crustaceans served with brown bread. It’s the BRASS MONKEY STYLE CHOWDER (€11.00) that is a truly astounding dish packed full of Scallops, Dublin Bay Prawns, Lobster & Crab Claws, it is simply sublime. More of a main than a starter and great price point for the quantity, quality & freshness of the ingredients. Well worth a quick trip on the DART!