• Generations of Craft

  • Surrounded by the glittering sea

  • The only Open Fire Smokehouse left in Dublin

  • Nestled among the trawlers in Howth

  • Delicious artisan 'food to go'

The authentic artisan smokehouse. Smoking on an open fire has become a thing of the past. We are THE keepers of the fire, come and taste the difference

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Open Fire Smoke Since 1961

The Smokehouse

The time-consuming craft of building and tending a fire is in danger of becoming lost, as the smoking fires in Ireland convert to electrical kilns. We believe that a fire creates a distinctive superior taste, and strive to maintain this artisan food

The open fire technique
Craft & history

Reviews & Awards

  • "If you’re looking for excellence in Fresh Irish fish, Nicky’s Plaice is the real thing. The family are experts, there for years at the end of Howth pier"
    Martin Shanahan
  • "If you’re looking for excellence in Fresh Irish fish, Nicky’s Plaice is the real thing. The family are experts, there for years at the end of Howth pier"
    Martin Shanahan
  • "If you’re looking for excellence in Fresh Irish fish, Nicky’s Plaice is the real thing. The family are experts, there for years at the end of Howth pier"
    Martin Shanahan