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Aqua Restaurant

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1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth 13, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Aqua Restaurant offers stunning views over the water at Howth Sound...
Aqua Restaurant offers stunning views over the water at Howth Sound, delicious dining and attentive but unobtrusive service. If you visit once, you will want to return again and again. We have our own kitchen garden & lobster pots plus the enviable location of the West Pier guranteeing the finest freshest seafood daily. We are committed to Irish suppliers of the finest fayre..
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent sole!

This restaurant at the end of the pier in Howth is a gem. The restaurant overlooks the water where you can watch seagulls, seals and manatees. It was fairly deserted when we ate there but it was relaxing and the sole was outstanding. Unfortunately the fish and chips were ok but not "great". We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Dneuburger
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Buckden, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We arrived 1.5 late for our meal...as a frustrated couple trying to have a date night. We bought the spring special on-line and man what a deal. 89 euro for a prosecco toast to the sunset....which we just made!) starters, mains, desserts, and a bottle of house wine. I am a Chef and the meal ok but the sole was... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Although the food and setting of the restaurant was very good the service was close to appalling. We'd eaten the night before in Dylan McGrath's Rustic Stone and the service was brilliant, Aqua could do with a visit here to learn a thing or two. We were greeted and shown to our table very quickly, the menus were given out... More 

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My husband took me for my birthday when my usual Howth favourite, Octopussy had no tables. It was incredible, fresh and tasty food, the service was excellent and I was surprised at what great value it was as walking in I was expecting in to be expensive! Will be back!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We knew that Howth had a reputation for great fish restaurants but we were still blown away by Aqua. The venue is the first amazing thing you experience; the sea appears to be all around and the sealife snd seabirds are your very close neighbours. The staff are diligent and the menu is reassuring tight. We were unfashionably early for... More 

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Food was reasonable OK. However, service was utterly awful. My friends and I were not served with respect and this totally ruined our day out. The waiters gave no smile and attitude were poor. I totally would not recommend this restaurant and I am not going to re-visit in the further.

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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This restaurant at the end of the pier in Howth is a gem. The restaurant overlooks the water where you can watch seagulls, seals and manatees. It was fairly deserted when we ate there but it was relaxing and the sole was outstanding. Unfortunately the fish and chips were ok but not "great". We were told there were other places... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This restaurant probably has one of the best settings in Dublin, with sweeping views across to Ireland's Eye and Portmarnock Beach. You walk past a quay of active trawlers in Howth harbour to get there. How depressing then to see that half the fish mains when I was there were in fact imported; sea bass - illegal to land in... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

As we walked into this lovely modern restaurant we were astounded by the amazing view of the sea below, breathtaking! The seafood chowder starter was just what I needed on a cool blustery April lunchtime and the fish and chips were exceptional!

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rachel2804 Thank you so much for taking the time to write and share this lovely review on Trip Advisor. Delighted you discovered us and enjoyed a meal with us. Hope to welcome you again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More 

Dublin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Aqua has a gift of a location...perched nicely at the end of the pier in Howth harbour. Yet the location can only do so much for a restaurant, the food has to be up to scratch too. Aqua more than delivers on taste and presentation with every meal myself and my family have had here. The staff are friendly and... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mary R Thank you for this lovely review on our location, service and food. Also grateful for your constructive criticism Delighted you choose Aqua for your family occasions and that we deliver on your expectations each time We will certainly look at correcting the issues you raised on the bathroom. Very much look forward to welcoming you to visit... More 

Dublin
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited Aqua after a bracing cliff walk in Howth. We were fortunate enough to be seated in a corner window seat and felt like we were suspended over the water. Really awesome view. Squid, john dory and delicious wine. Price point is fair enough for a special experience. Can't wait to come back.

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Culchie_in_the_City Many thanks for taking the time to write and submit this review. Thrilled you chose us for your meal after the cliff walk. We have many guests who enjoy the fresh air, the view and the wind of course so their appetite is healthy when they reach us, just as we like it! :-) We run regular special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth 13, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 832 0690

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 47
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Aqua Restaurant offers stunning views over the water at Howth Sound, delicious dining and attentive but unobtrusive service. If you visit once, you will want to return again and again. We have our own kitchen garden & lobster pots plus the enviable location of the West Pier guranteeing the finest freshest seafood daily. We are committed to Irish suppliers of the finest fayre..
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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