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Aqua Restaurant

1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth 13, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
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Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Howth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $55
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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..
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Aqua restaurant is situated in Howth, a small fishing village on a peninsular of Dublin. You walk past old fishing vessels and curious seagulls to the end of the pier to the old house. The restaurant is upstairs. It is encased by large glass windows, so where ever you sit you'll have a view onto the sea or the small... More

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We chanced our luck on a Sunday lunch time, no reservation visit, we were not disappointed. "Table for two please", no problem, its your's for 2 hours. We must have it back by 16:30hrs was the reply from the most delightful waitress. The food was excellent, from the home made bread to the perfect cooked veg. Everything was wonderful. This... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A delightful restaurant set against the background of the ocean. Staff were very helpful and flexible given our group arrived at different times. The menu was extensive and the food very well prepared. An excellent venue.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Absolutely fantastic meal. We booked in late notice with no problems at all. Read reviews that people had visited and been rushed out but we experienced none of this. My partner and I were shown to our table by the window and given exceptional service, given recommendations and told how the fish was locally sourced. Can not stress how good... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nadine H Many thanks for this wonderful review. So pleased we were able to accommodate you at late notice, although we do recommend pre booking to avoid disappointment. Very much hope you will visit us again very soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great seafood restaurant on the end of the pier. Have eaten here a number of times and it is always good value and great food.

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 785lee_shaw Many thanks for sharing your review her on Trip Advisor, delighted you enjoyed your meal and have returned more than once. Very much look forward to welcoming you to Aqua again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More

Dublin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A few weeks back we visited Aqua on a Friday night for our wedding anniversary.We have not been to Aqua for many years. The ambience was fantastic, food was excellent and the service was outstanding.My wife had Fried Calamari and Rigatoni Pasta and I had Chicken Liver Pate and Fillet Steak. We could not complain in any shape or form.... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bryan W Many thanks for this lovely review so pleased you and your wife had a pleasant evening with us on the occasion of your anniversary. We would be delighted to host your family christening when the time comes. My colleague Sandra our Events Co-ordinator will be delighted to chat with you and can be reached on events@aqua.ie Look... More

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Aqua is located at the very end of the pier in Howth and has an almost 360 degree view over the ocean. The menu offers a lot of seafood & fish dishes but also some meat and vegetarian options. Prices are not cheap, however they have a great early bird deal that we took! I think it was around 24€... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear hTrinkewitz Many thanks for taking the time to submit this kind review, we love the location we have for the restaurant and know just how lucky we are Our Early Bird full offer that is 3 courses with wine is for 2 people is €75, you might have opted for 2 courses on your visit. We are running an... More

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have received gift voucher for this restaurant. And really have to say it`s a great place to have meal. Howth is very nice place itself, and restaurant has a nice ocean view. We had hot shellfish for starters, my wife got monk fish, and I had fillet steak. All perfect, service is great, we had very good time .... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alex N Many thanks for this kind review. Howth is a wonderful bustling village, with many fabulous restaurants to choose from, we are just glad your gift voucher brought you to us. Delighted you enjoyed the food and were pleased with the service, will certainly pass you compliments on to Executive Head Chef Mark Anderson we hope you will... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Out for a family meal sat overlooking a fabulous evening with the tide gently ebbing and a wonderful view towards Sutton, portmarknock and north county Dublin Food was excellent and .was well received by all. Early bird menu was good value for money

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear twitter72 Many thanks for this lovely review. Delighted we ticked all the boxes for value, view, food and service We hope we can welcome your family to Aqua again very soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Aqua used to be delightful.Now has evolved into a total disregard for clients...attitude appears to be ..get them in and push the out..for Euro 260 for 4 we expected much better ..The ethos sems to be that patrons should be privileged to pay their salaries..too many tables..waiters rushing themselves and patrons a pain to them ???...Mc Donalds has greater charm... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jamesbaileydoyle Many thanks for the positive comment on our food Sorely disappointed with the review regarding service, a little mystified when the occasion of dining was and how we were deemed so below par. I can only hope that on the occasion of dining, you did mention to the manager on duty that you were displeased with service as... More

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