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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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Today
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

Very good hot fresh food on a cold & rainy day. Pretty location overlooking the bay & water. Quiet serene ambient to enjoy your meal and your company. I had the sea bass (sea Brim) which was excellent!! The coffee is superb as well. The service so-so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Debbie G
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Administrator (the guy who is booking tables) is completely ugly person. I booked the table beside the window, I was at the top of the list, I got the table beside kitchen. I spend 20 mins asking administrator (polish guy who was telling that he is restaurant manager) why he doesn't let take a sit beside the window if I;... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

They have a chair lift if required as restaurant located on upper level.Toilets/restrooms on lower level. The best is the view if you can get a window table. Tables are close together. However food is average. Starters mussels are good but the fish and chips for mains comprises small portion and the fish quality and batter is not great for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very good hot fresh food on a cold & rainy day. Pretty location overlooking the bay & water. Quiet serene ambient to enjoy your meal and your company. I had the sea bass (sea Brim) which was excellent!! The coffee is superb as well. The service so-so.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Decided to take DART to check out Howth and grab some lunch at the same time. Had heard Aqua has great harbor views and we were not disappointed. Had mussels for starter and then sole and fish n chips for mains. The sole was perfectly seasoned and grilled while the batter for the other entree was light and crispy. Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ceiling to floor windows looking out over the sea. Fine dining restaurant always pleases but can be small portions. Jazz on Sunday afternoon.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A beautiful sunny day, a scenic view from our table overlooking the sea at Howth and a beautiful meal to go with all that. This restaurant is fine dining and although portions may be considered small and a bit expensive, it was perfect for me. We all had the various fish dishes from the set menu and the a la... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I attended a group lunch in July.The food was quite average. The lunch menu is very limited. I ordered the chowder. Very disappointing. A big bowl of white thickened soup with a few pieces of fish. The best starter by far is the mussels.A big bowl of beautiful fresh mussels which some of our party had. I had the fish... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Amazing view over the water and delightful sunset. I had been looking forward to my lobster meal here for months, how disappointed was I. My husband enjoyed his rack of lamb my lobster was as tough as old boots the worst lobster I have ever eaten anywhere around the world. Will never eat here again when in Dublin. Creme brûlée... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

An elegant restaurant with a great sea view located in a small commercial fishing village. Excellent service from interesting servers, easy to work with getting a reservation, and imaginatively presented food. Worth the half-hour train trip from Dublin. A nice village and peninsula to walk around, so leave a couple of hours before you eat to roam.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were there to celebrate a family birthday. The staff couldn't have been more attentive to the birthday boy. ( He was delighted with all the attention) We had an fantastic table with a view of both sides of the Harbour. I would recommend an early bird menu if you want to see the full views Aqua has to offer,... More 

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Additional Information about Aqua Restaurant

Address: 1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth 13, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 832 0690
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 47
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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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