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Aqua Restaurant

1 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
01 832 0690
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Ranked #6 of 29 restaurants in Howth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $23 - $43
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, 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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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Visited aqua last night and had a fab night relaxed atmosphere and delicious food super service from Robert and team

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Eimear C Many thanks for sharing your review, hope to welcome you back to Aqua again very soon! Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More

glasgow
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We lunched here recently. Our friend had booked and had asked for a window table. This didn't hapoen and our table wasn't ready when we arrived. However the staff were very nice & directed us to the bar where we had a drink and gave our orders. The service in the restaurant was excellent and the food was superby cooked,both... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Susanwalsh Many thanks for taking the time to submit this review. We unfortunately have an issue with window tables, pretty much every diner who visits wants a table by the window, unfortunately we just cannot accommodate this, we have a policy to never guarantee and it is stipulated on our website. I do hope you enjoyed the ambiance of... More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had been in Howth for the day and decided to go for an early evening meal, we sat in the bar area while we waited for a table as we had not booked, lovely surroundings, then into the restaurant fantastic views across the sea, we had the calamari and the crab spring rolls, both lovely and then we both... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Carnivalg Many thanks for your kind review. Delighted you had a chance to relax in the bar, sometimes guests don't realise the facility is there pre or post a meal. We put in the open kitchen some years ago and it has been a huge success, with our new Executive Head Chef at the helm there is even more... More

Kildare
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The chef at aqua is clearly gifted we drove for an hour and a half to dine here to celebrate a birthday. We had crab claws, fabulous prawns to start. Fillet steak and hake both equally good. The guy who originally waited our table was great and I felt the poor reviews of service were uncalled for. Unfortunately I was... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sue79Kildare Many thanks for taking the time to submit your review here on Trip Advisor Delighted that you enjoyed the menu so much We are in a period of change at Aqua right now, we have had some feedback as you saw on this site in particular relating to service. We have a super team here, they work very... More

Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

went there for sunday lunch, with family. the place is a little tight for room and lacks any real character. the meal was nice and a little nouveau cuisine. more thought given to placing SIX chips on a plate, rather than the stomachs of the hungry. otherwise meal was tasty, even if service was a little chaotic and haphazard. for... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nakagoli Disappointed you did not like the décor of Aqua, we only recently updated in January of this year and the feedback has been very positive, however we cannot appeal to all visitors I suppose I am glad you considered the meal nice and tasty, portion size is certainly a personal thing. We are undergoing a lot of change... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The seafood platter with an additional half dozen oysters made the perfect entrée to what we agree was some of the best Dover sole we have tried. Terrific seafood. Creme Brulée was a bit runny for our liking but the ice cream selection was delicious, as was the wine. Beautiful views. Looking forward to going back.

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alj2000 Many thanks for taking the time to submit this review and for your high praize of our food, delighted that you ejoyed the occasion Your comments on the crème Brûlée are noted Look forward to welcoming you back to Aqua soon take care Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More

Glasgow
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We went here for an early evening meal, very positive impression when you arrive, but once you need to order something, even just a drink, the service was awful. I feel for the Kitchen staff, who put on an exceptional experience, but the bland emotionless and frankly uninspiring staff ruin the whole experience. The four of us had a great... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Croftamie Many thanks for taking the time to submit this review, delighted you enjoyed your meal. Your feedback has been noted, we are constantly striving to exceed expectations at Aqua, we will continue to do so I hope you will visit again and experience enhanced service as we continue to grow Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More

Bergamo, Italy
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We come here one time per month about. We love have lunch in sunday. I think is near the perfection. Location excellent, food very very nice. I like lobster and my girlfriend salmon. I suggest only for a more friendly service, I think is a little freezy. See you in few days!

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Paulcuck Many thanks for this lovely review and for your continued custom at Aqua It means a great deal to us when someone repeatedly visits the restaurant and thrilled we have done our job well in making your dining with us a success each time. We have quite a few changes happening in the restaurant right now, a refurbishment,... More

Dublin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We recently visited Aqua for the first time on the pier in Howth last Saturday night having booked a table for 6 for 8.00 PM. A very average welcome on arrival we were asked to take a seat in the bar were we had a drink and maybe after 20 mins or so were brought to our table.We had a... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear thefullmooney Many thanks for taking the time to post your review here on Trip Advisor. It is always much appreciated to get compliments for our food as being excellent and tasty. It is always a little bit difficult to deal with complaints outside of the occasion, but we are most disappointed that your evening did not reach your expectations... More

Dublin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The food is great and the staff friendly and attentive to your order..Lovely views. I highly recommend Aqua for a lovely evening ...

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MPetersDublin Many thanks for your kind review of Aqua We have actually refurbished the entire restaurant since your visit in November so do hope you will return to enjoy Regards Charlie Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More

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