We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aqua Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth 13, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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..
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 447 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 233
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view!

Very nice atmosphere with a great view! The menu was a bit expensive, but if you get there before 7:00, you can order off of the early bird prix fixe menu. (Don't forget to make reservations!) Food was very good, but I took off a star because they did not have much to choose from insofar as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
natter1327
,
Pittsburgh, PA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant to eat in service fantastic 10 out of ten for view looking out on to Howth harbour watching the sun set food was perfect waiter,s very attentive without being overattentive.Will be back in aqua next time in ireland.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Family of 10 - ages 8-80 and everyone was delighted. We had a lovely circular table there was no problem substituting bits and pieces on the Menu . It was great to see proper fish - not just goujons or Fish Fingers on the Kids menu. Staff were lovely - not cheap but worth every penny.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kew, Australia
Level Contributor
61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is at the end of the west pier at Howth and has a wonderful view over to Ireland's Eye a small island in the bay. The food was enjoyable but not exciting but this was compensated by the setting. An enjoyable place for lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with a focus on seafood. Excellent freshness and professional service. The chowder for starter was lovely but relied heavily on potatoes and cream. It was quite filling. The fish offering on the main course was either deep fried fish or fried sea trout. Sea trout was a little disappointing but the guys liked the fish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Best chowder ever................ followed by the bold and brilliant grilled sardines. This restaurant oozes confidence and class on the plate. Location and views exceptional but the staff really bring it all together. Blessed for the experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh, PA
Level Contributor
82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very nice atmosphere with a great view! The menu was a bit expensive, but if you get there before 7:00, you can order off of the early bird prix fixe menu. (Don't forget to make reservations!) Food was very good, but I took off a star because they did not have much to choose from insofar as vegan options.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Food tasted very good, loved their muscles in cream sauce for starter. 3 course meal 28 euros, for a place like this its a bargain. Service was outstanding. Will definitely visit again to taste more dishes.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had dinner with a friend and it was very nice. Three course for €28 plus supplements. Book a table with sea view or by the window.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin
Level Contributor
43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

i enjoyed the Early Bird Menu here on thursday last with friends Terrie and Pat. For starters AQUA is located in the best position on Howth's West Pier with panoramic views of the water and Ireland's Eye island. To follow - the menu is generous for an early bird - I choose 'The Seafood Chowder' - SUPERB - then 'The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
County Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went to Aqua recently for a family celebration, having been there a number of years ago. We were not disappointed either with the ambiance or the food. Being mainly a fish restaurant, I was not sure if they would be able to satisfy m wife who does not like fish at all, but they managed well. My elderly mother... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Aqua Restaurant also viewed

 
Howth, County Dublin
 

Been to Aqua Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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 26 - 48
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Aqua Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
11 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Aqua Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?