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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: $30 - $55
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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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Had dinner last night with my partner, we had a voucher which was a Christmas gift, we had raved about the restaurant after a visit last year and hence the gift. We were greeted from a friendly manager, but were surprised to hear him say to a group of 5 standing in front of us that hadn't booked that they... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Had a late dinner here and it had everything needed to make a memorable experience. Great location, excellent service and exquisite starters and main course. The food is a perfect balance of a simple core (mostly fish on the menu) with vegetables and garnish on the side. Perched out at the end of Howth pier makes it unique and links... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Aqua is in the functioning seaside fishing village of Houth, about 25 minutes outside of Dublin. It is hard to say which is better, the view or the food. The bar is cozy, and I would like to have had more time there. The oysters were quite good, and this is from someone with access to oysters from the U.S.... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My kind friend who lives locally brought me here for the second time in one year; we normally go there for some special occasion - but this was just for fun! And the meal was really divine. I thought that my starter of warm goats cheese on salad leaves might be like.... well, like warm goats cheese on salad leaves... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The location is fanatic. When you step out on the terrace you have a feeling that you are on the boat somewhere in the sea... This is really great. The food was good enough. Although the monkfish could be better. The other thing to note is that the restaurant is not a cheap one, lunch for 4 people with a... More

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16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I promised I would give this place another try given the food was exceptional with possibly the best views in Dublin. Service had let it down first time and wow have they upped their game. Nothing was too much trouble everyone was friendly and polite but not intrusive and again I ate the best prawns ever. Wonderful! Well done to... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sue79Kildare So glad you returned, we were in a period of change when you visited us last March, a newly refurbished restaurant, new members on the team etc We know you enjoyed the food but your comments on service were very much taken on board, your acknowledgement of that is very much appreciated. We work hard to be the... More

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

With my parents visiting us in Ireland, they wanted to visit Howth and also have Lunch. This location has been a good, said a friend of mine. As we arrived at 12 pm we were greeted and told the restaurant will open at 12:30 and that we can sit and wait in the bar. We were asked for a drink... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Thomas W Delighted we were able to host your family and that the experience was good for everyone. I do hope you will visit us again in Howth perhaps in the evening time for one of our spectacular sunsets. We have a particularly good deal available online at the moment of €99 for a la carte dining in October/November.... More

Reading, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited Aqua on a friend's recommendation. The views are lovely especially if you choose a time just before sunset. Restaurant is not rushed, food is good and price reasonable for the quality.

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patrick H Many thanks for this kind review. Delighted you visited at a time for sunset, with the evenings getting shorter, its a huge point for us to be able to enjoy and share with guests. Please do visit us again soon and visit aqua.ie for a superb Oct/Nov dining offer of €99 to dine a la carte, terms... More

Stockholm, Sweden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

How many times have you been to fantastic locations and paid dearly for mediocre food and as salt in the wound made in your wallet, suffered indifferent service? Well, you might be forgiven if you harbour such suspicions on arriving because Aqua is not a budget destination. However, the seafood dishes on offer is of great quality (although Octopussy's next... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ex-expat-1964 Many thanks for sharing your review here Howth is blessed with many superb restaurants, we are proud to be amongst them on the Pier and in the village itself too. We do hope you will return soon to sample more of our menu, check out our website aqua.ie for superb dining offers this autumn Regards Charles Smith Managing... More

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