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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
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 187
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  • 105
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Delightful

What a delightful restaurant. The restaurant is on the upper floor overlooking the water. The food and service was amazing...just amazing. Friends had Steamed Mussels with black bean sauce & garlic for an appetizer, I had the pan fried Hake in Tomato Sauce with nice vegetable on the side. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Honeybee107
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

What a delightful restaurant. The restaurant is on the upper floor overlooking the water. The food and service was amazing...just amazing. Friends had Steamed Mussels with black bean sauce & garlic for an appetizer, I had the pan fried Hake in Tomato Sauce with nice vegetable on the side. The Cream Brûlée and the homemade Ice Creams were a favorite... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was our second visit to Aqua. The restaurant has amazing views over Irelands Eye and the sea. (Ask for a window table when booking). The portions are not large but tasty. Service is efficient. Bread is served when you arrive at the table - not the norm we have found in Ireland. We had 3 course lunch menu and... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear eeyore48 Many thanks for this lovely review. Unfortunately we can never guarantee a table by the window in advance, they are allocated at the time of service but with floor to ceiling windows you are never too far from the view Will take your feedback on the mushy peas and desserts to the Chef, thank you for the constructive... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very good environment, service and food, but very small portions and very high prices that I think it's normal for this type of high profile restaurant.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Took the seafood platter appetiser, and followed up with the lobster. The platter was well presented, and most of the platter was fresh and delicious. The crab claws were the only disported; they arrived still thawing. The lobster was great; cooked to perfection. The service was excellent, and the staff were happy to field our questions. The view is magnificent,... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear mtcblogger Many thanks for taking the time to write and share this review. Delighted you enjoyed our seafood in the main, I do hope you highlighted with the manager on duty any issues you had with your crab claws, we will always react to a diner at the time but difficult to address with an online forum. We are... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
501 helpful votes 501 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Aqua continues to be spectacularly good - food of a very high standard, friendly staff and an elegant clientele. The pate was exquisite, I hardly left room for the salmon and creme brulee - but somehow they too were demolished! The food is so fresh, well cooked and daintily presented that it delights the senses. The view outside is truly... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear G and B R You are very kind to take the time to submit this lovely review here on Trip Advisor We are pleased that you enjoy every visit to Howth and who doesn't love a little people watching!! Hope we are can welcome you back to Aqua again soon as we continue to change our menus according to... More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Visited Aqua for a relaxing lunch recently and the food was delicious! The service is relaxed and the views of the Dublin coast from the restaurant are stunning! This place is ideal for lunch as you can appreciate the view during the day! The menu has great choice for non fish eaters too!

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear SamBluey1995 Many thanks for taking the time to write and share this review. Delighted you enjoyed your meal with us, we are coming into the longer evenings now which means spectactuar sunsets. Hope you will visit us again and experience the beauty of the sun going down on the water take care Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Hi there, I just want to thank you and all the staff at Aqua for a fantastic night. We booked a table last Friday and thoroughly enjoyed everything. The view from our table was fantastic, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the food was outstanding. We came over from England for a long weekend and will definitely be... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Shaun M You are very kind to take the time to write and share this review Delighted you and your friends had an enjoyable visit with us, trust the remainder of your weekend in Dublin was equally as good fun We will be delighted to welcome you to Aqua again at any time you choose to visit us take... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We are regular customers in this restaurant and we have never been disappointed. The view is great, the staff is extremely helpful and nice and the food is delicious. The restaurant is serving mostly seafood and prepares the most delicious lobster. The price is fair for the quality of the food. The only area of weakness is that there is... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Brivi Many thanks for taking the time to share this review here Very grateful for your feedback as a regular diner with us and will certainly talk to the Chef about the dessert menu hopefully on your next visit, we can wow your sweet tooth with something really special till then, take care Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of... More 

Dublin
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I am now a regular at Aqua..And when my family come to Ireland from Italy and Sweden..Our /their treat is Aqua...The food ,service and sea views are exceptional...The staff and management are courteous and polite at all times..if possible they will give you the table you request but if they can't they will accommodate you with a equally nice table...... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MPetersDublin You are very kind to take the time to write and share this review here on Trip Advisor. We are chuffed that you bring your friends and family to Aqua when they visit. We are very lucky to have a loyal customer base who return again and again, a sincere thank you for your patronage. Everybody who visits... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had wonderful seafood. My husband ate chowder & I had calamari followed by hake & Dover sole. My husband went for the medium size which turned out to be very big. All our courses were presented beautifully & tasted wonderful. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning in the very near future.

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JaneMcc1965 Many thanks for taking the time to submit this lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to welcome you and your husband to Howth and Aqua again very soon till then, take care Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?