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Aqua Restaurant

1 West Pier, Howth, Ireland
01 832 0690
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Ranked #4 of 31 restaurants in Howth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $43
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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Wollongong, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been to this restaurant 3 times now and each time, the service has been exceptional... which is very important to me. We chose the earlybird menu on each occasion. The first time I had the seafood chowder starter I could not believe how good it was and full of fish - though the second time I had it,... More

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Dublin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Visited here July 2014 for dinner. Great location at end of east pier, made better by being on upper floor and giving views of Irelands eye ,the harbour and Howth village. Nice food if a little scarce [me being a foodie] I was not impressed with tiny piece of Hake lost on a large plate with decorations to make it... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I love the view in this old Yacht club. That said, the food is terrific. You need to try the surf n turf here, and if you are lucky, there is Jazz on different days too. Lunch on Sundays is a staple here and always jammed. Staff are great, attentive, but not in your face. For your day, get there... More

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a number of previous visitors and were not disappointed. Apparent confusion over our booking was handled efficiently and we were seated at a window table overlooking the bay. Service was generally good and the food was first class - we all had fish with the scallops spectacular and the deserts enjoyed by all. Overall... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was served the asparagus starter minus the hollandaise that the menu says comes with it. When we asked what seemed to be the manager about the sauce she told us that the sauce was inside the crispy hens egg?????? I didn't want to argue so I just said ok! All that was inside the egg was a very over... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Damien L So sorry that your dining experience at Aqua was not to your satisfaction If it were possible would very much like to take the opportunity to speak directly with you. If you could contact my colleague Majella directly on Majella@aqua.ie we will investigate the evening in question. Many thanks in advance Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

we had some very important foreign dignitaries coming to Dublin,and chose 'aqua ,for dinner .The setting is so beautiful overlooking the water . 5 of us arrived , We were not disappointed, from our warm welcome, to excellent coffee, everything was perfect. We all chose fish, the scallops were exceptional, our guests raved about each course. They ate in 4... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jlbireland Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Aqua here on Trip Advisor Thrilled we made an impression on your guests with our food and location. We are immensely proud of our team here and feedback such as this is of course a pleasure to receive. We do hope the evening was a mutually beneficial... More

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This resturant has agreat view of the bay and a sunset if you come late in summer to see it. Food was good but modest for the prices; worth it for the view

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hoai L Many thanks for taking the time to submit this review for us. We are truly blessed with our location over Howth Sound and the majestic Irelands Eye. The sunsets are wonderful. We are sorry you felt portions were modest, if I may highlight we run specials often, for example our Early Bird offers great choice at €75... More

EAST YORK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful views, great service and above all delectable food and wine. Book early, as this fine restaurant gets busy, ask for a table with a 'western view' of Claremont Beach and enjoy your evening. After dinner have drinks in the bar and relax.Superb

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Denis O Many thanks for this kind review. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee in advance any particular table in the restaurant but with our floor to ceiling windows you are never too far from a glorious view over the water. Delighted you had time to enjoy the ambiance of our bar for after drinks, it is really cosy in winter... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went here on Saturday for birthday celebrations. Having eaten at Aqua before we were sure to have a great time. Fantastic views service excelent. Had the sword fish which I never tried before. It was delicious. After dinner we had drinks in the bar which is very relaxing and we stayed quite a while. Lovely Irish coffee and cocktails.... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Siobhan H Thank you so much for this lovely review and belated birthday wishes from this forum of Trip Advisor. We are delighted to take such positive feedback and very much hope we can welcome you guys again in August for more drinks, food and celebrations. For now, enjoy the remainder of the summer take care Regards Charles Smith... More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Having dined in many fine restaurant this one goes straight into my Top 10 - Excellent food using some of the freshest fish.. excellent setting for a wonderful evening - quality delivery , great food,

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MichaelwEnglish We are really very grateful when a guest of Aqua takes the time to submit a review on a site such as Trip Advisor Your feedback is very much appreciated, and to hear we are in your top 10 restaurants is indeed high praise, delighted to hear it We look forward to seeing you again at Aqua very... More

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