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Aqua Restaurant

1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth 13, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
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Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Howth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $53
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
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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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great place to enjoy a great meal with a fantastic view! Our first restaurant in Ireland, Aqua in Howth, did not disappoint. Hope to return their some day as everything was delicious!

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

we returned for another stab at this restaurant. food was good, but still a bit mean with the accompaniments. with fish and chips, the chips consisted of a grant total of six chips, and the pea puree was a teaspoon full. surely it is possible to provide a reasonable mouthful of extras? service was better than last time, but when... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Location, staff and food excellent - will be back . sea view, open fires, subtle live music and amazing food .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Stunning location, food excellent, service excellent. Only small let down was paper napkins! Inexpensive for the quality of food. Further impressed when the saxophonist struck up! Would advise booking. Could have stayed all day.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went to Aqua recently with some friends. It was my first time there and I would be in a rush to return or recommend. Have to say that I was not overly impressed with the menu nor the view of the carpark. It was overpriced for what was on offer and what we got. The chicken was nice but the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great food ,service ,setting and atmosphere. Aqua continuously gets better in all aspects of hospitality . Can't wait to return for another enjoyable dining experience .

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Prague, Czech Republic
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Five of us visited here recently at lunchtime to celebrate a family event. The food was excellent, the service attentive and the view was fantastic, albeit a grey day in Dublin. We were impressed. Happy to recommend, and to make a return journey.

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Aqua is at the end of the harbour at Howth, affording beautiful views of the lighthouse, coast and nearby islands. The food was good but not great. We had sole (quite expensive -large Euro 38 and medium Euro 36). The fish itself was good if rather firm, but the delicate flavour was completely overwhelmed by a very strong lemon sauce.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Prior to out visit, by boyfriend and I took advantage of the Autumn Deal on their website giving up prosecco on arrival, starter, main, side, desert, irish coffee and wine for 99€. Making a reservation was easy and done via email. We could order what we wanted from the Al a Carte menu with no exceptions (supplements for the lobster... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Emily R Thank you for sharing your review here on Trip Advisor Delighted you took advantage of our Autumn@Aqua offer, which does run right through to the end of November thank you for your kind words on the food, and also our deco, we refurbished this year so always nice to get good feedback we look forward to having... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I recently hosted a party of 15 German Master Butchers who wanted a good seafood restaurant with a sea view. Aqua immediately came to mind although I had never been there. Called to book at 6 for 9 and there was no problem. Service excellent, unobtrusive but efficient. My guests were very impressed with the quality of the food and... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear bertie1953 Many thanks for taking the time to write and share this review We were delighted to take care of your party We hope you will return again on another occasion and thank you for giving us the opportunity to take care of the group Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More 

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Additional Information about Aqua Restaurant

Address: 1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth 13, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 832 0690
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
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
Average Prices: USD 28 - 53
Cuisine: Seafood

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