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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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..
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
By the Sea, By the Sea

Aqua is a restaurant with a view. As you sit in its glass-enclosed dining room with the kitchen behind you, the view of Dublin Bay is soothing and mesmerizing. There is good cookery here with an emphasis on fish. There are prix-fixe menus that are good value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
fspinnyc
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Aqua is a restaurant with a view. As you sit in its glass-enclosed dining room with the kitchen behind you, the view of Dublin Bay is soothing and mesmerizing. There is good cookery here with an emphasis on fish. There are prix-fixe menus that are good value for money.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Aqua is an upmarket restaurant in a beautiful location. It is more formal than some of the other resturants along the Pier. Food good, nice atmosphere & spectacular views. Menu is on pricey side so bear that in mind. The service was professional if a little serious - some more smiles & chat would be nice from the staff.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited Aqua last weekend and were very impressed. Considering we didn't have a booking, we were accommodated very well. The food was superb. The lobster I had for my main course was majestic. The table layout is a tad bit crowded and you may feel like you're on top of the patrons on either side of you! 8/10. Would... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very nice place with wonderful views but you NEED a reservation in advance (even earlier the same day.) It was recommended to us by a local and since we didn't have a reservation we sat by the bar and tried the chowder, which was pretty good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Took the DART from Dublin to Howth and Aqua was a short walk away. I started off with a seafood chowder that was delicious, then went to a hardy filet of cod, and finished off with the most delicious creme brulé. If you're able to get to an earlier dinner (we got there on a Thursday around 7pm) and get... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Scott T Many thanks for taking the time to share your review here, delighted you enjoyed your meal with us and enjoyed the views We hope you will return again to sample our Early Bird Deal that you mentioned, would be delighted to welcome you Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Visited on Bank Holiday Monday. Fantastic view overlooking the harbour. The menu is expensive but well worth every penny. Must visit to see for yourself.

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear stagsfanindublin2015 Many thanks for this kind review, we actually have an excellent early bird available at €75 for 2 to dine with wine, should you wish to visit us again, plus we often promote specials via our Facebook page or through our newsletter Here's hoping we can tempt you to return again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of... More 

Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Absolutely the best place possible to finish the trip to Ireland. Fish, lobsters and everything else highly reccomended, combined with superb views!

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Igor H Thank you so much for this kind review Thrilled you chose Aqua for your final meal in Ireland, trust you had a safe trip home Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My partner and I decided to treat ourselves to a mid-week meal in Howth and settled on the early bird at Aqua. The food was very nice, staff friendly and the setting had wonderful views. However what took away from the dining experience was the rapid-pace within which we were fed. We chose the reasonably priced 3 course early bird... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Aisling C Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback here on Trip Advisor. Delighted you enjoyed your meal and felt the staff were friendly. Can genuinely confirm we have no regulations to rush patrons partaking of our Early Bird Menu. We have many guests who are local and visit often, we wouldn't last long if we were... More 

Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Once again a very good restaurent in howth upstairs seating with great views of the sea and sunsets in th evening. Good oysters good lobsters fairly reasonable .service was friendly but a little hit and miss

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Roger H Many thanks for the review, delighted you enjoyed everything not sure when you visited or if it was particularly busy but apologies if service was not spot on, we do our best but don't always get it 100% right appreciate the measured review here on Trip Advisor and hope you will visit us again soon Regards Charles... More 

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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great lunch with mussles and cod. Great view from the restaurant! Dont miss a visit at Aqua if you are going to Howt.

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ewa N Thank you for visiting us in Howth and for sharing your review after. Love the photographs you took 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 26 - 48
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 26 - 48
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions

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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