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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely evening at Aqua on the pier at Howth recently. We were seated at a window table with a wonderful view on a beautiful evening. We had the early bird menu and there was plenty of choice.Food was very tasty and the staff were attentive and very pleasant. There was also a singer who sounded a bit... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ahutchinson857 I think you might be referring to Pat Collins there, formerly of Café Orchestra, he has a really great voice, we are thrilled to have him with us on Friday evenings. Delighted you enjoyed the overall experience with us, we appreciate every single review posted here, it gives us an excellent feel for what our guests enjoy the... More

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

you go to howth for fish. Aqua brings you the best in everything fish together with an outstanding view and a lovely service. definitely worth a visit

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear S G. Thank you for submitting this kind review. Your summation of Howth and Aqua is most kind, please don't leave it too long till you visit us again Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Howth has become a huge area of interest for tourists and natives alike. On a recent visit, basked in glorious sunshine, we browsed the pier area, with its restaurants and shops....selling fresh fish and all types of fish dishes. The highlight of our day was a visit to Aqua for lunch at the end of the pier. The restaurant has... More

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JABDublin Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We try to respond to all comments, it really does mean a great deal to us having feedback from guests, and its hugely important to acknowledge the effort in our view. Your review paints a very pleasant picture of 'an extended period of swanning around', we're... More

Wollongong, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear aussiegirlie2014 Many thanks for your lovely review here on Trip Advisor. Thrilled you have been a repeat guest with us and hope that will continue. We have recently updated our Early Bird Menu, we are now serving Bluefin Tuna a fabulous taste sensation and renowned delicacy Love to welcome you back for the 4th time and more Regards Charles... More

Dublin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kalimantsi Many thanks for taking the time to submit this review Delighted you enjoyed the views, they are indeed spectacular, just one little correction, we are actually at the very end of the West Pier hence our enviable vista over the harbour and Irelands Eye. If I might highlight that we run an excellent Early Bird Menu Tuesday -... More

Omagh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BLRKE So kind of you to submit this review. We are indeed very lucky with the extraordinary view our guests can enjoy, we recently returned the Surf 'n Turf to the menu by popular demand, so glad you had the opportunity to enjoy. We have music generally on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons, it certainly adds to the atmosphere.... More

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 22Nigel22 Many thanks for taking the time to submit this kind review. Delighted that you enjoyed the occasion with us. If I may be so bold as to mention that should you wish to return to us again, we run an excellent Early Bird offer of €75 for 2 to dine with wine available Tuesday - Saturday. We do... 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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

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