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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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  • 184
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  • 101
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic!! Best restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Shaun M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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349 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
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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Dublin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The location of this restaurant is truly outstanding and the view across the harbor is absolutely stunning. However the food was average and although the service was professional we did not feel very welcome when we ate here. The whole experience was incredibly pretentious for something that was no better than your average chain restaurant. We arrived at the restaurant... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went there on a Saturday lunch with my wife. ..The restaurant is wonderfully located with a beautiful view. ...The food was very good and the service very attentive. ..only thing, a few more choice on the lunch menu would be better...

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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Arrived for the early bird which has very limited choices. There are 4 starters and when I enquired what the soup of the day was the waiter did not know! This is basic training - know what you are selling! The food was tasty and presented well but nothing special as one would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.... More 

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Magenta, Italy
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Beautiful overview on Dublin Bay, food is really nice with large variety of fresh fish. The main room has view directly on the sea It's very suggestive have dinner and looking on the see highlighted. Service is very professional. I enjoined a lots, I suggest this Restourant even for "Early Bid" formula.

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AquaRes, Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pigierre Many thanks for this kind review Delighted you enjoyed the overall dining experience and our legendary views Hope to welcome you to Aqua again very soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant More 

london
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Having read and heard many great reviews about Aqua, myself and my party of 4 decided to make this the 'highlight meal' of our short trip to Dublin. The restaurant is positioned in the most idilic of spots in Howth harbour, you can almost taste the fish as you step off the train. We arrived early for our lunchtime table... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cbruen Many thanks for complimenting our location overlooking the water on the West Pier of Howth, we are indeed truly blessed with the view we enjoy daily. Delighted also that you appreciated the décor, we refurbished just last year and love to get positive feedback on the changes we made. It is with great disappointment that I read your... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had a very nice lunch with a friend on a Sunday afternoon. The venue is super cool and the sea-view is amazing. It's the perfect choice for those who wants to impress someone special! we had a cold seafood platter to start that was very good, but not impressive. The main course was salmon and despite the fish was excellent,... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Claudia S We very much appreciate this frank review. I do hope you won't view this as an excuse but in actual fact we are having some difficulty right now getting a range of seafood. It is purely because of weather conditions and the boats not being able to get out on the water. Thank you for your kind... 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 26 - 48
  • 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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