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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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12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice view. ...a little precocious for my liking. Food was as expected, expensive but nice. I didint.leave.there with that 'wow' feeling. ..sorry

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Thank Em R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is immediately apparent why this restaurant is usually booked out well in advance. Classy modern elegant atmosphere, excellent service, and out of this world dishes. We all sampled each other's fish and agreed that each was excellent. Flavours were fresh,subtle,altogether delicious. If we lived nearer to Howth we would be regulars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited Aqua a few times and have always throughly enjoyed my experience - this review will be based on all dinning occasions at Aqua. The restaurant itself is extremely spacious and comfortable. The tables are spaced far apart and noise levels are low. The restaurant is located in Houth, at the end of the pier, giving the restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having looked forward to visiting Aqua all day I went there fairly early in the evening. Only two tables in the whole restaurant where taken when I arrived. I was immediately directed to the lest favourable tables just by the gang way the waiters constant move up and down. There were a lot of small free tables and couples who... More 

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Thank BettyKate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The view here is superb, probably the best in town. Fresh and delicious food. Nice seafood, nice vegetables and nice steak. Strongly recommended!

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Thank Kenneth M
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth M We are indeed blessed with our location Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and thank you for your recommendaotin Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Poor food little allergy choices and I was given the incorrect special. TUna undercooked no oriental dressing. MAde an effort as it was my husbands birthday but I left hungry

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Thank Marcella M
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marcella M Really surprised to read your review Very difficult for us to address after you have left the restaurant If you visit again and are unhappy with a dish, please speak to your server and we will endeavour to ensure you leave happy Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My second time in Aqua. Just as good as my first visit. The staff are brilliant. The views are stunning. We had Australian guests with us and they loved it. The food is great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank HRMCC
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear HRMCC Many thanks for your recommendation here on Tripadvisor Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Aqua for family celebrations for many years and we recently had a table for dinner on a Tuesday evening. It was a lovely sunny evening and even summer midweek, the place was full. It obviously is still doing good business. The views from window side tables is stunning. We had the seafood chowder which was good but... More 

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Thank TonyDublin_Ireland
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear TonyDublin_Ireland you are right seafood is our speciality but surf & turf is one of our most popular dishes If you visit again and are in any way unhappy with how you are presented your dish, do please speak with your waiter or waitress as we would prefer you left 100% happy Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wanna share – for instance – a romantic moment with your love, it is the place to be: terrific view of sea, seal lions and shipping traffic (anyway, Aqua is one of the cozy port's restaurants), great seafood and nice French wines!

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Thank stuwe
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Stuwe Many thanks for your recommendation here on Tripadvisor We have been lucky enough to witness many romantic moments at Aqua, thank you for choosing us for your own occasion Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living on the opposite end of Dublin Bay, Howth is not a place we get to often, which is a shame, as it is picturesque and boasts good restaurants. We have been to Aqua twice now, and have been very satisfied with the seafood meals we had there. Not only is the food good at Aqua. but the views from... More 

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Thank Lena W
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lena W Always good to cross the bay and see how the other side lives! :-) Just to let you know we have an excellent dining offer coming out next month - €99 for 2 to dine with wine from our a la carte, more information will be available on our website in the coming weeks Regards Charles Smith... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $48
Cuisine
Irish, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
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
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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