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“Stunning food with views to match”
Review of Aqua Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 45 Restaurants in Howth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $49
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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 sponsored in local waters to deliver our commitment where possible to Irish food. To sum it up 'Seriously good food in a room with a view'
Reviewed September 16, 2013

A better place to eat you will be hard pushed to find! The restaurant is on the East Pier in Howth and you can easily walk there from the DART station. The restaurant is in a building that overlooks the sea and Ireland Eye island. We were there at sun set and it was fantastic. My 2 Italian guests were there for fish and were not disappointed. The food and wine were beautiful. As a place for a special meal it is a great setting and for a business meal equally so.

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Thank QuinnerJ
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2013

Dear QuinnerJ
Thank you so much for this lovely review of Aqua.
Just a small point, we are actually on the West Pier, lest someone get lost :-), but we are within 4/5 minutes walk of the DART station.
We're very pleased we were able to make an impression on your guests and your good self.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Aqua for any occasion business or pleasure
Till we meet again, take care
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

It has become a tradition now that every time we come to Ireland we go to Aqua Restaurant in Howth. This last time was our fourth time! As always the food was incredible and the views breathtaking. Three of us had Seafood Chowder to start off with, which always gets your taste buds watering, so many types of fish are used in the chowder. Then all four of us had the Hake with mashed potatoes that just melted in your mouth. Ended with dessert, lemon tart and homemade icecream. I smile just thinking about our meal. Our server, Melanie was wonderful! We learned all about her story of coming to Ireland and now working at Aqua Restaurant. I will always come back to this delightful restaurant!

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Thank Anna M
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Anna M
We are honoured that you visit Aqua each time you visit this very special island of Ireland. It's wonderful to have people feel comfortable and at home in the restaurant. Melanie is a valued member of the team and delighted she connected with you so well.
We very much look forward to welcoming you for a 5th, 6th and many more dates into the future.
Take care, until we see you again
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Amazing food! The staff was really nice. And the views were incredible!! If you get high tide, you will feel like eating on the sea :D

I went with my grandparents, they can be very judgmental, but they love it too.

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Thank Irene D
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Irene D
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review here on Trip Advisor.
We are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much and that we managed to please your Grandparents. Each and every review on this site means so much to us as a team, to have visitors speak of the wonderful view, service and food is so much more credible than anything we can say ourselves
thank you again and hope we will welcome you to Aqua one day again soon
Regards
Charles Smith
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We popped in for a quick lunch in this restaurant which is located at the end of the West pier in Howth. It was €19.95 for 2 courses for a midweek lunch. The price increases to €23.95 at the weekend for the same menu. We both had the good quality Seafood Chowder to start with and were well satisfied with our choice.. My wife had the fish of the day which was pan fried Hake and I had the Salmon. Fish portion sizes were fine and the Hake was served on a really excellent bed of mashed potatoes.The salmon was served on a bed of cabbage and chopped bacon pieces. There was also a large bowl of chargrilled vegetables. As a lunch, the 2 courses were quite filling so we did not try the dessert. The service was also good. Overall an excellent restaurant to visit for seafood while in Howth, but its best feature is definitely the view.

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Thank seawindmill
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Dear seawindmill
Many thanks for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor.
Delighted you enjoyed your meal with us and do hope you will be tempted back, perhaps even for dessert next time!
Very much appreciate your praise of the team, we have a great group of people working with us with a strong work ethic. It makes all the difference to have members of the public also comment on the service levels.
Please do visit again to enjoy the view, the food and the overall experience
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant

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Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We ate here as a group pn a recommendation of a local. Lovely location with great views over the bay. Yummy food although could come with more veg. Not the cheapest but is good food.

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Dear rf80808
Many thanks for taking the time to write this review on a recent visit to Aqua.
The local recommendation are always the best, we have a close knit community in Howth and are delighted to welcome our regulars as much as the visitor such as yourself.
We've been blessed with great weather of late so the views are truly magnificent.
We do try to offer value deals such as our set menus and Early Bird, I do hope if you visit again you might dine with us, and please if you do, just instruct your server to be generous with the veg, we grown our own produce in our local kitchen garden so no shortage of fresh veg daily.
Thank you again for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor
take care
Charles Smith
Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant

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