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Aqua Restaurant

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1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
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12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here for a family meal - the sea view was unexpectedly stunning, the atmosphere lovely, service excellent & the rib eye steak quite literally the best I've had in years & cooked to perfection. I can't wait to go back.

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Thank IrelandBee
Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really good food, a man playing soft music (saxo), no noise, excellent views (the sea) and really good price for the quality of the food. If you go with the menu 2 main courses (25 euros), 3 (30 euros) it's even cheap!

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Thank akhela85
Flossmoor, Illinois
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125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted warmly and promptly seated by the window for lunch. The day was partly cloudy with intermittent appearances by the sun. The view from the window was gorgeous. I had the seafood chowder - a creamy concoction chock full of fresh seafood and vegetables. My husband had a salad starter and the flaky cod entree. The panda cotta... More 

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

Dear LivetheWay Lovely to read your review and very pleased to have such excellent feedback. We do hope you will visit us again soon in Howth Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Wales. U.K.
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were invited here by friends. We chose from the early bird menu. One of the best meals I've ever had. The fish and chips were out of this world and the creme brûlée was delicious. We will definitely be back

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

Dear Koalanowater Lovely to read your review, thank you for your kind feedback We look forward to welcoming you back Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Galway, Ireland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Aqua last Friday night with family,we all decided to go for the early bird,and were not disappointed,we had coffee and a few drinks after the meal and stayed until about 10.30.I found it great value at 79euro for two including a bottle of wine.Will be back.

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Thank Ken C
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ken C Thank you for choosing Aqua for your family gathering, delighted you enjoyed your evening with us Please do visit again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Dublin, Ireland
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic late Sunday lunch for six. Love the chowder followed by superb Fish & Chips wit peas. The crusty bread with pesto oil is a great start of the meal. Will be back

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

Dear FranCare Its the best news we can read in a review that a guest will be back, we very much look forward to welcoming you Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Aqua for my birthday lunch and couldn't have been happier. On a weekend in Dublin you'd really miss out if you didn't dedicate a day to heading out to Howth. It's hard to believe a 20 minute train trip transports you from the bustle of the centre of Dublin to the sea and one of the most tranquil... More 

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

Dear Marinagower Thank you so much for taking the time to write and submit this lovely review and thank you for choosing us for your birthday celebration. We are so lucky to have our restaurant in Howth for all the reasons you mention and for ou proximity to the City, do please visit us again soon, you will be most... More 

Newark, Delaware USA
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290 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Howth is a quick train ride from Dublin and they waterfront is nice to walk around. There are a dozen or so restaurants, but we had heard good things about Aqua. That was a good choice. We are a group of 8 but that wasn't a problem. Every table has a view of the ocean as 2 sides of the... More 

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Thank Stephen D
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Stephen D Howth is indeed a superb trip from Dublin, delighted you found us at Aqua as we are the last restaurant to be found on the West Pier. Do hope you will visit us again some day Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Gezza123
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worst food worst service poor waiter good wine list bad knowledge poor understanding poor training very bad in general

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Thank Gezza123
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gezza123 I read your review with a great deal of disappointment, you have been a regular guest with us for many years and this is the first time you have given us a negative review. Coming from a background of hospitality yourself, I’m sure you will appreciate how it is very difficult for a restaurant to address complaints via... More 

Wroclaw, Poland
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had dinner for 2 for 99 EUR. Very tasty, well balanced. Maybe the serving is not big, but nobody was hungry after starer, main course, wine and dessert. Nice view and nice place. Recommended, but for me quite expensive.

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Thank Jacek J
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jacek J Gosh, we think €99 for 2 to dine with 3 courses, a bottle of house wine to share is excellent value! Thank you so much for your recommendation, we do hope we will welcome you to Aqua again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$42
Cuisine
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, 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 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'

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