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Aqua Restaurant

1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (82 reviews)
“dover sole” (19 reviews)
“creme brulee” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 747 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I went with my partner at 6pm on a Friday evening in Jan. It's a lovely restaurant and would be a fab spot in the summer when you could see of to sea. But this time of year it's dark. We had looked at the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DBrady_80
AquaRestaurantHowth, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear DBrady_80 Lobster is indeed seasonal, we are at the mercy of our local fisherman to deliver daily so on occasion we must disappoint diners, apologies for that. We do note on our menus the following 'CHANGES MAY OCCUR ON THIS MENU BASED UPON AVAILABILITY...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually stumbled upon this place while visiting Howth on an excursion from Dublin City. We didn’t have a reservation but the staff was very polite and willing to accommodate us, which they did very well. Some of us tried the oysters: fabulous! Fresh and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank legrena
AquaRestaurantHowth, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Legrena delighted you stumbled upon us Don't worry many would say a good pint of Guinness is better than the finest glass of wine!! :-) Visit us again soon if you can Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know what was better....the spectacular view or the fabulous meal. We enjoyed both courses and the menu is very fancy. The waiting staff were lovely and accommodating. We will return soon. On the expensive side but well worth it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jack R
AquaRestaurantHowth, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Jack R Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us We are blessed with our location overlooking the water Look forward to seeing you again Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hot plate light being switched on and off a bit off putting. All other elements of the experience are excellent....service, menu, food, timeliness of courses etc. Topped with a magnificent bailey's cheesecake. Great value too. We'll be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Darragh D
AquaRestaurantHowth, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Darragh D It is the best thing to read that you will return Look forward to welcoming you Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

It’s been quite a few years since I visited this restaurant and it was a little disappointing. One of our guests was vegetarian and with only one vegetarian option for a main course we were advised they didn’t have it on that evening. Little flexibility...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HikerGerro
AquaRestaurantHowth, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear HikerGerro Disappointing to read your review, but thank you for your measured feedback We do our best to ensure every diner enjoys their visit with us. If I may be so bold as to ask you to visit us again, we have an excellent...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Went to Aqua for a birthday celebration as we always do. Menu a little limited at present but quality of food excellent. Great ambience with a fabulous night time view of the North Dublin coast and the chance of seeing a seal on the rocks...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bilboa0509
AquaRestaurantHowth, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Bilboa0509 Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us Hope to welcome you again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 25 October 2018

had family from Dublin treat us to dinner here and there were no regrets...had the steak and it was excellent...my wife had the fish dinner and enjoyed it no one at the table went away hungry....

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank papasmurfTucson_AZ
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear papasmurfTucson_AZ Hope you will visit us again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here to celebrate a family members birthday. Staff were very obliging and friendly, food was reasonably priced, tasty and fresh. Side portions could be slighted bigger but only a small point. Will definitely be back for another meal

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rob T
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Rob T Happy to read you will make a return visit to us, look forward to welcoming you regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has a very decent location as you have a nice view on Dublin. Especially the sea food was very good. The staff is friendly and quick.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 608maikf
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Maik F Many thanks for your kind review Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 9 October 2018

A day trip to Howth is worth the thirty minute train ride from Dublin just to eat here. The food is top notch and the restaurant is spectacular with 360 degree views of the ocean. This is a more expensive restaurant...perfect for a special occasion...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ellen050
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Ellen050 Howth has indeed lots to offer any visitor, stunning cliff walks, a pretty village, the bustling harbour and of course many fine restaurants. Thrilled you found us at the end of the West Pier, do visit us again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing...More

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Questions & Answers
Denise P
8 April 2018|
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Response from AquaRestaurantHowth | Property representative |
Hi Denise We can offer a vegan starter, if possible when making your booking just mention the requirement and we can make sure the team will take care of you Many thanks for your interest in Aqua Regards Majella
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Roving809452
19 June 2017|
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Response from AquaRestaurantHowth | Property representative |
Hi there If you mention to your waiter on the day we will certainly look after you for a coeliac option. It is however recommended to book in advance which you can do via our website or by phone to 01 8320690. We can take... More
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Nurain Syakirah M
3 March 2017|
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Response from AquaRestaurantHowth | Property representative |
Hi Nurain We are arrange halal meat if we know in advance If you want to contact my colleague Monika at the restaurant she can sort it for you 01 8320690 Regards Majella
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$46
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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