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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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Today
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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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Clinton, New York
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is not the typical Irish pub regarding the food, menu, staff members, atmosphere and ambience. Having said that, the meal itself was fresh and delicious and the view mesmerizing. The cost was more than what we usually pay as we tend to eat in authentic Irish pubs for lunch.

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Thank maryjanejoy
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there today with a friend during our outing to Howth. It is understandable that the place has been recommended by the Michelin guide. The staff is very welcoming and service minded. I had the white wine mussels and oysters to begin with. The mussels were really delicious!

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Thank Caroline M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Dublin and Aqua was chosen as the venue for our evening meal and it was excellent. I had the Crab Claws to start followed by the Venison special (which was amazing) and then the sticky toffee pudding. Cannot state how good the food was. Would definitely go again. Highly recommended.

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Thank champman99
Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I went to the Aqua Restaurant for Sunday Lunch in November 2016. It was a very stylish building with beautiful views of the harbour wherever you sat in the restaurant. The food is locally sourced and the vegetables grown in their own garden. Our choices were all delicious. We had a predinner drink in a separate small... More 

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Thank Julia M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to aqua many times as we love the food but in August 2016, my family was treated really badly over asking for an espresso Coffe, they were served a watery Coffe and then they asked again, and same thing was served, instead of being told that they didn't had any. Then they had to pay an over... More 

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2 Thank Gemmaferrer88
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my 4th time in this restaurant and all is always amazing ! Beautiful place, incredible landscape, delicious seafood showder, sole and lobster! Verry good wine and team!! Very good moment with my family

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Thank Laetitia L
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Laetitia L Wonderful to read this lovely review So pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and your family too Hope we will welcome you back again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Palermo, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazing fish seafood and oysters with a wonderful view on the sea seems to be on a boat superb food amazing service but too..too..too..too..too expensive. good only for special occasions and if you are millionare

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1 Thank iredamiani
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Iredamiani Delighted that you enjoyed our seafood when you visited and that the service was pleasing. We wouldn't be an extraordinarily expensive restaurant so surprised to read your comment about needing to be a millionaire to visit. Hope you don't mind if I mention an excellent deal we are currently running €99 for 2 to dine from our a... More 

Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there with my wife on Friday night book for 8.15 and arrived on time, were brought straight to our table the restaurant was full at this stage, as it was dark we could not enjoy the view, but the food and service more then made up for it. I must say it was one of most enjoyable meals we... More 

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

Dear Ken C to read you will return is the best recommendation we can get thank you for that and look forward to welcoming you back Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the Autumn deal, which is for 2 people. Glass of prosecco on arrival, starter, main, dessert and a bottle of wine. All for 2 people! Great stuff! The Mussels were delicious! Huge portion of them too. For a main I got the Lobster, now the deal is pay extra for Lobster and it does depend on size. I... More 

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Thank orlaborla88
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Orlaborla88 Thank you for purchasing our Autumn@Aqua Voucher Delighted you enjoyed your meal overall, hopefully you will visit again your feedback is noted and will be passed to the Chef Many thanks Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aqua, the aptly named restaurant is at the tip of the West Pier of the Howth Harbor. It has a breathtaking view of the harbor on three sides with full length glass windows. We waited for 10 mins to get a table and the lady at the desk was very helpful in accommodating us for lunch inspite of being close... More 

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

Dear Devaas Thank you for taking the time to write and share this review here on Trip Advisor, your praise is very welcome indeed We always recommend prior booking but delighted we were able to accommodate you on the day Hope we will see you again soon at Aqua 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$25 - US$43
Cuisine
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?