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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” (73 reviews)
“dover sole” (19 reviews)
“surf and turf” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 672 reviews

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The particular feature of this place is the incredible oceanfront view. We booked four days in advance and asked for a table by a window facing the ocean, we were told we were going to be allocated upon arrival. We arrived at 9 pm on...More

1  Thank Maria S
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Maria S I have spoken with both Managers on duty the evening you dined with us. Both my colleagues recall engaging with you over the phone, by email and in person. You were advised that we could not promise a table by the window...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We visited last Tuesday. With friends from cyprus. The restaurant sea views fantastic . Restaurant excellent relaxing and the food top class. We all had different food. All was very tasty. Well worth a visit. Staff very friendly. Great service

Thank piper77
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Piper77 Many thanks for your recommendation here on Trip Advisor Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

A friend and I lunched here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The chowder was excellent as was the bread. Followed that with sea trout and lovely vegetables. By that time felt too full for a pud but they sounded so lovely we ordered one with two...More

Thank Totti M
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Totti M Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us, thank you for taking the time to write and review and submit it here on Trip Advisor. Hope you will visit us in 2018 Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 24 November 2017

We booked a table for 6 by the window and it was lovely that they arranged this for us. The food is fish and seafood and we chose a selection from the lovely menu. The food was good but the service was very rushed to...More

Thank BettyLondonEngland
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear BettyLondonEngland Do apologise if the service was not as you would have liked. We try to get the balance right with efficiency and allowing guests to tarry a little over their food and wine. Sometimes we don't get it spot on, but ideal if...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Aqua was suggested by friends as they had been there before and had a great meal a couple of years ago. I was a little reluctant to leave Dublin but it's well worth the 30mins ish trip out to this lovely town. We had a...More

Thank 594jules
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear 594jules Sounds like you had a really idyllic day in Howth, you are correct there are fabulous walks around Howth and on the Summit. Hopefully you will return on another occasion and visit us when the days get longer and the weather is milder....More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

We wandered in early one evening without a reservation, and were lucky to get a table. Window seats were reserved, but we still had a good view from the center of the room. (Some views weren’t as nice, from windows facing the other direction.) We...More

1  Thank Maureen B
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Maureen B Thank you for choosing Aqua for your evening, delighted you enjoyed your meal. Window tables are a recurring team on Trip Advisors, we have a strict policy of not holding tables but allocate on the day according to numbers. No table is...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

We arrived for lunch without a booking. The restaurant was not busy as we were early. However, we were not allowed to sit by a window where we could enjoy a good view. There was no explanation for this and those tables remained empty throughout...More

Thank mave1
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Mave1 Disappointing to read your review Regarding empty tables, we allocate sittings on the day as we never know how many guests will arrive, we have walk ins and we have reservations. I don't know exactly what happened on the day you visited, but...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

If you don’t plan on going often to Aqua then try and book a table when it will be light out as the views offered by the restaurant Over the water are amazing and one cannot appreciate them if one goes when it’s dark. The...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear DublinWelcomesAll Good advice indeed for guests - we are blessed with the view we enjoy every day. Hope to see you again soon in Aqua Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

It's a while since we dined here and were delighted to find that the food and service is better than ever. From surf and turf to lobster, we had a meal to die for.The evening was finished off with drinks in the cosy lounge,before facing...More

Thank 363,736
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear 363736 Delighted you enjoyed your evening with us, maybe as the evenings get longer you will visit again and capture one of the famous Howth Sunsets, do hope so Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 2 November 2017

We went to Aqua after a few days in central Dublin. It was truly great and so much better than what we had experienced in the city. One of the first things we noticed was the absence of Hallowe'en tat that you see everywhere -...More

Thank Thomasjsmith
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Thomasjsmith Many thanks for taking the time to write and submit your review here on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate it when a guest takes the time to tell us we are doing a good job. Do hope to welcome you to Aqua again...More

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trips&sips
19 June 2017|
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Response from AquaRes | 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 AquaRes | 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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kartel41
2 March 2017|
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Response from AquaRes | Property representative |
Hi kartel41 during the day, we have many guests visit who have been walking on Howth Hill so attire is certainly casual. As many have said here, our guests do tend to dress a little more formal in the evenings but in terms... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$28 - US$49
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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