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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%
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“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
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Went there for the first time even if i ve been to howth lots of times. I had calamari and oysters as starters they were fresh and tasty. As main i ordered catch of the day it was fresh and nice. Try also their desserts.....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 930ritap
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Rita P delighted to have your recommendation thank you for that Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 18 August 2018

The picture shows the front of Aqua. We ate upstairs in the back looking over the harbor. Great view and great food. Of course, we had sea food. Service was good in a relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank smitty237
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Smitty237 Many thanks for the lovely review hope to welcome you again soon to Aqua Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 17 August 2018

I've spent a while figuring out how to sum up our meal at Aqua... Yes the views are incredible but I'm a little stumped after that! I have to agree with other reviews that the service for what you are paying is pretty poor and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Blondey92
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Blondey92 Very disappointing to read your review. Our Manager recalls your visit and felt that when you were leaving, all was well overall and you left Aqua happy. There are occasions when we might not get things exactly right and I agree that there...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Service poor, specifically asked for only 2 checks between 8 persons so not hard to do but still was screwed up. Slow service took 20 minutes between arrival to order and about same for App to arrive then Main to arrive. I love oysters these...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank islanddreamer
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Islanddreamer Disappointing review to read but thank you for giving us your feedback Apologies for any mix up that might have occurred with the bill We are indeed blessed with the glorious view we enjoy every day Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 9 August 2018

I had a guest from Germany, who is very much into seafood and insisted that we go to this particular restaurant. I must admit I was a bit hesitant because when I called to book a table I was told that if I book for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CurlySue1371
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear CurlySue1371 Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and thank you to your German companion for choosing Aqua. We always have to advise an off time but don't rush guests unless there is another reservation straight after, it depends on any given day but...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with good quality seafood. Great views overlooking Ireland's eye and Lambay Island. It's great to celebrate a special occasion and I often bring visitors from abroad who are always impressed.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Isobel M
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Isobel M Thank you so much for choosing Aqua for yourself and visiting friends Very much appreciate you taking the time to write and submit your kind review Regards Majella

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Went there on BH Monday. Didn’t have a booking but was squeezed in. At no stage was the Restaurant flat out which is just as well as, if really full, visitors would be sitting on each other’s laps!! Ok, an exaggeration but it is a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank R7067WKfrankh
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Frank H Many thanks for taking the time to write and submit your review here Delighted to have your recommendation Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 6 August 2018

I have been several times in Aqua by now and have never been disappointed - a superb restaurant, with gorgeous fresh food, excellent friendly service, and the VIEWS!! Even my dairy-free diet was accommodated, which is always a big plus. I usually visit for a...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Steffi_IRL
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Steffi_IRL thank you so much for this lovely review Hope to welcome you again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Aqua After 10 days visiting some of Europe's great cities, we took a half-day trip to Howth just to get out of the city for a few hours and to see a smaller seaside town. We walked the row of restaurants along the water immediately...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WCGood67
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear WCGood67 you are correct we use locally sourced food where possible. We sponsor our own Lobster fishing boat called Celtic Spirit. Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us hope to welcome you again one day Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch in Aqua. On the harbour with a bird's eye view of Ireland's Eye, this comfortable, award winning restaurant is excellent. The fish was fresh; crayfish salad to start and for my main course I had deep fried haddock in batter with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Orna O
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Orna O Thrilled to have your recommendation and thank you for writing such a thorough review Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

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Questions & Answers
Denise P
8 April 2018|
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Response from AquaRes | 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 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
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
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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