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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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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gemmaferrer88 Disappointed to read your review and that you feel you must speak badly of us to your friends and family. I can assure you categorically that tourists are not treated any differently to our local visitors. We welcome all of our guests equally. Regarding the service charge, this is discretionary. It is clearly stated on our menus that... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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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1 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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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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2 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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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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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 5 November 2016 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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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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 

Monroe, New Jersey
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255 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our B&B host recommended that we treat ourselves on our last night in Ireland and eat at Aqua restaurant. We arrived for an early dinner; otherwise a reservation would have probably been needed. This was a Wednesday evening. We had a lovely view of the water. At times we felt like we were on a cruise ship and moving while... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear CCH1223 Thank you for visiting us at Aqua, delighted you enjoyed our Early Bird Menu, hopefully you also enjoyed one of the spectacular sunsets we are lucky enough to see most days. Trust the remainder of your stay in Dublin was enjoyable take care Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Dublin
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134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A group of "mature" friends lunched here yesterday. The situation of the premises requires a short walk down the West Pier from the railway station. On route you pass a myriad of other good seafood shops and eateries. However the exercise is well rewarded on arrival at this superbly situated restaurant. The sea appears to wash around the exterior of... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gerrygilly Thank you so much for your kind review, delighted you found us at the end of the West Pier It is only a short 3 or 4 minute stroll but as you mentioned there are many fine restaurants before us on the West Pier. Do hope you will return again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

-Love this place can't wait to get back. I've been looking for this special restaurant for a very long time. I was looking for the best restaurant with astonishing views and I finally found it. -Service was excellent and the food was so good I totally recommend this place

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Thank evmob00
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Evmob00 Thank you for your recommendation To perhaps entice you to visit us soon, we are running an excellent dining deal at the moment aqua.ie/restaurant-offer/. Allows 2 people to dine for €99 from our a la carte menu, t&c apply Do visit us again soon and again thanks Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Winchester, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went to Aqua on the advice of a local cab driver. Make sure you have a reservation! It is a very popular spot! The views are spectacular, and the food is very good. We had the early bird special, which had great choices and was a good price. The service was ok. The hostess was constantly in the dining... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear e g Thank you for visiting Aqua, you might be interested in an excellent offer we have running aqua.ie/restaurant-offer/ €99 for 2 to dine a la carte, T&C apply We have noted your comments upon service and will review with the staff Many thanks 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
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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