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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” (71 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
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
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31 - 40 of 660 reviews

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

A perfect eating on the pier on a summer evening. The Service and the food matched the setting. The restaurant is a busy modern bistro style serving modern dishes. The range of seafood was extensive, with crab,lobster and many fish varieties. They even offered thick...More

Thank Rodney W
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Rodney Thank you for the lovely review Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

For some reason, I'd never considered Ireland as a destination for seafood. Mash, black pudding, stew... yes, but not seafood. It makes so much sense, though, with it's lakes, rivers and unspoilt coastline! Where better to taste Dublin's sea fare than the quaint little fishing...More

Thank MichTK
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear MichTK Delighted to have your recommendation here on Trip Advisor Do please visit us again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Birthday lunch for 8 women. Not my first time in the Aqua Rest. This time is was excellent. Everyone in my party said so. I had sea trout soft and delicious perfectly cooked. The service was great and we had a lovely table at the...More

Thank BarryEileen
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear BarryEileen Thank you for choosing Aqua for your ladies lunch, hope to see you again soon in Aqua Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

the restaurant is up on the 2nd floor making the most of the sea view. The place was packed but it didn't compromise the service. For a 3 course meal, price is reasonable and good menu choices. overall good ambiance, reasonably priced food and good...More

Thank Geraldine C
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Geraldine thank you for the lovely review Hope you will return to visit us again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Had a late Sunday lunch here recently. I'd heard great things about Aqua so had high expectations. My friend liked both her lobster starter and sea trout main. I had the goat's cheese and beetroot salad, which was fine but I've had better. Half the...More

1  Thank GranardDublin
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear GranardDublin Thank you for getting in touch with us via TripAdvisor and also email Appreciate the positive feedback on our staff, location and views Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

So you come to Howth for fish and there is a bewildering plethora of fish restaurants including the iconic Wright's. There are chippys, tapas joints, high end restaurants, cafes, and fish markets. However, walk down to the end of West pier and you come to...More

Thank daddytommy
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Daddytommy A happy diner, exactly what we love to read Thank you Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Consistently good. The early bird menu is a little limited but excellent value. Loads of great memories here

Thank Simeon O
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Simeon Look forward to welcoming you again soon and contributing to many more great memories in the future Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went here for an early bird recently and was very impressed. I had requested a window table when booking which we got, so was so nice dining right over the water with views out over the sea. We went for the early bird offer of...More

Thank niamhccc
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Niamhccc Delighted to read your review, thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 15 August 2017

People come here for the view over the bay behind the restaurant. Its amusing to see the inner diners scramble for the front row tables when ever anyone finishes up and leaves. The waiters seem quite accommodating moving their plates, glasses and cutlery to reset...More

Thank Peter I
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Peter thank you for taking the time to write and submit this lovely review. Means a great deal to get such positive feedback, particularly from a local Hope to welcome you and your family to Aqua again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Aqua several times over the last few years. The lunch today was very disappointing. We both had seafood chowder as starters which was very good but our main course of fish and chips wasn't as good as on...More

1  Thank Paul D
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Paul Disappointing to read your review I do hope you spoke with the Manager on Duty at the time as we will always replace a dish if a diner is unhappy with what they are served Hope you will visit us again and that...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$27 - US$47
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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