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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” (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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31 - 40 of 743 reviews

Reviewed 23 July 2018

The restaurant was recommended by different sources so we decided to go for it. It is a very special location overlooking the harbor and the sea. The restaurant is specialized in seafood and this is really good. Lobster, surf and turf as well as only...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Reli61
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Reli61 thank you for taking the time to review us Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 23 July 2018

I went here about a year ago and the restaurant itself is beautiful layout and stunning views of Dublin Bay but that's all your paying for really i feel. It's more expensive than every restaurant in Howth and the food in other places is way...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank irishbri2018
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Irishbri2018 A year ago is a long time, hopefully you might be tempted to visit us again this year If I may be so bold we have an excellent Early Bird offering of €79 for 2 to dine with wine Regards Charles Smith Managing...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Restaurant located at the end of the pier, with a nice ocean view. We were a party of four and had two entrees, four main courses and two glasses of wine for €150. Main courses were grilled tuna, munkfish and seabass, all served with some...More

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

Dear Vincenzogalasso We pride ourselves on cooking fish simply and elegantly so as to not interfere with the natural flavours. Perhaps not to your taste, i hope you enjoyed the remainder of your stay in Ireland Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Attended with family for an anniversary celebration on a Saturday evening. Very busy, tables a little close together for that many people but not enough to make it unpleasant. Staff were very friendly and attentive and efficient throughout the meal. I wouldn’t recommend the hot...More

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

Dear Drcdavenport Mixed review, but thank you for your feedback Howth is packed with excellent restaurants so you will be spoiled for choice, the price range is much the same as ourselves, but either way happy dining on the peninsula Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 13 July 2018

Great sea food and setting is stunning. Service excellent and rounded off with a spectacular sunset. you will have to book during high season as this is justifiable popular restaurant .More

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

Dear Eddie T thank you for the lovely review you are correct it is better to pre book if at all possible though we do our best to cater for walks ins too hope to see you again soon at Aqua Regards Charles Smith Managing...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018

Had a lovely "Early Bird" dinner in Aqua with a friend recently. We had a lovely table looking straight out at Claremont/Burrow Beach & all along the coast, including Ireland's Eye. You don't get a view like this too often, then add in a fab...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank moibre0410
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Moibre0410 delighted you enjoyed your visit with us, very much look forward to welcoming you again to Aqua at any time Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 10 July 2018

We took my brother-in-law here when he was visiting from Australia the service was very professional they were attentive yet unobtrusive the food was delicious. While we were there we were very lucky to see a spectacular sunset and the Yachts in the Bay seemed...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank ColetteG124
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Colette G thank you for choosing Aqua for your get together, delighted you caught a sunset, they truly are stunning We are very lucky to call Howth our home Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Met with an old friend to celebrate a reunion after several decades. Perfect choice, beautiful setting and fresh well prepared seafood. Our host was Irish and she chose the restaurant so I guess she knew what she was doing. It’s situated in an old fishing...More

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

Dear RoxiePotomac Thank you to your friend for choosing Aqua for your reunion delighted to read you enjoyed your visit with us Hope to see you again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Visited Aqua with my family including my son And girlfriend who were visiting from Holland. Food was just ok and nothing exceptional. I have been to Aqua many times for lunch and dinner before and found it a bit hit and miss some of the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank tommym186
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Tommy M Disappointing to read your review, apologies if there was a delay on the day in service Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

OK, nothing special considering having to travel a fair distance. Perhaps a different vibe in the evening, but lunchtime I felt was all about in and out. Don't get me wrong, food was good, service mixed, views stunning. If city centre based, better options available...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank flynn1812
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear Flynn1812 A mixed review, but thank you either way for providing your feedback 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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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