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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
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
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41 - 50 of 659 reviews

Reviewed 6 August 2017

First time at this restaurant, and was not disappointed. Friends had recommend this to us for the quality of the food and location. We were looked after by attentive staff and had a very enjoyable meal. Overlooking Howth harbour the restaurant gives you amazing views...More

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

Dear Alan R Thank you for the lovely review, delighted you enjoyed the full Howth experience, we have some very friendly seals in the area! Hope to see you again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 31 July 2017

Not great food, rude staff and someone playing with a love lobster that was clearly distressed much to the disgust of several diners. There are some awesome restaurants here - this isn't one of them, personally I wouldn't eat here again. Average food, lacking in...More

1  Thank Peanut200
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This was our third visit to Aqua and once again we weren't disappointed. The staff were attentive and friendly, we were offered a window table which was an unexpected bonus. Despite the fact that it had been a dreary day, the sunset didn't let us...More

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

Dear Moofisch Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us, my apologies that the ladies room was not left as it should have been We have since fixed the dryer and hope next time you will find everything to your satisfaction but upstairs in the dining...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

We went for an early dinner on a Monday night and we left feeling very disappointed which was such a shame as three of our party had dined there previously and had a good experience. Our waiter seemed flustered and impatient with us. When someone...More

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

Dear Umlaith Disappointing to read your visit was marred by below par service. I can assure you this is not the norm at Aqua, do hope you will visit again as you did say prior experiences were better Regards Charles Smith Managing Directorc

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Booked in advance to get a window seat. Pretty packed out even for lunchtime. Seven of us for lunch. Lobster, sole and surf n turf all fabulous. Clam chowder was great and the crabs claws fantastic. Has coffee and dessert in the lounge area. Highly...More

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

Dear Roadstechno Very much appreciate your recommendation here on Trip Advisor Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 21 July 2017

This restaurant is well situated on the pier at Howth with outstanding views over the sea and coastline. The lunch menu is well priced at €25 for 2 courses and €30 for 3 courses. Coffee is included and there is an €8 supplement for lobster....More

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

Dear Sandyretriever Thank you for your kind review We are blessed with the stunning view we enjoy daily, great that you had a chance to visit in the daytime to experience it Visit us again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The spot cannot be faulted. The views are simply magical and the staff are very good and lovely. However you would not be recommending this place for the food. It was average at high prices. Nice for a drink and something small on the balcony

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

Dear LaResta Disappointing to read you did not enjoy the food you had with us but appreciate the great feedback on every other aspect of your visit Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Very good food, great menu and wonderful setting. Wine list was very well laid out with full choices. Full bar available. Starters very fresh. Had the swordfish, cooked and presented perfectly. Only issue we had, arrived at 7:30 and several choices were already sold out,...More

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

Dear Arctic_O_Ring My apologies that you had to be disappointed in your choices, but very happy that you enjoyed what you did have in the end Hope you will visit us again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Howth is a great town to visit especially during a sunny day.. Aqua is a great fish restaurant.. Risotto with Prawns, Sole Fish in Menuiere Sauce, Home Made İce cream are all great.. A must do in Dublin!!

Thank Esra66
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Esra66 Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Dinner with a business colleague. Fish starters and lamb, beef main courses were very good. Ambiance is excellent with splendid sea views. Tables and seating are spacious and comfortable. Service is attentive and friendly. I would recommend it.

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

Dear Patrice d Delighted to have your recommendation Many thanks Charles Smith Managing Director

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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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