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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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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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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Thank gerrygilly
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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank e g
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 

Galway, Ireland
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a good spot on a sunny day, wonderful view through the floor length Windows, it almost feels like you are on a boat over the water. The food was good. Chowder was tasty, but more veg than fish in my portion. Sea trout was beautifully cooked and seasoned, crunchy sugar snap peas a very good side. Surf and... More 

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Thank Jcjc1994
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jcjc1994 thank you for taking the time to write and submit this review. Delighted you enjoyed your meal with us overall. Our team do their best to get the balance right of professional service and chatting with customers, sometimes we might not get it exactly right, but constructive feedback helps us keep on getting better. Do please visit us... More 

Pwllheli, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

4 of us booked over 5 weeks previous to get into this popular restaurant and we had to opt for the early bird sitting, which originally was not what we wanted, but having never been there, we thought it would be OK! It turned out to be brilliant! We had the special deal of 3 courses, including tea/coffee plus a... More 

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

Dear KOpwllheli Delighted you enjoyed your evening with us and stayed on to relax in our bar afterwards, it is very cosy in there and made for sipping coffee or liqueurs. Do visit us again, just to let you know we are currently offering an excellent Autumn@Aqua deal for €99 to dine from our a la carte menu, T&C do... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great lunch today at Aqua, great service and very good food. The staff were attentive and helpful on a busy lunchtime. Highly recommended.

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

Dear choccystarfish Thank you so much for your recommendation here on Tripadvisor, really appreciate it Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went to Aqua today for lunch-despite the weather the view from the restaurant is beautiful. The atmosphere in the place is lovely, we had a guy playing sax-very relaxing lovely music. Service was great, very attentive, friendly staff. The food is not very cheap but it was worth it. I would recommend going for seafood, instead of the meats. The... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear TravelKat05 We look forward to welcoming you to Aqua again If I might mention we have an excellent dining deal running currently called Autumn@Aqua €99 for 2 to dine a la carte with welcome prosecco and a bottle of house wine to share, hopefully it might tempt you to visit us before Autumn ends and Winter sets in Regards... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice restaurant at the end of the pier on Howth. Predominantly seafood. Great views looking North and West. Reminiscent of The Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews, if you've ever been; just a little older. Crab salad and salmon starter was exquisite. Fantastic to have such a classy restaurant right beside the fishing fleet dock

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

Dear Lawrie M You are very kind to take the time to write and submit this review, do hope we will be welcoming you back to Aqua again in the very near future Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were booked here for a meal with family and friends quite a large group of people. I can't fault this restaurant in anyway possible. The professionalism shown from staff to management throughout the night was to a very high standard. I recommend this restaurant this restaurant to anyone contemplating visiting Howth! To top the gorgeous food was the lovely... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear DaveS1979 thank you for taking the time to write this review Always brilliant to get good feedback from a large group such as yourselves Please do visit us again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Frome, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The restaurant is situated on the pier at the upmarket seaside town of Howth. A vast expanse of windows ensures a lovely view over the sea but the ideal time is to view the sunset. Food is excellent for taste and local produce; with fish being the highlight. Attractive presentation of food and quiet attentive service makes for a memorable... More 

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1 Thank lgmsomerset
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear lgmsomerset Lovely review to read, we are indeed blessed with the stunning sunsets we enjoy daily. we also have an excellent Autumn@Aqua deal running that allows you to dine a la carte for €99 for 2 people visit our website at aqua.ie for full details thanks again 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
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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