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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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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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We came to Aqua for a family celebration based on some good reviews and weren't disappointed. Fabulous sea views and wonderful fish dishes made it a lovely occasion.

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

Dear Rob Delighted to read you enjoyed your visit with us, hope to see you again soon at Aqua Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a Lovely birthday dinner for my family with great food and views of Ireland's eye and attentive service . I had a reasonable large gift voucher and the manager kindly gave me a new voucher for the balance with an additional 12 months expiry date - but I was so impressed I spent it the next week! Highly recommended... More 

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

Dear Mary B thank you so much for taking the time to write and submit your review here on Tripadvisor, it's wonderful to get such feedback Delighted you enjoyed your birthday celebrations with us, hopefully you will find another reason to visit us soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The manger who's name was Robert. We came to the restaurant on 8th September at 5.25pm. Was told first that as we have not booked, we had to vacate the table 7pm. This mannerism was curt. The waitress came and took our order. My partner order a glass of wine and I just had water as I already had 3... More 

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4 Thank Dipak A
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dipak A Our sincere apologies that your evening was overshadowed in any way It certainly was not our intention. I have spoken to both my colleagues who are genuinely very upset that they might have caused offence to any guest visiting Aqua. We do our very best to deliver the highest standards in both food and service at all... More 

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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

An excellent restaurant on excellent location with superb people. Food is great it's even better with beautiful sprawling sea in front of you . Icing on cake is it's very help full service staff. Simply excellent and good value for money .

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Thank Sheikh M
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sheikh M Thank you for the lovely review Look forward to seeing you again soon in Aqua Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A magnificent location overlooking Howth harbour, Ireland's Eye and breathtaking views as far as the Mourne mountains! The staff are professional yet friendly and the food is beautifully presented and reasonably priced. An extensive variety of dishes available on a choice of lunch menus including set 2 and 3 course menus, a children's menu & a la carte with a... More 

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Thank Karena C
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Karena C Lovely to get such positive feedback from guests Really appreciate you taking the time to write and submit here on Tripadvisor Hope to see you again soon in Aqua Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Nice view. ...a little precocious for my liking. Food was as expected, expensive but nice. I didint.leave.there with that 'wow' feeling. ..sorry

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Thank Em R
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Em R Disappointing to read your review but thankful you seemed to have enjoyed your food. The ‘wow’ factor is a personal expectation, we will continue to try and improve and perhaps you will visit us again. Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

It is immediately apparent why this restaurant is usually booked out well in advance. Classy modern elegant atmosphere, excellent service, and out of this world dishes. We all sampled each other's fish and agreed that each was excellent. Flavours were fresh,subtle,altogether delicious. If we lived nearer to Howth we would be regulars.

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Thank Heckety B
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Heckety B Thank you so much for the lovely review. Howth is easily accessible by bus car or DART, so don't be a stranger! thank you again for the great feedback Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I have visited Aqua a few times and have always throughly enjoyed my experience - this review will be based on all dinning occasions at Aqua. The restaurant itself is extremely spacious and comfortable. The tables are spaced far apart and noise levels are low. The restaurant is located in Houth, at the end of the pier, giving the restaurant... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alex Lovely to read your review, and thank you indeed for taking the time to write and submit it here on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee tables by the window in advance as our table plan is only created on the day of service, but we will always note the request. You might be interested that we have... More 

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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Having looked forward to visiting Aqua all day I went there fairly early in the evening. Only two tables in the whole restaurant where taken when I arrived. I was immediately directed to the lest favourable tables just by the gang way the waiters constant move up and down. There were a lot of small free tables and couples who... More 

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear BettyKate You are most welcome to visit us again either as a solo guest or with friends, be assured of a warm welcome, thank you for your interest and for taking the time to provide your detailed feedback Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The view here is superb, probably the best in town. Fresh and delicious food. Nice seafood, nice vegetables and nice steak. Strongly recommended!

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Thank Kenneth M
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth M We are indeed blessed with our location Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and thank you for your recommendaotin Regards 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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