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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)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
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51 - 60 of 660 reviews

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

Reviewed 16 July 2017

We had taken the train from Dublin for a day trip to Howth. We loved Howth, charming and beautiful. We saw what looked like an unassuming/average/inconspicuous restaurant, Aqua, decided to try it. The view was so breathtaking and the staff was phenomenal—Giuseppe, Andrea and Norbert...More

Thank M G
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear M G Lovely to read your review, sounds like you had a wonderful stay in Ireland. Brilliant that you found Howth and discovered ourselves. Really appreciate the brilliant feedback, hope you might have an opportunity to visit us again some day till then, take...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We were a group of 13 old friends meeting up in Dublin. The restaurant is in a beautiful location near the end of the harbour at Howth, offering - at least the night we were there - a spectacular sunset. Everybody said that their meal...More

Thank Peter R
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Peter R Really appreciate your constructive feedback and delighted that the couple of issues you mentioned did not effect your overall enjoyment of the evening The sunsets are pretty spectacular most days, happy to say Hope you will visit us again soon Regards Charles...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We brought Spanish colleagues here for lunch as we wanted to give them the opportunity to see something of Dublin beyond the airport, conference room and business hotel. Such a special location and amazing views! The food was delicious, the was service excellent, and the...More

Thank travellingbarbs
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear travellingbarbs Delighted you chose Howth for your colleagues to visit. We are lucky in our proximity to the airport and certainly it is a break for a breath of fresh air. Hope to see you again soon whether on a business or leisure visit...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

Eight of us enjoyed a late lunch at the Aqua Restaurant and we all loved the view, the service and the food. The presentation was artful and the meals were all delicious. Lovely bread was served before our mains. The service was friendly and efficient,...More

Thank Maureen L
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Maureen L Delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us Apologies if you were kept waiting for your bill at the end Hope to welcome you again soon to Aqua Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Great location of the Fishing Pier with water views. Enjoyed fish and chips for lunch with our tour group.

Thank PJCM744
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear PJCM744 Really appreciate you taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor Delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us Trust the remainder of your trip was equally as enjoyable Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Really nice food, well presented, and the wine was lovely. Relaxed atmosphere. Service was friendly, if slightly on the over-efficient side, my starter arrived literally within minutes of ordering. Great views looking out to sea. I had the set lunch menu, which was good value...More

Thank TerraIncognito
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear TerraIncognito Many thanks for your review, delighted your enjoyed your visit with us overall and do hope you will return again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Expensive tourist trap with the ambience of a school canteen. The service is somewhat haphazard too, occasionally over-the-top and occasionally non-existent. A lacklustre selection of pre-dinner drinks and cocktails started the evening off on the a low note. Being positioned as a fish and seafood...More

1  Thank Naoise G
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Naoise G Must admit I did smile at your reference to school canteen, have to admit I have never had the pleasure of being in a school canteen as nicely decorated as Aqua but opinions will differ and I decided to see the humour...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Best food, service and view in the picture perfect town of Howth. You must eat here over any other place on the wharf! Seriously!!

Thank Scott B
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Dear Scott B Delighted to read your review and thank you for taking the time to submit it here on Trip Advisor. Your recommendation is most appreciated Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Aqua is not the most welcoming place because you have to press the buzzer on the door to be admitted. Waitress receiving us was not the most welcoming , probably because we just finished our cliff walk and was not in the most smart attire....More

Thank wonder-luster
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Dear wonder-luster A mixed review indeed, we don't have any record of complaints recently matching your description so not sure when you visited us. Unfortunately impossible to address any of your complaints online after the event. The buzzer is in place because we are a...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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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