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Aqua Restaurant

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1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2009

If you visit Dublin and have the time for an excursion, hop on the DART train and head to Howth, a small fishing village with wonderful restaurants. Aqua has the best view and excellent food. Highly recommended. Ireland is expensive but this restaurant had a great deal for lunch. 3 courses for 2 people including a bottle of wine for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2009

Aqua is a restaurant I cannot recommend highly enough. It is located upstairs in what used to be the Howth yacht club back when I was a child and is right at the end of the pier overlooking Ireland's Eye. The decor is modern and uncluttered and there is a menu that leans towards seafood although there are also a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2009

It would take too long to outline everything that went wrong so will summarise by saying that the service is absolutely terrible, the staff were rude, lazy and uninterested. Very disappointing. Average food, very nice decor but will definitely not go again due to how rude the staff were!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2009

Great views across the bay to ireland's eye. Food was to die for, service was a little stiff but excellent. You pay for what you get here, but for a treat worth every penny.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2008

Having looked forward to dinner here we were disappointed in the extreme. Attention to detail and service was poor and a menu more suited to the 70's. Added to this, when compared to the quality and service at other Dublin restaurants of an equivalent standard, the price was extremely high. We have eaten at Michelin starred restaurants for less. The... More 

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I do not think this review is fair; please look at the other reviews, this reviewer has only reviewed 2 restaurants! We have been voted in the top 10 waterside restaurants in Ireland and have been in the Bridgestone top 100 restaurants in Ireland for the past 9 years!! We have an early bird menu for 2 with a good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2008

One of the best restaurants I have been in Ireland. Very Stylish but with a cosy bar to relax. Stunning view in the dining area. Make sure you get a table at the window. With tables in the middle of the restaurant you might encounter permanent drafts caused by waiters swirling around. Very busy at least on the weekends. Prices... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2008

This id definitely one of the best restaurants in Dublin! My personal favourite! quite pricey though...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2008

It feels like you're dining on a raft (without the sea-sickness of course), fabulous food!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2007

fab, bit pricey but worth it, plus nice view over the sea!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2007

Only second to Deep for the best fish in the Capital, and both on the good side of town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$43
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?