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“Lunch with a View” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aqua Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 43 Restaurants in Howth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$43
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, European, Soups
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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'
Flossmoor, Illinois
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125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Lunch with a View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We were greeted warmly and promptly seated by the window for lunch. The day was partly cloudy with intermittent appearances by the sun. The view from the window was gorgeous. I had the seafood chowder - a creamy concoction chock full of fresh seafood and vegetables. My husband had a salad starter and the flaky cod entree. The panda cotta and coffee were the perfect end to this wonderful meal.

Visited February 2017
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Thank LivetheWay
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear LivetheWay
Lovely to read your review and very pleased to have such excellent feedback.
We do hope you will visit us again soon in Howth
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director
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Wales. U.K.
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Superb eating out experience ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We were invited here by friends. We chose from the early bird menu. One of the best meals I've ever had. The fish and chips were out of this world and the creme brûlée was delicious. We will definitely be back

Visited February 2017
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Thank koalanowater
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Koalanowater
Lovely to read your review, thank you for your kind feedback
We look forward to welcoming you back
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director
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Galway, Ireland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Night out with family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited Aqua last Friday night with family,we all decided to go for the early bird,and were not disappointed,we had coffee and a few drinks after the meal and stayed until about 10.30.I found it great value at 79euro for two including a bottle of wine.Will be back.

  • Visited February 2017
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Thank Ken C
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Ken C
Thank you for choosing Aqua for your family gathering, delighted you enjoyed your evening with us
Please do visit again soon
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director
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Dublin, Ireland
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Family lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic late Sunday lunch for six. Love the chowder followed by superb Fish & Chips wit peas. The crusty bread with pesto oil is a great start of the meal. Will be back

Visited February 2017
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Thank FranCare
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear FranCare
Its the best news we can read in a review that a guest will be back, we very much look forward to welcoming you
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Stunning food and views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We chose Aqua for my birthday lunch and couldn't have been happier. On a weekend in Dublin you'd really miss out if you didn't dedicate a day to heading out to Howth. It's hard to believe a 20 minute train trip transports you from the bustle of the centre of Dublin to the sea and one of the most tranquil and loveliest fishing towns I've ever been to. From the minute we arrived the service at Aqua was outstanding and every dish was perfection. The complimentary sourdough with basil oil was a great start. We both had the Seafood Chowder which was deliciously creamy and generous with cod, organic salmon and haddock. Our main of pan fried cod with a simple potato and dill purée and sides of simple steamed baby potatoes and green beans in butter was perfect for lunch. All the desserts looked amazing but we shared the Special which was apple tart with just the right mix of tartness and sweetness, beautifully plated up with fresh blackberry, cranberries and a kumquat sprig with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Aqua is the perfect place to enjoy views of the Irish Sea and if you're lucky you'll enjoy a walk in the sunshine before and after. At £76 for two including the tip this was incredible value compared with restaurants in Dublin.

Visited February 2017
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Thank Marinagower
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Marinagower
Thank you so much for taking the time to write and submit this lovely review and thank you for choosing us for your birthday celebration.
We are so lucky to have our restaurant in Howth for all the reasons you mention and for ou proximity to the City, do please visit us again soon, you will be most welcome
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director
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