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“Impromptu meal out” 2 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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'
1 review
“Impromptu meal out”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty poor really.

• Fish was dry smelt very strong and did not appear fresh
• Chips undercooked
• Staff forgot gluten free bread
• Brusque unfocused service, and a bit "jarring'

  • Visited March 2017
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank John D
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Ireland
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Mediterranean style”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us dined here yesterday evening . 3 decided on the fab value of the early bird menu. 2 people can have a 3 course meal plus coffee and a bottle of wine for €79. Yes €79, unbelievable in Dublin. The views from this 2nd floor restaurant from behind complete glass walls was brilliant. The food was top drawer, staff excellent, really nothing negative to mention, we hope to revisit in the future

  • Visited March 2017
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Howdidodi
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Dublin, Ireland
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a family meal - the sea view was unexpectedly stunning, the atmosphere lovely, service excellent & the rib eye steak quite literally the best I've had in years & cooked to perfection. I can't wait to go back.

Visited February 2017
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Thank IrelandBee
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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing environment and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good food, a man playing soft music (saxo), no noise, excellent views (the sea) and really good price for the quality of the food. If you go with the menu 2 main courses (25 euros), 3 (30 euros) it's even cheap!

  • Visited February 2017
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank akhela85
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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 4 weeks ago 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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