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“Quite special”
Review of Aqua Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 45 Restaurants in Howth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$47
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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'
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Those coming to visit restaurants, cafes and take aways in Howth are inclined to choose fish dishes. It is a fishing port, with a fair number of fish shops/merchants. Living close by, the restaurants are all fairly good in terms of their seafood offerings. However a recent visit to Aqua really came good. Their chowder was just perfection - superb texture and flavour, yet not too filling. So I was then we'll able to tackle their fish and chips. Very good, and not overly crispy/overdone.
The staff are also very capable and friendly, and they managed to look after a fair number of customers. The early bird is great value. Just too mention the prices on their wine list do creep up.
All in all an excellent evening

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear John S
Thank you for your kind review, especially valuable when you mention you are a local to Howth.
Do hope you will visit us again soon
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director

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2017
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, lovely staff, lovely views BUT... Don't book this place if you have a large group (15) you will not be seated together! Advance booking was made but on the day we were seated on two separate tables even though there was space to put some tables together to fit us all (disappointing). Also, there is a two hour limit on time, certainly not enough for such a large group.

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear Sir/Madam
It is unclear from Trip Advisor who you are so that we can chat to you about your specific booking but we host special events all the time and would be clear at the outset regarding seating arrangements.
We have health, safety, guest comfort and service issues to consider in our table plan so perhaps this is what the issue was when you visited.
Regarding the 2 hour booking on a table this is down to other bookings taken and the sitting you have booked with us. It is standard practice to indicate an off-time and whoever made the booking on your behalf would have been aware of all terms. Guests are always welcome to visit our bar to relax for a post meal drink and a chat.
Regards
Charles Smith

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

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'

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Dear John D
Your review is completely surprising to read
No idea when you visited us but can categorically assure you our seafood is served fresh and no other way, at a loss to understand your comments.
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Charles Smith
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

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

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Thank Howdidodi
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Dear Howdidodi
Delighted to read your review and thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback, look forward to welcoming you to Howth again soon
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 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.

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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Dear IrelandBee
Best thing to read that you will be back
Look forward to welcoming you
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director

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