We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Bland”
Review of Aqua Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 47 Restaurants in Howth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$45
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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 29 September 2018

We had lunch at Aqua. The view was incredible. While the fish was very fresh, everything was really bland. Someone should tell the chef that there's nothing wrong with a little seasoning. Additionally, my husband and I each got the two course lunch. The waitress told us about the special appetizer but never mentioned that there would be an 8.5 euro up charge for it. I would recommend Aqua for the view but I imagine there is better food in Howth.

Date of visit: September 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank CLM554
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear CLM554
We pride ourselves on excellent ingredients cooked simply, it obviously did not suit your personal taste but that is ok.
Thank you for the feedback and yes there are many fine restaurants in Howth to try
If you wish to visit us again, we have an excellent Early Bird offering of €79 for 2 to dine with a bottle of house wine to share
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (888)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

10 - 14 of 888 reviews

Reviewed 26 September 2018

We arrived at 6 p.m. and were lucky - lucky to get a table as this Restaurant should be better booked in advance, and lucky to find out that they offered an early bird menue which was more than worth the price. The food was excellent, as was the wine we chose. The view from the Restaurant, overlooking the sea and Howth Harbour completed the fabulous experience. The service was attentive and very friendly. As we stayed a few days in Dublin, we decided to repeat the experience two days later with the same satisfying result!

Date of visit: September 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Hartmut W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Hartmut W
Wonderful to read that you were motivated to visit us twice during your stay
Trust the remainder of your visit in Dublin was also enjoyable and that you are home safe and sound
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Lunchtime is a good time to visit Aqua...its daytime so the seaview is great, AND the lunch menu is reasonable value (€30 for three courses).

Aqua is known for it's fish offerings ...and it did not disappoint. The Chowder was first class, and the Fish of the day (Hake) was also very good.

All told a good experience

Date of visit: August 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Sean086
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Sean086
Thank you for the lovely feedback
Hope to see you again soon at Aqua
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We had a birthday lunch here with old friends. Everything was excellent. The food was delicious and well presented. The ‘birthday boy’ got a nice little dessert complete with candle too. The location was superb and the wait staff more than competent. A great celebration.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank philippa w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Philippa w
Thank you for choosing Aqua for your celebration and for your kind review
regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting for an evening meal. Great service. Seafood offerings and vegetable plates were spot on. Reasonable wine list.
Late afternoon and evening meals have a great western exposure view.
Uncomplicated location with little evening traffic.
I would come again.
Cheers

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Emery Lee D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Dear Emery Lee D
Best thing we can read that you will make a return visit
Look forward to welcoming you
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Aqua Restaurant also viewed

 
Howth, County Dublin
Howth, County Dublin
 
Howth, County Dublin
Howth, County Dublin
 

Been to Aqua Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing