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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
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely view of sea, but expected to be wowed. The fine dining spot offered well prepared food and expected prices. Not sure we'll go back--wanted more value or something unique for the price.

Thank 104KB2
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was very cold and I had to put my coat back on, nobody seemed to think that strange! The bar was cosy with a lovely fire blazing in the stove but we did not get a chance to enjoy it. We had the lunch menu even though it was five o' clock in the evening. The chowder was... More 

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Howth on New Year's Day during a stay in Dublin. This restaurant has stunning views and the staff were friendly and fitted us in for lunch without a reservation. The set lunch menu was good value with 2 courses €25 or 3 courses €30 including coffee. The chowder was excellent and it was rude not to have fish and... More 

Thank Kerry63
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in for lunch without a reservation and the staff was very welcoming. The views are absolutely incredible and food is good. The salmon was a bit too oily and the greens not great, other than that, a nice experience :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this restaurant, after reading on Trip advisor. Perfect ambience, staff was very friendly and welcoming. Food was very good and very high quality, but I found it bit expensive. But it was our special day, so it was worth it. Will definitely visit again.

Thank San D
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great reputation and lovely setting. However disappointed on this visit. It did notl match previous experience. Service was poor, got the order wrong and not very polite. The quality of the food also was not as good as previous and hence felt it was overpriced for the whole experience. We will not be in a hurry to return.

Thank Colin R
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting of this glass box restaurant over hanging the sea at Howth is stunning. We ate from set menu, food was delicious, battered fish cooked to perfection. Service attentive and professional. We will be back.

Thank YvetteOB
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear YvetteOB Thank you for taking the time to write and submit this kind review We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017 Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had lunch in a very nice dining room attended to by attentive efficient staff. The restaurant is expensive and in my opinion overpriced. Portions were small but the quality was ok.

Thank Michael L
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Michael L Glad you enjoyed your visit with us if I may be so bold as to highlight our excellent value Early Bird at €79 for 2 to dine with wine, perhaps it might tempt you to make a return visit Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I had not eaten at this restaurant for some time. We had a beautiful lunch with plenty to choose from on the set menu and the view from this restaurant is exquisite - you can see the tide rolling in and out. The service was excellent.We will return!

Thank Alkaso
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alkaso We can ask for no better accolade than to know you will return to visit us again We look forward to welcoming you Regards Charles Smith Managing Director More 

Clinton, New York
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This restaurant is not the typical Irish pub regarding the food, menu, staff members, atmosphere and ambience. Having said that, the meal itself was fresh and delicious and the view mesmerizing. The cost was more than what we usually pay as we tend to eat in authentic Irish pubs for lunch.

Thank maryjanejoy
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Maryjanejoy Ireland is blessed with many wonderful pubs and the standard of food is rising every day. We have a small bar off of the restaurant but would definintely not fall within the category of Irish pub Delighted you enjoyed the view, we are very look to have such a wonderful place of work Trust you enjoyed the remainder... More 

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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$24 - US$43
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, 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
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?