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“great wine list”
Review of Aqua Restaurant

Aqua Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Howth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, 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'
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great wine list”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Nice atmosphere, spectacular views, good service, terrific fish, very good and nicely priced wine list. Just a shame that suffered after-effects from the oysters last Saturday - check it out folks.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank PauloCOrway
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear PauloCOrway
Many thanks for your review, delighted you enjoyed the views, service, food and our wine list.
We do hope we can welcome you again soon to Aqua
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant
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Naantali, Finland
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1,136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Howth is beautiful fishing "village" and Restaurant Aqua is there in West Pier. Beautiful building outside, nice interior and amazing views to the sea, where we saw seals swimming! Friendly, informative and fast service. Tasty food, matching wines and relaxed ambience. So overall great visit, that left us both happy.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Halkidis
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Ville S
Many thanks for taking the time to submit this lovely review on our restaurant and the local area of Howth.
We do indeed have regular seal visitors to the harbour, they love all the attention they get from visitors.
Hope to welcome you back again soon
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Top food and a fantastic view”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

If you are visiting Dublin, take the DART to the lovely seaside town of Howth, just minutes from the station towards the end of the West Pier is Aqua. Seafood (and more) to die for, excellent but not overbearing service, great views from the Bar area over Howth Harbour and from the main dining room over the North Dublin coastline. This was our second visit for lunch and we will be back for sure on our next visit to Dublin. Highly recommended by all in our party.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank MrDKMul
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Dear MrDKMul
Many thanks for taking the time to submit this lovely review.
Delighted you enjoyed our food, service and location.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Aqua again in the near future.
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant
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Dublin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“6 stars”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Wow. Couldn't fault this place. Service was excellent from arrival to departure. The view across the sea to Portmarnock / Malahide is lovely. Food was outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank 16024
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear 16024
Thank you so much for your very kind review here on Trip Advisor.
Delighted that we exceeded any expectations you had, such positive feedback means a great deal to us.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Aqua
For now, take care
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant
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Melbourne, Australia
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Very good Seafood restaurant with great views”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We ate at Aqua in April 2014 on the recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed. It is a seafood restaurant situated at the end of a pier in the fishing village of Howth which is about 20 minutes from the centre of Dublin. The seafood was great and the wine list limited but of excellent quality. The service was very attentive and efficient and the view, which takes in the harbour, open sea and seaside village is very special. Not inexpensive, however reasonable value for money. We would definitely go back there again

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Geoff R
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AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Dear Geoff
Many thanks for submitting your review here on Trip Advisor.
Delighted you enjoyed the ambiance, views and food, we are blessed with our location here in Howth.
Should you return to Aqua again, just to make you aware, we offer an excellent Early Bird menu at €75 for 2 to dine with wine available Tuesday - Saturday.
Do hope we will welcome you again soon to Aqua
take care
Regards
Charles Smith
Managing Director of Aqua Restaurant
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