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Aqua Restaurant

1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (73 reviews)
“dover sole” (19 reviews)
“surf and turf” (13 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Aqua Restaurant is conveniently located at the very end of the West Pier in Howth, with lots of parking spaces along the piers and the rest of the harbour. The reception is very courteous without being too formal. The ambience is elegant, with the main...More

1  Thank Irene V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here several times before. Quite a lot of changes in the past 12-15 months - staff all new [never a good sign - why did the old staff leave?], early bird menu disappointing with limited choice, still the food was good - their seafood...More

Thank Tony28945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere with the waves rolling in underneath the restaurant windows. Excellent food, well presented. Professional staff and the service was first class. Try the Albarino white from Pontavedra in Gallicia.

Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Has the best on water tower view. Luxury setting. But food is overpriced compared to its quality and taste! Supposedly it’s a specialized sea food, but no much of sea food selections... rather a standard seafood menu

Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had a large family lunch here on a Sunday to celebrate my father's birthday. The service from start to finish was super. We were seated right at the end of the restaurant overlooking the harbour / bay out to Irelands Eye. The best part....More

1  Thank dublinfifi72
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Having been in Dublin City centre for a few days we were recommended this restaurant by a local taxi driver. We caught a train for the 25 minute journey to Howth. There are a few options for pre meal drinks and a lovely walk around...More

Thank NINA W
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I booked a table for the New Year's Eve a while ago, hence I was a bit surprised when we were seated squished between other tables, with my daughter's back extremely close to another table. We also came at an hour when the restaurant was...More

Thank Martina J
Reviewed 2 January 2018

You may find the service unimpressive but the food and ambiance are simply extraordinary. . . We had Bere Island Scallops(To die for!) and Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass. And the oceanfront view was simply awesome! I didn't grow up with a personal butler, hence...More

Thank greg0ryb19
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Greg0ryb19 Great review, thank you! Not so thrilled with the 'average customer service' label but I will be reviewing with the team Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Went to this establishment and it was every bit perfect the lady who greeted us and looked after us throughout our time was very nice and helpful we had a lovely time and would highly recommend and would come here again thank you aoine and...More

Thank Will K
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Will K Thank you for taking the time to write and submit your review here Look forward to welcoming you to Aqua again Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 31 December 2017

Taking my mother out for her birthday to this place was supposed to be a surprise since she always mentioned about this restaurant facing the ocean so I booked 4 days in advance and called each day to confirm my reservation and also called on...More

1  Thank mikemio
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Mikemio Both my colleagues recall engaging with you over the phone, by email and in person regarding your booking. You were told on each occasion that we could not promise a table by the window but that we would do their best on the...More

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Questions & Answers
20 June 2017|
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Response from AquaRes | Property representative |
Hi there If you mention to your waiter on the day we will certainly look after you for a coeliac option. It is however recommended to book in advance which you can do via our website or by phone to 01 8320690. We can take... More
Nurain Syakirah M
4 March 2017|
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Response from AquaRes | Property representative |
Hi Nurain We are arrange halal meat if we know in advance If you want to contact my colleague Monika at the restaurant she can sort it for you 01 8320690 Regards Majella
3 March 2017|
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Response from AquaRes | Property representative |
Hi kartel41 during the day, we have many guests visit who have been walking on Howth Hill so attire is certainly casual. As many have said here, our guests do tend to dress a little more formal in the evenings but in terms... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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