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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%
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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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1 - 10 of 604 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Really nice food, well presented, and the wine was lovely. Relaxed atmosphere. Service was friendly, if slightly on the over-efficient side, my starter arrived literally within minutes of ordering. Great views looking out to sea. I had the set lunch menu, which was good value...More

Thank TerraIncognito
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Expensive tourist trap with the ambience of a school canteen. The service is somewhat haphazard too, occasionally over-the-top and occasionally non-existent. A lacklustre selection of pre-dinner drinks and cocktails started the evening off on the a low note. Being positioned as a fish and seafood...More

Thank Naoise G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food, service and view in the picture perfect town of Howth. You must eat here over any other place on the wharf! Seriously!!

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aqua is not the most welcoming place because you have to press the buzzer on the door to be admitted. Waitress receiving us was not the most welcoming , probably because we just finished our cliff walk and was not in the most smart attire....More

Thank wonder-luster
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lover of restaurants with a view, I couldn't miss Aqua in Howth! This restaurant has been shortlisted for the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017 and received other awards in different competitions. In fact, it is an elegant spot in Howth Harbour, different from...More

Thank TravellerDreamerMore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here on a very sunny day. Sat at a nice table with wonderful views on the harbour and ate the best fish and chips ever! Super fresh cod with very crispy batter, delicious chips and mushy peas!

Thank Laura R
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Laura R Delighted you enjoyed your meal with us Do visit again soon Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place with nice view. Fresh & tasty food. Ambient atmosphere. Very good service, hard working staff. Highly recommended. We did not plan this visit, we were tourists (3 girls) exploring this nice place and we needed a place to have lunch. So we walked...More

Thank 575veronika
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 575veronika Delighted you found us and enjoyed your lunch Trust you enjoyed your exploration of Howth, perhaps we will welcome you again one day Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent the day in Howth and heard Aqua was a great place to eat. We had fish and chips they were amazing we highly recommend

Thank Kurt R
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kurt R Thank you for choosing Aqua, hope we did enough to tempt you back for another visit See you soon hopefully Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We emailed 3 days before but could not get a reservation for Sunday lunch. So we went up to their bar area and had drinks. A beautiful place and a nice server. We wish we could of had lunch.More

Thank lynndds
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lynndds So sorry we could not accommodate you on a Sunday, it is one of the busiest days of the week for us. Please do get in touch again on 01 8320690 or via our website aqua.ie Delighted you did make the most of...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

You need to specify in your reservation if you want a seat by the window.. great view overlooking the sea. the steak here are gorgeous and again a bit pricey but i guess including in the fee is your view while having lunch or dinner....More

Thank anabella_de
AquaRes, Owner at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Anabella_de thanks for taking the time to write and submit your review. Prior reservations are always advised, but unfortunately we cannot hold windows by the table as we never know how bookings will work out on any given day so we allocate on the...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you cater for coeliacs? Are there gluten-free options on your kid's menu?
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
Hi, is it possible to order for halal meat if I inform you days before my visit? Thanks
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
What is the dress code for both men and women?
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$26 - US$45
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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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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
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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
  • E-mail
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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