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.

Aqua Restaurant

1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (71 reviews)
“dover sole” (19 reviews)
“surf and turf” (13 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (795)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 669 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank ASR_ASR
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank dublinfifi72
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The particular feature of this place is the incredible oceanfront view. We booked four days in advance and asked for a table by a window facing the ocean, we were told we were going to be allocated upon arrival. We arrived at 9 pm on...More

1  Thank Maria S
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Maria S I have spoken with both Managers on duty the evening you dined with us. Both my colleagues recall engaging with you over the phone, by email and in person. You were advised that we could not promise a table by the window...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last Tuesday. With friends from cyprus. The restaurant sea views fantastic . Restaurant excellent relaxing and the food top class. We all had different food. All was very tasty. Well worth a visit. Staff very friendly. Great service

Thank piper77
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Piper77 Many thanks for your recommendation here on Trip Advisor Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

A friend and I lunched here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The chowder was excellent as was the bread. Followed that with sea trout and lovely vegetables. By that time felt too full for a pud but they sounded so lovely we ordered one with two...More

Thank Totti M
AquaRes, General Manager at Aqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Totti M Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us, thank you for taking the time to write and review and submit it here on Trip Advisor. Hope you will visit us in 2018 Regards Charles Smith Managing Director

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Howth Hotels
King Sitric
242 reviews
.59 km away
Marine Hotel
583 reviews
2.74 km away
Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links
1,263 reviews
5.57 km away
White Sands Hotel
368 reviews
5.98 km away
Nearby Restaurants
O'Connell's Howth
533 reviews
.57 km away
Octopussy's Seafood Tapas Bar
767 reviews
.20 km away
The Bloody Stream
707 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby Attractions
Howth Head
1,289 reviews
1.47 km away
Howth Hills
382 reviews
.49 km away
Ireland's Eye
81 reviews
1.50 km away
Howth Castle
96 reviews
.92 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
trips&sips
20 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
0
Votes
Nurain Syakirah M
4 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
1
Vote
kartel41
3 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 28 - USD 49
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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'
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing