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Aqua Restaurant

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1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Agnes Water, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We dropped in for lunch . The restaurant has a great location and overlooks the bay. We had a starter being Spring rolls with a crab and prawn filling . They where great ! I had the medium size sole in a bitter lemon sauce , it was fantastic . My wife had the "Fish N Chips" hand cut chips... More 

Thank Tony G
Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The freshness and quality of the fish here is wonderful. Really enjoyed the huge bowl of mussels in a cream sauce and the Dublin Bay Prawns were equally as good. Stunning views of Dublin Bay from the panoramic windows. Very busy and service good too. Will go again.

Thank Edgeworth2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I dined here for the first time last night. Amazing restaurant with sea views very friendly staff and a very relaxed atmosphere. To start we had the best seafood chowder we have every tasted. My husband had the surf and turf to follow and I had the fillet stake. Both meals cooked to perfection and tasted fabulous... More 

Thank Kate R
Dublin, Ireland
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aqua is situated beside the sea which is very pleasant especially when you have a window seat. However our arrival was delayed due to a traffic accident, not our fault, and we did phone ahead to apologise and alert them to our late arrival(4.25 and not 3.30) The manager seemed reluctant to give us our table and pointed out that... More 

Thank Maureen O
Portlaoise, Ireland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family friendly restaurant serving plenty seafood for all! With a variety to choose from, you will not going to go wrong

Thank Nathan N
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Those coming to visit restaurants, cafes and take aways in Howth are inclined to choose fish dishes. It is a fishing port, with a fair number of fish shops/merchants. Living close by, the restaurants are all fairly good in terms of their seafood offerings. However a recent visit to Aqua really came good. Their chowder was just perfection - superb... More 

Thank John S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, lovely staff, lovely views BUT... Don't book this place if you have a large group (15) you will not be seated together! Advance booking was made but on the day we were seated on two separate tables even though there was space to put some tables together to fit us all (disappointing). Also, there is a two hour... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty poor really. • Fish was dry smelt very strong and did not appear fresh • Chips undercooked • Staff forgot gluten free bread • Brusque unfocused service, and a bit "jarring'

Thank John D
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us dined here yesterday evening . 3 decided on the fab value of the early bird menu. 2 people can have a 3 course meal plus coffee and a bottle of wine for €79. Yes €79, unbelievable in Dublin. The views from this 2nd floor restaurant from behind complete glass walls was brilliant. The food was top drawer,... More 

Thank Howdidodi
Dublin, Ireland
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a family meal - the sea view was unexpectedly stunning, the atmosphere lovely, service excellent & the rib eye steak quite literally the best I've had in years & cooked to perfection. I can't wait to go back.

Thank IrelandBee

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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
USD 25 - USD 43
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?