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Aqua Restaurant

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1 West Pier | Dublin, Howth D13 H2V4, Ireland
+353 1 832 0690
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Flossmoor, Illinois
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125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were greeted warmly and promptly seated by the window for lunch. The day was partly cloudy with intermittent appearances by the sun. The view from the window was gorgeous. I had the seafood chowder - a creamy concoction chock full of fresh seafood and vegetables. My husband had a salad starter and the flaky cod entree. The panda cotta... More 

Thank LivetheWay
Wales. U.K.
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were invited here by friends. We chose from the early bird menu. One of the best meals I've ever had. The fish and chips were out of this world and the creme brûlée was delicious. We will definitely be back

Thank koalanowater
Galway, Ireland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Aqua last Friday night with family,we all decided to go for the early bird,and were not disappointed,we had coffee and a few drinks after the meal and stayed until about 10.30.I found it great value at 79euro for two including a bottle of wine.Will be back.

Thank Ken C
Dublin, Ireland
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic late Sunday lunch for six. Love the chowder followed by superb Fish & Chips wit peas. The crusty bread with pesto oil is a great start of the meal. Will be back

Thank FranCare
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Aqua for my birthday lunch and couldn't have been happier. On a weekend in Dublin you'd really miss out if you didn't dedicate a day to heading out to Howth. It's hard to believe a 20 minute train trip transports you from the bustle of the centre of Dublin to the sea and one of the most tranquil... More 

Thank Marinagower
Newark, Delaware USA
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290 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Howth is a quick train ride from Dublin and they waterfront is nice to walk around. There are a dozen or so restaurants, but we had heard good things about Aqua. That was a good choice. We are a group of 8 but that wasn't a problem. Every table has a view of the ocean as 2 sides of the... More 

Thank Stephen D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst food worst service poor waiter good wine list bad knowledge poor understanding poor training very bad in general

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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner for 2 for 99 EUR. Very tasty, well balanced. Maybe the serving is not big, but nobody was hungry after starer, main course, wine and dessert. Nice view and nice place. Recommended, but for me quite expensive.

Thank Jacek J
North Carolina
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151 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Had a lovely view of sea, but expected to be wowed. The fine dining spot offered well prepared food and expected prices. Not sure we'll go back--wanted more value or something unique for the price.

Thank 104KB2
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The restaurant was very cold and I had to put my coat back on, nobody seemed to think that strange! The bar was cosy with a lovely fire blazing in the stove but we did not get a chance to enjoy it. We had the lunch menu even though it was five o' clock in the evening. The chowder was... More 

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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
US$24 - US$42
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, 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
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
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?