With a jaw-dropping view over Dublin Bay, this has to be one of the most romantic dining spots in the region. Service is excellent—attentive without being overbearing—and the seafood is delicious and fresh-as-can-be. You might start with a half-dozen oysters from Connemara in County Galway, before moving on to Bere Island scallops with carrot puttee, or a dish of pasta with salmon, smoked coley, and mussels in a saffron cream sauce. It's not cheap, but it’s reliably good. Howth is a small commuter suburb of Dublin, about 16km (10 miles) northeast of the city center. The restaurant is a 10-minute walk from the Howth DART station, while a cab here from the city should run you about €30. Definitely worth the splurge.
1 West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin
Our Rating Neighborhood North of Dublin Hours Lunch Tues–Sat 12:30–5:30pm, Sun noon–5pm; dinner Tues–Sat 5:30–9:30pm, Sun 6–8:30pm Transportation DART: Howth. Bus: 31 Phone 01/832-0690 Prices Main courses €26–€45 Cuisine Type Seafood Web site Aqua
Map1 West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin Dublin
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