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Aqua

#178 of 1,443 Restaurants in Bristol
#200 of 1,565 Places to Eat in Bristol
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Welsh Back | Welshback, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
+44 (0)117 915 6060
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: "Aqua Restaurant and Bar boasts a superb waterfront location with heated...
"Aqua Restaurant and Bar boasts a superb waterfront location with heated alfresco dining on the river terrace. The menu offers a variety of eating styles: go a la carte for a leisurely experience, or opt for the popular and great value Lunch & Early Dinner fixed-price menu for lunch or pre-theatre dining. Produce is locally sourced and organic where possible: West Country delights include local fillet of beef & oysters.The stylish bar features an exciting cocktail list and generous choice of wines by the glass, including Champagne and Prosecco. Sunday lunch is a special event with proper roast dinners drawing admiring crowds. "
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Thankyou Aqua!

We came for meal on Saturday and had a fantastic time. Andrew our waiter was brilliant. What can I say about food? Had the mackerel pate to start which was divine. Fish and Chips were amazing. Rest of my group enjoyed Steak and a delicious brownie. Will be returning and would definitely recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We came for meal on Saturday and had a fantastic time. Andrew our waiter was brilliant. What can I say about food? Had the mackerel pate to start which was divine. Fish and Chips were amazing. Rest of my group enjoyed Steak and a delicious brownie. Will be returning and would definitely recommend!

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Llanelli
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My partner and I had lunch here on Saturday. Both shared the oysters a day later both bed bound with salmonella! This review is simply to warn others The rest of the meal was average nothing special. Try loch fynne around the corner as we had a much better meal there a few weeks ago.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

8pm Saturday night, four friends out to celebrate a job promotion. The restaurant is half empty - should have guessed from that really! The waitress introduced herself and promptly started to spoil our evening by contradicting everything we ordered, belittling our wine choices and trying to sell us sides that we didn't ask for. She was rude and inattentive, and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is in a busy area near the river in central Bristol. Lots of busy pubs nearby and difficult to park. The service was dismissive and non-personal. Food was well described on the menu but did not live up to its billing. Wont be returning as felt taken for granted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The venue has a lively atmosphere with indoor or al fresco dining options. The set menu is available til 7pm being really good value.We can recommend the soup of the day and risotto balls as well as the assorted breads, just so tasty. Followed by roast duck parpadellecand pork cheeks. We don't normally have dessert but as the food had... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited Aqua on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. We sat outside, great view for the river! I had a Seabass from the a la carte which was absolutely delicious, my mum had a cod strips from the lunch menu. She loved it also! The service was excellent from Jasmina (from Germany)! Thank you so much this great time and food!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Spent an evening in Aqua with family and friends. Great food and service. Good atmosphere also. A while since we have been here, I think it's got even better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Me and partner went for an early evening meal, had the lobster ravioli and pork cheek, cooked perfectly and absolutly no complaints what so ever. Staff very freindly and accomodating when a wine was not available gave another in its place for same price. Top stuff!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We walked around the canal in Bristol looking for a good restaurant and came across Aqua that had a great view of the canal with outdoor seating. The steaks were made perfectly and the pasta was cooked to a perfect Al Dente. Our server Andrew was phenomenal! He gave us great travel advice for the rest of the cities and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Met with my old school friend for a bite to eat and a catch up. Aqua is well placed on the Welshback, overlooking the river. The food is lovely with a wide range of choice on the menu and reasonably priced. We were served by the very friendly Anne Marie who made us feel very welcome as if she'd known... More 

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Additional Information about Aqua

Address: Welsh Back | Welshback, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)117 915 6060
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 63
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Welsh Back | Welshback, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)117 915 6060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 63
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups

Description

"Aqua Restaurant and Bar boasts a superb waterfront location with heated alfresco dining on the river terrace. The menu offers a variety of eating styles: go a la carte for a leisurely experience, or opt for the popular and great value Lunch & Early Dinner fixed-price menu for lunch or pre-theatre dining. Produce is locally sourced and organic where possible: West Country delights include local fillet of beef & oysters.The stylish bar features an exciting cocktail list and generous choice of wines by the glass, including Champagne and Prosecco. Sunday lunch is a special event with proper roast dinners drawing admiring crowds. "
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?