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Aqua

#155 of 1,473 Restaurants in Bristol
#175 of 1,598 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Party

Have been going to Aqua for years and booked recently for a surprise birthday party for a relative. Nice bar area to chill out and have a few pre-lunch drinks. Menu has grown over the years and there was almost too much to choose from as it all looked great. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Maxandamber
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food was delicious with a fair choice, something for everyone. Reasonably priced. Staff very friendly, attentive and happy to help. Great atmosphere. I would highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to return.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely meal in Aqua. Visited in a party of 6. Staff very friendly and helpful. We had a problem with one of the sweets it wasn't hot when it was served the staff couldn't be more apologetic they took it away and brought a new hot one and said it wouldn't be on the bill and it wasn't.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Have been going to Aqua for years and booked recently for a surprise birthday party for a relative. Nice bar area to chill out and have a few pre-lunch drinks. Menu has grown over the years and there was almost too much to choose from as it all looked great. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service was great.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great evening enjoyed as a couple. Excellent quality food and exemplary service provided. Good choice of food and wines - though more Rose as a selection would be my only gripe. Would 100% return again

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our large group were a bit crammed in on our table which was strange as the restaurant was pretty empty however we had an avoidable meal. In fact the food was very good indeed, I had a very tasty sea bass on risotto. The restaurant is in a good location with a lively street scene outside. A good spot.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We try and visit this restaurant every time we stay in Bristol, food was amazing and Andrew who recommended some of our meal was fantastic, thank you x

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Took my partner here after a recommendation from a friend and could not of been happier. The service was absolutely fantastic and the food was gorgeous. We decided to sit outside the front of the restaurant after our meal with our bottle of wine, on looking the Harbour and one of the waiters brought us out some blankets. Was such... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Excellent food in a picturesque and relaxing setting. The menu offers a variety of choices to suit all tastes and the staff are very helpful. The restaurant is normally busy and booking in advance is recommended to ensure a table reservation. There is a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere in this venue with modern and contemporary decoration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Unfortunately missed out on the red snapper! Missed a clearly great dish!! Sea bass was FAB and very accommodating when my grandma wanted a specific dish!! What great food!! Service was 5*. Friendly, informative, polite, fun and more importantly on time!! Recommend 100%!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Recommended here and in the hotel brochure and it lived up everything. Amazing flavours. Super friendly service. Kids cleared their plates.

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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 - 61
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?