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Aqua

#178 of 1,438 Restaurants in Bristol
#197 of 1,551 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, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Saturday night

Sat outside but loved the modern layout of the restaurant - which had a few hen night parties underway. Service was very good and food enjoyable at a reasonable price. Nice toilets too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
MedwayMik
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Gillingham
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We held our wedding breakfast for 40 guests in Aqua yesterday. The food and service was excellent I have no complaints and recommend having your wedding breakfast at Aqua. Nothing was a problem and all requests were handled brilliantly by the staff. Your staff helped us celebrate our special day in a calm and relaxed way thank you so much.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Delicious Bellini's! Have been recently for both lunch and breakfast and both were lovely. Fab service too, very friendly. Well priced and lovely setting.

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Gillingham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Sat outside but loved the modern layout of the restaurant - which had a few hen night parties underway. Service was very good and food enjoyable at a reasonable price. Nice toilets too!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place served some consistent good quality Italian food. I was here recently, and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, the sea bass was cooked perfectly, and my husbands pizza was crisp and light. Very enjoyable, and will visiting again.

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County Durham
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We visited this restaurant while staying in Bristol with family and were very impressed! We were a party of 6 adults and we all greatly enjoyed the food. The ambience was vibrant, quite loud (but that just added to the atmosphere! ) and the staff were wonderful. We each had 2 courses. I had the goats cheese salad, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very busy, lively and excellent service from Nathan who was just the right degree of attentive, accurate and friendly. The food was very good , well presented and there were more choices on the menu we would have had. Only downside was that it was too noisy to hear each other well. So don't go there on Saturday if you... More 

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London
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had a great meal here and the waiter was so friendly and attentive. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and was already buzzing when we arrived at 6.45 pm. The food was very good - veal milanese with spaghetti and penne with chicken and mushroom in a cream sauce. We also enjoyed some house red and some ice cream... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Excellent evening with great food. Fantastic friendly service by Elisa which is so often missing these days in other establishments.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
681 helpful votes 681 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our colleague recommend Aqua to us, so after a day of training, four of us popped in to try it out. The early menu was very reasonable priced, but the full menu wasn't over expensive either, was surprised though to be told that there was no burgers (this was at 4.30pm) I had steak and chips and it was cooked... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Curious menu here. Very little pasta and lots of things that don't seem very Italian. My crab salad starter was OK but dull and light on the crab; the other half's tomato and bean soup was good and filling though. His pizza looked OK, sort of, but wasn't finished because it wasn't very good. He was right, I tasted a... More 

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