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Welshback | Welsh Back Harbourside, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Large groups

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  • 148
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 32
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  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service with a smile

Lovely location. We are a family of four and the menu was perfect for us. The waiter - Andrew - was very nice, with just the right amount of wit in helping us make our choices. Great food for the price - service very attentive and friendly. Overall good night and would definitely go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Serendipity_N72
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my boyfriend decided to visit Aqua as we have heard nothing but good reviews... We booked a table for 8pm, ordered drinks.. (Mine came out 15 minutes after). We then waited around for over 20 minutes for someone to take our food order, we then waited another 25-30 minutes for our food. I ordered a duck dish... Well... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely location. We are a family of four and the menu was perfect for us. The waiter - Andrew - was very nice, with just the right amount of wit in helping us make our choices. Great food for the price - service very attentive and friendly. Overall good night and would definitely go back. Torquay Family.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Had sea bass here was amazing liked the flavourings of the peppers and salad just loved it was so nice. Booked late, was shown to table by friendly staff. Service spot on time.

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139 reviews 139 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Really nice restaurant by the waterfront. Exciting menu, served quickly and efficiently. Food Reasonably priced. Was very busy, but the service was spot on. The environment was lovely. Would highly recommend a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I would just like to say thank you for making it an rememberable joint birthday party for my grandmothers 80th and my cousins 16th also a massive thank you to Andrew for making sure the whole meal ran smoothly and going the extra mile to make sure we will have photos and a good memory's of the family catch up... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Met with a group of friends and despite not having booked they set up for 8 of us very quickly and with the minimum amounts of fuss. Service was spot on and the pasta is very pleasant. It wasn't obvious then win courses came with pasta but most seemed to. Lovely and fresh. Wasn't the best looking dish I've ever... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I are semi-regulars at Aqua and the food is always reliably good. We always ask for a table away from the patio doors, but it honestly doesn't make much difference when there are smokers out there. The smoke wafts right in through the doors and quickly permeates the restaurant. When it's bad enough it can truly ruin... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Good reviews helped us pick this one and we weren't disappointed. I had the crab salad then lobster ravioli- scrumptious and different to other menus. My partner had the Sunday lunch which he said was good - beef nice and pink. Reasonable prices for good food with choice for those who love Italian, and those who don't.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Walkin visit, seat in the lovely sun at the front of the restaurant with views of the harbour and castle park. Friendly waiter, and great menu choice, we decided to eat from the set menu £12.95 for 3 courses, very happy with the choice and served with no delay. Alway can expect good food it's a must try!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Put simply, overpriced, rude staff and poor quality. We won't be back. Of all the business lunches I have had, this was the worst

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Welshback | Welsh Back Harbourside, 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 - 60
  • Cuisine: Italian, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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