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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 151
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A lovely, lovely thing

Stumbled on this restaurant with some colleagues on an overnight work trip. Lots of other customers enjoying their meals. The restaurant seemed like a reasonably priced affair and didn't seem overly noisy. The food was good and the service attentive to a fault. I asked for a crab salad and a seared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
thoroughlygood
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London
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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379 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Stumbled on this restaurant with some colleagues on an overnight work trip. Lots of other customers enjoying their meals. The restaurant seemed like a reasonably priced affair and didn't seem overly noisy. The food was good and the service attentive to a fault. I asked for a crab salad and a seared tuna steak. The staff were happy to accommodate... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the restaurant at lunchtime today together with family, one couple from Bristol, one couple from Canada and us from Coventry. The food was lovely with Avery good choice to suit all tastes. Our waitress Ann Marie was very attentive, bubbly and friendly and enhanced our visit. We will definitely visit again hopefully when the weather is better to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food and atmosphere - very attentative and friendly staff especially our waitress Anne-Marie - thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Just returned from a family celebration at Aqua. The food was delicious and well presented, and Anne-Marie looked after us all, including the children, really well. Will definitely go back.

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United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Anne-Marie our waitress typified our perfect evening. She was lovely, attentive and brought a delicate personality that is rare and appreciated. The food arrived at the perfect pace with regard to any alcohol that I required. The Marlborough was beautifully balanced (and priced for a city centre venue), the fillet steak was just as I asked for, medium rare with... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Good location with views over river. Wide choice of menu with something for all. Steaks highly recommended and pizzas looked good too.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Another great evening out at Aqua. We were very well looked after, and the atmosphere was good, with a really welcoming buzz about the place. Andrew was very attentive and his vast experience in customer service shone through, you could tell it really mattered to him that we had a great time. He also knows when to leave some time... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Had lunch at Aqua today - first visit for me and my friend. We started with King Prawn bruschetta, with just a nice touch of chilli and followed that with half a lobster with linguine cooked with fennel and cream - all washed down with a great bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The menu choices were different and interesting;... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We didn't know anything about this place but the menu choices were excellent and everything that we ordered was really tasty and good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Came here for a romantic valentines meal with my hubby. I expected to be rushed, on a conveyor belt of couples but that wasn't the case! The service was excellent (special thanks to Noemi and Ann-Marie - the note our bill was a nice touch!) attentive without feeling harassed. The food was delicious, and really good value for money, the... More 

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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 - 62
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?