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Aqua Restaurant & Bar

Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
+44 117 915 6060
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Ranked #266 of 1,379 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $2 - $98
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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. "
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309 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A group of 9 of us ate here on Friday 22nd August at lunchtime after a looooooong drive from Brighton. Our waiter Andrew was so friendly, helpful and efficient throughout. He told us about the 2 for 1 cokctail offer which we made sure we took advantage of, he was really attentive of the bride-to-be, and happily helped us with... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After a shaky start, when the wheels were coming off with the service - four different waiters all taking and trying to take orders for drinks and food, and appearing harassed!- things settled down and we really enjoyed our evening. The early bird menu was great value and the steak was superbly cooked and tasty, even if the Bernaise sauce... More

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Nailsea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Arrived around 18. 30. Relatively quiet. Prompt service. Two of us chose the early evening menu. Pretty good value though limited choice. My risotto was a bit stodgy. The steak was reported to be very good. I'm afraid a star was lost for the stale brownie . Very poor. Overall not a bad experience and pretty good value.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice celebration dinner. Great food and atmosphere. The food was beautifully cooked, crispy and flavoursome. Beautiful setting by the water in Central Bristol. Friendly staff. Nice restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Myself and 8 friends went here to eat and drink mid week. As soon as we entered the waiter asked if we were eating or just drinking. We had a table pre booked but sat in the relaxed bar and tried a few cocktails. They were delicious ! We didn't sit to our table until 3/4 hour after it had... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just dropped in at this restaurant mid-week in the early evening and they were able to cater for us. Service was very peasant and food was well presented and delicious, at a very reasonable price.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The staff pleasantly told us we had a fifteen minute wait, so we ordered some cocktails and waited. They kept on making sure we were ok and that we didn't mind waiting. The food and service are very good, I can't remember what I ordered, but I remember being impressed. I would definitely go back again,

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Aqua is a truly exceptional restaurant. Right from the start we were made to feel at home with the friendly,efficient service and great ambience. The choice of meals is exceptional-after starting with excellent olives and an Aperol spritz I had duck parpadelle which was absolutely delicious. A truly great meal for a very competitive price. Looking forwards to my next... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a planned event of 8+ guests. My close work colleagues and I. Therefore we had all pre-ordered at least 3 days in advance. Sure enough our table was ready upon arrival, however only half of the group arrived on time and were waiting for the other halfr in the cocktail area. As they had a deal of BOGOF... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came for a family get together expecting an average experience because this restaurant is part of a chain. Actually it turned out to be very nice with good food. There were eight of us so we had a good range of selections from the menu (very comprehensive) and a drinks. Everyone had a great time and much of the... More

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