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Aqua Restaurant & Bar

Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
+44 117 915 6060
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Ranked #245 of 1,345 restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $1 - $59
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The four of us discovered this restaurant today - and are we pleased we did. Excellent food and good service. I had the crab risotto which was classed as a light meal, it was really good and filling. The other three all enjoyed their meals too. The only thing that was slightly disappointing was that the creme brulee, my friend... More

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Bristol
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately the original restaurant our friends had booked was cancelled and they had then booked Aqua Welshback, Bristol at 8.30 pm on a Friday. I was disappointed as I had heard poor reviews about this restaurant. We were seated promptly and our drinks order taken. Three of us ordered mojito, we waited 45 minutes for that to arrive. We waited... More

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Amsterdam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Myself and my partner are local to Bristol and we have eaten here on several occasions. However, this time was exceptionally good! The weather was great, but the food and service was amazing! Both my partner and I had medium/rare steak for mains, with a whitebait and goats cheese bruschetta for starters, topped off with a lovely bottle of cab... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Arrived at around 9pm for dinner. There was a wait for a table but the waiter told us right away that there would probably be a 15 minute wait and so we were happy to sit and have a drink at the well-stocked bar. When we were seated we had a lovely table inside by the large windows. Ordered a... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

... but I really don't care. I wanted a traditional English Roast dinner - and I got a really tasty one. Also - we told the staff that we were short on time, so they pushed it forward and we barely had to wait. Can't really judge the Italian side of this place, but as far as the traditional English... More

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Writtle, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Overall the experience of Aqua in Bristol was very good. The food was nice and reasonable value, the service was attentive but not overbearing, whilst my friend said she very much enjoyed her cocktail. Will likely revisit at some point when I am in Bristol.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Aqua Welsh Back is a lovely venue with a nice ambience. We were able to dine al fresco as the weather was nice. The service was good and the food was delicious. I would recommend the sea bass. We will both definitely come back here when we return to Bristol.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was not impressed with the whole experience today... It did look like their kitchen could not deliver, as we had to wait for 35 minutes for our starters, which did not require much preparation (a terrine and a bruschetta). That is quite an issue for lunches, when most customers have to go back to work afterwards... Besides, I would... More

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worthing, west sussex
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Food was delicious with regular menu and fixed price deals and all served promptly. Prosecco cocktails were delicious! Service was excellent.

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Bristol
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108 reviews 108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Decided to give them another chance after having a bad visit last year, we were glad we did as the service has improved greatly, staff were very attentive & the food was very good. It was a lovely hot day so sitting outside & eating was very pleasant.

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