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Aqua Restaurant & Bar

Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
+44 117 915 6060
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Ranked #274 of 1,386 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $2 - $96
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
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
Bristol
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We came here after booking ( with late notice) with friends and had a table for seven. On arrival we had a great reception and warm welcome from the young lady on the bookings desk. After a relaxed drink we asked to be seated at our convenience . The atmosphere was very adult, quiet and calm. It appeared to be... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I met my parents at Aqua for dinner on a Saturday night. It was a lovely experience because the atmosphere, decor, lighting, service, and food were all spot on !! The menu has great variety and after sampling each other's meals, we can all say that the quality and flavours of the food were at a high... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We booked the booths at Aqua to celebrate a hen night, they called me the day before to double check the booking and to see if we required any nibbles, on arriving the staff welcomed us and poured our drinks, they were friendly and polite. Also Anne-Marie checked in with me to see if everything was ok and we had... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Come here quite often for Sunday lunch. Food is if good quality and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is also very relaxing.

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Edenbridge, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our main courses took an hour to arrive, and when they did one of them was cold. We sent it back, only for my sister to see (she could see the kitchen from her seat) the chef put his finger in the meal to check the temperature. The same meal came back to us with the waiter saying that it... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Excellent food and great service. Went there twice and each time the food and service were very good.

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Southampton
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
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148 reviews 148 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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23 reviews 23 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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