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Aqua Restaurant & Bar

Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
+44 117 915 6060
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Ranked #263 of 1,353 restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $2 - $101
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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72% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Good night out, group of 25 of us so not easy, sea bass was great, bed of risotto a bit soggy Anna Marie did really well as our waitress

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Saltford, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Seniors from Saltford Golf meet up for lunch about 5 times a year, and there can be up to 20 dining. The recent visit to AQUA had only 9 dining but what lacked in numbers was well made up by good food and good service. On a sunny day sitting at the outside tables watching Bristol go by , and... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

we booked Aqua for a works evening a week in advance for 12 of us , we waited at every stage of the evening , we waited over an hour after ordering and reciveing our stater course , I asked why the service was so poor and was told " its because we are busy " The food is great... More

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

... 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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