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#36 of 1,170 Restaurants in Bristol
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Welsh Back | Welshback, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
+44 (0)117 915 6060
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely meal on Saturday 23rd July and I wanted to mention how lovely our waitress Ann-Marie was, she really looked after us and was genuinely friendly and happy.

Thank gemcol2
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really enjoyable meal here celebrating with family. The options on the menu all seemed appealing and there was something for everyone. Everyone enjoyed their meals which arrived quickly and the waitress was a credit to the restaurant. I'd definitely recommend and visit again.

Thank Dean S
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't 'do' reviews but our experience at this restaurant went above my expectation! My family and I came on Friday afternoon for lunch before we headed off to our daughter's graduation. Half of us ate from the set lunch menu and the others from the a la carte. Every dish was perfect and flavoursome from starters to deserts, especially... More 

Thank p0ppypea
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having visited - and hugely enjoyed - this chain's Whiteladies Road branch in Bristol, we booked Aqua on Welsh Back for a celebratory meal following our daughter's graduation. Online booking was a bit challenging (the system clearly doesn't like Apple Macs) but we booked a table for 16.30, hoping that the staff would take a liberal view of the online... More 

Thank LondonPhilC
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After walking around Bristol all day on Saturday enjoying the Harbour Festival, my friends and I originally only stopped at Aqua to grab a beer from their outside bar and carry on, but as soon as we stopped I think we all must of smelt the delicious food people were eating on the outside tables and very quickly agreed that... More 

Thank maymedway
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Aqua on Saturday night the restaurant was quite busy but the food and the drink came over in a right time, a massive thanks to the italian waiter Carmine has been flawless and made our night amazing. I think hi is a resource for the restaurant with his smile and knowledge of menu and wine too... More 

Thank leopoldoamoruso96
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch for five al fresco at Aqua. Anne Marie, our waitress, was attentive, friendly and efficient and that made the experience even better. The menu was very good and gave lots of choice and the wine list was good - if a bit pricey. The portions were generous so bear that in mind when ordering bread... More 

Thank TheGally
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Aqua a number of times over the years and have always found the food to be made perfectly and one of the best places to get a steak in Bristol. On this occasion I dined with 3 friends and each of us had at least 1 problem with our meals. One of us ordered meatballs for... More 

Thank Markle79
North East England
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to eat Italian about 5pm on a Saturday and many restaurants closed. However this open all day so went. Quite big with indoor and sheltered outdoor seating. Had thelunch/earlybird menu served till 7pm, 2 courses for about £10.95 or 3 courses about 12.95 - see website for details. Staff pleasant and efficient. Food quite quick, nicely served and tasty... More 

Thank familyb5
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really friendly staff and a good menu. Food was much better than we expected for the price . Liked it so much we came back for lunch the next day.

Thank MikesMoments_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $52
Italian, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welsh Back | Welshback, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)117 915 6060
"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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?