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Aqua Bar & Restaurant Welsh Back | Whiteladies Road. Clifton., Bristol BS1 4RR, England
+44 117 915 6060
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I asked the concierge for an italian ... this is only my third meal in Bristol ... the other two being in Urban Tandoor !! I needed a walk so that ruled out Piccolino ... Aqua was what he selected ... Not empty but chromish was my thought Starter Calamari ... with chilli, parsley and lemon with Aqua dressing and... More 

Thank 2112Traveller
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked Aqua for our company Christmas meal, great service, attentive staff & we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Ann Marie, our lead server, was great & made sure everything ran smoothly. Our collective thanks to all the staff, both front & back of house. Civica.

Thank jonnykilmartin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and i visited bath for our one year wedding anniversary and on trip adviser reviews decided to go for dinner at Aqua! Initial thoughts were a lovely ambience, romantic and busy which is a good sign for a Monday evening. Perfect for a young couple (late 20's- early 30's) Hubby had parsnip soup for a starter and i had... More 

Thank Amy G
Dartford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a table of 19 clients for dinner and was impressed with both the food and service. The only reason why they lost a star was for two reasons: 1. a couple of guests had to wait for their meals a few minutes longer than all the others that were brought out together and this caused that embarrassing moment when... More 

Thank Andy L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for in for dinner Wednesday, the food was amazing and the service was great, really attentive waitress with I think she was called Lauren. The manager came over to top up my wine and made sure everything was ok. Whole experience excelled our expectations.

Thank vegan c
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here tonight for a works night out - 18 of us, easy money but what a terrible night. Firstly we were sat in the far end of the restaurant under the air con unit so we were all freezing despite the place being dead. Over half of the starters had to go back because they were cold/solid soup/had a... More 

Thank ElsieLondon
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here pre theatre and will certainly be back when we next visit Bristol. Really friendly and helpful staff and great service. Wide menu choices, good value specials, food is delicious and beautifully presented too. The Lemon Possett dessert is amazing!!

Thank bjf56
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommended lunch at Aqua to friends as part of a 60th birthday trip to Bristol, so we made a reservation - what a mistake .. On arrival at 2:30 we stood and waited and waited for an uncomfortable period of time to be seated - our wives actually went and sat on the sofas while we waited. Eventually we... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for six people at this restaraunt for 2.30pm yesterday (24.11.16) for my wife's birthday. When we arrived at the restaraunt we stood waiting for at least five minutes before anyone came to greet us - the place was almost empty so staff were not exactly rushed of their feet. When we sat at our table we ordered... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 24 November with my wife for my birthday. We had last year gone to "le manoir" in Oxford so this was facing a stiff challenge. We had a great two hours. Food was very nice and Ann Marie our server made us feel welcome and was very chatty and fun. Good prices on the menu. Downsides, please put the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $50
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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: Aqua Bar & Restaurant Welsh Back | Whiteladies Road. Clifton., Bristol BS1 4RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 915 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?