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Aqua Bar & Restaurant Welsh Back | Whiteladies Road. Clifton., Bristol BS1 4RR, England
+44 (0)117 915 6060
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked for a large party of 14 on Saturday evening. Food was excellent, had sirloin steak for main. Great atmosphere in the restaurant. Staff were very happy. Our waitress Angelica was a credit to the company. Very friendly, excellent service, everyone had a great time.

Thank rawlesn
South Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose one of the signs of a good restaurant is how they salvage a situation when the customer is unhappy. Aqua did this very well on Saturday night. We've eaten here several times before and always enjoyed it. On Saturday we were warmly greeted as usual and shown to our table. Menus and water arrived but then we seemed... More 

Thank ReviewerCB
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aqua Is back to being my favourite restaurant after a fab night. My husband had a steak which he really liked, I had the lamb which is probably the best lamb I have ever had. Great atmosphere, great service. Thank you Aqua.

Thank EmzoC72
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here countless times and the food has always been great, this time being no different! Never lets me down. I was very very impressed with who I assume was the manager called Jasmin. She was so friendly, attentive and fun to talk to. She made me and my partner smile and felt our custom was appreciated. Keep up... More 

Thank Dannylee87
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dine here every fourth week. This week was exceptional. I had smoke salmon starter, Pork belly for main from the early menu. Staff are the best. Young waiter forgot got my starter, for which I had to wait, but he will learn. (I was a waitress, and a pretty rotten one at that) The staff are lovely, just putting... More 

Thank ChrissieBristolUK
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times now and the food is allways on point.....But the service was very slow this time and had to ask again for my drinks and I do not like doing that especially when my glass has been empty for 5 mins anyway paid for £179 for the bill and wasn't even asked if I wanted my change... More 

Thank Indy c
Viroflay, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was quite long, we were 8, ordered 8 mains + one plate of garlic bread, the mains were served more than 30 minutes after the garlic bread.. the main dishes were rather good but the pudding especially cheese cake was without real taste.

Thank Bruno T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening here for my niece and nephew's birthdays. Despite my brother in law, we had an amazing evening. Great food, great hospitality and the whole team at Aqua were wonderful. All brilliant. Carmina put up with a lot and responded brilliantly. Was it my nephew's 18th or my mother's 81st?? Thank you for your hospitality x

Thank Tracy E
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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, Gluten Free Options, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
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 (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?