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Welsh Back | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
+44 117 915 6060
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pork cheeks” (18 reviews)
“fritto misto” (13 reviews)
“steak” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Welsh Back | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
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1 - 10 of 863 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great choice of tasty dishes. Great service too from very friendly staff. Something for everyone and not too expensive either. Lovely venue

Thank SuzanneShaw
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Once again this restaurant delivered. The staff are super friendly and looked after us, they gauge the occasion for each table and tailor the service accordingly. Our party of eight chose from the Sunday Lunch menu and all the meals were lovely, the roast beef...More

Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thought we'd try somewhere by the harbour we hadn't previously tried so booked up and visited last night. It was very busy when we arrived and so very noisy: the building reverberates superbly! Seated with our menus we ordered; for me a Black Pudding, Bacon...More

Thank thehippohaslanded
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was my brother-in-law's, and my 50th birthday treat. For all intents and purposes the restaurant looks amazing, BUT it's not backed up by the the food, or the management. When we first arrived we was greeted by a friendly face and smile, we were...More

1  Thank gregvass
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant whilst with the family looking at the University. The wine is young and costly, tried two Italian reds at a average price of £20.00 and 100% would not recommend. The food was a special which again was not that good, don't go...More

1  Thank Jonathan C
AquaWelshback, General Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review, although it is with obvious disappointment that I see you did not enjoy your experience. Can you kindly email us on bristol@aqua-restaurant.com so we can look into this further. Kind regards Tasha

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. My husband had the duck leg which he enjoyed and a pud which was unusual for him! Wine excellent. I had the linguine with prawns which was very good. Not huge portions but enough. I had a coffee with...More

Thank AngelaM007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with business colleagues the food tasted pretty good. I had the Lamb pink with a side of greens. Kept the wine flowing. Would return for a business meeting.

Thank Newinnman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after recommendation from friends. It was mid week so not very busy. We were told that we would have to wait for 15mins after our drinks order for our food order as they were ‘busy’. This was obviously not due to the volume...More

Thank AlphaBeta20
AquaWelshback, General Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Firstly let me apologise that your visit did not meet your expectations. If I could kindly ask that you email me on bristol@aqua-restaurant.com to tell me when you came and provide a little more information and hopefully allow us to rectify the situation. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like authentic Italian food then you'll love Aqua. Took my friend here for her 30th and we had a very lovely experience from start to finish. Great portion sizes and very good value for money - 3 courses each along with a couple...More

Thank Mazamundo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed somewhere to have Sunday lunch before getting the train home. This place did the job perfectly. The situation is pleasant: next to the docks. The decor is modern and quite stylish. I had whitebait to start (pleasant , but a little bland) followed...More

Thank timhewittgardener
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5 September 2016|
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Response from Token07 | Reviewed this property |
You are right - that is The Glassboat, which sits "in" the river rather than facing it as Aqua does. I think Tripadvisor have used a recent photo from a review. It shouldn't be difficult to have obtained a view of Aqua - one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welsh Back | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 915 6060
  • E-mail
"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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