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Aqua brings the best of Italian cuisine to Clifton. The bar/restaurant offers an extensive menu, cocktails, function hire and a pavement cafe for al fresco drinking and dining.

Using produce sourced locally, with an eye for wholesome, organic options, the choices are healthy, tasty and beautifully presented.

The interior of the beautifully refurbished Grade 2 listed building has been designed with warm walnut floors, bespoke chandeliers and the glazed south facing frontage makes a light and bright all-day venue.

Perched over the impressive ground floor dining room and bar is a mezzanine for private functions, or for those who like to observe the goings-on below. There’s also a pavement café where those who wish can combine fresh air with their food and wine and watch the world go by.

The Italian menus are thoughtfully tailored to tempt and include delicious vegetarian options and seasonal specials. 

Aqua Restaurant & Bar Menus

Opening Hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday - 9am to 10pm
  • Friday to Saturday - 9am to 10.30pm
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Special Events:


Aqua is the perfect venue for special occasions. It is equipped to cater for parties of mixed sizes and offers exclusive use for weddings and large events. 


Cookbook: Aqua the Kitchen by Emelia J. Schiavetta


A collection of recipes from the kitchen of the Aqua restaurants.  Emelia’s passion for food began in early childhood; her enthusiasm encouraged by an already culinary-adept family. Her abilities and knowledge were further honed in some of London’s most prestigious hotels and restaurant kitchens.


Today, alongside her husband Richard, Emelia is involved in the development of the ever-expanding Aqua restaurant group. Emelia takes you on what has been a sixteen-year journey through one of the West Country’s most popular and revered restaurant kitchens. Disclosing the recipes, techniques and skills acquired along the way.


Her informed, relaxed, yet concise approach enables you to achieve professional results, effortlessly.


The book is available to buy at any of the Aqua restaurants.


To make a telephone reservation, or for any further information, please call Aqua on 01179 733314.

153 Whiteladies Road

W: aqua-restaurant.com/

T: 01179 733 314

Aqua Restaurant Whiteladies Road
Aqua Restaurant Whiteladies Road
Aqua Restaurant Whiteladies Road
Aqua Restaurant Whiteladies Road

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