The first Aqua restaurant was founded in Bristol in 1998 by proprietor Richard Smithson, and remains an
independent family business to this day.
We have a talented team of chefs, managers and charismatic staff across our 3 locations, and while each restaurant
has its own charm, they all remain true to our central ethos which is to provide contemporary food made with the finest
ingredients, served to the highest standards.
I am extremely proud to be working alongside my father and maintaining the Aqua standards for 25 years. What has been important to me is creating great relationships, from our loyal guests, partnerships with our local suppliers and most importantly our dedicated teams who put their heart and soul to making the restaurants work. It is my passion to deliver fantastic service and bring impeccable food to everyone. These are very exciting times.