New restaurant opens its doors

Aqua owners Ben Smithson (left) and Richard Smithson with Patsy and Eddie Large and Cllr Alan McMurr

Aqua owners Ben Smithson (left) and Richard Smithson with Patsy and Eddie Large and Cllr Alan McMurray - Credit: supplied

HUNDREDS of invited guests enjoyed the official opening of a new Italian restaurant in Portishead on Thursday.

Amy Cason and Emma Smith from Penny Brohn Cancer Care with Richard Smithson and restaurant manager N

Amy Cason and Emma Smith from Penny Brohn Cancer Care with Richard Smithson and restaurant manager Nico Medialdea - Credit: suppliedd

Owners of the restaurant brand, Aqua, have invested £250,000 into the former Jack’s Brasserie venue in Harbour Road where they will employ 30 staff.

More than 590 people attended the official launch last week, when comedian Eddie Large and Cllr Alan McMurray were on hand to help cut the ribbon.

The family-run business, which currently owns five Aqua restaurants, has chosen to support the Pill-based charity, Penny Brohn Cancer Care, over the coming year through a number of different fundraising events.