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Lockside

#139 of 1,253 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Junction Lock Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XL, England
+44 117 925 5800
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09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the best veggie meal in a long long time. And there was a good choice - as a veggie, I get get so bored with risotto etc in mainstream restaurants. We all enjoyed our meals. And to finish - a divine hot espresso served over vanilla clotted cream ice cream with amaretti biscuits ......

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2 Thank rosen1999
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my parents for a birthday lunch. I had avocado, bread etc. The bread was basic and dry as was the whole salad. Should've been drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil or something similar. Limited options for vegetarians. Took a while to come even though it wasn't busy. Disappointing for all.

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Thank Corinne F
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My bro brought me here for breakfast just before 11 on a Friday morning. As he has been here before he took the wise decision to book a table, this saved us from standing outside too long. This area has been gentrified over the years, and parking during the week is an issue. The queue outside is a testament to... More 

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Thank Andythebaggie
Bristol
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My absolute favourite place in Bristol for breakfast. On this visit I ordered the smoked salmon with poached eggs, bubble & squeak and hollandaise sauce, which was absolutely delicious! Exceptionally well run restaurant with superb quality food and service to match.

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2 Thank ExpertJules
Scotland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting with my son in Bristol for the weekend, he was very keen to take us to this place for breakfast. I expected the usual awesome fry-up, but the menu was streets ahead of that. It was really busy, so do book. We didn't and reserved a table for 20 minutes hence, which gave us the opportunity to wander around... More 

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1 Thank Peter J
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

1st time visit to the lockside and breakfast was delicious. Booked a table as it can get very busy. Loads of choice, fresh orange juice and brilliant service. Great views of Clifton and the bridge too. Definitely going back, well worth the travel!!

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Thank BettyPierce
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Saturday morning. God it was busy and I recommend booking to avoid disappointment. Having said that, we turned up off the cuff and was still lined after and fitted in with 10 minutes. It has a bright, clean almost elegant decor and views of the waterside. It was extremely busy as it was a 6 Nations weekend so we... More 

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1 Thank Alison F
Bristol, UK
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Went with friends before 8 AM at because the price was much lower I think it was about a fiver for full English breakfast with unlimited coffee top ups

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Thank Martinfreye
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived with my partner and young son and walked up the steps (with a buggy). Found the entrance was the other side! However, the front of house invites us in through the trade entrance which was a nice touch. He seated us by the window with a great view of the harbour and couldn't be more accommodating for our son... More 

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Thank James C
Bristol
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Despite the fact that they are ALWAYS busy at Lockside at the weekends, if you book then you will get a table and get good food, good service and a smile. The menu is always full of hearty dishes and a decent selection of smaller platters for the more discerning palate. If it's warm enough, go outside, it's really noisy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$29
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Junction Lock Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 925 5800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?