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Junction Lock Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XL, England
+44 117 925 5800
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (44 reviews)
“bubble squeak” (11 reviews)
“poached eggs” (23 reviews)
Closed Now
08:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Junction Lock Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in on a busy Sunday lunchtime on the off chance. We were greeted by friendly and helpful staff and a good menu. The portion size was enough to feed two hungry diners but I scoffed it all myself!

Thank Doob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours with great friends, treated to a belated birthday lunch. My favourite spot for breakfast/brunch, as always Gary and the team never disappoint! The food was delicious and the service warm and friendly, highly recommend this place. Best to book a...More

Thank ExpertJules
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had breakfast at Lockside a number of times now - and the quality is consistently fantastic. The venue itself is tightly packed with tables and can feel a little claustrophobic when full but it's well worth it for the quality of the food and...More

Thank stek2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived for Breakfast with friends, and what a pleasant surprise! Attentive, cheerful staff, delicious food, great menu choices and VERY busy - always a good sign! When we left, just before mid-day, there was a queue at the door, inside and out. Booking is essential...More

1  Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visited, went with some friends. Food was fantastic....best fried bread and bubble and squeak ever... Service professional and welcoming... Can I recommend...absolutely... Will we be going back....you get...

1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've enjoyed a lovely breakfast with friends today at Lockside. The food was brilliant, so much so we didn't want it to finish. Staff attentive but not over the top and a great buzzy atmosphere, with other people enjoying their Sunday morning too. I would...More

1  Thank Marie W
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great lunch here prior to taking Grandsons to see Bristol City football match. Food was really good and the Staff were very friendly and made a fuss of the boys. Children’s portions were made available, and a very varied menu was available. I...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Come to the lockside to meet my brother reasonably frequently. Very busy and a little cramped, there are too many covers for the size of cafe. Difficult to talk over the noise. Food is generally OK although a little expensive for what you get. I...More

Thank Simonjg08
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Having heard so much about the breakfasts here we thought we would try lunch. Although breakfasts are all day they have an extensive menu for lunch choices. The food was delicious, very well presented by very pleasant staff. This is much more than the cafe...More

Thank GillyandMie
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon at Lockside, Gary and team never disappoint with fabulous service and delicious food. Smoked salmon, Christmas dinner and Christmas pudding, I can’t recommend this place enough, it really is the best. Great atmosphere, fabulous service and wonderful freshly cooked food!

Thank ExpertJules
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Questions & Answers
Robert M
24 January 2018|
Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Robert Not too sure which menu you are looking at as there are several menus - if there are any confusion I would suggest ringing them after checking which menu it is on Their telephone number appears to be 0117 9255... More
alan w
29 December 2017|
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Response from Ann L | Reviewed this property |
I have just checked the front page of the website and this confirms the fact that it was Sid's café in only fools and horses and hope that this answers your question Excellent café but it does get very busy
7 July 2017|
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Response from Martinfreye | Reviewed this property |
They do have an outside seating area but it's best to phone them and ask about dogs, they're friendly people so probably OK. Outside area is through cafe though, as far as I know
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
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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