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Watershed Cafe Bar

€€ - €€€, Cafe, British
1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
+44 117 927 6444
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (5 reviews)
“arty types” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Water Shed allowed our party of 17 to pre order, with a few last minute additions easily dealt with. The food was served all at the same time, and added to that as delicious! Thanks for having us :)

Thank Emma N
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Emma N, Thanks for your great review and I'm delighted to hear you all enjoyed your pre-order lunch with us. Please come back again soon! With good wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing

Reviewed 13 May 2018

The Watershed is one of my favourite places due to the cheap cinema tickets and the good variety of films. This is supported by the fantastic cafe which overlooks the river. I come to the Watershed cafe often to study (great wifi with big tables),...More

Thank Jamie B
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jamie B Thanks for your great review and I'm delighted to hear you will never stop visiting us! With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

What an innovative and creative menu in the Watershed in Bristol. A mouthwatering variety of dishes to suit all tastes in a lovely relaxed environment. I had the irresistible beetroot arancini with goats cheese sauce. Wow!

Thank KarlCaerdydd
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi KarlCaerdydd Thanks for your lovely review and it's good to hear you love our food With all good wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The coffee here is fairly good. The atmosphere is nice which is helped by the building and people around you. It’s place which not many people probably know about. That’s probably what’s good about it 😊 It’s a nice place to be creative and get...More

Thank Dom P
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hello Dom P Thanks for your review and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoy the special atmosphere here. I hope we can welcome you back soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Always a lively atmosphere. Good healthy food and a good range of drinks. Great place to meet and eat.

Thank John A
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hello John A Thanks for your review and I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit. I hope we can welcome you back soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing

Reviewed 24 January 2018

A new year a new menu, I chose the chilli, my dining companion the burger. Chef has taken chilli con c to a new level. No mince here, instead slow cooked brisket (I think) so soft and tender you could slice it with a hard...More

Thank David R
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hello David R Thanks for your great review and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us recently. I hope we can welcome you back soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing

Reviewed 19 January 2018

This was our first visit to Bristol. My brother arranged to meet us at the Watershed. Really easy to find. We went inside and sat and talked for almost 5 hours. It was so chilled and relaxing. Know one bothered us we had a few...More

Thank marie ann b b
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hello marie ann b b Thanks for your great review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your relaxed visit. I hope we can welcome you back soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I hadn’t been to the watershed for many years. It’s always normally full of people reading, writing and/or discussing their doctorates etc. Over coffee. It hasn’t changed a bit! Lots of seating and all very relaxed. The bar has a good and varied selection of...More

Thank Tom D
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hello Tom D Thanks for your review and for letting us know what you think. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your drinks here. I'm sorry to hear that you found staff to be disinterested - our Bar Manager is investigating what went wrong on that...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

There is a daily blackboard menu and a printed menu. A good selection of good and drink. You need to get a table before ordering. Fast was quite fast. We had a burger and Mac n cheese. Both were tasty. I like the feel of...More

Thank Wraxall_Travellers
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hello Wraxall_Travellers Thanks for your review and I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal. I hope we can welcome you back soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We go here a lot as we love the food, ambience, friendliness etc and feeling so trendy amongst the arty types of Bristol! However, last Saturday when we were served our lunch I noticed the absence of cutlery. I went back to the baristress who...More

Thank JuneBug1939
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hello JuneBug1939, Thank you for your latest review and I'm very sorry to hear about your recent experience. I know you are a loyal and regular visitor here and we value your feedback. It would be most helpful if you could let us have more...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 10:30
Monday
09:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 23:00
Thursday
09:30 - 23:00
Friday
09:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 927 6444
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Description
Open every day from early in the morning to late at night, we offer breakfast, lunch and evening meals, all following a simple policy: stay fresh, local and seasonal. Enjoy our food, get some drinks in with friends or relax with a coffee and use our free wi-fi - the choice is up to you.
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