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Watershed Cafe Bar

#358 of 1,298 Restaurants in Bristol}
€€ - €€€, Cafe, British
1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
+44 117 927 6444
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (10 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended for f & b quality and terrific value for money. We thoroughly enjoyed the tart and moules frites specials of the day, our earl grey tea for two and our first floor window table view of the quayside.

Thank Peter B
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Peter B, Thank you for your great review and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with a view. We hope to welcome you back here soon, With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd been to see the excellent "The Death of Stalin" at the Watershed. When we came out the rain was stair rods. Decided to eat in the restaurant. It's a simple menu but there's something for everyone. I dithered between the risotto and the moussaka,...More

Thank David R
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello David R, Thank you for your great review and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our cinema and Cafe/bar, and that you loved our tasty food and real ales. I hope we can welcome you back soon. With best wishes,...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is part of the Watershed complex in which there is a cinema as well as a restaurant and cafe. The layout is airy and uncrowded, the ambience sort of laid back and generally arty. The menu is a mixture of the usual and the...More

Thank arnorab
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Hello arnorab, Thank you so much for your great, very comprehensive review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed our relaxed ambience on your recent visit to us. We hope to see you again soon, With best wishes, Cat Marketing Manager

Reviewed 7 August 2017

I love the watershed as a cinema destination. Much better than the other cinemas in Bristol for comfort and experience and come here regularly however, the bar/cafe really let the experience down last week and I left feeling really disappointed and actually quite annoyed with...More

Thank Jenny H
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello Jenny H Thanks for your feedback and I’m very sorry you didn’t have an enjoyable experience with us. We are investigating what went wrong this time, and we would really appreciate some more information from you - please get in touch with us directly...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Good cafe. I had fish and chips - fish was good and fresh , white flesh and a lovely crunchy batter - served with a good portion of top notch chips. friendly staff - good atmosphere - nice airy open space - good clean loos.

Thank 10freda44
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello 10freda44 Thanks for your great review - I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit. I hope we can welcome you back soon! With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were looking for consistency, so we stopped for here for lunch. I was not overly impressed with the fish and chips. The chips were overcooked and the fish was greasy and also overcooked. However, the staff were very pleasant and welcoming. I like the...More

Thank Charlie C
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello Charlie C Thanks for your review and I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your fish and chips. It's good to hear you found our staff pleasant and welcoming. I hope we can welcome you back here soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Wife and I wandered through Bristol waterside on a Sturday night (we offered to collect someone from a show finishing at 22:30) and were very disappointed that everywhere was so busy with groups of drunken revellers filling up anywhere serving food. And then we found...More

Thank CornishJanner
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello CornishJanner Thanks for your great review and I'm delighted to hear that you found us to be a calm oasis on a Saturday night. I hope we will see you again soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager

Reviewed 6 July 2017

The day after having one of the best hot chocolates ever, what a letdown at the Watershed! We'd been there before and loved it, and I'd had some really good hot chocolates in Bristol recently, so I must have let my guard down when I...More

Thank LondonsNick
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hello LondonsNick, Thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your hot chocolate. We use Zuma chocolate powder to make our hot chocolate which is a blend of 25% West African cocoa and sugar. We always make up a chocolate syrup (with...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Loved the location on the river and enjoyed watching the boats go by. We had the lemon and praline tarts which were amazing. Found the white wine a little average and a bit pricey. Would come here again in an evening as they have live...More

Thank Sue G
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello SueG Thanks for your review and I hope we can welcome you back again soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager

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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, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups
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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