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Watershed Cafe Bar

1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
+44 117 927 6444
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (10 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the atmosphere here - always buzzing but relaxed, and enough space to avoid feeling cramped when busy. The staff were friendly, and service was very quick. I had the risotto, which was delicious and there is a good selection of beers/ciders available. Although...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 23 November 2017 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 30 November 2017

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 20 November 2017

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 22 November 2017

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

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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Monday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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