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1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
0117 927 6444
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10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant space at Watershed

We spent a couple of days at The Watershed over the weekend for the ICO Winter Screenings and made use of the cafe there. It is a pretty large space with ample seating, a reasonable menu and quite a good bar, all of which contributed well to a very pleasant weekend of film.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
GrumpsDC
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here quite often for food before a film and was quite excited about the idea of "new menu" after the re-vamp over December. After my visit yesterday I am less than impressed. As a vegetarian I found my choices very limited. No veggie specials on offer. Tart of the day was off-limits as someone thought a goats cheese... More 

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1 Thank Julian L
Watershed M, Manager at Watershed Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Julian L Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent visit to us. I'm sorry that you weren't impressed with our new menu. Specials as I'm sure you are aware are subject to availability although I realise this doesn't help you when they are sold out or on a rotation with a meat dish... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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1,107 reviews
658 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 704 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of days at The Watershed over the weekend for the ICO Winter Screenings and made use of the cafe there. It is a pretty large space with ample seating, a reasonable menu and quite a good bar, all of which contributed well to a very pleasant weekend of film.

Helpful?
Thank GrumpsDC
Watershed M, Manager at Watershed Cafe, responded to this review

Hi again GrumpsDC Thanks again for taking the time to write a review, it really is appreciated, Thanks Helen Food and Beverage Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, reasonably priced menu. I went back for the braised pig cheeks with polenta the next day, so comforting and tasty. Good selection of herbal teas, and the staff were happy to add honey for me. Wine selection was narrow. Fast service and food arrives quickly once you've ordered at the counter, good for those going in to films.

Helpful?
Thank Ladamas
Watershed M, Manager at Watershed Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Ladamas Thank you for your kind review about your recent visit to us. We have just updated our menu after our kitchen refurbishment and its great to hear that our new dishes are being enjoyed. We really pride ourselves on speed of service as we are always aware of people not wanting to miss out on any of the... More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Went here last month and had our usual chips with melted cheese plus side salad. I can say, hand on heart, that these are the best chips (in their skins) that we have ever tasted. Really generous portions and so satisfying. The cheese was melted just right, so that it didn't sink down to the bottom of the dish. Salad... More 

Helpful?
Thank JuneBug1939
Watershed M, Manager at Watershed Cafe, responded to this review

Hi again JuneBug1939 Thanks again for your great review for us, I'm so glad you enjoy our chunky chips. During December we are having our kitchen refurbished to ensure we are as energy efficient as possible. The chefs are hard at work coming up with a fabulous new menu for January, so please come in then to try out what... More 

Poole, Dorset, UK
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Lovely warm area with views over the water on a wet and windy Saturday. The food was flavoursome and hot, I had veggie and gluten free black bean and squash stew which was hearty and warming. My partner had the fish and chips, which he said was very nice. Good portion sizes and good value for money. There was a... More 

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Thank Lara21_12
Watershed M, Manager at Watershed Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Lara 21_12 Thanks so much for your review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your food and had a nice relaxing time with us. As a standard all of our cakes are homemade on site, however during December we are having our kitchen refurbished and so have a limited supply however please pop in next time you visit in the... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Good spot for lunch or meeting friends for a drink at any time of day. Lots of tables with views of water.

Helpful?
Thank sjs1811
Watershed M, Manager at Watershed Cafe, responded to this review

Hi sjs1811 Thanks for taking the time to write a review, its great to hear that we are able to cater for a variety of occasions. Thanks Helen Food and Beverage Manager More 

Langport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Came here looking for a cup of tea on a Friday afternoon. People were drinking beers but it was easy to have a hot drink, very jolly pleasant staff, and we were thrilled to be given a pot of tea each (I had Earl Grey, my friend had ordinary tea) rather than just a mug with a teabag in it.... More 

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Thank Jennifer3355
Watershed M, Manager at Watershed Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer3355 Thanks so much for a great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and please keep an eye on our website for future live music events! Hopefully see you again soon. Thanks Helen Food and Beverage Manager More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Having a bit of a touristy stroll around central Brizzle, daughter led us down to the former docks and the Watershed, an independent cinema she and her partner like to visit. It includes a restaurant/bistro, so we were heading there for lunch. I think the building is part of the former dockside warehouses, so high, pitched ceilings, lots of exposed... More 

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Thank Peter G
Watershed M, Manager at Watershed Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Peter G Thanks for taking time to place a review for us. I'm glad you enjoyed your sharing platter and had a nice relaxed afternoon. During December we will be adding a lot of new lighting to the bar so you will have to come and visit us again soon, next time you are in Brizzle! Thanks again for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Food is decent, and quick. Went on Tuesday for the cinebites deal (30% off food with a cinema ticket) and was good value £9 for a burger and a drink.

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Thank David B
Watershed M, Manager at Watershed Cafe, responded to this review

Hi David B Thanks so much for taking the time to place a review, and thank you also for mentioning the cinebites offer! I look forward to seeing you again on a Tuesday soon. Thanks Helen Food and Beverage Manager More 

Bristol
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Having booked tickets for the cinema we decided to have supper too. There is a specials board as well as a good menu to select from. As the title of this review implies I plumped for risotto. There is a meat and a veggie option. Great service, good pricing. There is a lovely atmosphere to the cafe, background music, lots... More 

Helpful?
Thank Caroline B
Watershed M, Manager at Watershed Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Caroline B Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. I'm glad you enjoyed your risotto, we change our specials board regularly which allows us to over seasonal dishes. Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Helen Food and Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117 927 6444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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