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Watershed Cafe/Bar

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1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
0117 927 6444
Today
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Interesting place - waterside view

A great place to while away an hour or so with some great views over the water . We only dropped in for a drink and a cake - so cant comment directly on the food. - but the other diners meals looked very tasty . Well worth a look - and theres a very interesting cinema here too

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Redditchtraveller_10
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Redditch
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Redditch
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great place to while away an hour or so with some great views over the water . We only dropped in for a drink and a cake - so cant comment directly on the food. - but the other diners meals looked very tasty . Well worth a look - and theres a very interesting cinema here too

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

You won't find one type of person in here, it's a mix of everyone who's out to enjoy a nice environment and good food and drinks. Great for a pre-drink if you're watching something in their cinema or attending an event.

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Bristol
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Love the Watershed - the food is always fresh, and there's always a great buzz. They also have a great selection of beers.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Over the past 20 or so years I have dipped in and out of the Watershed - the food has always been fine. This time it was downright disappointing. Pulled pork had run out (there's a theme developing here) so I opted for the falafel which were nothing like any I'd ever been served. In shape, texture or flavour. And... More 

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Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe/Bar, responded to this review

Dear EVENTHOR1ZON Thank you for taking time to write your review and apologies that food on your last visit was disappointing. I'm sorry that not all of our menu was available when you visited recently. The Pulled Pork and Falafel have now been replaced in our updated Spring Menu was launched this week. Please accept a meal voucher for 2... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Hurrah - the Watershed is one of the few places that treats vegetarians like human beings - actually offers them choices on the menu. The food is good quality, well cooked, very tasty but also unfussy and unpretentious. I like the sustainability of their suppliers too, though more organic produce would be great. Their vegetarian breakfast is one of the... More 

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UK-SouthWest
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Planned to have dinner at the Watershed Cafe before seeing a film. Arrived at the restaurant at 7:30pm to find that four items from the menu/specials were no longer available. The remaining selection was so limited that we had to go elsewhere to eat. This management of this cafe needs to improve to ensure that a decent selection of food... More 

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Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe/Bar, responded to this review

Dear luvhothols Thank you for taking time to write your review and apologies that not all of our menu was available when you visited on a busy Saturday night. After investigating with the kitchen we found that we were short of one dish the Loch Durant Salmon and that we were selling the burger minus bap as we had run... More 

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was a visit made on spec on 30 December and the place was hosting plenty of young families but still managed to maintain a good, calm atmosphere and to seem remarkably un-busy. The menu was varied and creative - and despite that the pulled pork had run out (unfortunately we timed the visit between butchers' visits), there were very... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Food is good and advertised as sustainably, and locally sourced. I have been coming here for years, mostly for the fringe cinema; and have a meal first. I recommend this place to all. Only suggestion I would make is that they promote Organic a bit more, as I noticed they have changed some suppliers to the detriment of sustainability.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Loved the fresh fish- ate lunch there daily! Excellent service.Friendly staff. Highly recommend. Close to the Quay movie theatre complex.

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Like a student bar. Big, wooden and very dark. Staff a bit robotic. Drinks expensive. The barman who served me gave me two glasses of red when I ordered one glass of red and one pint of Amstel! Menus I couldn't read. Menus themselves were grubby. Toilets the same. Ambience the only good thing to say about this place.

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Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe/Bar, responded to this review

Dear Fox555 Thank you for your review and I'm very sorry to hear that you couldn't read the menu and had a less than perfect experience. Apologies too that you were served the wrong drink, we don't serve Amstel here. We have also just refurbished our Men's toilets and so I'm sad to hear that you found them grubby. Thanks... 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

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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