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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Chilled out and relaxed with good views - limited menu though

A long established cafe/bar with great views over the waterfront, it’s a relaxed, chilled out sort of place that tries to cater for all sorts, whether you just popping in for a pint, a coffee, or something to eat. Food choice seems to be a bit more limited than I recall from previous visits... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Blackth0rn
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
263 reviews 263 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

A long established cafe/bar with great views over the waterfront, it’s a relaxed, chilled out sort of place that tries to cater for all sorts, whether you just popping in for a pint, a coffee, or something to eat. Food choice seems to be a bit more limited than I recall from previous visits. Their Spring menu had a few... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Cheap and good quality, and big enough that you dont have to overhear the table of welsh laughing as hard as they can Well worth it if you are on the Water front in Bristol

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely sunny upstairs airy cafe with really lovely food and drinks available. Perfect if you can nab a seat to sit on the small balcony overlooking the river. Would recommend pretty much anything on the menu.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We always seem to end up here when I visit Bristol! It has a great chilled out atmosphere, good especially if you're trying to get some work done over a relaxed lunch/coffee. The food is reasonably priced, you get a decent portion and it is very tasty - but best of all not only are there plenty of vegetarian options,... More 

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Paddock Wood
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

this is a very good place to eat for a vegietarian. lots of choices and a good place to meet up. Also they have the current selection of films to see as well. Good view from their balcony is worth having a meal iut there.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We dropped in around noon on a Monday to do coffee with a couple of pals. We made no demands of anyone and none were made of us. Its a laptop friendly place for doing a spot of work, arranging informal work meets, and obviously to have a coffee.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We like the Watershed and visit it often. It has a nice friendly atmosphere and suitable for everyone. The food and refreshments are reasonably priced and the staff are very friendly. With cinemas on site it is very family orientated and you can relax with a coffee while over looking the harbour. A great place to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Well, where do you go after that? I ordered a Gem, it was flat and cold. Sent it back and was advised, it's meant to be cold by the same staff member who had no idea that a Gin Martini doesn't necessarily need Martini, any vermouth is fine. Whilst this may be picky, it's clear the London prices don't match... More 

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

Dear Fish P Thank you for your review and apologies that you didn't get the drink you wanted on your recent visit. It's great to hear that we are one of your favouite places and you've been coming for many years. Thank you for your loyalty. Please accept a meal voucher for 2 to make up for your less than... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to eat some food before a movie. Limited and overpriced, uninspiring menu. This was coupled with flat and very cold ales served by a moody bar staff. Go to zaza bazaar instead.

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Redditch
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29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 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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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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