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Watershed Cafe/Bar

1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
0117 927 6444
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Ranked #517 of 1,383 Restaurants in Bristol
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I went here with my daughter for lunch. It's upstairs, part of the cinema building, with a high ceiling and woody feel. You order at the bar and they bring the food to your table. It was quite busy at lunchtime, but we got a table OK. We ordered steak from the daily special and a mediterranean meze platter. The... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Delicious! Try the quinoa balls (vegan) -- I don't know WHAT they put in that sauce but it's amazing! Goes well with the chips ;)

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I regularly visit here with work colleagues for lunch. The menu is reasonably varied, with ingredients locally sourced. Every day there are specials of pasta, risotto and other main dishes, and during the week they do smaller portions for a £5 lunch deal. A good hideout with a relaxed atmosphere.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Really nice atmosphere here with views over the Bristol docks. Very relaxed and whilst some people are having coffee, meetings or even tapping away on their laptops, others are having family meals. Great menu with everything from the most delicious calamari to kofta and salads, or even burgers. A great place at any time of day.

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Birmingham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great food and helpful and attentive staff. What more would you ask for? Buffet selection suited all tastes and generous portion size

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Stopped for coffee , lovely table outside with waterside views . Staff friendly enough , it was a lovely sunny afternoon and so a nice experience overall

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
306 reviews 306 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The watershed Café is situated on the far side of the docks near to the museum and development of private waterside flats. Its a lovely place to walk alongside the docks, or take your dog for a walk and stop in for a quick coffee and bacon sandwich. Very convenient and very busy especially at lunch times.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It had been ages since I ate here. To be honest the last time I went I was pretty unimpressed and didn't think I'd go back given the choice there is in Bristol. But we were meeting my cousin and his family and we needed somewhere that offered a child friendly menu and plenty of space for some boisterous boys... More

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

Dear What’s_for_tea_today Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Please accept our apologies that your last two visits have been disappointing - we strive to constantly raise our standards and I’m sorry that on these occasions we did not succeed. Our Lamb Kofta Pittas (100g of lamb rolled into three patties) should be served with salad, chips and a... More

Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Been to the watershed before for a coffee when visiting Bristol, but we decided to go here for breakfast on Sunday morning, we arrived just before 11:30 and was advised we had to be quick and order as breakfast finishing and lunch did not start until 12:00, my daughter ordered a full english and my partner had a sausage and... More

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

Dear Staff1969 Thank you for your valuable feedback. Please accept my apologies that your last visit for breakfast here was so disappointing. Please get in touch with me directly if you would like to discuss it in more detail and I very much hope that you will accept our offer of a complimentary meal and drinks for two in order... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

and stayed for lunch, a very tasty quiche with salad. However, The Watershed's not as good as it used to be. Back in the day the menu was much more interesting and chalked up on blackboards, as was a much greater wine list. Maybe they could think about employing a few more staff as service was pretty slow. Still, it's... More

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