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“Worth the wait!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lockside

Lockside
Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XS, England
0117 9255 800
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Ranked #47 of 1,345 restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $21 - $29
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worth the wait!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Popped in to the Lockside for a coffee whilst waiting to meet up with some friends, the service and atmosphere were excellent so we decided to go back again. The following Sunday we decided to go for breakfast and were not disappointed, excellent! It is a very busy place as it is obviously very popular. This is not fast food as everything is cooked fresh to order, so be prepared to wait a little, chill and enjoy the atmosphere, especially on the terrace in this beautiful summer we are experiencing. The staff are all excellent as is the food, worth the wait!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Joke shop food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Visited the place last week as we had not been there for about 5 years and we had good memories of a quality breakfast.
However, we received a disappointing service and most importantly the concern was the food.
The eggs were advertised being delivered from a farm in Dorset , they looked like rubber joke shop eggs and these would have tasted better, bacon tasted slightly off and had a funny smell, we had half a slice of toast each.
Very disappointed , the standard has gone down considerably in 5 years when they were doing things well and the food and service was so much better, coffee should also be included at £8 for a breakfast, as they used to.
We left thinking that the transport cafe that used to be there would have served a much better breakfast at half the price, hopefully the owners will read this as constructive criticism.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Awful service v really nice brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

So I went here with a Pre warning from friends the service is slow. It was 10am on saturday morning. took them 20 mins to serve then 30mins to bring my coffee waiting another 10 mins for brunch. When it finally arrives it was lovely by this time I'd have eaten a horse!
If your in a rush don't come here. I think The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing regarding service and its the impression I left with sadly. We waited 20mins for the bill and then it was our neighbours bill. I gave up and did a loud excuse me please can I have the correct bill. It was a frustrating experience and the worst service I've had in years. But the food was excellent but dampened by the poor service.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yatton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fab eatery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I've visited this restaurant twice now with my granddaughter and you cannot fault it superb the food is freshly cooked, and the service excellent

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best breakfast.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We visit this lovely restaurant fairly regularly for breakfast usually, but we have been there for lunch on one occasion. Never been disappointed and the food is always of the best standard. There is a varied breakfast menu available. The parking is never a problem, which is a bonus in Bristol. It can get busy with all different sorts of clientele. From businessmen, to ladies who lunch, to families celebrating special occasions. It has a nice atmosphere and the outdoor seating is an added bonus. But the star of the show has to be the owner Coral. She always has a smile on her face and takes time to speak to everyone. Another big plus are the loos, absolutely spotless. If you have never visited give it a go. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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