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Watershed Cafe Bar

#361 of 1,235 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
+44 117 927 6444
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9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Watershed cafe bar is a great place to meet friends, it has a fantastic cosmopolitan atmosphere with a great selection of food and drink and fantastic views over the harbour.

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Thank bigtony888
Watershed M, Front Office Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hello bigtony888, Thanks for both your great reviews and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the special atmosphere here. We look forward to seeing you again, With best wishes - Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Butternut & Goat-Cheese sandwich was very nice. They have daily specials and they have all proven to be worth-a-go. I have yet to be disappointed with the creativity, and the quality is generally very good.

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Thank Cimi S
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hello Cimi S, Thanks for your recent review and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your sandwich and our daily specials. We look forward to seeing you again, With best wishes - Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me this is a hipster place. very relaxed atmosphere, order at the bar, wait for ages, grab your drink and find a table if you are lucky. Often very busy. Ordinary drinks, noisy, but OK for friends gathering. Has its own atmosphere and everyone is friendly.

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Thank MonikaV99
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hello MonikaV99, Thanks for taking time to review your recent visit and I'm glad to hear that you enjoy our relaxed and buzzy atmosphere. Sorry to hear you had to wait for your drink - we have been much busier than usual for the past couple of weeks due to some exceptional film titles (eg La La Land) currently screening... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Not to be racist or cheeky; but the Chunky Chips are one of my regular orders, and for the past couple of weeks they have been too brown and very greasy. I hope this improves !!

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Thank Cimi S
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hello Cimi S Thanks for your review and sorry to hear you haven't enjoyed our chunky chips recently. We use fresh, local produce - and unfortunatley, due to the bad weather, the Maris Piper potatoes have been less firm than usual, meaning that the chips are a bit softer. I hope you will stick with us and that we'll see... More 

Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to The Watershed and we'll definitely be going back. Reasonable prices given the portion sizes (you won't leave hungry!) and, even though we were there on a busy night, there was still room to relax and move around. Food was very nice and the staff friendly and attentive. Can firmly recommend.

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Thank Matthew H
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hi Matthew H, Thanks for your great review of us - we hope to welcome you back again soon! With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

This is a good place for lunch in central Bristol. The bar has a good range of beers, the staff are friendly and efficient and the food really good. It is not too noisy so one can enjoy a sociable meal. The soup is good and the quiche.

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

Hello Janekdownunder, Thanks for your recent review - so glad you enjoyed your lunch - and we hope to welcome you back again soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Horley, United Kingdom
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424 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I had never stepped foot in the Watershed until two weeks ago when I booked tickets to see a film rather than go to one of the larger multiplexes in town. Firstly, what a space! A large bar and seating area, 3 very smart screens and a great menu. So i decided next time I walked by that I would... More 

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Thank John N
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hello John N, Thanks for your excellent review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to us and that you loved our space and our food. We hope to welcome you again soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Peterborough
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Very pleasantly surprised by this cafe - expecting to have a quick bite to eat and instead had a memorable meal; my father had a melt in the mouth lamb shoulder with chimichurri sauce and grilled courgettes, and I had what was laughably called a 'light bite' of the Tart of the Day with chunky chips - the tart turned... More 

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1 Thank neppyjane
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hello neppyjane Thanks for your great review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit to us and that you really enjoyed your food. We hope you will return again soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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394 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

After they changed the menu on my suggestion, we went here for lunch and ordered large-size cheesy chips and salad. This was very delicious but the portions could have been more generous - after all we did order "large" sizes. We were relieved not to have ordered the "small" option. Anyway, the place has a lovely ambience plus very charming... More 

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Thank JuneBug1939
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Hello JuneBug1939 Thanks for your review - I'm glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to us. Cheesy Chips are proving very popular with all out customers, so thanks for your suggestion! We hope you will return again soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice lunch in the centre of Bristol then don't go here. The menu is mixed but not exciting in the slightest. The food is below average with the food greasy and covered in salt. One tip, go somewhere else!

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

Hello RJTaberner Thanks for your review and I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your lunch. Apologies you did not find the menu exciting. Unfortunately we were not aware yesterday that you did not enjoy your meal. We would have done everything we could to fix the problem if you had let us know at the time. Please do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 927 6444
Description
Open every day from early in the morning to late at night, we offer breakfast, lunch and evening meals, all following a simple policy: stay fresh, local and seasonal. Enjoy our food, get some drinks in with friends or relax with a coffee and use our free wi-fi - the choice is up to you.

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