Watershed Cafe/Bar review

The Watershed cinema is one of Bristol’s greats – Great films, great ethics, great atmosphere and great food.

An open plan and industrial feel dining room its relaxed and no-frills. People who enjoy ‘clacky shoes’ like me will make quite a racket as they stomp through.

The menu is simple using local and seasonal ingredients wherever possible. The Watershed boasts a solid ‘plot to plate’ policy – read more here. Dishes range from jacket potatoes and sandwiches to burgers, salads and stews.

We went on a Friday so the choice was obvious – burger and chips (a winning friday lunch, I simply can’t resist). I opted for the veggie burger which was phenomenal… Chickpea and Spinach Burger with melted Emmental cheese, tomato relish, chunky chips.

The burger itself fell apart a little, but then veggie burgers are often a little on the sloppy side so I didn’t really hold this against them. The chips were fabulous though and the flavour combinations spot on.

My fellow diners ordered stew – tasty although it looked fairly uninspiring, hot squash baguette – took a while to arrive however when it did it was good and the lamb burger which I’m told was just excellent.

Well cooked food, great atmosphere. Family friendly – there were lots of mums and children around, overlooking Bristol’s waterfront – the balcony area in the summer is great. Whether for lunch, coffee and cake, or just a few drinks the Watershed is a one stop shop that will not disappoint.

The Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX
w: www.watershed.co.uk/food-drink/cafe-bar/
t: 0117 927 6444
twitter: @wshed

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