Café & Bar

Photograph of Watershed Café & Bar

The beating heart of Watershed

Open every day from early in the morning to late at night, offering breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

Watershed Café & Bar is the perfect social space overlooking Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside.

Our food and drink is full of flavour and goodness and is sourced where possible from people we know and trust in the South West.

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The Watershed building is shut for now, but our arms are wide open.

Given the national picture the Watershed building will temporarily close from 14:00 on Tue 17 March and our upcoming events and screenings are cancelled for now.

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Monday to Friday. 9.30am until 11.30am 
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am until 11:30am

  • Watershed Granola** Vegetarian £4.50
    With natural yoghurt and fruit compote
  • Huevos Rancheros Vegetarian £6.00
    Tortilla, fried eggs, succotash and salsa
  • Choose a base for your breakfast
    Toast Vegetarian Vegan option available £2.00
    Bubble & Squeak Vegetarian Gluten free £2.00
    Breakfast bap Vegetarian £2.00
  • Make your breakfast your own and add as many items as you like from the list below:
    Jam, marmalade, honey or marmite Vegetarian Gluten free £1.50
    Scrambled poached or fried free-range egg Vegetarian Gluten free £1.50
    Devilled mushrooms Vegetarian Gluten free £2.00
    Watershed baked beans Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £2.00
    Roasted cherry tomatoes Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £2.00
    Black pudding £2.00
    Linda McCartney vegetarian sausages Vegetarian £2.50
    Bacon Gluten free £2.50
    Smoked salmon Gluten free £2.50


  • Orange juice £2.30 / £3.30
  • Apple juice £2.30 / £3.30
  • Filter Coffee £1.70 / £2.00
  • Americano £2.60
  • Latte £2.85
  • Cappuccino £2.50 / £2.90
  • Flat White £2.70
  • Cup of Tea £1.95 
  • Pot of Tea for One £2.15 
  • Pot of Tea for Two £3.70
  • Hot Chocolate £2.90 
    add cream £0.25 
    add marshmallows £0.25

Please see our full selection of drinks at the bar

Vegetarian Vegetarian  Vegan option available Vegan option available  Gluten free Gluten Free 
*may contain bones  **contains nuts

Lunchtime and evening

Lunchtime and evening

The following menu is available everyday 12 noon until 9:30pm.

Good to Share

  • Ssam £6.00 / £10.00
    Little gem lettuce wraps, slaw and guacamole

    Choose from:
    pulled porkGluten free
    or pulled jackfruit Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free

  • Double cheese nachos Vegetarian Gluten free £8.50 
    Freshly baked tortillas, Monterey Jack, Red Leicester cheese, sour cream, salsa

    Add jalapeños or guacamole  Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £1.50

  • Double cheese nachos fully loaded Gluten free £13.50
    Freshly baked tortillas, Monterey Jack, Red Leicester cheese, sour cream, salsa, jalapeños, guacamole with either braised beef chilli or vegan lentil chilli
  • Vegan Fritto Misto* Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £10.00
    Tempura vegetables, nori vegan mayonnaise and vegan aioli

Light Bites: delicious small plates

  • Corn chips, hummus, olives Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £4.50
  • Soup of the day, fresh bread Vegetarian Vegan option available £4.85
  • Falafel, chopped salad, mixed leaves Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £5.50
  • Roasted beetroot, walnut** and feta salad Vegetarian Gluten free £5.50
  • Leek and cider rarebit, mixed leaves Vegetarian £6.00
  • Roast harissa butternut squash and goats cheese salad Vegetarian Gluten free £6.50
  • Sweet potato, balsamic red onion and hazelnut** borek Vegetarian Vegan option available £6.75
    Filo pastry parcel stuffed with vegetables and hazelnuts
  • Braised beef chilli, corn chips Gluten free £6.50
  • Vegan lentil chilli, corn chips Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £6.50
  • Fish* croquettes, tartare sauce, mixed leaves £6.75
  • Tart of the day, dressed mixed leaves Vegetarian £6.75


  • Chermoula spiced aubergine, bulgar wheat** lemon vegan yoghurt Vegetarian Vegan option available £7.00
  • Beetroot and walnut** rosti Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £7.00
  • Red lentil dal with roasted cauliflower Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £7.50
  • Glass noodle salad Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £8.00
    Rice noodles, cucumber, spring onions, slaw, peanuts**
  • Tomato risotto Vegetarian  Gluten free £9.50
  • Thai fishcakes* cucumber and nori salad Gluten free £9.50
  • Burrito bowl £10.50
    Tortilla wrap, jewelled rice, slaw, succotash

    Choose from:
    pulled pork
    or pulled jackfruit Vegetarian Vegan option available 

  • Chicken orvieto Gluten free £11.50
    Chicken leg, potatoes, olives, fennel, lemon
  • Veggie burger, fries, avocado vegan mayonnaise Vegetarian £11.50
    Black beans, brown rice, sweetcorn burger
  • Herefordshire beef burger, fries, chipotle mayonnaise £11.50
  • Watershed fish* and chips £12.25
    Beer battered fish, chunky chips, minted pea puree and tartare sauce


  • Cheese Vegetarian Gluten free £1.50
    Cheddar or Feta
  • Guacamole Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £1.50
  • Salsa Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £1.50
  • Hummus Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £1.50
  • Jalapenos Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £1.50
  • Bacon Gluten free £1.75
  • Beef chilli Gluten free £3.50
  • Lentil chilli Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £3.50


  • Fries Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £2.50 / £3.50
  • Hand cut chunky chips Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £3.00 / £4.00
  • Dressed mixed leaves Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £2.50
  • Slaw Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £2.50
  • Garlic greens Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £2.50
  • Succotash Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £2.50
    sweetcorn, kidney beans, spring onions
  • Jewelled rice Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £2.50
  • Bulgur wheat Vegetarian Vegan option available £2.50
  • Chopped salad Vegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £2.50
  • Cucumber and nori saladVegetarian Vegan option available Gluten free £2.50

Please see our blackboard behind the bar for dishes of the day and specials.

Vegetarian Vegetarian  Vegan option available Vegan option available  Gluten free Gluten Free
*may contain bones **contains nuts

Children’s menu

Children’s menu

The following menu is available everyday 12 noon until 9:30pm.

Suitable for children aged 12 and under

Pasta in tomato sauce Vegetarian Vegan option available £6.00

Dishes below all served with garden peas and fries:

  • Chicken goujons £6.00
  • Fish* goujons £6.00
  • Mini veggie burger Vegetarian Vegan option available £6.00
  • Mini beef burger £6.00

Vegetarian Vegetarian  Vegan option available Vegan option available  Gluten free Gluten Free 
*may contain bones

Further information

Café & Bar opening times

  • Mon-Fri: 09:30 – 23:00
  • Sat: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Sun: 10:00 – 22:30

Dietary requirements

If you'd like to know more about what ingredients are used in our food, please download our allergen list

Please note

We politely ask our customers not to consume their own food in our Café & Bar.


For more information or to reserve a table:

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Watershed is located on Bristol's historic harbourside in the city centre, with great transport links making it easy to get to.

Find out how to get here, opening hours, access details and about visiting as a family.

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David Ellington signing Roald Dahl's Matilda in Watershed Café & Bar

At Watershed we want to be as welcoming, inclusive and accessible as we can for all our customers, audiences, staff and visitors. 

Our building is accessible, our staff are BSL trained, we have gender neutral toilets and we run an accessible programme of screenings and events.

Further access details

Film + Meal Deal

Every Tuesday make the most of our Cinébites film and meal deal

Watch a film at Watershed at any time of day on a Tuesday and get 30% off any of our main dishes.

See what's on next Tuesday with Cinébites

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