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 Café & Bar is the epicentre of Watershed, it is where audiences, visitors and staff truly come together and where the magic of ideas, thoughts, discussions, and good food & drink happen every day.

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.


Breakfast (Mon-Thurs)

Available from 9.30am until 11.30am Monday to Thursday

  • Watershed Granola** (Vegetarian) 4.50
    With natural yoghurt and fruit compote
  • Breakfast Baps
    Fried Free Range Egg (Vegetarian) 4.50
    Streaky Bacon 4.50
  • On Toast
    Jam or Marmalade (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) 3.00
    Watershed Beans (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) 4.00
    Devilled Mushrooms (Vegetarian) 4.50
    Scrambled, Poached or Fried Free Range Eggs (Vegetarian) 4.50
  • Bubble and Squeak with Poached Free Range Eggs (Gluten free) 6.50
    With either streaky bacon, devilled mushrooms (Vegetarian) or smoked salmon

Hot Drinks

  • Filter Coffee Mug 1.90 Cup 1.60
  • Cup of Tea 1.90 Pot of Tea for One 2.10 Pot of Tea for Two 3.60
  • Hot Chocolate 2.80 With Cream 3.00 With Cream and a Flake 3.10

For our selection of speciality teas and coffees please ask a member of the team.

Available from 11am

  • The Big Tom Bloody Mary
    Blended with over 20 different herbs and spices
    Virgin Mary 2.50 Single 5.20 Double 7.20
  • Special Cuvee Brut (NV) Prosecco
    125ml Flute 4.20 Bottle 24.00

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

Breakfast (Fri-Sun)

Available 9.30am-11.30am on Friday and 10am-11.30am on Saturday and Sunday

  • Watershed Granola** (Vegetarian) 4.50 
    With natural yoghurt and fruit compote
  • Breakfast Baps 
    Fried Free Range Egg (Vegetarian) 4.50 
    Streaky Bacon 4.50
  • On Toast 
    Jam or Marmalade (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) 3.00 
    Watershed Beans (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) 4.00 
    Devilled Mushrooms (Vegetarian) 4.50 
    Scrambled, Poached or Fried Free Range Eggs (Vegetarian) 4.50
  • Bubble and Squeak with Poached Free Range Eggs (Gluten free) 6.50 
    With either streaky bacon, devilled mushrooms (Vegetarian) or 
    smoked salmon
  • French Toast 
    With either fruit compote (Vegetarian) 5.50 or 
    maple streaky bacon 5.95
  • Watershed Full English 10.95 
    Cumberland sausages, streaky bacon, free range egg (scrambled, poached or fried) and toast with devilled mushrooms and Watershed baked beans
  • Watershed Vegetarian Full English (Vegetarian) 9.95 
    Linda McCartney sausages, free range egg (scrambled, poached or fried) and toast with devilled mushrooms, bubble and squeak and Watershed baked beans

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

Lunchtime and evening (12noon-9.30pm)

Light Bites add any side for 2.00 (excludes large chunky chips and fries)

  • Corn chips, hummus, olives (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) 4.00
  • Soup of the day, fresh bread (Please see our dishes of the day board) (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) 4.75
  • Courgette fries, tomato chutney** (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) 5.00
  • Muhammara dip** (peppers, spices, walnut, pomegranate molasses), roasted garlic focaccia 5.00
  • Pear, chicory and walnut salad**(Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) 5.50
  • Leek and cheddar rarebit (Vegetarian) 6.00
  • Calamari, sweet chilli sauce (Gluten free) 6.00
  • Tart of the day, dressed mixed leaves (Vegetarian) (Please see our dishes of the day board) 6.50
  • Braised beef chilli or vegan lentil chilli and corn chips (Gluten free) 6.50


  • Red lentil dahl, red onion and coconut salad (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) 7.00
  • Roast butternut squash and red onion salad** chermoula dressing (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) 7.00
  • Gnocchi, walnut pesto** (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) 8.00
  • Beetroot and winter vegetable ratatouille, roasted garlic focaccia (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) 8.50
  • Smoked mackerel** and beetroot fishcakes, horseradish sauce (Gluten free) 9.50
  • Butternut squash and chickpea burger, fries, tomato relish (Vegetarian) 10.50
  • Chicken, leek and tarragon pie, garlic greens 10.50
  • Herefordshire beef burger, fries, chipotle mayonnaise 11.50
  • Watershed fish* and chips; beer battered fish, hand cut chunky chips, minted pea purée, tartare sauce 11.50

Good to Share

  • Korean chicken wings (Gluten free) 5.00
  • Double cheese nachos: freshly baked tortillas, Monterey Jack, Red Leicester cheese, sour cream, salsa (Vegetarian) (Gluten free) 8.00
    add jalapeños or guacamole for 1.25
    add braised beef chilli or vegan lentil chilli for 3.00
  • Courgette fries, corn tacos (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free)
    or pulled chicken, corn tacos (Gluten free) guacamole, salsa, succotash
    Small 5.50
    Large 10.00
  • Fritto Misto: whitebait, calamari, crispy fish bites, aioli, tartare sauce (Gluten free) 10.50


  • Fries (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) small 2.50 large 3.50
  • Hand cut chunky chips (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) small 3.00 large 4.00
    add salsa (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) guacamole (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) cheese (Vegetarian) (Gluten free) for 1.25
    beef chilli (Gluten free) for 3.00 or vegan lentil chilli (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) for 3.00
  • Succotash (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) 2.50
  • Dressed mixed leaves (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) (Gluten free) 2.50
  • Roasted garlic focaccia (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) 2.50
    add cheese for 1.25

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

Children’s menu

Suitable for children 12 years old or under.

Pasta in tomato sauce (Vegetarian) 5.00

All dishes below are served with garden peas and fries.

  • Chicken or fish goujons* 6.00
  • Mini beef burger 6.00
  • Mini veggie burger (Vegetarian) (Vegan option available) 6.00 

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

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.


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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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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.

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