The beating heart of Watershed
Watershed Café & Bar is the perfect social space overlooking Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside.
We are really pleased to be re-opening in time for a little bit of festive cheer from Sat 19 - Wed 23 Dec.
We will be offering a slightly reduced menu over these 5 days but there is still plenty of choice available.
In light of the Tier 2 regulations please remember that alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal, however tea, coffee and cake are always available.
Thank you - we are looking forward to welcoming you back.
We’ve reduced the capacity in the Café & Bar and installed social distance markers on the floor to make it easier for everyone to keep a safe distance.
Visiting and using the Café & Bar
Book in advance
We encourage you to book a table in advance online before heading out to visit us (you don’t need to be eating with us to book a table – you can still have a table if you’re just popping in for a cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake).
You can still drop in and see if there are tables available in the Café & Bar or buy cinema and event tickets at Box Office in person. But we recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Please remember that tables must only be booked for members of your household or bubble with a maximum of 6 people per booking.
Maximum 6 people.
When you arrive
You will be greeted by a friendly Café & Bar welcome host in PPE who will invite you to use the hand sanitiser provided.
Then, in line with government guidance, at least one member of every party of customers (up to 6 people) must provide their name and contact details using either the NHS Test and Trace App or directly to Watershed. If you do not supply your details you will not be able to visit Watershed Café & Bar.
The host will then direct you to your table.
Ordering Food & Drink
On your table you’ll find instructions for ordering and paying for food and drink via your phone, laptop or tablet. There is free wi-fi in our Café & Bar.
Don't worry if you don't have a phone, laptop or tablet – speak to one of our staff and they will help you with your food and drink order.
Your food and/or drinks will be delivered to your table.
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.
Here are some questions you may have about visiting the Café & Bar:
Do I need to download an app to order food and drink?
No, all orders will be processed via a website, we’ll provide the address to visit on your table. You just need a phone, laptop or tablet.
I don’t have a phone, laptop or tablet. Can I still order food and drink with you?
Yes, of course! Just speak to a member of staff and they will provide you with a paper menu/order form you can complete.
Are there any restrictions on tables?
Up to six people can have a table. We’ll hold tables for 15 minutes, if you haven’t arrived after 15 minutes we will release it. We kindly ask to have the table back 60 or 90 minutes after your booked time (this varies according to the time of date you’ve booked – the time will be detailed on your email confirmation) – if you wish to extend your booking just ask a member of staff and they’ll check availability.
Do I need to wear a face covering?
No, you don’t need to wear a face covering whilst eating or drinking in the Café & Bar. You will need to wear a face covering whilst in the cinemas and moving around the building, in accordance with Government guidelines
Are families welcome?
Yes, families are welcome in the Café & Bar. Please just make sure children remain seated at the table and that they are accompanied to the toilet by an adult.
What toilets can I use if I’m visiting the Café & Bar?
Follow the signs for the toilets via the entrance to Waterside 1. One person (or household or bubble) per toilet block will be allowed at any one time to help maintain social distancing. Visit our Toilets guide for more information.
Are you doing Cinébites?
Yes, we are! Cinébites is now on Wednesdays. Every Wednesday (from 12:00 - 20:00) cinema ticket holders can get 30% off main dishes from our menu. More details here.
How do I exit the Café & Bar?
You can leave via the stairs or lift going down to Box Office and follow the Exit sign to the right, out the ground floor accessible door.
My question isn’t answered here. How can I find the answer?
Email the Watershed communications team at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Café & Bar opening times
From Tuesday 1 September:
- Tue to Sun, 12:00 - 22:00
- Food served Tue - Fri 12:00 - 20:00, Sat - Sun 12:00 - 20:30
- Closed Mondays
If you'd like to know more about what ingredients are used in our food, please download our allergen list
We politely ask our customers not to consume their own food in our Café & Bar.
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