Café & Bar

Photograph of Watershed Café & Bar

The beating heart of Watershed

Open 7 days a week offering sharing plates, light bites and main meals, Watershed Café & Bar is the perfect social space overlooking Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside.

Our freshly prepared food includes vegan and vegetarian dishes, plus a children's menu as well.

To limit the amount of movement around the space, table service will continue if you wish to use it and our staff continue to wear face masks.

Opening Times

Please note the following changes to our regular offer and service:

On Mon 27 June our kitchen will be closed all day and all evening for its annual, massive deep clean.

  • The Café & Bar will be open as usual from 17:00 but will only be serving hot and cold drinks

    Everything will be back to normal for first thing on Tue 28 June.
    Thank you for your understanding.

Café & Bar opening times:

  • Mon 17:00
  • Tue – Fri: 9:30
  • Sat & Sun: 10:00

Food served:

  • Monday 17:00 – 20:00 (Nacho Mondays menu) * see above
  • Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 – 20:00.

Undershed opening times:

  • Mon & Tue closed
  • Wed, Thu, Sun: 12:00 - 20:00
  • Fri & Sat 12:00 - 22:00

Food served:

  • 12:00 - 20:00
  • Fri & Sat 12:00 - 20:30


Nacho Mondays

Nacho Mondays

We are now open on Monday evenings, from 17:00, for films, food and drinks.

Nacho Mondays means that our regular Café & Bar menu will be replaced with a menu which celebrates that iconic Watershed favourite - nachos. So choose your nachos (vegan option available) from £4.50, and our special drinks menu will offer choices such as local beers, Patron tequila, and Mexican lime and soda. 

Visiting and using the Café & Bar

Booking information

There is no need to book a table in advance, just find a spot for yourself when you arrive.

You can still reserve a table by emailing the Café & Bar team if you'd like to.

To limit the amount of movement around the Café & Bar, table service will continue, using the ordering system currently in place.

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.

Photo of courful window illustration of people on the windows and doors of Watershed's Undershed Bar

Undershed Bar

No booking necessary

Undershed is our outside bar on the Harbourside walkway (just next door to our main entrance) which has its own menu of tasty vegetarian and vegan bar snacks as well as hot and cold drinks, beers and wines.

Find out more


Photo of David Ellington signing in Watershed Café & Bar

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 customer facing staff have received basic BSL and D/deaf awareness training and we run an accessible programme of screenings and events. We have both gender neutral and gender specific toilets alongside an accessible toilet.

Further access details

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 or you can simply order at the bar.

Do I need to wear a face covering?

This is no longer mandatory but we do encourage customers to wear a face covering if they can when moving around the building.

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.

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 in the Café & Bar (not from Undershed's menu). More details here.

How do I exit the Café & Bar?

You can leave via the stairs or lift going down to Box Office.

My question isn’t answered here. How can I find the answer?

Email the Watershed communications team at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

A heart made out of vegetables and fruit


Our Film + Meal deal on Wednesdays

Every Wednesday (from 12:00 - 20:00) cinema ticket holders can get 30% off any of the main dishes from our menu in the Café & Bar with our Cinébites deal.

Further information

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 any further enquiries:

For location, access info, general transport and parking options for Watershed:

Go to our visit page