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#159 of 1,246 Restaurants in Bristol
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Junction Lock Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XL, England
+44 117 925 5800
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch with friends on Saturday 6th May, unusual menu but very well cooked and good portions. The special was a pork and Chorizo pie with mushrooms and a cheese sauce and chips, very nice. The burger also looked good.

Thank Thecount49
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Lockside this morning for brunch. We hadn't booked and just decided to turn up. On or arrival the restaurant was busy, with a four or 5 empty tables inside. We stood by the entrance and we were immediately acknowledged. However, we then stood there for approx 10 minutes before the gentlemen came over.... More 

Thank Louise C
Bristol, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you book a table at the weekends as it gets busy. Friendly staff, good portion sizes and fun atmosphere. Prices reasonable. Plenty of parking. Good choice for veggies; can substitute bacon for halloumi. What's not to love?!

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Bristol, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try somewhere new for breakfast with friends . Many years ago the Locksied used to be just a transport cafe .but they have defiantly gone up market now . I was glad I had the sense to ring up and book or I think it might have been a push to get in . The position of this... More 

Thank Paul L
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I had the best veggie meal in a long long time. And there was a good choice - as a veggie, I get get so bored with risotto etc in mainstream restaurants. We all enjoyed our meals. And to finish - a divine hot espresso served over vanilla clotted cream ice cream with amaretti biscuits ......

3 Thank rosen1999
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with my parents for a birthday lunch. I had avocado, bread etc. The bread was basic and dry as was the whole salad. Should've been drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil or something similar. Limited options for vegetarians. Took a while to come even though it wasn't busy. Disappointing for all.

Thank Corinne F
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My bro brought me here for breakfast just before 11 on a Friday morning. As he has been here before he took the wise decision to book a table, this saved us from standing outside too long. This area has been gentrified over the years, and parking during the week is an issue. The queue outside is a testament to... More 

Thank Andythebaggie
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My absolute favourite place in Bristol for breakfast. On this visit I ordered the smoked salmon with poached eggs, bubble & squeak and hollandaise sauce, which was absolutely delicious! Exceptionally well run restaurant with superb quality food and service to match.

2 Thank ExpertJules
Scotland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Visiting with my son in Bristol for the weekend, he was very keen to take us to this place for breakfast. I expected the usual awesome fry-up, but the menu was streets ahead of that. It was really busy, so do book. We didn't and reserved a table for 20 minutes hence, which gave us the opportunity to wander around... More 

1 Thank Peter J
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

1st time visit to the lockside and breakfast was delicious. Booked a table as it can get very busy. Loads of choice, fresh orange juice and brilliant service. Great views of Clifton and the bridge too. Definitely going back, well worth the travel!!

Thank BettyPierce

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 29
British, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Junction Lock Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 925 5800

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?