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Temporarily Closed

Sadly we have decided to remain closed until further notice.

We apologise for any bookings that we could not get hold of.

Gary and the Team.

Gary and the Team look forward to serving you our great all day Breakfast and Lunch menus both inside and outside on our terrace.

Although we are happy for you to walk in if you know you are coming we suggest you book in advance for busy times.

We love dogs at Lockside but only spoil them on the terrace!

All dishes on our menus are also available for Take Away.

Looking forward to seeing you!!!

Our opening hours are:










7am – 4pm

7am – 4pm

7am – 4pm

7am – 4pm

8am – 4pm

9am – 4pm


Lockside is a waterfront cafe in Bristol offering casual dining on the edge of the Avon Gorge, with great views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, an ideal meeting place providing relaxed waterfront eating for customers in the Bristol area.

The site has been an institution in Bristol since 1963 previously known as The Venturers Rest and latterly Popeyes Diner. Also famous for being Sid's Cafe in 'Only Fools & Horses' - although these days we like to think we are more of a pollished spoon than a greasy spoon!

The menu is simple but up-to-the-minute, with lots of comfort appeal. Quality is of paramount importance to us at Lockside, we aim to cook the best fresh quality produce to exacting standards. Our menus are diverse, offering a range of hearty breakfasts and contemporary lunch dishes at very competitive prices.

We have an extensive seating area outside with views over the river. During the summer months you can meander the day away enjoying fine food and chilled wines and beers, forgetting about the worries of work!

The atmosphere at Lockside is relaxed, friendly and informal, whilst the overall impression is comfortable, light and airy. It is our attention to detail and high level of service that we hope ensures your whole dining experience is truly memorable. We are fully licensed from 9am with a friendly team.

Gary and the team look forward to welcoming you.


No.1 Brunel Lock Road, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, BS1 6XS, UK.

Telephone: 0117 9255 800

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