You are spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink in Bristol, the Watershed itself has a delicious menu, and stepping outside there are restaurants and cafes all around the harbourside. Slightly further afield (by “further”, I mean less than 10 minutes walk) there are restaurants, cafes and pubs as you walk up Park Street – the hill up towards Clifton. Walking in the other direction takes you to St Nick’s Market – a covered market with an avenue dedicated to food stalls; again, the way there (Baldwin Street) has many places to choose from too.
With so many to choose from, I’ll single out that are known to have tasty offerings.
Delicious falafel wraps from the shack parked on the opposite side of the harbour to the Watershed. Perfect for lunch.
Roll For The Soul, Quay Street
Veggie cafe which is also a bike workshop upstairs. It’s just over a 5 minute walk from the Watershed, but is worth the walk.
Pho, Clare Street
Vietnamese restaurant on the way towards St Nicks Market with veggie options.
Pepenero, King Street
Downstairs at the Beer Emporium. Good beer, pizzas for a tenner that are big enough to share, good range of vegan and veggie pizzas as well as lots of options for meat lovers. Just a few minutes walk from the Watershed.
There’s the Grillstock restaurant up at the top of the hill (about 15 minutes walk) or the Grillstock smokeshack in St Nicks Market. If you’re a meat lover and from out of town you shouldn’t really pass up the opportunity to visit Grillstock.
If you like real ale and heavy metal then you have to check out The Gryphon on Colston Street. Excellent, tasty pub grub too.
Chilli Daddy, Baldwin Street
Great chinese food and delicious dumplings.
Baowow, Baldwin Street
Google maps tells me this is permanently closed, which I really hope is not true as their baos were DELICIOUS.
All the above have been listed with lunches in mind, though many are good for evening meals too. On the Saturday evening Open Data Camp have booked a side room at the Royal Navy Volunteer on King Street. The RNV serves food, and King Street has a selection of other restaurants too; Pepenero listed above as well as Raj (Indian Restaurant) and Renato’s (Italian Pizzeria). There are just SO MANY places to choose from around the centre. There’s also the Wriggle app you can download for daily meal deals around the city (https://www.getawriggleon.com/s/Bristol)
Hope this helps!