Mud Dock

40 The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
0117 929 2151
Opening Times
Sunday - Monday10am – 9pm
Tuesday - Friday10am – 10pm
Saturday9am – 10pm
HealthyCoffeeVeggie FriendlyAl FrescoCasualFamily FriendlyWork Friendly££Roof TerraceWaterfront
Why we love it?

Sittin' on the Mud-Dock of the bay (well, floating harbour), this is the perfect place to be wastin' time, watching the ships roll in. In the morning sun with a coffee, or when indulging in something a tad more wholesome when the evening comes, the quality of the food and the gorgeous views from the terrace of this converted boat warehouse make any visit here thoroughly memorable.

The famous Mud Dock Cycleworks is on the ground floor, so the café upstairs has steadily evolved into something of a Mecca (or a Ventoux?) for discerning foodies and cyclists alike. Vintage road bikes hang between the café's weathered metal ceiling struts and classic stage race memorabilia adorns age-old wooden walls, whilst ever-changing seasonal breakfast, lunch and dinner specials are scribbled on blackboards for your delectation. Floor-to-ceiling windows drench light throughout the Mud Dock’s interior (one of them handily backlighting a temptingly fine array of spirits) – it’s a thoroughly enjoyable sort of space; warm in an industrial sort of way, and always conversational. For hearty breakfasts, light & delicious lunches and fresh yet simple evening dishes, roll over to the Mud Dock – it's wheely good.

Wriggle Highlights
  • Buttermilk Pancakes on the terrace, with lashings of maple syrup
  • A bottle of Wiper and True underneath a Penny Farthing
  • Sprokets, gears and bike-envy in the cycle shop below