Mud Dock

Opening Times
Sunday - Monday10am – 9pm
Tuesday - Friday10am – 10pm
Saturday9am – 10pm

Mud Dock Café 40 The Grove Bristol BS1 4Rd
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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.


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

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Always good here, but we had a problem with one of our guests not realising his burger would have mayo - which he can’t cope with at all. Mud Dock responded perfectly. All dealt with with grace and humour.


Great deal...£7.50 for a burger and fries...great spot for a cosy dinner in Winter.


The food was very good! The place has a very nice view


Brilliant food, great service, lovely food - so long as you can do stairs, this is the place for you!


Fun place, great atmosphere, awesome Halloumi burger!


I was so happy as had a guest from Glasgow to take for a meal. She was really happy with her burger and she said it was the best burger ever! My gin was amazing too.