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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Great place for groups and nice outside terrace with blankets available for when it gets chilly.


Good food but service was ok


Lovely food and drink with possibly one of the best sunset views in central Bristol over the Harbourside on the terrace!


Mud Dock is a very cosy place with a lovely outdoor balcony overlooking the harbour. The staff are really friendly and the range of beers is excellent.


The food at Mud Dock was very nice, and the terrace has lush views over the river.


Breakfast was good