Boasting stunning views of the river and Clifton Suspension Bridge is Lockside. An eatery has enjoyed this location since 1963 – most famously, it was Sid’s Café in Only Fools & Horses. Today, it is a 1950s-style diner known for its laid-back, friendly atmosphere.
The menu comprises all the delights you’d expect of a diner. Brunch is available all day, and includes Lockside classics like Scotch pancakes with streaky bacon and maple syrup, and English asparagus with poached eggs, pancetta and Hollandaise sauce. The breakfast selection also includes lighter options – think granola with dried fruit, seeds and nuts, and porridge topped with banana and brown sugar. Bubble and squeak is a speciality at Lockside, so sampling the likes of pan-fried mushrooms, poached eggs, pesto and bubble and squeak is a must. Lunchtime visitors can also tuck into steak ciabatta with caramelised onions, mushrooms and chips, and linguine with crab and prawns. Those with a sweet-tooth will delight in the range of treats. Choose from decadent options like chocolate and pecan brownie, lemon posset with fresh raspberries and shortbread, and sticky toffee pudding served with a choice of custard, cream or vanilla ice cream.
Lockside is a great little hideaway for a cold winter’s day, while the suntrap decking is great for summer al fresco dining. It is also available for private hire in the evening.