An iconic food venue which featured on Only Fools and Horses will reopen next month, it’s been announced today. The unit underneath the Cumberland Basin flyover network was last known as Lockside cafe - but it closed suddenly in July last year.
Today, a husband and wife team, Daniel and Joie Rosser, have revealed they will reopen the ‘cafe institution’ as a seafood restaurant in April. The venue will be called Noah’s and will be a fish and chip and seafood restaurant, and will follow the opening of The Scallop Shell in Bath, also run by the Rosser family.
The couple want to ‘breathe new life’ into the iconic building which was used as the location for Sid’s Cafe in Only Fools & Horses in the 1980s. It has also previously been known as The Venturers Rest and Popeye’s Diner, before it was run as Lockside by the same family over 20 years.
The new restaurant will feature British fish and shellfish on a daily-changing menu serving up dishes like classic fish and chips and fruits de mer. It will be open six days a week.
Mr Rosser, who will be working in the kitchen, said: “We’ve had our sights set on a Bristol location for a while and we’re so excited to bring our fresh fish and seafood concept to this incredible venue with such a long history.
“As soon as we saw the building and the views out over the water to Clifton Suspension Bridge, we knew it would be perfect. It’s a huge investment for us but we’re so pleased with how it’s coming along so far. We don’t want to give too much away but can’t wait for the local community to come and experience it for themselves.”
A website for the restaurant has been launched, and can be viewed by clicking here.