Overlooking Bristol's historic harbour, the Arnolfini Café Bar is a picturesque, central location ideal for meeting up with friends, family and colleagues. 

The Café Bar has been refurbished and the result is a cosy, welcoming space to rest your feet after checking out the exhibitions above and just a stone's throw from all Bristol City Centre has to offer, not to mention the beautiful outside space to watch life go by..


Serving the best of beers from Bristol Beer Factory and further afield as well as an extensive range of wines, cider, spirits and soft drinks, the new refurbished bar has everything you're after. To have inside or to drink outside on the harbourside, the choice is up to you.

When the weather warms up a bit we will be throwing open a fully functioning outside bar with it's own seating area and table service. Keep your eyes peeled, it's going to be a beautiful place to while away some sunny days and evenings.


Iza and Toby are always busy in our kitchen cooking up something tasty to wrap your laughing gear around.

They have recently changed the whole menu to keep it fresh and exciting for you (and them) and we are all really enjoying the new bubble and squeak for breakfast.  Still baking our own bread and cakes in house everyday means you’ll always be able to find a fresh and tasty morsel to keep you going until dinner.

And if that wasn’t enough, they have even found time to prepare some house made delights to cook on our barbecue when the weather is good – keep an eye out for the smoke signals rising from our outside terrace whenever the sun is shining because we would hate for you to miss out.



Have a read of what Bristol 247 had to say about us here..



Harbour Nights is returning to the Arnolfini quay from April 19th. Running every Friday through the summer months, Bristolians will be able to see-out the working week with lip-smackingly good street food, alongside DJs and live music in one of the city’s favourite suntraps.

Bristol’s street food scene is booming with some of the city’s most creative menus being cooked kerbside; Harbour Nights aims to showcase Bristol’s brightest culinary entrepreneurs, with a changing cast of traders serving up world food, using local produce.

From steamed Tibetan dumplings to Japanese soul food, inventive vegan dishes and award-winning tacos, full line-ups will be announced each week on social media.

The weekly event is a collaboration between Buoy and Bristol Beer Factory. Patrick Holden from Buoy says, “Harbour Nights brings together so many brilliant elements of Bristol: delicious street food, great musicians and an brilliant atmosphere on the streets — we can’t wait to get back to it.’.

Fine libations come courtesy of the ale aficionados at Bristol Beer Factory, or from the Buoy gin bar, boasting a gin-centric menu designed exclusively by St. Nick’s underground distillery, Bristol Dry Gin. Turbo Island Iced Teas anyone?


Cafe Bar
Mon:  9am - 9.30pm
Tue:  9am - 9.30pm
Wed: 9am - 9.30pm
Thur:  9am - 11pm
Fri:  9am - 11pm
Sat:  9am - 11pm
Sun:  9am - 9.30pm

Mon-Sun:  10 - 4pm

BBF @ Arnolfini
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol, BS1 4QA

Tel: 0117 440 9741



Bus: Most city centre bus services stop within walking distance, the nearest stops are at The Centre and Queen Square.

Train: 15 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads.

Ferry: Bristol Ferry Boat Company run a regular service to the City Centre. Click here for their timetable.



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