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. Whether it’s a hearty full English to get your weekend off to a flying start or a succulent spiced lamb burger to soak up your Friday night drinks they have created a menu to suit all tastes. We are baking our own bread and cakes to ensure the freshest products are always on hand, with the added bonus that we can be sure to cater for a wide range of dietary requirements, we’ve got you covered. And with our new later opening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 9pm there’s no need to go elsewhere when hunger strikes.



EVENTS at BBF @ Arnolfini


We are super excited to have teamed up with our friends at Harbourside Markets to bring you Bristol’s latest food destination.

Starting Friday May 4th we will be hosting a weekly street food extravaganza on our quayside terrace.

Up to ten of Bristol’s finest street food vendors will be adding a whole new dimension to one of the city’s best summer evening hangouts, there may be too much choice, but since when was that a bad thing?

It’s going to be epic, even if we do say so ourselves.


Cafe Bar
Mon:  9 - 6pm
Tue:  9 - 11pm
Wed: 9 - 11pm
Thur:  9 - 11pm
Fri:  9 - 11pm
Sat:  9 - 11pm
Sun:  9 - 6pm

Sun-Wed:  10 - 4pm
Thurs-Sat:  10 - 8pm

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.