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..


We are super excited to have teamed up with our friends at Harbourside Markets to bring back Bristol’s favourite Friday night food extravaganza!

Relaunching spring 2019 we will be hosting the weekly street food market. It’s back again bigger and better than last year.

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:  8 - 8pm
Tue:  8 - 8pm
Wed: 8 - 8pm
Thur:  8 - 8pm
Fri:  8 - 11pm
Sat:  9 - 11pm
Sun:  9 - 8pm

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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