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Arnolfini Cafe Bar

Overlooking Bristol's historic harbour, Arnolfini Café Bar welcomes you with a tempting menu of delicious dishes, inspired by locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Find boards of local cheeses and cured meats, sandwiches, specials, salads and breakfasts as well as homemade cakes alongside a wide selection of wines, hand-picked for Arnolfini, with a great range of local beers and ciders plus freshly ground coffees and teas.

Free wi-fi is accessible in the cafe at all times so you can relax and enjoy a coffee whilst browsing the web or catching up on emails.

Click here for our new menu for the winter period. 

See the new children's menu.

Christmas Menu

We are very happy to announce our Christmas menuAvailable from 1st – 23rd December, Wednesdays to Saturdays, 18:00-20:00. Maximum booking of 8 people.

Tables must be booked at least one week in advance via

We are also offering a free festive drink and 10% off food throughout December as part of our Christmas Open Day. See more.

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"An interesting, but not pretentious menu, plenty of choice for vegetarians, sustainable credentials and reasonable prices; very nice wine and splendid beer in pleasing surroundings, served by genuinely friendly staff. We couldn't get enough of the Arnolfini during our recent stay in Bristol."

To read more of our reviews, or to write one of your own, please click on the TripAdvisor link below. 


2016 Christmas and New Year Opening Hours:

Saturday 24 December 10am - 4pm

Sunday 25 - Tuesday 27 December Closed

Wednesday 28 - Friday 30 December 10am - 6pm

Saturday 31 December 10am - 4pm

Sunday 1 - Monday 2 January Closed

Normal Opening Hours:

Monday and Tuesday 10am - 6pm

Wednesday 10am - 10pm

Thursday and Friday 10am - 8pm

Saturday 10am - 10pm

Sunday  10am - 6pm

Kitchen open 10 - 5pm daily


Arnolfini Café Bar Suppliers

Arnolfini Café Bar is dedicated to great service and great food. Our food and drink is locally sourced where possible and from sustainable sources. Our meat and eggs are free range, our milk and cream is organic and our fish is sustainably sourced. Our suppliers share our enthusiasm for high-quality and fairly-sourced produce, fresh to your plate.

Orchard Pig
Orchard Pig was born out of a shared passion for great food and Old Spots, the original orchard pigs. Orchard Pig ciders and orchard drinks are made using as many apples scrumped from Somerset orchards, managed by Orchard Pig Ground Force, as possible.

Murrays Deli
After nearly 30 years in business, Murrays Deli still firmly believe in treating their natural produce with love and respect. With an exciting range of Italian and British based cheeses and meats we can say honestly that the Murray family know their food.

Samways Fish
Samways is a family run business with 50 years of experience in the fishing industry. Specialising in West Country fish, sourced directly from local fishermen, they are committed to delivering from port to plate in twenty-four hours.

Fresh Olive Co.
For over 20 years The Fresh Olive Co. has been at the forefront of the Mediterranean food wave. A constant need to innovate has kept their antipasti, oils and of course olives at the peak of authentic, local production and sourcing.

The Severn Project
To say The Severn Project is dedicated to horticulture is an understatement. Their urban farms are run by passionate individuals with track records in helping people from socially excluded backgrounds and come up with some of the best salads and herbs we’ve ever come across.

Valley Smokehouse
Jonathan Newbury knows how to smoke things. He takes some of the finest cuts of meat and some of the freshest fish and applies sorcery and magic to create some of the best smoked meat and fish in the country. 

Extract Coffee Roasters
Coffee artisans and New Zealand-inspired roasters of 100% specialty grade Arabica, perfectly crafted on ‘Betty’ - a 1955 cast iron vintage drum roaster.

Wiper and True   
A Bristol based brewery, Wiper and True experiments with wild ingredients and roasting their own malts to create a range of delicious and satisfying brews.                                                           

Greens - Gluten Free Beers  
We are pleased to announce the addition of Greens gluten free beers to our drinks menu. For over 10 years Greens award winning beers have been brewed by Belgian craft brewers. All the beers have European Accreditation to be called ‘gluten free’, meaning a safe beer for coeliacs.

Belu Water 
Belu are the exclusive bottled water partner of WaterAid and they give them all of their profits. Belu make the best environmental decisions across all aspects of their business – from the way they run their head office, to their distribution model and the materials they use. 

Tuesday 06 December 2016

Galleries 11am-6pm

Shop 11am-6pm

Cafe 10am-6pm

Reading Room 11am-6pm

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Wednesday 07 December 2016, 19:00 to 21:00

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