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Arnolfini - est 1961

Overlooking Bristol’s historic harbour, Arnolfini Café Bar is a picturesque, central location, managed by award-winning, independent brewery Bristol Beer Factory.

You can enjoy Arnolfini Café Bar al fresco on an exclusive, enclosed decking area outside Arnolfini, as well as inside.

Bristol Beer Factory have worked with top chef and champion of all things Bristolian, Josh Eggleton to oversee the fantastic food offering at Arnolfini. Head Chef and team bring the ethos beautifully to fruition with their cracking brunch menu, served through the day, which caters for a variety of tastes and dietary requirements.

Arnolfini Café Bar is proud of sourcing locally and using the best that Bristol and the surrounding area can offer. There is also have a strong focus on being environmentally aware and are always looking to reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible.

Local suppliers include, for their food offer:

De Gusta, Buxton Butchers, Lievito, New MacDonald Farm, Abu Noor, Chew Valley Smokehouse, Club Cultured, Northern Bloc, Cakesmith.

and for the drink offer:

Bristol Beer Factory, Wolf Wine, Monty’s Wine, Left Handed Giant, Wogan’s Coffee.

Opening Times

Spring hours:

Sunday to Wednesday, 9am to 6pm
Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 10pm

Brunch served daily 9am to 3.30pm

Please note all times may be subject to change.

please note all menus may be subject to change.

There is always a delicious variety of cakes, as well as mouth-watering Northern Bloc ice cream.

Bookings by email:

UWE students receive 10% discount on presentation of a valid ID card.

We have toilets inside for exclusive use of Arnolfini Café Bar customers and Gallery visitors only. There are public facilities on the opposite side of the Harbour, details at

Contact Us

0117 440 9715

About Bristol Beer Factory

BBC Food & Farming Award winners, Bristol Beer Factory started life in 2004 brewing just a few standard cask conditioned ales in a vibrant part of South Bristol. Realising there is so much more to brewing and so many more styles of beer, their range has now developed into over eight different regular bottled ales, seven regular cask ales and up to five specials throughout the year.

Their enviable national award-winning core range includes Independence, Milk Stout and Southville Hop, they have also recently launched the Brewery Taproom on North Street, The Beer Club and their new 4% session ale, Fortitude. Fourteen years on, they are still fiercely independent and focused on producing great beer.

In 2017 Bristol Beer Factory appointed new investors Guy and Becky Newell and Josh Eggleton as Non–Executive Directors.

Safe Space at Arnolfini

It is important that everyone coming into any of the space at Arnolfini feels welcome, accepted, included and safe.

If at any point you are made to feel uncomfortable, unsafe or threatened or experience any anti-social, inappropriate or discriminatory behaviour, please speak with any member of the Arnolfini team or go the visitor information desk in the foyer for assistance.

All matters will be dealt with discreetly. Your safety is our number one priority.

Our Safe Space policy extends to all of the team working at Arnolfini.

We have gender neutral and accessible toilets available on the ground and second floors.

Please click here for details of Access at Arnolfini.

We have gender neutral toilets on the ground and second floor, which are also fully accessible.