Enjoy a sit out elevenses as you admire the beautiful scenery in one of the finest cafés and tearooms Bristol has to offer. Also, there’s no shortage of snug spaces to savour scrumptious refreshments if that’s what you’d rather do. Whatever you decide to do with teatime, you’ll be spoilt for choice, as Bristol boasts several top-quality cafés and tearooms.
The stylish decadent gold décor of Harvey Nichols Second Floor Bar and Restaurant is the ideal location for a mouth-watering treat after a day spent shopping. In-housechef, Louise McCrimmon creates menus inspired from her knowledge of French cuisine. Traditional tea cost is inclusive of a delicious selection of cakes, sandwiches, Harvey Nicole preserves, home-made mini scone topped with clotted cream and served with a pot of the house’s special brewed tea.
Address: 27 Philadelphia Street, Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol BS1 3BZ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 117 916 8888
This attractive tearoom opens daily for breakfast, lunch with afternoon tea and dinner. They are popular for a classic menu filled with all the English favourites such as traditional cream cakes, finger sandwiches and homemade cakes, all served in beautiful vintage china with option to try new flavours from an exclusive blend of 14 distinct loose leaf tea.
Address: 182 & 184 Cheltenham Road, Cotham, Bristol
Phone: +44 (0)117 944 3100
ThornburyCastle is a glorious 16th-century building once owned by Henry VIII situated in 15 acres of splendour, Tudor gardens and vineyards. The restored hotel offers a traditional English afternoon tea experience in the picturesque garden where Henry and Anne Boleyn once walked. Sit by the fire in the warm library on cold days and enjoy service from well-presented waiters. Your afternoon tea experience includes a pot of fresh tea, a choice selection of homemade cakes and finger sandwiches.
Address: Castle Street, Thornbury South,GloucestershireBS35 1HH
Phone: +44 (0)1454 281 182
The Watershed opens daily from the moment you step out for your morning coffee on the commute to work until late at night when hanging with your crew. They serve breakfast, lunch and evening meals using only fresh local food in season. Enjoy great tasting meals with friends or a wonderful array of excellent coffee during your lunch break and catch up with social media using the free Wi-Fi.
Address:1 Canon’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
Phone:+44 117 927 5100
Overlooking Bristol’s Harbour is the picturesque Arnolfini Café Bar with a central location that is perfect for spending time with friends, family and work colleagues. The café bar opens daily, offering one of the most delicious freshly baked cakes you will ever have. During summer. Arnolfini hosts live music events featuring upcoming DJs, barbeques and an outdoor bar.
Address:16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
Phone:+44 117 917 2305
Every Tuesday, the watershed café bar offers a 30% discount on main meals to customers who are cinema ticket holders. Simply mention Cinebites to your waiter and present a valid cinema ticket. Most of the establishments have facilities for the disabled, offer Wi-Fi, private catering services and baby changing facilities.
Your holiday in Bristol won’t be complete without a delightful tea break in one of the exquisite cafés and tearooms in the area.