From humble beginnings in 1993, the Primrose Cafe has evolved to become one of Bristol’s busiest and best-loved cafes and also one of the city’s most highly regarded restaurants.

Tucked away at the end of a small but bustling cul de sac in Clifton Village, we serve a large and loyal clientele everything from morning coffee to a three-course dinner.

We make almost everything on the premises and take the trouble to source locally, sustainably and ethically.

After nearly 25 years under the same ownership, we feel we have evolved with our surroundings and serve people what they want at a reasonable price.

In a perfectly positioned sun trap, the Primrose is the ideal place to watch the world go by while tucking into an all-day breakfast, sampling a lunchtime speciality or savouring a slice of our famous homemade cakes. We’re open 7 days a week, serving breakfasts all day, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, with a special brunch menu on Sundays.

Sit outside in the sun, inside amid the bustle, upstairs in the quiet or just relax on our private terrace – there’s somewhere for everyone.


Roast hake fillet, herb crust, butter beans and chorizo

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  ROAST HAKE FILLET, HERB CRUST, BUTTER BEANS AND CHORIZO   Hake, with its delicate, sweet-tas…[more]

Chocolate Fudge Cake – the original recipe

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This is our original recipe for Fudge Cake, never before committed to print. We thought after 24 yea…[more]

Burns 2016


We will be opening on Burns night, Monday January 25th with a special menu. As last year, Don Camero…[more]


We’re now open all day Tuesday-Saturday from 9am, last orders 9.30pm. You’ll find a late…[more]

Asador Etxebarri – dazzlingly simple food in the Basque mountains


Asador Etxebarri is a bit of a conundrum. First, there’s the name, a seemingly unpronounceable jux…[more]

Valentine’s 2016


Well, here we are again..   Below is our menu for Sunday February 14th. Please book by phone on…[more]

Recipe: Elderflower Cordial


  Now here’s an easy recipe using an abundant locally-foraged ingredient that doesn’…[more]

NEW! Early Bird menu 2 courses £10


New for 2014! Why not pop in any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 6pm and take advantage of our E…[more]

A Wild Harvest Evening


Tuesday November 19th Come and celebrate autumn in style with us. The game season is in full swing a…[more]