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.


New Year’s Eve 2015/6


NEW YEAR’S EVE We’ll be serving dinner on New Year’s Eve, so why not book in and join the fest…[more]


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

Christmas 2015


Our Christmas menu is now up and ready and we’re already taking bookings.   The menu̵…[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 2015


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

Burns Night 2015


Burns Night     Sunday January 25th   Why not beat the Winter blues by joining us for…[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]