Café Bar

The Architect Café Bar

The Architect is an art deco café bar bringing a taste of Europe to Bristol’s historic harbour.

By day, The Architect is a warm, welcoming haven on the quayside, serving speciality coffees, teas & sourdough sandwiches — it’s the perfect place to meet, or take a quiet moment to read & make plans.

By night, The Architect is a sophisticated bar with fine wines & craft beers, cheese & charcuterie boards. In the summer, our terrace is where you can catch the evening sun with a unique view of the water, passing ferry boats & the lively festival culture.

Opening Times

Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am—11pm

Sunday: 10am—6pm

Daytime: Coffee, tea, sourdough sandwiches, cakes

Evenings: Fine wines, cold beers, cocktails, cheese & charcuterie boards

Free WiFi

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The Architect has instantly become one of my favourite Bristol haunts. The cosy bar brings a sophisticated and glamourous 1930s style to the bustling harbourside. I start my visit with coffee and the laptop and end it with friends and glass of wine.


Book a table

We welcome individual & group bookings. Get in touch with our Venue Manager by email at or fill in the contact form below to make a reservation.


Please contact us to make a reservation.