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 signature cocktails, fine wines & craft beers, served alongside 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: 10am – 9pm

Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 11pm

Sunday: 10am – 9pm

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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.


Book a table

We welcome individual & group bookings but unfortunately do not allow stag & hen do’s. To book a table, or for groups under 30 people, please use the form below. For larger bookings or full venue hire, please contact our venue manager on


Please contact us to make a reservation.