The Arts House is a comfortable and beautifully furnished cafe right in the heart of the bohemian quarter of Bristol.

We take pride in our carefully crafted, locally sourced menu as well as provide an extensive range of teas, single source coffees, cakes and alcohol.

Who We Are

The Arts House is a cafe by day, with a contemporary restaurant feel by night.

We support local artists, offering a platform for them to showcase their work, and our event space hosts a weekly cinema club, open mic night and underground comedy every fortnight.

The Arts House is a great venue for musicians to perform and is available for hosting private parties and events.

Whats Brewing

We serve a medium roast fairtrade single origin coffee, provided by The E1 Project by Clifton Coffee Roasters.

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We serve only organic milk and also offer soya & almond options.
Currently brewing: El Salvador Finca Buena Vista.

Customer Reviews

Sample Menu

Toasted brioche, butter, homemade marmalade


Smoked haddock, rarebit toast


Cider rarebit, toast


Arts House Breakfast

Bacon, merguez sausage, mushroom, tomato,  toast, black pudding, homemade chorizo baked beans, chorizo, fried duck egg

Scrambled eggs on toast

Add smoked salmon £2.0

Eggs benedict with serrano ham single / double

£5.5 / £8.0

Avocado on toast with poached eggs

Add serrano ham £2.0

Borlotti beans on toast with poached eggs


Sandwiches - please see board


Sandwich, crisps and soft/hot drink


Two Courses £12
Three Courses £14

Homemade bread and oils

Marinated Olives


Ham hock hash with fried hens egg

Carrot and coconut soup, chilli oil (veg)

Fish cakes with wild garlic caper mayo

Coconut parsnips with curried lentil dahl (veg)

Day boat fish, roast hispi cabbage, serrano ham

Hanger steak with wild garlic caper butter and chips

Chips with truffle oil

Roast hispi cabbage


Meringue with blood orange marmalade

Rhubarb sorbet (veg)

Banana loaf, salted caramel, bitter chocolate sorbet

Quicks cheddar, thyme crackers, onion chutney

Please inform a member of staff if you have any allergies or dietary requirements. We will be happy to advise which dishes are suitable. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the absence of traces of nuts or other allergens. Game may contain shot.


Tuesday — Sunday  10am - 4pm


Wednesday — Saturday 6 - 9.30pm

Come and See Us


108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU

Opening Hours:

Tuesday — Saturday  9am – 11pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

You don’t need to reserve, just turn up and grab a table.
Private hire and catering for larger groups or events can be arranged. Just give us a call or send an email with your requirements to:

0117 923 2858