360 Cafe at the Clifton Observatory

Litfield Rd, Bristol, BS8 3LT

Tel: +44 (0)117 974 1242

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Clifton Observatory entrance


The 360 Cafe is currently open 7 days a week for the following hours:

Monday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Clifton Observatory’s 360 glass cafe offers both indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the City of Bristol and Clifton Suspension bridge. Located in the heart of Bristol visitors are invited to indulge in a variety of locally sourced refreshments, cake and a coffee on our rooftop terrace and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area.

The cafe currently serves a great  selection of refreshments and savouries from local suppliers including Bristol Twenty and Panino, along with delicious cakes from Cakesmiths.

360 café welcomes dogs so do feel free to bring your dog along to enjoy the café and surrounding areas

The observatory is not accessible by road, if driving please park your vehicle in the surrounding areas in Clifton and walk to the observatory.

Afternon Tea

Why not make a day of it at Clifton Observatory? With their Afternoon Tea Package you receive full access to the tourist attractions followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea in their 360 café. Indulge in a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, baked savouries and tempting cakes, enjoy in the café or on the spectacular 360 rooftop terrace with incredible views across Bristol.

£20 per adult & £7.50 per child

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Spring/Summer – from March:
Open 7 days a week from 10:00am – 5:00pm (Last entry 4:45pm)

Autumn/Winter From November:
Open 7 days a week from 10:00am – 4:00pm (Last entry 3:45pm)

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • elainegG9555KC
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Nice views of the bridge
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th September 2021
    I enjoyed my visit here. My biggest criticism would be that we were just left to operate the camera obscura ourselves rather than having a talk from a member of staff like there are at other camera... Read full review
  • vnb84
    Trip Type:
    Enjoyable visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th September 2021
    Loved the observatory. It’s £5 for both the camera obscura at the top and going down into the caves for a brilliant view. Stairs are quite narrow but worth it to see the views. Staff friendly... Read full review
  • X5112OLhannahc
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Cafe with no food
    2 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th October 2021
    We went to visit the cafe to enjoy the views and some nice food and cake. We got there at 13:20 on a Saturday only to be told that the menu that's online is only available in the summer (which isn't... Read full review

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