360 Cafe at the Clifton Observatory

Litfield Rd, Bristol, BS8 3LT

Tel: +44 (0)117 974 1242

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



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Recent Reviews:

  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, United Kingdom
    Do both
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th November 2020
    Worth splashing out a fiver and doing both the obscura and the cave to see Bristol from two different angles. Read full review
  • MaureenB365
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Fabulous afternoon tea and great views
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th November 2020
    We had a wonderful afternoon tea here. Booking was required. It was more than we could eat but freshly made and absolutely yummy. The trip down the caves was well worth the frightening feeling... Read full review
  • Fiona P
    Lovely Cafe
    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th November 2020
    The weather wasn't brilliant so the camera obscura wasn't working so we went down the cave instead. Very steep steps and very low head clearance in places. But once you get out onto the balcony you... Read full review

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