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The Folk House Cafe

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The Folk House Cafe


Hospitality is at the heart of all they do at the Folk House Café. The team want to create a warm and inviting place for their customers to come and eat freshly made and delicious food. They use organic and sustainable ingredients as a matter of course, proudly supporting many local suppliers and growers. They bring the same love of fresh, organic food to their on-site and outside catering events.

The menu at the Folk House Cafe changes with the seasons, is always delicious and wholesome, and ranges from soups to pizzas, salads, stews, bakes and cakes, catering for practically every dietary need and occasion possible. They also have a well stocked bar selling local ales, wine, a huge array of soft drinks and of course teas and coffees.

The Folk House Café’s reputation for serving superb food is well deserved. From the simplicity of warm homemade bread and butter to a full three course wedding feast, they can turn their hand to anything.

The café is hidden away but rewards braving the corridor off Park Street (next to Nomad’s Travel Shop). You will be greeted by an intelligent and friendly staff in a quirky bright interior.

The café is situated within the Bristol Folk House (a centre for adult learning and arts), hosting and catering live music events and festivals, weddings and parties of all kinds.

What people say…
“We had such a fantastic time and are recommending your lovely venue and delicious food to all our friends. Thank you again so much! “ Alice and Louis (wedding)

“Lo-fi environment, first class organic food, delicious coffee, tucked away in its own eco system.” Kristjan Bigland (food and coffee aficionado)



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal - Evening meals during term time only.
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for - Including vegan & gluten free
  • Take away service

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Al Fresco Dining - Big courtyard garden
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Bristol Pound Accepted
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups accepted
  • Live Music
  • Pets accepted - In the courtyard on the balcony
  • Private rooms - Available through

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Unique venue

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

Any bus to the city centre will bring within 5 minutes of the Folk House. The entrance is hidden - we are down a corridor right next to ‘Nomad’ (travel shop), half way down Park Street on the left. For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4 of 5 stars
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    • Very Good
    • Average
    • Poor
    • Terrible

    Recent Reviews:

    • kiasue
      Bristol, UK
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Lovely place, tasty food, tiny portions
      2 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 21st May 2019
      I love this place and have been eating here for years, and I really hope it does well, but my recent trips have been very disappointing. In particular, the portions - which have never been huge - are... Read full review
    • cambert
      Cambridge, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Giving up on this place
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 29th June 2019
      Just tried and failed to have lunch here. Last time I was here, a couple of weeks ago, I needed to send the food back because it was cold. I thought I'd give it another try and ordered the Hot Bowl... Read full review
    • Storkygal
      Somerset, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Nice place for a snack
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 1st July 2019
      Had lunch here during the lunch break on a day course. What a lovely surprise! The courtyard is a joy to sit in with plenty of sun and shade. Couldn't believe it was so near to a main road. Enough... Read full review
    40a Park Street
    BS1 5JG

    Tel: +44 (0)117 908 5035

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

    * Monday - Saturday 9am - 8.30pm TERM TIME ONLY
    Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm HOLIDAY TIME
    All closing/opening times and variations posted on website and fb page

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