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Primrose Cafe

#75 of 1,236 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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1 Clifton Arcade Boyces Avenue, Bristol BS8 4AA, England
+44 117 946 6577
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've walked past this place dozens of times but felt a bit daunted by the crowds which suggested it must be a classy place to eat. Luckily I was in Clifton for an early appointment so my daughter and I were almost the first customers. She had eggs benedict which she thyought was great, but I being greedy had the... More 

Thank cornford
Brighton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside the cafe looks welcoming and very busy which is good sign. We got there at 245. So was told if we wanted a brunch we have to order it as fast as possible as the menu would be changing to afternoon tea menu from 3 to 5 . Which we did not have a problem with .... More 

4 Thank Iansouthcoast
Bristol, United Kingdom
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372 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well we think so, certainly up there with the very best, if not the actual best. A Clifton institution, we've had lunch here 3 weeks in a row, and have been impressed with the quality of the food and service. It is very busy with a wait for tables at peak times, but the friendly staff do their best to... More 

Thank TheBristolJohns
London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place, great chef, great food, nice atmosphere and lovely outdoor people watching areas as well. Only downside is it is soooo popular that hard for us locals to get a table sometimes. We love Clifton!

Thank Christina075
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This place has been around for a while in Bristol and has gained a solid reputation for good quality food and a charming cafe in general. It is especially lovely to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the people go by and it is situated in a quiet area of Clifton Village off the Main Street.

Thank tripitaka G
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Visited on 23rd December. Cafe was quite busy but a few spare tables free. Ordered mini monty breakfast and beef hash. Drinks and food arrived quickly and were delicious. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Janet D
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I cannot even start to describe how rude the service was to me today at this café. The waiter decided, after I had paid for my lunch, that they were losing money having me sat in a four chair table, the only one available when I ordered and paid, and told me very rudely to move to another table. He... More 

1 Thank pilugarcia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We went on a busy Sunday morning for the "full monty" breakfast. It was HUGE and well worth the money. The coffee and teas were piping hot and poured with care. The food was delicious and it's well worth a visit.

Thank Melissa D
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Good value, tasty breakfast - I have also been for supper and similar applies. The décor and 'other amenities' are somewhat basic but clean and functional.

Thank Mogaliciousdog
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Cute place, great food and drink. Busy at the weekend Nice staff Flowery name Nice location Old ladies with tea pots

Thank Robert P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 55
Cafe, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Clifton Arcade Boyces Avenue, Bristol BS8 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 946 6577

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?