The Library Bristol also offers a breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea service.

Breakfast and Lunch is available from 9:00 – 15:00 Thursday – Sunday

Walk in’s are welcome for Breakfast & Lunch

Afternoon tea is available 11:00 – 14:00 Friday-Saturday & 11:00-15:00 Sunday

Afternoon tea is available on a pre-order basis only we require two days’ notice.


Tables are limited numbers up to 8 with some outside seating available.

For reservations please call us on 01179 544 944
or send us an email to:

Breakfast & Lunch

We serve Breakfast from 9:00 – 12:00 and Lunch from 12:00-15:00.

Pick your eggs, fried, poached, or scrambled, then add all your favourite accompaniments, crispy bacon, salmon, avocado … your choice.

Cocktails or coffee? our alcohol license starts at 10:00am so if you are starting your celebrations off strong or are simply in the mood for a cocktail lunch/brunch join us at the Library to kick start your day.

We also offer some outside seating with a view of the historic St Nicholas Church.

Afternoon Tea

The Library Afternoon Tea is a classic British tradition, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal. 

Our Afternoon Tea is composed of two courses, the first tower holds our baked in-house unique mini loaf sandwiches and amuse bouche. The second tower holds an abundance of scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes all created on-site by our wonderful patisserie chef. 

Please note the last available time to book for afternoon tea is at 14:00 Fri/Sat and 15:00 Sunday, allowing you ample time to enjoy your food before we start to re-arrange for our evening service. 

Book here for Afternoon Tea, Breakfast or Lunch

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Card details are required when booking, we do not charge deposits, it’s just an assurance for us that people show up when they reserve tables. If you no-show without giving us at least 24 hours notice there is a no show fee of  £10 per head charged directly to your card.

On table sizes of 6+ we do implement a non-optional service charge of 12.5% 

Our bar is not liable for any damage, breakage, or loss of items left in the premises or brought in by individuals, and therefore will not provide replacements or refunds.

Please make sure you have a confirmation email for your booking.