Clifton Observatory Has Now Opened Their Rooftop Terrace, And It’s Pretty Magical

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


Perfect for post-work drinks or weekend catch-ups.

Rooftop bars and restaurants by the harbour may be getting booked up in the blink of an eye, but you needn’t have to head to the city centre for a meal and stunning views. Instead, why not head north of Bristol where you can take in the beautiful cityscape and beyond?

Clifton Observatory is based right by Clifton Suspension Bridge making it the perfect destination for outdoor dining. The Bristol viewpoint is serving up a selection of drinks up at their 360 café including G&Ts, wine and generously-topped, indulgent hot chocolates, as well as wonderful views overlooking Clifton Downs and the River Avon.

In a recent Instagram post, Clifton Observatory said: “We’re back! Our rooftop terrace is officially open from today! Enjoy food and beverages from the café on the rooftop cafe and take in those stunning views! And even better… the terrace bar is open tonight, Friday, and Saturday for drinks from 6pm-10pm! 💃🥂 Stay tuned, because next week the terrace will be open for evening dining 👀🍴”

The alfresco dining experience up on Clifton Observatory’s rooftop terrace also boasts a rather sophisticated menu featuring afternoon tea, breakfast, snacks and hot savoury pastries, with an evening menu coming soon. The 360 café at Clifton Observatory even offers three different types of focaccia toasties- from the rather classic tomato, basil, pesto and mozzarella to more adventurous ones such as vegan sausage, stuffing, cranberry and spinach.

Plus, you can’t not indulge in one of Clifton Observatory’s hot chocolates, especially when the menu has a range of delicious flavours to choose from- Biscoff, Black Forest and Cookies and Cream. Each drink is flavoured with either caramel, cherry or vanilla and topped with whipped cream, caramel or chocolate sauce as well as either a Lotus biscuit, flake or cookie chunks. Plus, there’s also a S’mores hot chocolate featuring a biscuit crumble, toasted marshmallow and chocolate flake. Told you they are indulgent!

The restaurant less than four miles away from the city centre is great to stop at after an evening stroll in the Downs or for weekend plans with friends and family. The rooftop terrace at Clifton Observatory is currently open from Thursday to Saturday from 6pm until 10pm with plans to launch an evening dining menu in early May. Book your table here.

Clifton Observatory, Litfield Place, BS8 3LT

[Featured Image: Clifton Observatory]

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