Ahh Toots

17 Christmas St, Bristol BS1 5BT
$ English

AhhToots first opened in Bristol’s vibrant St Nicholas Market during the summer of 2014 by owner, baker, and cake maker Tam who had a childhood dream to open a tea shop.

Over the years AhhToots became a market favourite among locals and tourists alike with daily offerings of creamy coffees, legendary sausage rolls, daily specials, and a cart loaded with sweet treats for all tastes.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 17 Christmas St, Bristol BS1 5BT
  • Cross Street: Christmas steps
  • Cuisine: Desserts | English | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Bakery/Deli
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch | Other |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01179277099
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Gay / Lesbian, Tea Service,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 12:45 - 17:00
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 12:45 - 17:00
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 12:45 - 17:00
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.9 out of 5 stars based on 464 votes

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Apr 29, 2024
Joanne S.
Excellent food, interesting flavours, fantastic service. We’ll definitely go again.

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Mar 30, 2024
Angela P.
The food were very delicious. Some of the cake were bit too sweet. But the savory were so good. Scones are the best in town. Just a bit pricey, even more expensive than the hotel.

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Mar 23, 2024
Judy M.
All Delicious!

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Mar 11, 2024
Amita L.
Brilliant, cakes were amazing, sandwich’s delicious. Different to menu as had an allergy but accommodated is very well. Great service! Very lovely treat for an occasion.

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Feb 27, 2024
Roisin G.
Just the most wonderful place to stop for an afternoon tea. We felt like total VIP's from start to finish. Really special experience having only 4 tables to sit in, so quiet & tucked away. The food was exceptional, beautifully presented & absolutely divine flavours (although we couldn't eat it all!). Great portion size and lovely variety offered. By far the most lovely part of the experience was the lovely staff. You could feel the warmth from them, so caring (but not pushy) and really felt like they genuine cared and enjoyed their job. Really Really special. The only bit if feedback was that i woudl ahve loved another scone! Thank you for giving me & my mam such a beautiful memory together. Will definitely visit again!! Roisin & Brigid ,

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Feb 17, 2024
Carol W.
Fabulous quality, both staff & food. The most lovely Afrernoon Tea experience, thank you

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Feb 15, 2024
Steph L.
Loved it thank you!

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Feb 09, 2024
Bernard S.
We had 'Afternoon Tea' at Toots, using a gift voucher. A marvellous experience, quirky ambience , friendly, helpful service and a delicious selection of savoury and sweet treats. The menu was explained to us in detail and when we realised there was a minor allergy problem with one of the items, a replacement was provided. There were also an unlimited selection of hot and soft drinks. All in all a marvellous experience.

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Jan 23, 2024
Anna R.
Amazing food, such friendly service, 2nd time I've been for afternoon tea here and it's now my favourite place to take people in Bristol. Thanks for a brilliant time!

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Jan 22, 2024
Ellie K.
The staff were wonderful. Such a lovely treat!

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Jan 17, 2024
Leaf S.
The loveliest place, with the loveliest people and the best orange and cinnamon cake I think I've ever had ☺️ 10/10 the best afternoon tea place in Bristol

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Dec 19, 2023
Emma I.
Absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!

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Dec 09, 2023
Naomi B.
Oh my god! This was the best afternoon tea ever, perfect from start to finish! Great service, lovely environment, food incredible! 11/10

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Nov 25, 2023
Lauren A.
Beautiful food and excellent service. Cafe full of character.

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Nov 20, 2023
Tamzin C.
Sooooooo good! We had the vegan afternoon tea and it was a complete delight. The staff were wonderful and the food was divine. Such a cool, quirky place. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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Nov 12, 2023
Katie Y.
Amazing tea - sooo delicious! Loved the use of herbs, edible flowers and flavour combinations. Staff lovely and couldn't have been more helpful and obliging. Such a cozy place - we felt welcomed into a secret little world. Would deffo go again. Thank you.

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Nov 06, 2023
Kayley C.
The best afternoon tea I’ve ever had. Everything was presented perfectly and the staff were lovely.

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Oct 15, 2023
Louise W.
Absolutely lovely. Beautiful food in a cosy place. We will be back x

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Sep 08, 2023
Joshua C.
Perfect afternoon tea experiance. The food was delicious, every item on the menu complimented each other. The service was exceptional. We already love the cakes, so to have a 'sat-down' experiance was a delight.

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Jul 24, 2023
Karen J.
Always amazing. Every mouthful an experience. You rock!

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Jul 24, 2023
Jane W.
Best Afternoon Tea ever - And we’ve had a few! The ideas, flavour and passion put into their food is amazing. This was our second Ahh Toots Afternoon Tea and equallly as impressive as the first. The staff are knowledgeable about every detail of the food and very friendly. We’ll definitely be going back. You do need to book - it’s a very popular place.

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Jul 01, 2023
Lyn d.
The food and the service was fantastic. Would definitely come back again.

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Jun 26, 2023
Jessica M.
A gorgeous little spot filled with delicious treats and a cosy atmosphere. We went for afternoon tea and absolutely everything was delicious - so flavourful and unique. Will definitely visit again!

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Jun 12, 2023
Angela W.
Best afternoon tea I’ve had yet. Each mouthful was full of flavour and a really unique menu. Staff couldn’t have done more.

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Jun 05, 2023
Rory E.
A simply fantastic experience. Best I've ever had!

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May 06, 2023
Keeta H.
This place is amazing! Definitely a must go to!! We had the privilege of enjoying their new summer menu and it was all phenomenal! They were very good with my cherry allergy as well and made sure nothing was served that included them, thank you so much!

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Apr 17, 2023
Alexis J.
THE BEST AFTERNOON TEA EVER! Everything that is served from the tea, ice tea to sandwiches, cakes, scones, jam, truffles and more is spectacular! No detail is missed. Smashing it x

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Mar 13, 2023
Luke H.
fantastic afternoon tea experience, great service in a great setting. some of the best cakes ive ever had.

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Feb 18, 2023
Karen W.
Excellent in every way

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Feb 06, 2023
Kelly T.
Wonderful experience, thank you so much. A treat

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Jan 14, 2023
Sam M.
Incredible! Highly recommend

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Dec 26, 2022
Joanna G.
We loved it! Fantastic experience - we had such an amazing time. Thank you!

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Dec 19, 2022
Emma M.
only complaint was it was a little cramped and we couldn't all sit together but small price to pay the food was excellent and the staff faultless. thank you for a lovely afternoon we will definitely be back

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Dec 17, 2022
Lisa G.
Really lovely afternoon tea, would definitely recommend.

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Dec 05, 2022
Stephanie C.
One of the best afternoon teas I have had in Bristol and the staff were excellent!

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Oct 18, 2022
Clare J.
Everything was amazing! We have wanted to have afternoon tea at Ahh Toots for quite some time. Everything was vegan and made for a lovely birthday.

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Oct 15, 2022
Natalie W.
Just generally amazing, everything was beautiful, food was delicious, staff were friendly. Best eating out experience we've ever had!!

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Oct 04, 2022
Jo N.
The staff are absolutely delightful, full of smiles and enthusiasm. On top of that, the afternoon tea is incredible. They don't do the traditional boring sandwiches, instead you get something different and incredibly delicious. Thank goodness for takeaway boxes as I'm not sure how anyone could finish all those incredible cakes!

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Sep 11, 2022
Clare D.
The food was amazing!

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Jul 31, 2022
Stacy P.
Food was amazing and different to other afternoon teas I have tried. It’s a lovely setting with knowledgeable and attentive staff. Would highly recommend.

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May 02, 2022
Nathan I.
I can't recommend this place enough 5 star 10/10 just amazing

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Apr 24, 2022
Fiona B.
Highly Recommended! Thank you for such a wonderful experience. It was my daughters birthday and you made us feel extra special:) Your lovely shop, food, drink and staff - we couldn't fault. Definitely service with a smile and passion for what you do. The afternoon tea menu was superb, home made and a taste feast for the taste buds, with orange, chocolate, cardamon, home made jam, red wine and much more, all in their to surprise the taste buds:) It's worth the wait ( bookings only Friday and Saturday) and will be back. xx

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Apr 17, 2022
Hannah L.
Lovely afternoon tea, the food was incredible and lovely people serving.

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Apr 07, 2022
Jane D.
Absolutely loved it, afternoon tea can only be a very special treat due to the price but understandable. All gluten-free as well which was amazing to have that option. Everyone was very friendly and we were made to feel special thankyou.

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Mar 06, 2022
Jodie B.
The best afternoon tea I've ever had, wonderful quirky cafe with the most delicious food. Thank you!!!

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Dec 04, 2021
Sarah M.
Most amazing place, food and service. A real treat for a long await family catch up

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Nov 29, 2021
Karen A.
Fabulous, imaginative afternoon tea. I’ve been many places for afternoon tea, this one tops them all. Utter deliciousness and service with a smile. Superb!

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Nov 29, 2021
Niamh S.
We had the vegan afternoon tea and every single item was unbelievably delicious. It was a really nice touch having everything brought out by the baker who made it all who talked us through everything she had prepared. I've already recommended the afternoon tea to about 5 different people, we will definitely be back! Thanks again for a truly special experience.

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Nov 05, 2021
Vikki B.
We really enjoyed the Halloween afternoon tea. The special items were very clever and the menu was well explained to us. We were well attended to and appreciated being able to have multiple drinks as the ice tea was delicious. The chai pumpkin filled choux was particularly memorable

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Oct 27, 2021
Robyn L.
This was the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had. My in-laws agreed and they have had so many over the years! World class. Flavours and variety were next level and so delicious. Excellent customer service and a great ambience. We will be back! The only thing we didn’t love was the jam for the scones as we couldn’t taste the berries/fruit which was a shame but that’s all!

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Oct 21, 2021
Ashleigh W.
We knew the food would be amazing and it was even better than we imagined! We will be back. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

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Oct 19, 2021
Briony E.
Best afternoon tea I’ve ever had! Lovely little cafe and friendly staff Will 100% be rebooking Thank you X

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Oct 11, 2021
Sara M.
Absolutely wonderful. The snug created for seating feels very cosy and has been created with such thoughtfulness. The staff were kind, friendly and looked after us well. And the food itself…the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had!! An amazing range of treats and each one perfectly balanced flavours. Can’t wait to go again

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Sep 05, 2021
Jessica P.
Such a fantastic experience! We were very well looked after. The cakes and sandwiches were absolutely divine and the tea was delicious. We’re already booking our next one because the price is so good for the top quality food you get. Thank you!

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Aug 29, 2021
Helen P.
Amazing in every way. Everything was delicious and everyone was charming and welcoming. Thanks! X

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Aug 24, 2021
Mark I.
Very enjoyable Afternoon Tea with a huge array of tasty cakes and sandwiches!

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Aug 22, 2021
Huma A.
Amazing! Would definitely go back! 10/10

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Aug 16, 2021
Lucy S.
Beautiful cakes and drinks and friendly staff. Definitely coming back soon.

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Jul 31, 2021
Jayne w.
Beautiful little cafe. Food and cakes were phenomenal. Such an attention to detail and presentation!

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Jun 28, 2021
Lorna M.
Stunning experience, also lovely seeing celebration cakes popping out for collection

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Apr 25, 2024
Emma H.
Lovely welcome from these charming Bristol ladies. Quirky setting at the rear of the bakery. Food & service were fabulous. Probably would of preferred more savouries & less sweet but we were given individual boxes to take away what we couldn't manage at the time. Lovely experience, highly recommend.

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Feb 10, 2024
Liam B.
Absolutely brilliant, we want to say all the staff were brilliant, the food was simply incredible too.

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Feb 07, 2022
Vicky L.
What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday afternoon! The place is oldie worldy looking and feels like you're stepping into a shop from a Harry Potter story. Super cosy and welcoming atmosphere with friendly staff. The food selection is just great and everything was absolutely delicious. As someone with a bit more of a savoury tooth, a few extra savoury bits would have been a bonus. All in all, a fantastic selection and great quality, flavoursome treats! Would definitely recommend.

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Jul 19, 2024
Sybil S.
Tables are a bit too close together but the great service makes up for it

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Dec 04, 2023
Anna B.
The food is amazing, not to complain about and the staff is kind. Negative points: * the time to be at the table, 1h30 is too little, as there is lots of food the good about th experience is trying it little by little while chatting. Having to eat it in a hurry is non sense. * the music could be something more related to the atmosphere, maybe jazz or classical? It seems it is just playing something random from a playlist.

Overall: 8/10
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May 30, 2023
Catriona W.
The food was lovely - quite original and very beautifully presented. The restaurant is very small and dark which some might see as cosy and others as cramped. The service was good -friendly staff - and quick. The table was a bit small and chairs hard - wouldn’t want to sit there for too long. Personally I would prefer a closer balance between savoury and sweet elements. The appetiser of spicy soup and a home-made cheese twist was excellent and unusual. We had the equivalent of one round of sandwiches per person and all were vegetarian. For the price ( £39 a head) it would have been nice to have some choice or at least some meat/fish. We then had a lovely warm scone each (excellent) and a plethora of sweet things. Each one was delicious and in fairness I was the only one who couldn’t eat the lot so took some home in a box. My husband and I both ordered the same tea and were surprised to get two individual cups with a gigantic tea bag each rather than a pot. We did get a pot when we asked for a top up of tea which makes more sense with an afternoon tea where you need a constant intake of liquid! Everyone’s favourite cake was the strawberry choux bun filled with crème patissiere, but the overall standard of all the sweet things was very high. Overall I would recommend it to a friend.

Overall: 8/10
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Nov 22, 2021
Cathy W.
Delicious food but please don't put herbs in the scones. There were some other strange combinations that didn't really work for me like almonds in the lemon drizzle cake. The Guinness chocolate cake was a trip to heaven though. Seating area very small and benches very hard despite cushions. Overall food was delicious and service was very good.

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Sep 26, 2021
Sian L.
Food and service amazing! The only improvement would have been for a larger table and proper seats as stools not the most comfortable for sitting for a while. However appreciate that this is due to a beautiful old building and lack of space. Only thing to suggest is to make this very clear on booking. The tables and seats would not have been suitable for lots of people.