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Bristol's Bar Buvette has been taken over by (chef) Cosmo and (front of house) Lily Sterck, a couple who have impressive London restaurants on their CVs, including St John and Luca.

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£63
  £££
4
Very Good
3
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2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

St John and Brawn alum Cosmo Sterck and FOH wife Lily “serve up exceptional wine” at their stylish debut solo venture (est. 2019), in the city-centre – “an interesting, predominantly French wine list featuring some very unusual options”. It’s accompanied by a “short” and “delicious” seasonal menu that’s consistently highly rated in a good number of reports (including a well-priced weekday lunch).

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£53
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautifully cooked, simple yet imaginative dishes” have helped raise the profile of former St John and Brawn chef Cosmo Sterck and his wife Lily’s first venture, and brought critics panting to the door, with Tim Hayward of the FT and Tom Parker Bowles of the Mail leading the charge. Top Tip – the weekday lunch menu is steal at £19 for 2 courses, £23 for 3 as we went to press.

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£47
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Bar Buvette (RIP) has been taken over by (chef) Cosmo and (ex-lawyer, nowadays front of house) Lily Sterck, who met at Bristol Uni and whose CVs include well-known London restaurants, St John and Luca. Local press reports say it’s agreeable, white painted looks and short menu of straightforward Mediterranean-influenced cooking (including pasta, charcuterie and ice cream made on the premises) make it one of the best local openings of last year.

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31 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1RG

Restaurant details

Highchair
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Marmo Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Marmo Restaurant in BS1, Bristol by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Marmo restaurant.
Katie J
Great menu and everything totally delicious...
Reviewed 3 months, 5 days ago

"Great menu and everything totally delicious, very relaxed atmosphere makes for a good dinner spot. Small menu with great ingredients, lots of nice sharing starters and veggie pasta main."

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Yvonne C
Tasty early supper. ...
Reviewed 6 months, 28 days ago

"Tasty early supper. "

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J P
Just a lovely restaurant. Friendly, informa...
Reviewed 8 months, 19 days ago

"Just a lovely restaurant. Friendly, informal, but knowledgeable service. We always share so have half of each dish, so we end up with a menu of five or six small dishes. It was perfect here. Every plate added more to the overall. Gnocchi friti with salami Rosa was essentially deep-fried puff pastry with mortadella but was delicious. Barely-cooked tuna with Datterini tomatoes and a sweet dressing was rich, oily, and the best tuna I’ve eaten. Bravo"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £22.00 £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.50 £22.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
31 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1RG
Opening hours
Monday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm
SundayCLOSED

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