Review on Marmo
Located in the city centre of Bristol on the corner of Baldwin Street and St Stephen's Street in the former premises of Bar Buvette, Marmo was launched in August 2019. It's the first solo venture from husband and wife team Cosmo and Lily Sterck, who met at the University of Bristol. Cosmo has honed his culinary career at well regarded restaurants such as St John, Magdalen, Brawn and Rubedo, as well at Yard in Paris, while Lily originally a lawyer also worked at London restaurants Luca and Six Portland Road, and more recently was the manager of Bar Buvette.
The restaurant's name Marmo which means marble in Italian, takes inspiration from the early Northern Italian methods of food preservation in marble basins. It's a lofty high ceilinged affair, with big pictures windows bathing the room with lots of natural light. Overlooked by the bar and open kitchen, white painted walls are decorated with an eclectic mix of artwork and posters. Shelves are lined with bottles of wine and dark wood tables are laid out on a chevron wood floor.
High-quality produce is at the heart of proceedings with ultra-fresh fish from Cornwall, pork from Gothelney Farm in Bridgwater and fruit and vegetables from Wilding Farm in Chew Magna. Cosmo offers a concise menu that changes regularly to reflect the seasons starting off with maybe mussels, leeks and bottarga before moving on to a main course of Tamworth pork chop, borlotti beans and green sauce, finishing with a chocolate mousse.
Lily runs front of house with great charm and there's an excellent wine list showcasing European organic and biodynamic producers.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Fri
Dinner: 5.30 - 01.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card