Wine bars seem to be all the rage, and now Bristol is getting a swanky new one on Baldwin Street. Occupying the space formerly belonging to Bar Buvette, Marmo (meaning marble in Italian) will serve food and drink inspired by the country's traditional methods of food preservation in marble basins.
The restaurant will serve a carefully curated menu of fresh, seasonal dishes, sourced by the owners themselves. The minds behind Marmo both have extensive experience in hospitality, with head chef Cosmo formerly working at the helm of acclaimed London restaurant Rubedo, and Lily previously holding the title of manager at Bristol's Bar Buvette before it closed. Their findings for the kitchen include mussels and lemon sole from Cornish fishmongers, Tamworth pork from Bridgwater, and fruit and veg from farmers in Chew Magna. These ingredients will make up charcuterie boards, accompany homemade pasta and be incorporated into desserts.
Meanwhile, the wine list will feature handpicked bottles of organic and biodynamic wines from the Continent, which can be expertly paired to elevate the flavours of each dish.