Rosemarino - Colston

4.4
23 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
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Winners of ‘Best Italian’ 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 and ‘Best Breakfast’ 2012, 2013 & 2014 at the Bristol Good Food Awards, Rosemarino Italian restaurant has established itself as one of the best places to dine in the city.

Open seven days a week for breakfast, brunch and lunch with aperitivo and dinner being served Tuesday – Saturday plus seasonal food, wine & language events. Rosemarino is a little gem to enjoy anytime,
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
Sunday: 9am - 3pm
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Phone number
0117 925 3524
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Matthew Hampshire
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Public Transit
nearest bus stop is BRI
Additional
Cafe, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
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JR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rosemarino's always serves amazing food and their breakfast selection is no different! An excellent beginning to a dreary day, with great service and arguably the best coffee in Bristol.

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were treated like old friends, and nothing was too much for the staff. An interesting menu, with all food cooked to order. A good selection of cocktails and wines (and other drinks). You expect restaurants to load the price of wine, and whilst their prices are certainly higher than supermarket prices, the mark up is not as high as in many restaurants. I paid £10 more for an inferior wine elsewhere last week.
I'd certainly recommend Rosemarino for any liver of Italian cooking, or to anyone who enjoys good food and cooking in general. I hope it won't be too long before I return!

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Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have now been to Rosemarino Colston three times and on each occasion I end the evening happy I went. The staff there are just really nice people and they are helpful, knowledgeable about the food and wine, but most of all have a sense of fun and enjoyment in what they do. The food is good and sometimes very good. Had a beautiful Bellito Misto on Saturday and the chocolate salami dessert with Walnut Grappa was a perfect taster finish. If you are looking for a relaxed evening where you come away from a restaurant with a smile on your face then Rosemarino Colston is a good choice.

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A
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have been to Rosemarinos for brunch often, but never for dinner. I have always really enjoyed the breakfast but was very disappointed with our dinner. The mains were average. One vegitarian option was so incredibly small we thought it was a joke; it definitely wasn't worth the £12 that one dish cost. The service was ok, but clearly very busy and not enough staff around. Overall I won't be back for dinner.

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D
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really easy to book a time that suited us. Food was amazing and staff were extremely friendly ! The value for money was really good too.

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect night me and my wife enjoyed everything about the place 5 star thank you

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent brunch on a wet and cold January morning in Bristol

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having sampled most of the rated places for breakfast or brunch in Bristol, Rosemarinos gets the top spot. Atmosphere and service are always great, whether you go to the one in Clifton or Colston, and we have never been disappointed and nor have any of our friends and family when they have come to visit.

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E
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can highly recommend the walnut risotto and the hazelnut hot chocolate from a very enjoyable evening at Rosemarino. The staff were attentive and knowledgable and very patient with us as we took ages to choose and asked loads of questions to help us. It was completely worth it as the meal was delicious. I can't think of a nicer place to spend an evening with a friend.

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LE
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really great breakfast, good vegetarian options available. I had eggs benedict, which was perfect and vegetarian breakfast looked amazing, too. Service was great, it is perhaps a little more formal-feeling than other breakfast/brunch places but definitely rates very high on my breakfast list. Will probably go again (and again).

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S
London
19 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Our visit to Rosmarino was not at all successful. We had gritty mussels and bland gnocci among the starters, and very thick-cut (offputting) charcuteri for our main. The waitress, though lovely, had absolutely no knowledge of the wine card. Since we don't know much about wine, and the card didn't feature known entities such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc we asked for advice for a dry white but the one recommended was very sweet.
The home baked focaccia was OK (though a bit dense) and truffled pasta was tasty (though undercooked, even for an al-dente lover).
We will not be going again, and would not recommend this place to friends.

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic feel as soon as you walk through the door, welcoming staff and a lovely ambience. Went for the first time for a birthday brunch and will definetley being going back. Also love the fact you can say a personal thanks to the chefs through the open kitchen on the way downstairs.

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K
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on a Monday night so it was very quiet, as expected, but still had a lovely atmosphere. The small menu is augmented by a couple of specials giving plenty to choose from and the food was delicious.

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've never been to the first Rose Marino in Clifton, although it always seemed to be full and now I know why. Good food, nice atmosphere and great service! I'd definitely visit again

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p
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2015
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The chef clearly thinks the more seasoning the better. My Fish special was swamped by the excessively heavily peppered vegetable dish -the fish accompaniment was Vindaloo strength or more! If we had wanted an Indian we would have gone to an Indian restaurant - the pork was similarly over seasoned. Tone it all down and introduce some subtlety and you have a good all round but not cheap restaurant.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ingredients , great flavours and a relaxed friendly service, make this one of my most favourite places to eat in Bristol.

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L
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had such a knock out Sunday lunch here recently that I booked it for my husbands birthday evening meal. The mixed antipasti we shared was so good, every single item on the plate was a joy to the tastebuds. Stand outs were smoked salmon, le coppa and the pickled button mushrooms. The Only problem was that it filled me up and I couldn't manage much of my main!
We originally were seated in the middle of the back room next to a noisy hen party which was awful as we couldn't hear what the waitress was saying or talk to each other. the waitress very kindly moved us to the front window as soon as she could and we were so relieved, I don't feel I could have stayed for the evening otherwise. I would strongly recommend some sound proofing as there will always be big noisy tables from time to time and the fashion of having hard surfaces and minimal style means that acoustics are harsh and can spoil the eating experience which should be about relaxing. One more tiny suggestion...seated at the window our view across the road was of industrial bins, how about putting vinyl on the lower half of the window to give customers a little privacy and to block the unsightly bins?
We will be back for lunch!

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2015
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We booked a table for a pre theatre meal and told the waiting staff we had an hour, ordered but only 3 meals came, one of our table had to wait a further 20 minutes or her meal. I'm sure this was a one off but there was no explanation and she had to rush her food before the show. The restaurant only had 2 other tables in so they were not rushed.

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d
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rosemarinos food is consistently prepared to a high standard. The staff are always friendly and the Service is excellent. What more can I say.

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OT
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Small venue with limited menu. If you are expecting pizza and spaghetti bolognese this is not the place for you. Superb home made Italian food with daily specials. There is another Rosmarino in Clifton so make sure you know which one you've booked. Highly recommended.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dinner choices really hit the spot - a classic Bruschetta starter combined perl las cheese, red grapes, celery and caramelised walnuts (which sounds so much more romantic when you pronounce it 'con formaggio Per Las, uva rossa e noci'); the recommended venison stew main course with polenta dumplings was a stunning 'winter warmer' (I love the way the specials are offered in two sizes depending on whether it is a starter or a main you are choosing). The House red was robust but perfectly matched to the strong flavours of the slow-cooked venison ...

Reviewed in full at bookendsandbinends.blogspot.co.uk

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic staff, lots of great breakfast options and good coffee, what more do you want ?!

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S
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2015
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

After a friend raving about the one pot wonder, I had to try for myself... Safe to say I was not disappointed! A great way to start the day!

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