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Andrew Griffin, the veteran Bristol Chef with a pedigree that includes Markwicks, Tart Café & Foodstore and Prego, is due to open ‘Bomboloni’ on Bristol’s Gloucester Road in June. 

Bomboloni is an Italian inspired restaurant for family and friends to gather all day.  It is named after the Italian doughnuts, filled with cream, salted caramel or chocolate ganache that are popular in Italian cafes.  Bomboloni are offered on the weekend or available to order in the week. Our take on Bomboloni are available every evening on our dessert menu, alongside a variety of sauces, curds and chocolate.

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Andrew and Sara work alongside each other in the kitchen with a fantastic team of talented chefs and front of the house team.

Our aim for Bomboloni is to achieve the atmosphere of a relaxed, Italian family kitchen.  We aim to provide excellent value for money and great quality, to make Bomboloni accessible to everyone.
— Andrew Griffin

After celebrating our 1st birthday in June, we feel we have established ourselves as a small family restaurant serving great, reasonably priced food and wines suited to all tastes #keepitsimple

We offer a set lunch menu 12.00-15.00 and pizza and pasta through the day. Between 15.00-17.00 pizza or pasta and a drink is available for £10.00 alongside our under 12’s menu.

After 7pm, things become a little more grown up, but still informal and easy going.  We’re there for the nights there is nothing in the fridge or you can’t be bothered to cook but you fancy fresh and tasty food with dishes including grilled steaks, fish, homemade ravioli, risotto, fresh salads and delicious puddings...something for everyone!   Equally we have Pignoletto chilled at all times in anticipation of a celebration or special evening! 
— Sara

A short, reasonably priced wine list will be complemented by Italian bottled beers, a few local guest ales and a selection of soft drinks.


Opening hours from 10am for coffee and cake and 12pm – 10pm for the menu from Tuesday to Saturday

Address 225 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8NR

Telephone  0117 239 6506

Facebook @Bomboloni Italian kitchen

Twitter @bomboloni_bristol

Instagram: @bombolonibristol

Further information, images and interviews: 0117 9247220