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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 will be 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. Happily, these will made daily in the new restaurant.
Griffin is installing a charcoal grill and pizza oven in the restaurant at the bottom of Pigsty Hill, Gloucester Road. His team of chefs will include his wife Sara and his daughter Molly, who was his apprentice at the extremely successful Tart Café & Foodstore on the Gloucester Road while training at Bristol College. Molly subsequently worked as a chef at The Stock Exchange Bakery before joining her father in the family venture.
Alongside filled Italian Bomboloni, other cakes and pastries will be handmade daily. The team will be baking sourdough, seeded granary and fruit bread in the pizza oven too.
At lunchtime, a selection of seasonal salads will be available, with pizzetta and a bake of the day, for example cannelloni or aubergine parmigiana. There will be one pasta dish and one risotto each day, changing with produce in season.
From 5pm Bomboloni’s family service will swing into action with meatballs & pasta, arancini, pizzas and more bomboloni, of course. Then from 7pm, the chargrill will be on for whole grilled fish, marinated chicken, rib eye steaks and grilled vegetables. As well as pasta and risotto, there will be antipasti, garlic bread, polenta chips and plenty of salads to choose from. Something for everyone!
A short, reasonably priced wine list will be complemented by Italian bottled beers, a few local guest ales and a selection of soft drinks.