Bristol neighbourhood restaurant closes down over financial pressures

The staff have thanked customers and staff for their ‘love and support’

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It was a popular ‘watch-the-world-go-by’ spot where customers would sit outside while tucking into breakfasts or enjoying coffee - but as of yesterday (July 30), Rosemarino in Clifton closed for the final time.

The restaurant, on the corner of Clifton Road and York Place, was well known for its Italian-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinners. Its favourties including Eggs Purgatorio and N’Duja Brioche.

But after 13 years, the restaurant owners posted a message on social media and their website that it was to close. They blamed the ‘relentless financial pressures’ which had made it ‘increasingly difficult’ to keep running.

The news follows other closures in the city, including Pasta Loco in Cotham Hill earlier this month.

The Rosemarino team wrote: “After thirteen wonderful years, we have made the difficult decision to close the doors at our beloved neighbourhood restaurant permanently.

“The past few years have thrown some major curveballs at the industry we love, and the relentless financial pressures have made it increasingly difficult for us to sustain our small business. Despite our best efforts, we are no longer able to continue serving you in the way we envisioned.

“To all those we have welcomed over the years, and all the amazing staff who have been part of the team, we are immensely grateful for your love and support; we cannot thank you enough for being a part of Rosemarino’s story.

Last August, Bristol World reported on growing concern from restaurants ownersrs in Bristol amid soaring energy and food bill. Menu prices will inevitably rise, they warned, while realising there’s only so much extra customers are happy to pay.