Bardolino opens at the Cube, Birmingham

Guest Post by Philip Ellis twitter.com/Philip_Ellis

Brunch and Bellinis at the Bardolino Launch

Named for the Bardolino region of Italy, Marco Pierre White’s new restaurant in The Cube is a tribute to his mother and his early childhood. At Bardolino they like to keep it simple and authentic; this is pizza and pasta the way Italians make it.

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There are large tables designed for family-style dining, complemented by a menu which encourages sharing; dishes are slightly cheaper than your average main course, encouraging groups to order a greater variety. This approach also makes Bardolino the perfect date night destination — there are more than a few tables for two available.

As well as the usual wine and spirits, Bardolino has a signature drink; the Bellini. A number of variations on the cocktail are available, in addition to the peach classic.

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Evening dining aside, it’s refreshing to have a daytime hangout space in The Cube. The entire venue is light, airy and informal. A counter lined with stools looks out onto the canal, a scenic spot to grab a coffee or get some work done.

Brunch is served every day until 11:30. Like the rest of the menu, it’s kept simple; bacon or sausage sandwiches (the bacon is smoky, crispy, and perfect), assorted croissants and bagels, and Marco’s Breakfast, a fry-up made just a little differently, and served in a skillet. The signature juices are refreshing and healthy, and most importantly, the coffee is good.

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Also, if you’re allergic to anything, the staff are incredibly accommodating — the non-dairy version of the house porridge, made with coconut milk, is just as tasty.

All in all, Bardolino serves up great quality food and service with a less formal atmosphere than you might associate with Marco Pierre White.


Philip visited Bardolino on behalf of BrumHour. This is not a sponsored post, all his content is his honest opinion.

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