Review – Cosmo

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For my other birthday meal, a few of us headed up to Cosmo on the Clifton Triangle. Cosmo opened up at the beginning of the year, but we hadn’t really had the chance to go there before. I’d never been to an “all you can eat” place before, so it was all a little strange to me. You pay the price for the meals at the beginning before you get shown to a table, then pay for drinks when they are brought to your table. Its quite a large restaurant, able to seat over 250 people apparently.

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I have never seen so much prepared food just waiting to be eaten! The restaurant has 6 “live cooking stations” (where a chef stands all day and makes a certain food – sounds a bit dull to me!) – a teppanyaki hotplate, yakatori barbecue grill, dim sum bar, wok station, fresh noodle bar and freshly prepared sushi counter.They also had a section for curries, a section of Chinese food and also a counter full of side dish type things (rice, chips and for some reason mini cocktail sausages?) I haven’t even mentioned the desert section yet – a table full of fresh fruit, a bar of lots of mini deserts and of course the chocolate fountain.

The food was quite good, pretty much as you would expect really! The waiting on staff were efficient – perhaps a little too efficient – at clearing the plates from us: some of our party had barely finished by the time they were trying to collect the plates from us! We did have a small problem with getting drinks brought to us where someone forgot to actually send the order to the bar, but it was sorted out in the end.

The prices of the buffet vary depending on when you go, but we went on a Thursday evening which cost £12 each. I probably would go again, but I think it would be somewhere best to go to as a group rather than as a couple.

Address: The Pavilion, Triangle West, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1ET
Phone: 0117 934 0999
Opening Hours: Mon – Thur: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm, Fri – Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11pm, Sun: 12pm – 10.30pm


  1. Tim C says

    OK, all you can eat is a fantastic plan. But there is no finer AYCE than Toby Carvery, where they have a secret stash of BIG PLATES under the counter if you ask.

    That is a true win.


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