1 Michelin Star Chefs: George Livesey, chef owner, Bulrush

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George Livesey is chef owner of Michelin-starred Bulrush in Bristol.

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Chef proprietor George grew up in the Peak District. He trained at the Academy of Culinary Arts in Bournemouth, where he was sponsored by Albert Roux.


Bulrush Bristol - exterior

21 Cotham Road South, Bristol, BS6 5TZ

Telephone: 0117 329 0990

Website: www.bulrushrestaurant.co.uk 

Email: [email protected]

Chef Owner: George Livesey

Restaurant Manager: Oscar Neill

Twitter: @bulrushbs6

Instagram: @bulrushrestaurant

Facebook: Bulrush


George has also worked at St John restaurant, at Roux at Parliament Square when it first opened under head chef Dan Cox, Club Gascon and the White Rabbit in Dalston.

He regularly visits Japan and has staged pop-ups there with his brothers business, the Anglo Japanese Brewing Company.

Bulrush - Bristol - Michelin star - chef George Livesey


George and his partner Katherine opened Bulrush in 2015, after running several successful supper clubs in east London the previous year.

It was originally due to be based in Bristol, but after losing that site, the couple spotted the property on Cotham Road South (which was formerly a greengrocers, and before that, Stephen Markwick’s Bistro 21).

With Oscar Neill running front of house and George in the kitchen, the small neighbourhood restaurant quickly received critical acclaim, including an 8/10 from The Guardian critic Marina O’Loughlin.

Bulrush received their first Michelin star in the Michelin Guide UK and Ireland 2019. Inspectors said that Bulrush are: "Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard."

What the guides say

Michelin Guide

 Restaurant James Sommerin, Michelin star restaurants, Michelin Guide 2018


Hardens Guide Bulrush

Food Style

George’s food style reflects his mix of influences – from his classical training and St John’s experience, to foraged and Asian ingredients.

butternut squash%2C hops sponge%2C blackberries%2C cornflake crisp

butternut squash, hops sponge,

blackberries, cornflake crisp

His tasting menus showcase unique flair, with dishes like a sardine sandwich served with watermelon & pine and duck liver macaroon, or the vegetarian option with tofu beignet and goat’s curd macaroon. The eight-course option starts from £50 per person and an A La Carte menu is also available, with starters from £8 and mains from £17.50.

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Editor 12th November 2018

1 Michelin Star Chefs: George Livesey, chef owner, Bulrush