New £1 million restaurant COSMO opens in York

Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Ian Gillies, pictured with a COSMO chef

Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Ian Gillies, pictured with a COSMO chef

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WORLD food restaurant chain COSMO has opened its £1 million eatery in York.

The Lord Mayor of York, Cllr Ian Gillies, was invited for a tour of the 248-seater restaurant and to try his hand a hot-plate cooking.

The new Bridge Street restaurant, which has created around 70 jobs, opened its doors to the sound of a Brazilian drumming display, accompanied by an appearance from an authentic Indian tuk tuk and a geisha girl stilt walker.

York is the fourth COSMO branch to open in Yorkshire in just over a year. The restaurant group runs 15 branches across the UK, including Aberdeen, Swansea and Belfast, as well as Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield, with more restaurants due to open this year, including Nottingham.

James Brion, creative director of COSMO Restaurant Group, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Lord Mayor and his party for kindly opening our York restaurant and for showing what a dab hand he was at teppanyaki cooking.

“We have been looking forward to opening a restaurant in York for some time and, judging by the number of people we have had through our doors, the city is already living up to all of our expectations.”

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10:02am Thu 3 Jul 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

I'm extremely impressed with the Lord Mayor's GIANT right hand...
I'm extremely impressed with the Lord Mayor's GIANT right hand... Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 13

11:49am Thu 3 Jul 14

Maquis says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
I'm extremely impressed with the Lord Mayor's GIANT right hand...
Get some perspective man.
;)
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: I'm extremely impressed with the Lord Mayor's GIANT right hand...[/p][/quote]Get some perspective man. ;) Maquis
  • Score: 14

1:22pm Thu 3 Jul 14

emen says...

I went to the Cosmo in Leeds a few weeks ago and was quite impressed with the food so I'll try out the York one.

I can't see these "eat as much as you like/can" buffet places being good for the obesity crisis though. Quite a few of the diners didn't seem to have any limits to the amount of food they could tuck away.
I went to the Cosmo in Leeds a few weeks ago and was quite impressed with the food so I'll try out the York one. I can't see these "eat as much as you like/can" buffet places being good for the obesity crisis though. Quite a few of the diners didn't seem to have any limits to the amount of food they could tuck away. emen
  • Score: 8

7:59pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

I had a look online and there is only 1 review so far which gave it 3 stars out of five, the reviewer drawing attention to the dirty crockery, sticky tables and food which had been under the heat lamps too long.
The reviews for the other Cosmo restaurants were similarly unimpressive.
It sounds pretty much like the York Jumbo Chinese buffet in Rougier Street which closed several months ago and shows no sign of reopening.
I had a look online and there is only 1 review so far which gave it 3 stars out of five, the reviewer drawing attention to the dirty crockery, sticky tables and food which had been under the heat lamps too long. The reviews for the other Cosmo restaurants were similarly unimpressive. It sounds pretty much like the York Jumbo Chinese buffet in Rougier Street which closed several months ago and shows no sign of reopening. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 5

9:36am Fri 4 Jul 14

Mrs. C says...

Not wanting to sound negative to a new business in the city centre, but in light of the extra visitors arriving in York for "le Tour de France"this weekend, the shamefull food and general waste, not to mention the staff "fag butts" blocked pavements and no respect for people living in North Street, is a disgrace. The council has worked very hard preparing the city in it's yellow bloom and then Cosmo treat North Street like a "back alley" I will not be eating here unless they clean up their act.
Not wanting to sound negative to a new business in the city centre, but in light of the extra visitors arriving in York for "le Tour de France"this weekend, the shamefull food and general waste, not to mention the staff "fag butts" blocked pavements and no respect for people living in North Street, is a disgrace. The council has worked very hard preparing the city in it's yellow bloom and then Cosmo treat North Street like a "back alley" I will not be eating here unless they clean up their act. Mrs. C
  • Score: 7

6:36pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Tim Cronin says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
I'm extremely impressed with the Lord Mayor's GIANT right hand...
Yes, it also seems to match his Giant Red face.
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: I'm extremely impressed with the Lord Mayor's GIANT right hand...[/p][/quote]Yes, it also seems to match his Giant Red face. Tim Cronin
  • Score: 3
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