Anglesey campsite restaurant that got famous and then closed is making a comeback

Liam (left) and Ellis Barrie at the former Marram Grass Cafe in Newborough -Credit:PA
Liam (left) and Ellis Barrie at the former Marram Grass Cafe in Newborough -Credit:PA

An Anglesey campsite that became a mecca for foodies before closing in the pandemic is to make a comeback. The farm-to-table Marram Grass had become a place of culinary pilgrimage after being opened by Liam and Ellis Barrie on a caravan park at Newborough 13 years ago.

It earned rave reviews and 2 AA Rosettes for the cooking - and Ellis became part of the TV chef scene on the Great British Menu. They then opened Lerpwl in Liverpool in 2020.

But as the pandemic impacted on trade they closed the Marram Grass in 2021. This was followed by Lerpwl shutting last year.

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Now though they've announced that 'Y Marram' is making at comeback at the Anglesey caravan park owned by their parents. It will start with special events before the launch of a full-time daily offering.

They have started recruitment for the new venture

The Marram Grass restaurant had humble origins but earned a lofty reputation
-Credit:Arwyn Roberts/North Wales Live

Liam Barrie said: “This year we are relaunching Y Marram over on Anglesey."

He added: "Over the next couple of weeks I will tell you more about what’s happening over there and what we have lined up. For now, all I’m going to say is we’re going to launch a space with events and move quickly into a daily offering.”

Full time and part time roles are up for grabs and they are looking for people with a range of kitchen experience.

They have had scores of messages since announcing the news.

Nicola Williams said: "Good luck, can’t wait to come back, so many happy memories and delicious food." Lisa Anne Simpson said: "Great to hear this, food was amazing and great atmosphere."

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