Wapping Wharf – Wapping Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RW
New development Wapping Wharf on Bristol Harbourside is going to be the place to go when the weather warms up a bit. Its “vision is to ensure a sense of community is fostered among the residents, retailers and nearby neighbourhoods and that it is truly integrated into Bristol”. If you would like to find out more information about Wapping Wharf or want to check out future events here is the website.
There are some excellent cafes, bars and restaurants and here are 5 cool places to eat if your heading to Wapping Wharf.
Units 6-8 Gaol Ferry Steps, Bristol, BS1 5WE
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12noon–11pm Sun 10am–11pm
The Wild Beer Co is a Somerset based Brewery encouraging people “to drink wildly different”. The staff know their info on the food and drink that they are serving answering any questions. The menu has been devised in collaboration with Hook which is the Seafood Restaurant in Camden Town, London. Wild beer Wapping Wharf is the second bar to open by the brewery the other being in Cheltenham.
The highlight of this bar must be the choice of beers, it was quite a hard decision on which one to go for, they let us have a sample and I settled on a Hippie Johnny just because my dad was called John and didn’t realise it was 6.6%. It is an American IPA somebody described it as having a citrus taste and smelt of mangoes to me it just tastes like beer. Another popular one was Pogo which is passion fruit, orange andguava at 4.1%. I also tried fresh which is a pale ale 5.5%
I can’t wait to go back and try a lot more of the beers, obviously with all this beer you are going to need some food soak it up. The menu has a seafood theme being on the Bristol Harbourside.
I was lucky and got to try a few of their dishes but if I was to go back I would definitely have the Fish and Chips, the fish was so succulent and really fresh tasting.
All the other dishes were just as good we had we had vegetables in light tempura batter, Fish Tacos and a fish sharing platter.
They have guided tasting sessions on the last Monday of every month it varies in price but it’s about £15 you get to try five beers with five Mini Bites.
Units 1&2 Goal Ferry Steps, BS1 6WE, United Kingdom
Opening Hours : Monday – Friday 0730-2200
I am going to like any restaurant that has pig in the name because I adore and collect anything pig related. This restaurant is by The Three Brothers behind the Jolly Hog range and Will Collier who is currently a Harlequins Rugby player. It is opened in the cargo development on the Wapping Wharf which is in real shipping containers. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner all with the pork theme. I tried some of their amazing dishes which were cooked to perfection
Pig Mac – a seasoned pork Patty slow roast BBQ pork with cheese baconaise in a brioche bun and a dollop of house slaw this costs £9
Whole Hog in a roll but is slow-roasted pork belly with crackling, applesauce, and slaw in a bun £9
Whole Hog obviously not really a OMG this was amazing. I was slightly disappointed that they had ran out of scotch eggs as they handmake them and the pictures on their website looks delicious.
Hoguettes – Slow roast pork shoulder bbq croquette’s and baconaise £5
Sweet potato fries £4.50
All the other dishes look so good and if you can’t decide what to have then try a pig board which has a selection of all the seasonal products. It will cost £35 but great to share with friends and family
One of the best things about this place apart from the food is the paper that the food is served on, it has little piggy snouts and I was so chuffed when the head chef gave me some of the paper to take home, he probably thought I was slightly crazy getting more excited over the paper than the food.
I washed down all this port with a Wiper and True India Pale Ale which is 6.2% ABV information of five hops summit bravo Citra mosaic and Ella. It had a faint taste of oranges and was very refreshing it is brewed in the local area of Werburghs in Bristol.
They also offer takeaway and have just set up with Deliveroo so you can eat these delights in the comfort of your own home.
Bristol Cider Shop
Unit 4, Cargo, Gaol Ferry Steps, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6WE
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Bristol Cider shop used to be on the Christmas Steps in Bristol and it has now moved to the Wapping Wharf development. It is an award-winning shop that stocks over 100 types of local ciders coming from a 50-mile radius of Bristol.
The manager was very knowledgeable about her products and gave an in-depth explanation of the stock and some samples of hot mulled cider and cider brandy. The stock changes regularly so you can keep popping back to try a new cider.
You can join the cider Club where you get 12 bottles of a selection of award-winning cider delivered straight to your door every two months. Or you can visit the shop for some cider tastings. Along with bottled ciders they have bottled Perry, Cider brandy, Draught cider and Perry, cider gifts and hampers. They are based in Bristol but they deliver all over the UK.
Check out their website for more details on the cider tastings they offer I think this would be a great gift for any cider fan. They have an introduction to cider, cider speed dating, cheese and cider tasting and chocolate and cider tasting where you get to try 10 ciders along with bread and cheese for £20. You can even hire it for private events which would make a cool birthday party idea.
7 Gaol Ferry Steps, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6WE
A place to hang out during the day or night and have coffee and cake or even a craft beers, G&T or on tap organic wine. I tried a millionaire shortbread and it has to be one of the best I’ve ever had another reason why I will be returning to Wapping Wharf pretty soon. The smell of coffee is just amazing in this place I could sit here all day sniffing it up.
CARGO, Gaol Ferry Steps, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6WP
TUESDAY – THURSDAY 12:00 – 22:30
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 09:00 – 22:30
SUNDAY 09:00 – 18:00 Breakfast served Friday to Sunday
Back in the shipping containers is the Chicken Shed part of the eat drink Bristol fashion chain co-founded by Michelin star joined Josh Eggleton Amelia Twine Nick Roberts and organic farmer Luke Hassle. They serve beak to feet from the chicken using British chicken free-range slow grown and GM free meat from local suppliers.
Devilled Chicken Livers, Hearts & Mushrooms on Toast -£4.50
This was my first time trying chicken livers and hearts and I was really impressed they were so good.
Southern Fried Chicken – 1 piece - £2.50 / £2 Pieces – £5.00
Fried Chicken for me could have had a bit more seasoning in the coating but it was still delicious
Chopped Seasonal Slaw – £3.00
This was good too. Check out the website for more menu options. We got to wash this all down with a horseradish Bloody Mary. There is a terrace where you can sit in the summer with a nice cocktail.
I bet you are really hungry now, comment below if you go to these places I would love to hear what you think. If you would like to see what happens when Bristol Bloggers go on a food tour watch this video I made whilst we were getting to try these wonderful eateries.
All these places seemed to have good accessibility facilities. The Chicken Shed is on a upper level shipping container and there is a wheelchair lift and ramps so would be easy access. The toilets in the shipping containers are round the back and you have to get a code for the door from which ever eaterie you are in.
I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.