The Pickled Brisket
Opening times : Monday, Closed; Tuesday to Thursday, 11am to 7pm; Friday to Saturday, 11am to 9pm; Sunday, 11am to 4.30pm
Location : Unit 11, CARGO 2, Wapping Wharf, BS1 6WE
Husband and wife Robin and Flora Slater have been bringing salt beef to festivals and events for a couple of years and have now set up shop at Wapping Wharf in Bristol.
I have to admit that I don’t think I have ever tried salt beef I always imagined it to be really salty hence the name but it actually isn’t. Salt beef is brisket that is cured in brine with sugar and pickling spices. It is then simmered for hours to produce soft and tender beef.
They source the best ingredients from local producers. Their beef is 100% “Native British breeds farmed on Somerset pastures”, their bread is from a local bakery using traditional techniques and flour from Shipton Mill, their mustard is from local producer Gingerbread Preserves and their smoked salmon is from Chew Valley. The ingredients are so fresh and knowing they are from local producers some how makes it taste even better.
I visited Pickled Brisket during a blogging event and Robin and Flora were keen to tell us about their sandwiches and they have a right to be proud as they are really tasty. Not only did they give us a small slider to sample but also a glass of champagne and it was proper champagne too so cheers Robin and Flora good luck in your new venture!!
They only have a few combinations but that’s all that is needed. They might seem pricy but the quality of the ingredients is so worth paying that little bit extra.
Classic – Salt beef, mustard, gherkins £6
Bull Horn – Salt beef, sauerkraut, pickled red cabbage, blow torched west country cheddar, mustard and gherkins £7.50
Rueben – Salt beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, blow torched swiss cheese, mustard, gherkins £7.50
They also have a veggie and smoked salmon option
We tried a Bull Horn slider which is £4 the full size sandwich is a lot bigger just look at the difference in sizes. The slider was perfect size for us though as we were at a tasting event at Wapping wharf so I wouldn’t have been able to try any of the other food that this great destination has on offer. If you want to see more see my article on Cargo 2. I loved how they blow torch the cheese.
Flora showed us the Brioche bagel and it looked so good, I have never had one of these either so looks like I am going back to try one. If you live or are visiting Bristol then this is a place that you must try.
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