Shipping-container shape and Bristol fashion

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Cargo 2, the second phase of the multi-restaurant (with a bit of retail) development using smartly reconstituted shipping containers at Bristol’s Wapping Wharf, is to open on May 26.

Headliners are led by Spuntino, the first offshoot of the Italian-American small-plates specialist in London’s Soho, which will feature a US diner-style interior.

Local acts are well represented, with Josh Eggleton of Pony & Trap fame opening his second Salt & Malt fish’n’chippie, while Bristol’s Cantina is adding a Mexico City-style taco joint and CUPP its third Taiwanese bubble tea and noodle bar.

Most gastronomically ambitious is Tare, offering tasting menus of four or seven courses to just 20 diners, while The Athenian serves souvlaki and Greek street food. Oliver’s natural artisan Italian ice creams and sorbets offers an alternative for dessert – and all of it in a waterside location just a few minutes’ walk from Bristol city centre.

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