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, […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of the Observer reviewed Box-E, an 18-seater set inside a shipping container on Bristol’s Wapping Wharf, by Elliott Lidstone, former head chef of L’Ortolan and then of the Empress pub in Hackney. “I’d go so far as to say there’s a defined Bristolian style. It’s rooted in the love of the small bistros of France, championed by the late […]

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Chef Josh Eggleton has launched a “Yurt Bistro” menu to highlight food waste in the restaurant industry at his Eat Drink Bristol Fashion project next to the city’s main station, Temple Meads. Eggleton is best known for his outstanding gastropub the Pony and Trap at Chew Magna, just south of Bristol, and also took over the Kensington […]

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  ⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed The Jetty at the Harbour Hotel in Christchurch, Dorset, a “place where land meets sea”. “A starter of octopus three ways is a master class in how to take a blunt object and bend it to your will.” “The Jetty mix fish grill…. is one of the prettiest […]

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