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Chef Elliott Lidstone, previously of The Empress in Hackney, moves from the Big Smoke to Bristol's harbour side with a new solo venture. The tiny (just 14 cover) restaurant sits in the city's first retail yard made entirely out of old shipping containers. A couple of Lidstone's old Empress faves appear on the regularly changing, modern British menu.

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Summary

This “fantastic little restaurant in a shipping container overlooking the waterfront” seats 14 diners plus four at the bar, treating them to food that is “simply wonderful, deeply flavoursome and succulent”. Chef Elliott Lidstone returned to his native West Country after successful stints at The Empress in Hackney and L’Ortolan in Reading.

£46
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4
Very Good
4
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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Elliott Lidstone, ex-of The Empress in Hackney, has left the Big Smoke for this new solo venture on Bristol harbour. “Restaurants don’t get much smaller than this” – a tiny 14-cover spot “tucked into a shipping container” like its retail park neighbours – but the “refined” and “robust” cooking is “exactly spot-on” (including some old Empress faves). “If you are lucky enough to get the chef’s table you can see absolutely everything Elliott does”.

£48
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4
Very Good
5
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

18
Unit 10, Cargo 1, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6WP
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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