A vegetable-led restaurant on the former site of Chicken Shed (from the same owner Josh Eggleton) in Bristol's Wapping Wharf.
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“The inventive food is amazing” at this dockside container venue, which flips the usual omnivore convention and casts vegetables as the stars of the show, with meat or fish in supporting roles. Part of Josh Eggleston’s Eat Drink Bristol Fashion operation, the venue is run by chef Rob Howell and his partner Megan Oakley (both ex-Pony & Trap). Reporters say they’re “made to feel welcome – nothing is too much trouble”.
Vegetables take the lead roles without edging meat and fish off-stage at this “fun” dockside container venue with a nice terrace for decent weather. It’s from Josh Eggleston’s Eat Drink Bristol Fashion team, led here by chef Rob Howell and his partner Megan Oakley (both ex-Pony & Trap), and its creative small-plates approach leads to “interesting and delicious” eating.
“A harbourside container in the docks” makes for a suitably hipster location for Rob Howell and his partner Megan Oakley’s “unpretentious and fun” three-year-old. It serves a small plates menu that’s “heavily veg-based” and dishes are “interesting and delicious… without being ridiculous”.
“A harbourside container in the docks” makes for a suitably hipster location for Rob Howell and his partner Megan Oakley’s “unpretentious and fun” two-year-old. It serves a small plates menu that’s “heavily veg-based” and dishes are “interesting and delicious… without being ridiculous”.
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"I enjoyed both the venue and the vibe. The restaurant is based in a cargo container and the staff are really upbeat. The food was good but possibly not great. Interestingly for a veg centric venue there were three fish dishes and the two we had were the weakest. The head chef did not seem to be there on the Saturday evening we were there and that may have impacted standards."
"Really delicious vegan/vegetarian options which make good sharing plates, and considerate service though having to sit in the slightly cold outside made it feel less welcoming than it might have been. "
"Small tapas dishes make an expensive meal but great location and pleasant staff and atmosphere. Food is good but very sauce/pesto/garnish laden: some more naked ‘sides’ wouldn’t be a bad contrast at a place featuring mainly veg. "
|Wine per bottle||£28.00|
Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6WP
|Monday||5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm|