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A vegetable-led restaurant on the former site of Chicken Shed (from the same owner Josh Eggleton) in Bristol's Wapping Wharf.

survey result

Summary

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A container with a terrace” on the docks which, despite not being strictly veggie, “elevates even the humblest of veg to mouth-watering delights”. In December 2022, chef Rob Howell and partner Megan Oakley (ex-of the Pony & Trap) launched a sister restaurant, Root Wells, in Wells, Somerset, following the same ‘more veg, less meat’ ethos.

Summary

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

Summary

£56
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6WP

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Root Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Root Restaurant in BS1, Bristol by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Root restaurant.
Phil L
Booked a table arcRoot wells for 3 but got ...
Reviewed 29 days ago

"Booked a table arcRoot wells for 3 but got one for two - first time I've had to swap tables during a tasting menu experience. Inept amateur performance not to be repeated"

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Phil L
Booked a table for 3 but got one for two - ...
Reviewed 29 days ago

"Booked a table for 3 but got one for two - first time I've had to swap tables during a tasting menu experience. Inept amateur performance not to be repeated"

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Phil L
Booked a table for 3 but got one for two - ...
Reviewed 29 days ago

"Booked a table for 3 but got one for two - first time I've had to swap tables during a tasting menu experience. Inept amateur performance not to be repeated"

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Anna S
Very interesting selection of plates. 4 of ...
Reviewed 1 months, 10 days ago

"Very interesting selection of plates. 4 of us shared all the smaller plates. All good We particularly enjoyed the burrato the cabbage the carrots "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.80 £12.00 £8.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 10.00%
Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6WP
Opening hours
Monday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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