FOOD AND DRINK TOUR VIDEO:
WAPPING WHARF, BRISTOL HARBOURSIDE
Do you ever get bored with seeing the same old coffee shop chains and fast food restaurants in every city you visit? If so, I have good news for you! Wapping Wharf is an exciting new development on Bristol’s harbourside with a strong emphasis on independent traders and I’ve just visited five of the venues there, videoed owners, staff and managers to find out their stories as well as showing you some of the food and drink they’re proud to offer.
Wapping Wharf is one of the final elements to complete the regeneration of Bristol’s Floating Harbour. The opening of the new Gaol Ferry Steps offers a handy link between south Bristol and the city centre via the waterfront. People can now easily walk down this pedestrianised, tree-lined route, which links Gaol Ferry Bridge to the waterfront and a new public landscaped square. The complex is right behind M-Shed so it could be a handy spot for a refreshment break during a visit there.
Wapping Wharf is also the location of CARGO, Bristol’s first retail yard made of converted shipping containers. Set in the historical and cultural heart of the city, its emphasis is on becoming a community where people can live, work, shop, eat and relax. Based on what I’ve seen of it so far, there seem to be plenty of reasons to pay Wapping Wharf a visit!
WAPPING WHARF VIDEO GUIDE
Sound interesting? Then check out the video tour I’ve put together of 5 of the hottest independent cafes, bars and restaurants in Bristol’s trendy new harbourside development. (Footage was originally recorded via Facebook Live – hence not the best video quality, but interesting viewing none the less!)
WAPPING WHARF VENUES FEATURED IN THE VIDEO
THE WILD BEER CO
Restaurant & craft beer bar which challenges people to ‘Drink Wildly Different’. Wild Beer Co aims to change people’s perceptions on what beer is, how it is made and how it can taste. Main menu includes a range of seafood dishes taking inspiration from its harbourside location.
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on great tasting, local produce and a menu designed to open your eyes to the delights of all things pork.
BRISTOL CIDER SHOP
Award-winning shop, stocking over 100 types of local artisan cider and offering regular cider tastings and events.
Serves superb coffee & cake and a small lunchtime food offering in a relaxed, welcoming environment. Stays open late some nights, turning coffee skills to coffee cocktails. Espresso bar by day – craft beer, organic wine and coffee cocktails in the evening.
Restaurant with a menu built around organic chicken and an emphasis on only using birds that have been raised to the highest possible welfare standards. Outside decking on the top of Cargo, the second of two levels, offers views of Bristol’s beautiful harbourside.
So there you have it. Five independent venues which I’ve had fun exploring and think you might too.
Thanks for reading and watching. I hope you’ve enjoyed the video and perhaps learnt something new about Wapping Wharf. Have you visited this new centre yet? Do you have a favourite independent place to eat or drink in Bristol?
Lots more information on Wapping Wharf’s website.
Cover image courtesy of Heather on her Travels
DISCLOSURE: FOOD AND DRINK WAS PROVIDED BY THE VENUES I VISITED. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS.
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