Extension of successful food and drink hub taking shape

cargo-visualThe extension of Bristol’s successful food and drink hub CARGO is underway following the delivery of shipping containers to the site.

The second phase is called CARGO 2 and will contain 49 containers that will be home to a number of different businesses.

Already confirmed to be moving in at the site will be:

• Gambas – Gambas is the sister restaurant to Bristol’s favourite tapas bar, Bravas, and will be specialising in prawns, seafood and authentic Andalusian tapas.

• Mabboo – Mabboo is an independent Bristol-based retailer specialising solely in clothing and accessories made using the world’s most sustainable plant, Bamboo.

• Salt & Malt – Chef and restaurateur, Josh Eggleton, will open a second Salt & Malt, serving signature gluten free fish and chips, as well as holding popup events and tasting menus. Salt & Malt Cargo will include an outdoor terrace with stunning views of The Matthew and Bristol’s Floating Harbour.

• The Athenian – The Athenian is a street food endeavour following in the steps of traditional Greek souvlaki.

• John Kelly 1880+ – Selling design-led jewellery, silver and metalware, circa 1880 to the present day, with a slant toward post-war Scandinavian and British design.

• Pure Yoga – Pure Yoga will be offering lunchtime express classes as well as early morning and evening classes for all levels.

• CUPP Bubble Tea – CUPP specialises in authentic Taiwanese bubble tea and noodles. CARGO will be CUPP’s third opening in Bristol.

• The Pickled Brisket – Bristol’s first dedicated salt beef bar, serving locally-sourced hot salt beef sandwiches.

• Oliver’s Ice Cream Ltd – Oliver’s is coming to CARGO with a proven track record in making artisan Italian ice cream (gelato) and sorbets from almost entirely natural ingredients.

• Loop Massage – Loop will be a small, perfectly formed oasis of calm, offering bespoke, affordable massage to the frazzled people of Bristol.

• TARE – TARE will be a 20-cover restaurant, with a menu regularly changing throughout the year allowing the team to work with the season’s best local produce.

• Story @ Cargo – Story @ Cargo aims to become the neighbourhood butchery and take-away dedicated to using whole animals as much as possible, raised responsibly, often organic and always free-range.

• Roots Manuka – Roots Manuka will offer well-researched, healthy products.

• Pizzarova – Pizzarova opened 12 months ago on Gloucester Road. This will be their second fixed site selling delicious, fast, sourdough pizzas.

• Big Juice – Big Juice will provide nutritional, freshly-prepared fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies.

Josh Eggleton comments: “We’ve been thinking about a second Salt & Malt for a while now, but it was all about the right location.

“It was always important that any other Salt & Malt locations would be by the water, it needed to have that waterfront, and community vibe and CARGO 2 is the perfect spot for that.”

Kieran Waite, founder of Gambas & Bravas tapas bars, comments: “We are inspired by the casual and fun dining culture in Spain and are excited to create a new tapas bar.

“All of our guest will be counter dining with a front row view of the delicious food being grilled and fried in the kitchen. Gambas is sure to provide a great buzz and an authentic tapas experience.”

Forty nine containers will make up CARGO 2, with the businesses occupying 38 of them and mainly shopping on the ground floor and restaurants above.

When complete, the Wapping Wharf community, Bristol’s newest harbourside quarter and one of the city’s most significant developments, will include over 600 new homes as well as a range of independent retailers. Mokoko, Better Food, Bertha’s Pizza, Little Victories and Wild Beer Co are already open along Gaol Ferry Steps, with Biblos and Fig 1 due to open soon.