Is anyone else in Bristol completely obsessed with Wapping Wharf at the moment, or is it just me? Now the second phase of Cargo 2 has opened up, I now have even more of a reason not to cook on my commute home. How does one simply walk past the delicious smells from these new restaurants and shops? I simply do not know.
After hopping into town on a blistering hot day i started my regular commute back, making a deliberate route into Wapping Wharf searching for food of the gluten free kind. After visiting Bristolian chef and restaurateur Josh Eggleton’s Salt & Malt almost monthly at the Chew Valley branch, the new Wapping Wharf location makes it dangerously convenient for me to get my gluten free fish and chips fix on the regular. Most of the menu is delightfully gluten free, which is rare for a fish and chippy!
“Our top secret homemade batter recipe is totally gluten free and we use British rapeseed oil, which is naturally gluten free, in our fryers. To prevent cross contamination all products using breadcrumbs are cooked in a separate fryer. We even use gluten free vinegar, just to be on the safe side!”
I ordered the senior medium cod for £8.50 with chips, crushed peas, tartare sauce and lemon. Worth noting that the specials on the blackboard looked so good, and worth going back for if you’re a super seafood fan. The takeaway option was also popular. We sat looking out to the Bristol Harbourside, watching the boats and Bristolian’s enjoying the summer in this new buzzing alfresco spot in Wapping Wharf.
As part of the Cargo 2 launch, some truly awesome Bristol bloggers and myself are doing a round up of the new offerings. From the 9th of July you’ll be able to see them all via the following links! Do give them all a read and follow on social if you’re wanting the latest in the Bristol Food Scene.