Posted by Tom Whitehead in Leisure Property Restaurants in Jan 2017

The Christmas turkey had barely settled before 2017 started rolling into action. On the back of a successful year for many food outlets, it’s no wonder to hear that so many have already been announced.

As a Bristol business we’ve benefitted greatly from the amount of diverse openings in 2016, and 2017 looks to be much more of the same. We’ve had a look at some of the most popular announcements for new restaurants opening.

The extension of the ground breaking Wapping Wharf development saw the Cargo containers and this year will see the CARGO 2 area open. The new containers will include:

Gambas – The people behind Bravas are expanding and will be opening sister restaurant Gambas. They’ll be bringing seafood and authentic Andalusian tapas for all to enjoy.

Salt & Malt – This will be the second Salt and Malt to open and adds another business to the ever-expanding Josh Eggleton stable. The Michelin-starred chef was probably one of the busiest people in Bristol last year and this fish and chip restaurant will definitely go down a storm.

The Athenian – Greek street food outfit The Athenian will be bringing their London business to the Bristol faithful. With dishes like souvlaki and oregano fries, their arrival will be met with open mouths.

CUPP Bubble Tea – These guys are no strangers to business in containers as they already have one in Quakers Friars. This will be their third location in Bristol and fans of bubble tea will be very happy.

The Pickled Brisket – The Pickled Brisket are one of the best known street food stalls in Bristol. They also hold residency at the Three Tuns, and their expertly crafted sandwiches are the stuff of folklore.

Pizzarova – We’re certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to pizza in Bristol and Pizzarova really know their crust. Their new location at Cargo 2 will be a much kneaded addition to the development.

TARE – This 20-cover restaurant will be embracing the best of the seasonal and local produce that the West Country has to offer.
Rest of Bristol

It’s not all just about Wapping Wharf and elsewhere in the city there have been other announcements. Including:

Biblos – The Caribbean restaurant who are known for their mega wraps, falafel, and jerk chicken are opening a ‘Calypso’ style restaurant at Gaol Ferry Steps.

Atomic Burger – The well-known burger restaurant are opening a city centre restaurant and have already been showing off their funky interior. This will be third restaurant and adds to their Oxford site and Bristol, Gloucester Road locations.

Bosco – Continuing the rising success of pizza in Bristol, one of the city’s best, Bosco, are opening their second restaurant. Their new venture will open shortly on Regent Street in Clifton Village.

Côte – The French brasserie chain already have a site in Clifton Village so Bristol eaters will be no stranger to the restaurant. They will be opening their second restaurant in the redeveloped Quakers Friars.

The Smoke Haus – BBQ is still proving popular and the Smoke Haus will be providing further meaty choices in Bristol. Offerings include ribs, brisket, fried chicken, waffles, and their super-sweet freak shakes.

Yakinori – Independent Japanese restaurant Yakinori will soon be opening on Park Street in Bristol. They will be serving noodles, sushi, katsu curry, amongst other things. Their crispy chilli squid was the most ordered item through Deliveroo in Birmingham last year.


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