The Pickled Brisket

Opening Times
Sunday - Thursday12pm - 4pm
Friday & Saturday12pm - 8pm
Casual DiningTakeawayMeaty

Cargo 2, Wapping Wharf, Bristol
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Why we love it

The Pickled Brisket is Bristol's only salt beer bar. It's brought to you by husband and wife team Robin and Flora, who, having built up a reputation on the Bristol streetfood scene, are now doing their beefy-thing from a container at Cargo 2, at Wapping Wharf.

Robin was brought up on the best salt beef in the country, eating in salt beef bars such as Selfridges' Brass Rail and the famous Brick Lane Beigel Bake. When he moved to Bristol there wasn't anywhere he could get the type of salt beef that truly reminded him of what salt beef was about while he was growing up. So The Pickled Brisket was born.

They cure locally sourced beef farmed on the Somerset Levels and serve it on bread from a local family bakery. They even have their own mustard produced here in Bristol by Gingerbeard's Preserves. Each sandwich is carved to order to provide a hot salt beef sandwich that would be fit to grace the plate of any New York deli. They serve a variety of different hot salt beef treats including their famous Reuben with blow torched Swiss Cheese.


BYO Lunchbox Friendly
Proper Rueben sandwiches
Their own mustard made by Gingerbeards
Brioche bagels with salmon

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The best salty beef in Bristol! Soft, full of flavour, it almost melts in your mouth! It goes really well with the mustard sauce. It's definitely my favourite place to go for a quick lunch. I also love that they source the other ingredients from local providers. The staff is always happy and cheers you up, super cozy little place to lift up your spirits!


Friendly welcome and the best grilled cheese around!


If you're into your Deli sandwiches then this is the place to try! Made fresh and quickly, really nice service and we upgraded to a large for £1 extra each and bought a drink for £1.50 extra each so pretty good value! We grabbed one of the two small tables inside (it's a small cargo unit but they do take away and plenty of nice places to go and sit which are close by!)


The BEST grilled cheese


Delicious salt beef sandwiches, no matter which combination you choose. A one-of-kind in Bristol.


Super yummy and friendly service!