Ever since Cargo and Cargo 2 originally opened down at Wapping Wharf, the area has become a fantastic community hub and an absolute dream destination for food, drink, and independent shopping lovers across Bristol and the rest of Britain. With so much variety all in one place, it's easy to forget you are in a bustling city when surrounded by the crates and overlooking the harbourside – Cargo at Wapping Wharf really does feel like its own perfect little world; a microcosm of everything your heart, stomach, and shopping bags could desire. Fancy a cider? You got it. Fine dining? Check. Casual eats and some of the best goddamn pizza in England? Done. Blimey, you can even get your hair done too if you want.
The Cargo site is currently being expanded further, with more containers filled all kinds of tasty treats being added, including Seven Lucky Gods, a new opening from the team behind the Milk Thistle, Hyde & Co, Bambalan, The Ox and other Bristol favourites. We truly are spoilt for choice at this little hotspot, so in the interests of helping you lovely lot make an informed decision, we thought it was only right to give you lot the run down on what's on offer.
Oh, and if you're confused about the whole Cargo, Cargo 2 and Wapping Wharf thing – don't worry, it took us a while too. Cargo is the first collection of shipping containers and building that opened, running down from Bertha's, via Calypso Kitchen, Little Victories etc to the corner where Pigsty stands tall. Turn the corner 90 degrees, and you're in Cargo 2: the stretch running from Salt & Malt up to the Pizzarova Crate. It's all part of the Wapping Wharf development – but what really matters is all the fab indies that hang out there, so let's cut to the chase.