Chicken Shed to open at CARGO, Wapping Wharf


Chicken Shed, the latest venture from Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, will open in September


The team behind food festival Eat Drink Bristol Fashion and pop up café Yurt Lush at Temple Meads, co-founded by Michelin starred Bristol chef Josh Eggleton of The Pony & Trap, Amelia Twine, Nick Roberts and organic farmer Luke Hasell, will launch Chicken Shed in September. The new restaurant and take-away will serve beak to foot of British chickens, using free-range, slow grown and GM free meat from local suppliers. 

The Chicken Shed menu will be built around the ever-so-indulgent treat of delicious fried chicken, with an emphasis on only using happy birds that have been raised to high welfare standards and will boast a a terrace which will be open all day overlooking the beautiful floating harbour.

Eat Drink Bristol Fashion co-founder Josh Eggleton said; “Chicken Shed is about awesome, wholesome chicken and we will be doing the best we possibly can to source happy birds that have been well looked after. We’ll be using every part of the bird in the dishes we serve. Customers can expect delicious roasted chicken, fried chicken legs, soft boiled eggs, curly fries, chicken in a bun and salads.

“Our part of CARGO will have a terrace where people can drink Yurt Lush-inspired signature cocktails or some of the best craft beers. There are some great independent businesses going in with us so it will be a hub of Bristol’s best food and drink teams and we’re proud to be involved.”

A host of other foodie venues at CARGO have also recently been announced, including BOX-E, led by award-winning Elliot Lidstone, the former chef at London’s Empress bar and kitchen in E9. BOX-E, based in two shipping containers, will serve modern British seasonal cooking featuring a four-seat kitchen table for those who want to experience the buzz of the kitchen in full.

Other tenants include: 

Woky Ko – A 40-seater Asian restaurant and takeaway headed up by MasterChef finalist Larkin Cen of Cen at Celtic Manor, opening this September.

PIGSTY – The first PIGSTY restaurant brought to you by the three brothers behind The Jolly Hog and Will Collier, current Harlequins player.

Lovett Pies – artisan gourmet pies from the West Country from Lovett Pies’ first shop in Bristol.

Bristol Cider Shop – Established cider shop complete with cider tastings.

Corks of Cotham – Local wine, spirits and beer merchant opening its third site at CARGO. It will be the first Corks to offer a bar for customers.

The Mighty Quinns Flower Emporium – Independent florist, stylist and event specialist. Opening its first retail unit at CARGO.

Shambarber – Famed Stoke Croft barbershop will be opening its second venue, offering styling for all.

CARGO will be made from converted shipping containers and will be home to an array of independent retailers. It is part of Wapping Wharf, a new quarter on Bristol’s harbourside, which is now coming to life with residents moved in and retailers open on site.

When finished, Wapping Wharf will include more than 600 new homes and with Mokoko, Better Food, Wild Beer Co and Pizzarova already open and Bertha’s Pizza alongside Little Victories set to follow them, there are already plenty of eating out options either already open or in the pipeline.


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