Going out | Wapping Wharf re-opens for business

Bristol’s harbourside community reopens for business with new safety measures in place

Many shops and outdoor dining venues re-open their doors today (Monday) at Wapping Wharf, Bristol’s much-loved harbourside quarter. Here is a taste of what you can now enjoy:

Better Food’s shop is offering table service on the café terrace and takeaway is available as normal.

Gambas has been cooking up new dishes for its menu, and its terrace is now ready for pre-booking and walk-ins.

Woky Ko Cargo and Rooftop are ready for outdoor dining, offering both pre-booking and walk-ins.

Cargo Cantina’s outside area is also ready for walk-ins, and will be providing takeaway on the door and via click and click and delivery platforms.

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Shops Frankly, Fig 1 and Bush Bristol should now be fully open.

Wild Beer at Wapping Wharf’s outside area is open for walk-ins, with its kitchen also open for service.

Seven Lucky Gods has re-opened its outdoor terrace.

Calypso Kitchen has re-opened its outside seating for walk-ins.

Elevate Yoga Studio + Creative Space, which currently offers virtual sessions, is looking to re-open from May 17th.

Keep an eye on businesses’ social media channels for updates over the coming weeks.

Safety measures

New stretch tents have been put in place on the upper levels of CARGO 1 and 2, Wapping Wharf’s popular retail hub made of converted shipping containers, providing covered outdoor seating areas for people to dine al fresco.

Additional outdoor seating is also being accommodated at the bottom of Gaol Ferry Steps, between Wild Beer and CARGO 1, with pedestrian and cycle access.

The Wapping Wharf team is launching a Wapping Wharf Code to encourage people to help keep the area a safe and enjoyable place for everyone. The Code builds on existing measures in place at Wapping Wharf, which include one-way systems within CARGO 1 and 2 and signage to encourage people to keep their distance from one another and queue appropriately.

Stuart Hatton, managing director at Umberslade, the developer behind Wapping Wharf, said: “We are so looking forward to seeing many of the independent businesses at Wapping Wharf re-open fully over the coming weeks and months.

“They have shown exceptional commitment, innovation and adaptability during the past year and we encourage people to support them. In doing so, we kindly ask for people’s collaboration to ensure Wapping Wharf is safe and enjoyable for everyone.”

Restaurants and cafés are opening for outdoor dining only, as per government restrictions. Many are already operating takeaway services. Essential shops have been trading throughout lockdown, with non-essential shops now preparing to open fully; many have been trading via click and collect and delivery.
Main image credit: JonCraig_Photos
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