Review on Root

Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton of the critically acclaimed The Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, has relaunched his Chicken Shed restaurant as Root, a venue that gives vegetables top billing. It's run in collaboration with Eat Drink Fashion which was founded by Eggleton and local organic farmer Luke Hasell, to promote sustainable food and direct trade between local producers, suppliers and chefs. Located in what once was a shipping containing in Bristol's iconic CARGO development in Wapping Wharf, that is fast becoming a foodie destination. Floor to ceiling windows bath the casual dining room and open kitchen with lots of natural light and tables on their terrace command some of the best views of Bristol's harbour.

Leading the kitchen is former Pony & Trap Head Chef Rob Howell, whose resumé includes stages at Elystan Street in Chelsea, Outlaw's at the Capital, and Bristol's Casamia with Peter Sanchez-Iglesias. He presents a series of tantalising small vegetable plates designed for sharing, with organic meat and fish available as side dishes. Among the delights on offer you might see charred hispi cabbage, seaweed butter and radish, a mushrooms risotto, puffed rice and pickled mushrooms or cider rarebit, toast and sauerkraut, with sides of pork belly, garlic and capers or sea bream, lime and coriander. For sweetness, the choice might be between crème caramel or chocolate chip cookies paired with milk ice cream.

The extensive wine list focuses on natural and biodynamic wines including varieties from the Three Choirs vineyard in the Cotswolds, together with bottled beer from the nearby Bristol Beer Factory.

Root is also featured in: Michelin Guide

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Rob Howell

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Wed-Sat
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat

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Facilities at Root

  • Alfresco dining


Unit 9 Cargo 1,
Gaol Ferry Steps
Wapping Wharf

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