With impressive views over Wapping Wharf’s harbourside, we get a look into what it’s like to live at Bristol’s Anchorage through the eyes of homeowner Hannah Burton-Grieve.
The innovative shipping containers housing some of Bristol’s best eateries down at Wapping Wharf mean that the area is fast becoming Bristol’s go-to food hub. So it’s no wonder that homeowner Hannah, editor of the Food & Drink Guides, decided to move into the Anchorage development overlooking the foodie hotspot when it was first built.
Hannah and her husband lived in the one-bedroom apartment since December 2015 with a private south-west facing balcony, having purchased it off-plan. ‘I think we were one of the first people to buy in the development,’ recalls Hannah. ‘We saw such potential when we got sight of the plans of the containers, pop-up cafés and restaurants – the area reminded us of similar places we had seen in London. We were desperate to be by the harbourside, and the location of Anchorage means we are right in the heart of the city but with the holiday feel of being by the water."
Being the editor of the annual regional publications Food & Drink Guides makes Hannah an expert when it comes to the appetising food scene on the waterfront. ‘It’s amazing what is just on our doorstep, there is so much choice,’ she explains. ‘One of my favourite places is The Athenian – they serve the most incredible Souvlaki, a sort of Greek wrap but with chips, so even better. Additionally, Buxton and Bird is a relatively new pie and mash place. In my opinion, it's superior to any other pie shop in Bristol – and I’m from Yorkshire, so I like to think I know my pies!’
Other eateries on Hannah’s recommendation list include Pigsty, ‘who service delicious pork burgers and snacks’, Bertha’s Pizza, ‘another personal favourite for pizza and ice cream’, and Little Victories, which she describes as ‘the perfect spot for a drink with friends as the sun sets and the lights come on. They have an amazing selection of wines and cheeses, and they do the best espresso martini in the city.’
The sought-after Harbourside location offers activities around the water as well as plenty of places to stroll and help walk off all of those delectable treats. ‘We have found being by the water really calming and good for the soul. We’ve spent a few weekends kayaking and hiring paddleboards, it sort of feels like a holiday sometimes,’ says Hannah.
Now moving home, Hannah and her husband have decided to stay in the local area, and are looking to purchase a property around Bedminster or Southville. ‘We love the BS3 area, and particularly North Street. When we first met 10 years ago at university, we would hang out at The Lounge on Cotham Hill, and so the North Street restaurant now means a lot to us both.’ says Hannah, fondly. ‘But Anchorage and the Wapping Wharf area holds a lot of memories for us both, and will always have a place in our hearts.’
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