The trendy, innovative containers housing some of Bristol’s best fooderies down at Wapping Wharf, mean that the area is fast becoming Bristol’s go-to food hub. We speak with Hannah, the Editor of the Food & Drink Guides and the owner of this perfectly located one bedroom apartment, in the ever popular development, Anchorage. We ask her about her favourite spots in the area and the sentimental value they hold.
"We’ve lived in the apartment since December 2015 having purchased off plan, and I think we were one of the first people to buy in the development. We saw such potential when we saw the plans of the containers and pop up cafes and restaurants, and we drew a few comparisons to some places we had seen in London. We were desperate to be 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, Hannah gives us an insight into the exciting food scene on the waterfront.
“It’s amazing what is just on our doorstep, there is so much choice. Some of our favourites include The Athenian; They serve the most incredible Souvlaki, sort of a Greek wrap, but with chips, so even better!
Buxton and Bird is a relatively new pie and mash place, which in my opinion is superior to any other pie shop in Bristol, and I’m from Yorkshire, so I know my pies!
My husband absolutely loves Pigsty, who serve delicious pork burgers and snacks.
Bertha’s Pizza is another personal favourite, and not only does it serve the best pizzas in Bristol, it actually used to be the sales office for the development when we were purchasing, so it holds a special place in our hearts..now just for pizza and ice cream!
There is a really good coffee place, Little Victories, just around the corner from the apartment. In the mornings you can get a lovely coffee and pastry, and in the evening, it is 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 location of the apartment not only offers amazing options for food and drink, but being harbourside means Hannah and her husband have had access to a number of walks and activities around the water.
“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.”
The couple has decided to stay in the local area, and are looking to purchase a property around Bedminster and Southville.
“We love the BS3 area, and North Street is great! When we first met 10 years ago at Uni we would hang out at The Lounge on Cotham Hill, and so their North Street restaurant now means a lot to us both.
There are some great events at the Hen and Chicken and the Tobacco Factory Theatre and weekend markets are ideal.
The area holds a lot of memories for us both, and will always have a place in our hearts.”
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