The Cider Box, Bristol’s urban cidery with a tap room in St Philips, will soon be sliding open the doors to a second site in Wapping Wharf. The new shop and takeout counter will be stocked with cans, bottles and freshly poured pints of modern craft cider, as well as seasonal specials like cider slushies.

In between putting the finishing touches to the shop ahead of opening day on Thursday 26 August, founder Dan Heath took time to share his #FoodFriday picks with us.

Dan Heath, founder of The Cider Box

The Olive Shed

I can't quite put my finger on why this place on Prince’s Wharf reminds me of Mediterranean dining so much. The proximity to the water, the al fresco dining, the fantastic tapas perhaps, or just the general vibes – relaxed and informal but with attention to detail and quality too. Simply lovely, like being on holiday!

The Lazy Dog

A proper boozer, in a nice neighbourhood with good ales, decent ciders, a gorgeous beer garden, cracking Sunday roasts and a warm welcome, every time. Perfect for a shuffle through the Sunday papers with a pint or two.

Loki Poké

Just takeaway at the moment, with a new site in Wapping Wharf, but worthy of a stop for magnificent pots bursting with colour, flavour and sass. In my top 10 Bristol Hawaiian street food merchants right now!

Little French

An independent, family-owned French restaurant in Henleaze. No pretence, great food, good vibes and a good wine list. Perfect date spot.

About the author

Dan Heath is the founder of The Cider Box, set up in 2013 to encourage more people to enjoy good cider from independent producers. When not spending time managing the Tap Room in St Philips and the new Wapping Wharf bottle shop and takeout counter, Dan likes to spend as much time as possible exploring the great outdoors that surrounds Bristol!

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