Wapping Wharf

Head to Bristol’s historic harbourside and explore Wapping Wharf, where local Bristolians and visitors alike can shop, eat and relax by the glistening waterfront. 

An eclectic mix of trendy independent bars, restaurants and cafes, Wapping Wharf is an exciting new addition to the city’s already thriving food and drink scene. There’s plenty to tempt everyone’s taste buds including delicious street food, fish and chips, artisan ice cream and sourdough pizzas. Dine out with friends and family in one of the award-winning restaurants situated in the converted shipping containers or grab an evening drink on the terrace overlooking the floating harbour. 

From a florist to an ethical clothes shop and from a butcher's to a barbers, Wapping Wharf is also home to some of the city’s best independent shops, brimming with goodies not found on the high street.  

Fill up on tapas at Gambas, tacos and margaritas at Cargo Cantina, sushi at Seven Lucky Gods or local beers at Junction. There are also multiple award-winning restaurants to choose from, including Box-E, Root and Tare Bistro. Bertha's Pizza is very popular for their sourdough pizzas and gelato, as is Little Victories for coffee and pastries, or Squeezed for lip-smacking burgers with homemade sauces and pickles. 

Short on time? Sample the best of Wapping Wharf's food scene on a guided tour with Food Tours of Bristol.

Located in the cultural and historical heart of the Bristol, there are plenty of things to see and do on Wapping Wharf’s doorstep to make a day of it; learn about the history of the city at M Shed, take a Bristol Ferry to see Bristol from the water or explore one of the most important historic ships in the world, Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Shopping in Wapping Wharf

From a plant shop to a vintage clothes shop and from an independent bookshop to a gift and homeware shop, this popular harbourside quarter is brimming with goodies not found on the high street. Pop into one of the shops and you might end up coming away with a new outfit, colourful jewellery, locally-made cider and cheese, or a beautiful house plant! 

As well as being the place to go for eating out or on the go, with everything from street food to fine dining covered, the neighbourhood also includes an organic food shop, a cheesemongers, a fishmongers, a butchers and a bakers – so you can even get your food shop done too. 

There’s also a range of lifestyle-focused businesses including a barbers, a yoga studio and a massage studio and wellness centre, offering some well-deserved opportunities to relax! 

See a full list of shops based at Wapping Wharf 

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Hop on a boat, visit a museum or dine with a waterfront view.


Once a busy dock where sailors and merchants would trade goods and set sail for voyages of discovery, Bristol's Harbourside is now a vibrant area filled with restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. 

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