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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Modern European
Cool, Fun, Lively
Other Awards
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Chef’s table
Birthdays, Celebrations, Special occasions

About BOX-E

Tiddly BOX-E is housed inside a shipping container in Bristol's rather fetching Wapping Wharf. It isn't the only shipping container restaurant in the aptly named 'Cargo' development, but it's certainly one of the most ambitious - co-founders Elliott and Tess Lidstone manage to conjure some very special food from the smallest of spaces. It's doubly impressive given that they're often the only staff working. 

Elliott is a chef with a pedigree - he was formerly head chef at then-Michelin-starred L'Ortolan in Reading, before leading the kitchen at The Empress in Hackney to a spot in the UK's top 50 gastropubs. At BOX-E his dishes are a little more pared-back and rustic than they would have been previously, but his cooking is still bold and emphatic. Cauliflower soup with chestnut and truffle is a simple but effective pleasure, as is rose-pink duck breast with puy lentils and cavolo nero.

BOX-E also isn't afraid to let vegetables take centre stage over traditional proteins either, as shown in a dish of charred hispi cabbage, smoked trout and lemon butter. When you're cooking in a shipping container, there isn't much room for messing around - BOX-E's menus strip away the unnecessaries, leaving you with plates of food that you just want to eat.

The a la carte changes regularly in order to make the most of seasonal produce when it's at its peak. That said, there's also a seven course unwritten tasting menu on offer at BOX-E if you're feeling a bit more adventurous, where you can sit back and relax in the knowledge that you're in capable hands. 


Does BOX-E have a tasting menu?

There is a tasting menu and an a la carte menu at BOX-E.

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Unit 10, Cargo 1, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6WP

Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-14:15
Fri 12:00-14:15
Sat 12:00-14:15
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 17:30-20:00
Thu 17:30-20:00
Fri 17:30-20:00
Sat 17:30-20:00
Sun Closed


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