Bristol’s newest waterfront destination is proving a big hit with locals and visitors to the cool capital of the West of England. Wapping Wharf, home to new housing and a host of eateries is a must visit destination and a new addition to the offerings is Calypso Kitchen, which mixes Caribbean flavourings alongside Middle Eastern dishes to great effect.
The interior of Calypso Kitchen is achingly cool too, with street food stylings and a stripped back approach which was the perfect setting for our meal.
Created by the founders of another popular Bristol restaurant Biblos, William Clarke and Ariel Czaczkes have delved through their own family recipe books to create a menu filled with delicious jerk flavours, wraps and Caribbean sides.
We started with plump and tasty Arancini, made with black-eyed peas and coconut risotto which the kids begged us to order more of they loved them so much –
And a sharing plate of flatbreads and delicious houmous which we all loved tucking into.
The mains are a great mix of Caribbean fusion dishes including Gumbos, packed with flavour and perfectly piping hot alongside spicy triple cooked fries,
There are plenty of authentic ingredients with pork and curry goat for the meat eaters, but we loved the veggie offerings including Bajan mac’n’cheese with a different, spicy kick –
and dishes designed for little ones too, including their own mini gumbos and wraps. These can come with or without extra spices depending on your child’s preferences.
With tasty wraps also on offer we tried out the Jerk fried fish which was punchy and powerful and perfectly put together, alongside sides of plantain and rice and peas.
The desserts were also winners here with huge brownies and salted caramel cheesecakes which were amazing –
And Mr Globalmouse tried the vegan chocolate torte which was the perfect end to an utterly delicious meal which delighted with every dish,
You can find out more about the Calypso Kitchen at Wapping Wharf, Bristol at their website.
We were guests of Calypso Kitchen for the purposes of this review but our views are our own.