No doubt about it. Some of the best views of Bristol, if not the best view, can be found on Brandon Hill. Sitting in the shadow of Cabot Tower, among the blooming flowers with sights that stretch for miles long, not much can improve the experience. Except for maybe a nice bowl of pasta, which thanks to Magari over the weekend (May 27) was possible too!
The Wapping Wharf pasta restaurant opened only a year ago at the Cargo shipping containers. Serving authentic, daily-made fresh pasta, Magari likes to keep things simple. Something you’ll find reflected in not only the menu size but the dishes themselves. (Like much Italian cooking, Magari sticks to between four and eight ingredients per dish.)
But these limitations only allow the authentic Italian spot to get creative. Where seemingly simple dishes are packed with flavour. But you don’t have to head down to Harbourside to try it yourself anymore. Magari has launched a second site on Brandon Hill, working out of a converted horsebox trailer. A simple menu offers ragu, zucchini, and Pomodoro sauces to go with fresh pasta. Plus, you can pick up tiramisu too!
But while Magari has seemingly doubled down on Bristol, it’s worth noting this might not have always been the outcome. Writing on Instagram recently, it said: “As we came to the end of our first year, we had to decide whether to keep going or to call it quits. But we’re thrilled to announce that we’re here to stay! We’re excited to keep bringing fresh, delicious pasta dishes to Bristol, Wapping Wharf, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds!”
We’re glad Magari has decided to stick to it. And we can’t wait to spend the summer eating endless bowls of pasta overlooking the city. Current opening times for Brandon Hill site remain unclear. During a lunchtime scout out of the area today (May 31), it wasn’t open. But we did spot the horsebox locked up in the area. So who knows? Hopefully it will be back this weekend serving more fresh pasta in the sunshine!
To learn more about Magari head here.