Root named in restaurant mag's top 100 UK restaurants!

The team was delighted to learn that Root has been named as one of the  the top 100 restaurants in the UK as part of the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards 2018.

Having first opened in August of last year (2017), to receive a nomination from industry peers in less than 12 months is incredibly humbling. 

The Awards are the result of the votes of more than 150 industry experts, spread across all regions of the UK, comprising top chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, critics and other food experts and gastronomes.

The full list will be announced on Monday 11th June at 6pm in The Hurlingham Club, London where Rob Howell and Meg Oakley will be attending the award party and find out where Root finishes on the list.

New privacy policy

In line with new General Data Protection Regulation's we've updated our privacy policy which you can read below: 

Eat Drink Bristol Fashion – Privacy Policy – May 2018

Eat Drink Bristol Fashion [referred to in this policy as “we” “us” “our”] is a limited company (Eat Drink Events Ltd) registered to Herons Green Farm, Compton Martin, Bristol, BS40 6NL. The company incorporates the restaurants Yurt Lush at Clock Tower Yard, Temple Meads, Bristol and Root of Cargo, Wapping Wharf, Bristol and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy; this policy sets out how we will treat personal information.

Every now and then we might make amendments to this policy so if you are concerned about any compliance issues then be sure check this page regularly to ensure you are happy with the changes. Eat Drink Bristol Fashion is not required to appoint a dedicated Data Protection Officer but is happy to answer any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please direct them to or and you will be contacted by a member of the team.

By using our website, you are agreeing to the terms in this policy.

1. How we collect and use your personal data

1.1 Website usage data

Like many organisations, we gather anonymous ‘usage data’ [your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use].

This data is collected via Google Analytics and is used to monitor and improve our website and services.

1.2 Enquiry data


‘Enquiry data’ refers to the information that you provide to us in enquiring about our services or subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters. This may include your name, job title, business, phone number or email address. We use this data to contact you regarding your enquiry and to send you emails which you have specifically requested. This may include marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you although you may opt-out of receiving these at any time. The legal basis for this processing is your consent, given at the time of sign-up.

2. Sharing your data with Third Parties

We may disclose information about you to third-party data processors [including our CRM database, website host, application developers and others] insofar as reasonably necessary to provide you our services.

We may process your data to the extent that we are required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest namely in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for direct marketing.

3. Your rights

3.1 You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time by emailing us. We will always provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of email marketing.

3.2 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. We will meet this request within the statutory 40 days unless the request is prohibitively complex.

3.3 You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.

3.4 If you are unhappy with our management of your data, you have the right to request the deletion of your personal data without undue delay.

4. Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

•‘session’ cookies are used to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website.

•‘persistent’ cookies are used to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third-party cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

5. International data transfers

Your information will not be transferred to any country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) without adequate safeguards in place.

6. Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information and will store all personal data on secure servers

7. Third party websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

8. Updating information

If you notice that the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated, please email

Yes Chef! Join the team as our new Sous

We're looking for a highly motivated and experienced Sous Chef with a passion for food to join our team.

Yurt Lush is a cafe, bar and venue serving delicious brunches, lunches, Sunday roasts and new evening small plate menus. We pride ourselves on being a responsible restaurant operating with a company ethos based on sustainability.

This position requires a motivated individual with a good knowledge and passion for food. You must also have the  enthusiasm to work and help all other sections in the kitchen when it gets busy.

Our venue is unique - it's a Yurt - and requires a creative and flexible approach to working from our staff members.

To apply, please email us a CV to highlighting your relevant experience.

Yurt Lush is recruiting!


We are looking for experienced front of house team members to join us with an immediate start.

Applicants must have a minimum of one year's experience in front of house work, barista experience is essential, as is knowledge of perfect serve, cocktails and table service.

We are looking for someone knowledgeable and passionate about food and in particular sustainability, who enjoys working in a team and is willing to go above and beyond the usual expected tasks. 

Applicants must be able to work a variety of shifts, including but not limited to evenings and weekends, bank holidays and late nights.

To apply, please email us a CV to highlighting your relevant experience.


We are looking for a Kitchen Porter to join our team...pronto!

Fancy working with a fun bunch of people in the coolest caf in town?! Then come join the team at Yurt Lush where you'll be a key member of the crew.

Your main duties will be washing up, maintaining the back of house area and supporting our chef team with simple food preparation.

Experience is not essential though it could certainly help. The kitchen is busy so you must be a fast and hard worker.

- £7.50 an hour
- Must be available to work weekends
- 9am starts

To apply, please email us a CV to highlighting your relevant experience.

Vegan Tasting Menu at Yurt Lush!

Yurt Lush is delighted to present a five course vegan tasting menu from chef Matt Puchowski on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

The plant-based menu is inspired by the versatility of vegetables and Matt will use a range of techniques to create plates of food that will excite and satisfy both dedicated vegans and the staunchest of carnivores.

Tickets can be reserved on 07582048090 or bought directly in house for £40

EARLY BIRDS! £35 a ticket (limited availability and first come first served)


~ Cashew Black Truffle Croquette

~ Mushroom Parfait, Soy Gel, Tamari Seeds, Pickles

~ Soya Ricotta, Chilli, Pine Nut, Wild Garlic Tortellini with a Pea and Mint Consume

~ Middle Eastern Cauliflower - Spiced Cauliflower Steak, Cauliflower Kibbeh, Cauliflower Puree with Beetroot and Pomegranate

~ Chocolate Delice, Yuzu Coconut Ice Cream and Caramel


Josh Eggleton and Pete Sanchez in Yurt Lush charity dinner for Action against hunger

In April, we are delighted to welcome two of Bristol’s Michelin star chefs Peter Sanchez-Iglesias and Josh Eggleton will be trekking in Nepal as part of a group from the hospitality industry
to fundraise for Action Against Hunger.

To support their fundraising efforts, they have announced a very special lunch
indeed - The Pony & Trap and Casamia - to be held at Yurt Lush on Sunday 18th March.

They will be serving up signature dishes from their respective restaurants and co-
creating an 8-course menu for some very lucky diners.

Tickets are priced at £120 and will include a welcome drink and drinks flight to
accompany the 8-course menu:

Peter Sanchez-Iglesias (Casamia) - Parmesan Tartlet
Josh Eggleton (The Pony & Trap) - Yorkshire Pudding, Steak Tartare
Peter Sanchez-Iglesias (Casamia) - Beetroot Risotto

Josh Eggleton (The Pony & Trap) - Salcombe Bay Scallop, Lardo, Dukkah

Peter Sanchez-Iglesias (Casamia) - Trout
Josh Eggleton (The Pony & Trap) - Sunday Pork
Peter Sanchez-Iglesias (Casamia) - Fruit Pot
Josh Eggleton (The Pony & Trap) - Chocolate, Fruit & Nut

Guests to arrive at 3pm for 3.30pm service with 7pm finish.
Tickets are on sale now and are available via event official partner Foozie -

For more information on the team members please go to:

Yurt Lush Small Plates are Back for Feb!

With the January hibernation season now soon to pass we are pretty excited to say that our Small Plates Menu is back soon and will be launching on Wednesday 14 February.

Running in the evenings from Wednesday to Friday, the new menu will hit the spot whether you’re after a bit to eat with a drink or a full evening feed!

From braised beef shin risotto to baked hens egg with soldiers the menu will offer a host of mouth-watering dishes for meat lovers, while vegetarians will be well catered for with some Root inspired dishes on the menu including the famous pan-roasted cauliflower steak which has become a firm favourite at Wapping Wharf.

To book, call 07582 048090 and secure a table!

Sample Menu

Pan roasted cauliflower, roasted cauliflower puree and chimichurri 6.5

Salt baked beetroot, celeriac and roasted salsify, carrot and coconut broth 6.5

Slow braised shin, pearl barley and wild mushroom risotto, crispy kale 8.5

Seared cod cheeks, rarebit and black pudding croquettes 8

Sweet corn fritters, sweet corn puree 5.5

Baked hens egg, truffle custard, chervil, mark’s bread soldiers 7

2018 guest chef series announced at Root

We are delighted to announce the full 2018 lineup of Root's guest chef series which will see Rob Howell and co joined in the kitchen by some of the UK's finest chefs.

Salon, Brixton - Nicholas Balfe - Thursday 8 March

Wilson's, Bristol - Jan Wilson - Monday 9 April

Plates, Shoreditch - Kirk Haworth - Tuesday 8 May

Elystan Street, Chelsea - Toby Burrowes - Thursday 7 June

Whatley Manor, Malmesbury - Niall Keating - Monday  2 July

Each evening will be six courses with three from Root and three from each guest chef at £50 per head. 

You can book by calling 0117 930 0260