Box-E (Chef Elliott Lidstone) - Wapping Wharf, Bristol

Box-E Restaurant Whapping Wharf Bristol

Throwing caution to the wind, Chef Elliott Lidstone decided that after spending years of his life working his way up through the ranks in the likes of Michelin starred restaurant L'Ortolan where he became head chef, before spending four years at the Empress in East London earning himself two AA rosettes, a Michelin Bib Gourmand and 32nd spot in the top 50 gastro pubs in the country in 2016, it was time to go it alone with his partner Tessa and take a shot at making their lifelong dreams come true!  

Bristol's new vibrant harbour-side shipping container development Cargo 1 - Wapping Wharf was soon to become home to their new venture.

Chef Elliott Lidstone Wapping Wharf Box-E
Box-E Exterior Elliott Lidstone
Cargo 1 Wapping Wharf Bristol


Elliott and Tessa approached Target Catering Equipment with a vision of turning two shipping containers into an intimate restaurant with complete kitchen that would allow Chef Elliott Lidstone to deliver his specialist dishes.

It was down to Target to prepare a complete kitchen layout design that would include, preparation area, cookline, service line, wash-up area and Chef's table all within just 10m².

Working closely with Elliott to ensure his kitchen was exactly as he wanted whilst being within his budget, the cookline was designed to consist of a Target TR-R restaurant induction range complete with commercial plancha and Adande refrigerated drawer, rise and fall salamander grill, Rational combination oven and fryer. The remaining kitchen layout being made up of refrigerated counters, prep benches, a dishwasher, dishwash tabling and storage.   

Layouts approved, the install was ready to proceed.

With the containers being situated on an upper level meant that access was limited, the most efficient way to manoeuvre the equipment was for it to be craned up. Being an all-electric kitchen meant there were minimal regulations to adhere to and no costly gas installation requirements. Equipment was simply wheeled into position connected to pre-installed services and ready for handover.

Finishing touches to the interior completed, the restaurant was ready to open!

box-e restaurant induction range install

Reaping the benefits of their hard labour, Elliott and Tessa are now owner operators of a thriving restaurant nestled alongside an eclectic mix of other independent traders.

Box-E caters for 14 covers and includes 4 seats at the chef's kitchen table which offers a unique dining experience where guests can enjoy a seven-course tasting menu complete with a matching wine flight.

Since opening in October 2016 Box-E has already been announced as number 85 in Britain's top 100 restaurants in the National Restaurant Awards with Elliott Lidstone nominated as a Chef to Watch also by the National Restaurant Awards. Box-E is also being recognised as one to watch and a must visit by The Michelin Guide, BBC Good Food, - Fiona Beckett, The Sunday Times - Ed Cumming, The Guardian - Jay Rayner and Crumbs Magazine - Andy Clarke.

It is clear the new arrival of Box-E on the Bristol food scene is one not to be missed!

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Chef's Table Box-E Elliott Lidstone Chef
Box-E Restaurant Elliott Lidstone Bristol Chef
Box-E Bristol Chef Elliott Lidstone
Chef Elliott Lidstone Restaurant Bristol

Caffe Vergnano 1882 - Southbank, London


A Target induction cooking range completes the classic Italian Cafe's cookline for leading London equipment distributor and kitchen designer, Chiller Box Ltd.

Chiller Box re-designed the kitchen at Caffe Vergnano 1882, located in London's Southbank Centre development, and, whilst retaining certain elements to keep the costs down, also supplied new equipment including the bespoke induction cooking range.

The deck pizza oven, Valentine fryers and pasta boiler line up was completed with a Target bespoke induction range which incorporated an induction cooktop and plancha with convection oven and grill under. The bespoke induction cooking range is proving popular as a replacement to the traditional 6 burner gas range and equivalent radiant plate electric range.

Chiller Box designers now specify induction as part of their energy efficient kitchen design package and working together with manufacturer's Target Catering Equipment they can deliver bespoke induction cooking solutions to suit their clients' needs.

Chefs love the instant heat and control that cooking on a Target induction range gives and when used alongside the plancha grill the ideal versatile cooking station is created.  With integrated work surfaces and upstands to sides and rear of the induction range, cleaning is made easy as spillages are contained on the worktop, cooking directly on the commercial plancha means less pots and pans and thus reduces time spent washing up.

Induction cooking is the cool alternative!

For further information please call 01452 410447.

The Pickled Piglet - Birmingham


A Target induction cooking system now takes pride of place in The Pickled Piglet restaurant kitchen after Chef Patron, Mark Rafferty kicked out his old electric radiant plate cooker and replaced it with a bespoke induction range cooker.

With the old radiant plate range consuming vast amounts of electricity and producing lots of heat, which made the kitchen intolerably hot to work in, Mark decided that the best way to cure the problem was with an energy efficient induction cooking system.

With the help of Target Catering Equipment, Mark designed his own induction cooking suite to optimise all the available space within his kitchen.  Target's slide top induction, with a single, variable control knob, reproduces the gas and electric radiant plate solid top style of cooking with a graduated heat induction cooking surface. 

The Target plancha grill also allows for extra high temperature cooking without the need for pans, this saves on the washing up and the need for extra pans during busy service.

By incorporating two Blue Seal drop down door ovens, with simple to use thermostatic control, manual timers and contra rotating fans for even oven temperatures, underneath the induction cooktop.  Mark now has a seamless, powerful induction range which is not only energy efficient but also easy to clean.

For further information about Target's bespoke induction ranges please call 01452 410447.