Mexican restaurant to join Gloucester’s £3.5m Food Dock

In an announcement exclusive to Punchline-Gloucester.com, the developers behind Gloucester Food Dock have announced the latest company to join the waterfront dining destination.

Sarah Mansfield of Ladybellegate Estates was a guest on this morning’s show of Punchline Business Briefers and gave an update on the progress of the project.

She said: “We’ve been there since September 2021 and it’s all getting very exciting.

“Now you can see the structure taking shape and the steels have come in so you can see the different levels that we have.

“Businesses will trade at the quayside at deck level and then we have the attractive townhouses on the upper two levels accessible from Commercial Road.”

And in her segment, she exclusively revealed the latest food offering to the panel.

“Elote will be another name to join, bringing authentic Mexican cuisine to the Gloucester Food Dock,” said Sarah Mansfield.

“This unit will have a slightly different feel and vibe to other street food type offerings. It will have fresh, natural interiors, attention to detail, and ingredients sourced directly from Mexico.”

Elite will be led by Lewis Spencer, the Cheltenham-based chef behind Chuck Burgers, who is also expected to open during development. Chuck will offer burgers, using beef from UK-raised dairy cows and also a brunch menu with coffee, smoothies and juices.

When completed, Gloucester Food Dock will house 15 independent food and drink businesses from Gloucestershire and surrounding areas and is expected to create up to 120 jobs.

Elote’s new Mexican offering is said to complement previously announced ventures Bella Mia, Wholly Geolato, Siblings Gin, Strip Steak and the aforementioned Chuck.

Sarah added: “We’re really grateful for the support and enthusiasm from Gloucester. It’s been really fantastic and we’ve really enjoyed working with everyone and getting this ready for the city.

“Despite the strange times and the cost of living crisis, we still see tremendous interest in this project.

“We actually refuse national brands because we want them to be filled with local, independent businesses.

“We are still looking for South and East Asian food businesses, as well as a café, coffee shop and brunch venue. We want something very interesting.”

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