Lucie Sheridan, local illustrator, print maker and master of 'Rubbish Portraits’ (which she is taking to this weekend’s Harbour Festival!), shares a few of her favourite places to eat for Food Friday.

Bristol illustrator and print maker Lucie Sheridan

Image credit: Lucie Sheridan 

The Ox, Corn Street 

The Ox has been a favourite of mine for many years now. I love the ambience of this restaurant, set underground below Corn Street. The simplicity of fantastic steak with sides and loads of lovely red wine makes me very happy. They also have another restaurant on Whiteladies Road in Clifton.

La Sorella 

This is my absolute new favourite restaurant in Bristol. It happens to be conveniently located on the doorstep of my studio off Corn Street. What really makes it special is the feel of the place. The staff are super friendly, it smells divine and the intimacy is wonderful. It is also, of course, sister restaurant to Pasta Loco and Pasta Ripiena.

Royce Rolls Café

I love this vegetarian and vegan place for its ease and affordability for a good lunch on the go. Based in St Nicks Market, it was first established in 1979 - this company knows how to get repeat custom for sure. They also support independent businesses themselves, spreading the love around Brizzle. 

Tuk Tuck

If I'm craving a takeaway, these guys are my usual go-to. They do quick and delicious Asian food, with great veggie options. Their dishes never disappoint and the red Thai curry is especially to die for.

About the author: 

Lucie Sheridan is an illustrator and print maker with over 18 years’ experience, who works from her Centrespace studio, located in central Bristol. She is represented by many galleries and shops and has been commissioned by clients such as Conran, Heals and Ohh Deer. Her trademark freehand style is full of characteristic wit and charm. 

Rubbish Portraits’ is one of her latest concepts - a live art experience that offers very quick, while-you-sit, brilliant brush and ink portraits. They’re not rubbish but actually very good! It’s her version of the familiar photo booth, but far more exciting and unique…just remember…no smiling please. Find out how to book a slot at Harbour Festival on Sunday 21 July here.


The Ox Bristol
The Ox Corn Street steak

The Ox is a bastion of simple, top notch, British fayre. Situated in the heart of the Old City, you’ll find a menu packed with the choicest cuts of prime steak and tasty, meaty morsels.

The Ox Clifton
The Ox Clifton sharing steak

The Ox Clifton offers a bastion of simple, top notch, British fayre, cooked to impeccable standards.

St Nicholas Market
St Nicks Market Corn St

Established in 1743 St Nicholas Market is the oldest and best loved market in Bristol, famous for some of the best food in the city.

Bristol Harbour Festival
Bristol Harbour Festival - Maritime - Credit Paul Box

POSTPONED until 2022: This annual free dance, music and arts extravaganza returns to the Harbourside for a weekend of family activities, music, circus, food markets and visiting vessels.