Featuring top Harbourside eats, Caribbean cuisine and a leafy new restaurant, local artist Lucy J Turner shares her favourite places to eat this #FoodFriday.  

Lucy J Turner in front of her artwork Heart of Lightness at Watershed

Image - Lucy J Turner, credit Qezz Gill 


Undershed is Watershed’s new outside bar and located, you guessed it, under the Watershed building. I was lucky enough to produce the artwork for the windows, which I think adds to the beauty of the location. It’s the perfect place to grab a drink and a snack whilst looking out across the Floating Harbour. My favourites dish is the crispy oyster mushrooms.

Seven Lucky Gods

This is definitely my favourite go-to restaurant in Wapping Wharf. The Japanese-style bar and restaurant serves an incredible range of delicious food, from sashimi to chicken katsu arancini balls. Every bite is mouth-watering.

The staff are always friendly and very informative about what to order. Also, take my word for it, one order of the Korean Fried Chicken is never enough.

Under The Stars

Under the Stars is always a date night favourite for me. They serve tapas style dishes at reasonable prices and in the summer, I love sitting on the top deck and looking across the Harbourside. Did I mention the restaurant is on a boat?! The staff are always warm and friendly which adds the welcoming atmosphere.

Rice and Things

If you live in Bristol, you know about Rice and Things. I’m lucky enough to live on the same road and every weekend morning I open my window and the smell of their cooking from the barrel drum outside always comes wafting in like a little piece of Jamaican heaven. If you want authentic Jamaican flavour, this is it.


If you want the best curry goat in Bristol then look no further – it has to be Nadine’s. Serving you authentic Caribbean dishes in the heart of Easton. Every dish they put out is always full of flavour and you can tell it’s always made with love. They have dishes for veggies too but my go-to dishes have to be the brown stew chicken and curry goat.

The Garden of Easton

The Garden of Easton is the latest venture from the lovely people at The Bristolian. I’d go just to look at the interior! The independent business has transformed the building into a cosy jungle. Full of life and greenery, the kitchen serves a range of delicious food in the form of small plates. From salads to salmon to grilled pigeon breast, they do it all. Their vegan options are also endless!

About the author

Lucy J Turner is the Resident Editor for Rife Magazine and a freelance artist and digital illustrator. Lucy has worked with Creative Youth Network, Arnolfini and Watershed delivering on topics such as art and trauma, mental health and wellbeing. Her digital artwork focuses on Black bodies and their narratives. Find out more through her website.

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Watershed Cafe Bar
Watershed Cafe Bar

Cafe bar serving up quality food and drink in a relaxed Harbourside location

Seven Lucky Gods
Seven Lucky Gods

Inspired by the Izakaya bars of Tokyo, Seven Lucky Gods is a casual Japanese style bar and restaurant in the heart of Bristol vibrant Wapping Wharf Cargo community.