Bristol-based installation artist Luke Jerram has been responsible for a series of unique projects around the city, from the waterslide on Park Street to a giant inflatable moon currently touring the country. Here he lets us in on his favourite places to eat and drink in Bristol. #FoodFriday

Luke Jerram


My studio and office are based at Paintworks, so it’s great to have this fab café/bar on the doorstep for a tasty salad or deli bar lunch. It’s also a buzzing place for a pint after a busy day planning the Museum of the Moon tour schedule!

Better Food (Wapping Wharf)

Just up the road from Spike Island, where my studio used to be, is the Wapping Wharf branch of Better Food. A great place to pop to for stocking up on delicious and healthy wholefoods, or grabbing my favourite green tea or oat milk hot chocolate from the café.

Souk Kitchen

There are so many nice places to eat and drink on North Street, just around the corner from where I live, but Souk Kitchen is probably one of my favourites. Especially the delicious shakshuka!

Old Bookshop

Another North Street favourite is the Old Bookshop. I love sitting outside in the sunshine with a cold beer surrounded by bits of old boat!

About the author:

Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in Bristol, but working internationally for 20 years, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe.

In 2015 Jerram installed a flotilla of fishing boats in Leigh Woods for the Bristol Green Capital. The artwork Withdrawn, acted as an events space and installation artwork for the public to explore.

In 2014 his giant installation Park and Slide made international headline news, creating 500 news stories reaching an estimated 1 billion people worldwide.

His Museum of the Moon project is currently touring internationally and will be coming back to Bristol from 7-8 July, as a fundraiser for Ashton Park School - see here for details. 

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The Moon at Ashton Park School
The Moon at Ashton Park School

After wowing audiences at the Commonwealth Games in Australia and touring India with the British Council this spring, the Museum of the Moon is now returning to Bristol.

Bocabar Paintworks
Bocabar Paintworks pizza

Bocabar is a quirky loft style warehouse with lounge/bar and dining room. Most favoured for extensive Boca Pizza menu, locally sourced specials, cocktails, craft beers and fresh deli bar.

Spike Island
Arts Centre
Spike Island Bristol

A unique centre devoted to the production and exhibition of the contemporary visual arts, as well as a great café space

Better Food - Wapping Wharf
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Better Food - Wapping Wharf

Newly opened health food store in a fantastic location for South Bristolians and those visiting and working in the city centre. This store’s café also has a sunny outdoor terrace.