Wagamama: Art And Eat

Good Morning everybody! I hope you all got suitably spooky this weekend to celebrate Halloween, which honestly is one of my favourite times of the year just because of the dressing up, but I digress, today I want to talk to you about Wagamamas.

Now I know you’re all fans of vaguely authentic Japanese food too, but imagine my surprise when I sat down at Wagamamas last night to see come cool art in place of the normal plain placemats. On a closer inspection I found out that it was part of a collaboration between the restaurant chain and Moniker Projects, an art company that aims to ‘highlight the trend in which the city [London] is spearheading; art with its roots firmly embedded in urban culture’ . Here at peppergrain we’re all about supporting great, British, creative talent and think this is a brilliant idea  to get British artists a bit more shine.

So to get involved you can eat at Wagamamas before the end of November to see some of the art (and they also give you a cool bookmark with the bill) or you can enter the debate on twitter using the hashtag #artandeat and be in with a chance of winning tickets to some arty events, Wagamama vouchers or a copy of Cedar Lewishon‘s book, Abstract Graffiti. You can get more details on the art and eat website or to simply see the wicked pieces of art being used click here. Happy eating and happy viewing.


What do you think about art and eat? Is it good that street-art is being made more available to the public? Do you even like eating at Wagamamas? Let us know in the comments!


Monica Rahman