Airstream diner at Paintworks


The iconic Airstream diner at Paintworks

Charlie who operates The Tube Diner at Paintworks is passionate about food having come from a family of foodies, all cooking from a young age. He has catered at many festivals over the years including Glastonbury and managed a successful country pub in West Dorset. Charlie offers a great selection of breakfast and lunch items, pancakes, smoothies & shakes, freshly made sandwiches, salads and daily specials. 


How it started

The iconic diner was part of the original vision for the site at Paintworks. Ashley Nicholson from Verve Properties included a diner in his original sketches which, rather appropriately, started out on the back of a napkin!

Months were spent searching the internet for suitable ideas for the body of the cafe. Plane fuselages, silos and buses were just a few of the options considered.  Finally when tracking a converted American school bus, he came across the Airstreams and, like buses, there were not one but three.  At that point they were sitting in a field in Pudding Swamp Road, South Carolina, owned by one Billie-Bob Donmar.


Opening times

The diner is usually open at the following times:

Mon–Fri 8.00am-3.00pm
Saturday 9.00am-3.00pm

Closed Sundays.

Private Hire

‘Private hire’ of the Tube Diner at Paintworks is available. Please call 07949 694979 for further information.


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