Bristol's 1 & only Jerk King

Jerk King's Origins

Established in 2014, Jerk King found its wings in no time, catering at St Pauls Carnival and The Ship Inn where demand was phenomenal – over 170 covers. When it comes to jerk chicken, Jerk King stands far above the competition, we say it’s Bristol’s best and so do our customers. I must thank, in no uncertain terms, my father and grandmother who taught me to cook and are my inspiration for Jerk King. My father, apart from being an Olympic weightlifter in his younger days, had Jamaican restaurants on Stokes Croft and Union St, in the late ’80s, called Quisine.
Jerk King outside the Ship Inn, Bristol

Where we are Today

We’ve gone from strength to strength, serving homemade, real deal jerk at venues & events across the country. We also fill the top spots on Google with our trio of websites: Jerk King – Jerk King Bristol™Jerk Chicken. In no uncertain terms, we are dominating the market & are more visible for our keywords than 630 competitors!
We’re now at Malcolm X Community Centre, every Friday, and we’ve a container at Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Stadium, in the Fanzone, you can wander up Gloucester Road and smell our mouth-watering Jamaican food from there. Every dish we cook is from scratch.
We also introduced a reward scheme, which was incredibly successful, buy 4 Jerk King meals and get a 5th free – over 100 free meals given!
Book us today for your next event, almost any type catered for including festivals, corporate and private events, sporting events, Birthdays, hen, and stag dos.

The Technique

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica. The meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican Jerk Spice. Seasoning principally relies upon two items: allspice (called “pimento” in Jamaica) and Scotch bonnet peppers.
The cooking technique of jerking, as well as the results it produces, has evolved over time from using pit fires to old oil barrel halves as the container of choice. Jerk is also derived from the action of jerking, which referred to poking meat with holes so that flavour could more easily be absorbed.
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Our meat is marinated in our secret homemade jerk seasoning for 24 hours before cooking, for a taste sensation!
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Cooked on a traditional oil drum BBQ, using smoky coals, the char-grill finish to our meat creates the succulent, mouth-watering experience which Jerk King customers keep coming back for.

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We’re sure that you’ll be delighted when you get your teeth into our infamous, authentic jerk. Cutlery and napkins are provided as standard, so you can simply savour the flavour.
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With our gazebo, Jerk King delivers outstanding Jamaican food throughout the year – whatever the weather. Where will you be Jerk King this year?

Our Typical Menu

Every dish is cooked from scratch on-site and we’ve recent additions to our menu including loaded fries to the delight of our jerk-loving customers. We marinate our chickens for 24 hours before they even get near the pan.
Jerk King doesn’t cut corners, our seasonings are homemade, and we use organic ingredients (grown on our own allotment) in our cooking.
Our authentic Caribbean street food not only looks fantastic but smells and tastes fantastic!
New for 2023, loaded fries and curry goat is back on our menu to compliment our tasty, highly-rated, authentic jerk chicken, rice & peas, salad and (optional) coleslaw. There’s also a vegan option and we can do specials such as dumplings or plantain if required. With any meal, don’t forget to add a generous helping of our famous hot sauce!
New for 2023, loaded fries and curry goat is back on our menu to compliment our tasty, highly-rated, authentic jerk chicken, rice & peas, salad and (optional) coleslaw. There’s also a vegan option and we can do specials such as dumplings or plantain if required. With any meal, don’t forget to add a generous helping of our famous hot sauce!
Jerk King caters for all types of events.

We are a pop-up supplier of nicely spicy, authentic, Jamaican jerk – catering for festivals, special events, and pubs & clubs throughout the South West & UK. With its unique flavours and tantalising aromas, our BBQ provides the ultimate feel-good carnival food.


Wow!! The loaded fries are the best in Bristol! If you are going to the Memorial Stadium you must try! Totally awesome. 👌 👏 Also, the staff are super friendly and very professional. Amazing. Thanks. 😊 🙏

Adam Preston Google

Up there with the best street food, made with love and to find it at a football ground is special find. It’s definitely my go to every home game and one I recommend 100%.

Chris Gouge Facebook

Saw these guys and girls at the Falmouth Reggae Festival. What a great bunch of people, so friendly and the food was excellent.

Steve Martin Facebook

Delicious Jerk Chicken! Friendly service staff, keep up the good work. 👍🏻 Perfect prematch food.

Lee Jango Google

Girlfriend & I got 4 portions of jerk chicken. With salad. Absolutely lovely and would recommend anyone to stop and get food from this place. The homemade sauce which accompanied the jerk chicken was spot on. 10/10 keep up the good cooking skills and look forward to seeing you guys in the near future at your next pop up location.

Spencer Williams Facebook

Great food, great customer service! Ashley went out of his way to make the day work for us even though he had another party on and the food went down very well, nothing left over!

Mollie Trustpilot

Jerk King catered for my son's party. The jerk chicken was just perfect. Everyone enjoyed the food and had nothing but positive things to say. There was so much chicken for the price we paid that we even got to take some home after the party. I highly recommend Jerk King.

Lucie Clarke Facebook

Been following these guys since their conception, never been let down once by the food or their attention and attitude to us clients. Do yourselves a favour, get in touch, find out where they are cooking and go get the best jerk in the South!

Terrence Williams Trustpilot

The best food around, when someone suggested Ash/Jerk King to me for our hen weekend I had to get in touch and oh, how glad I did. The Jerk chicken, steamed fish, rice and peas, macaroni pie and sauce were to die for, and we highly recommend Jerk King for any event! Thanks a million, Ash.

Leanne Appleton Facebook

We had a family party tonight for a 60th birthday and hiring Jerk King was the best move we made! The food was amazing! Everyone absolutely loved the food! It’s the best jerk we’ve had and so tasty! Ashley brought great vibes and just added a great touch to a very perfect evening and without a doubt would highly recommend! Thank you Ashley, outstanding!

Tina Michelle Trustpilot

I would just like to say that I've eaten a lot of chicken in my time, but yours was by far the best thing that's entered my mouth, absolutely unreal, and that sauce - oh, that sauce! (I've just had some more for breakfast), thank you and keep up the good work!

Amy Newcombe Facebook

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