Lets get ready to Barbi! This week is the 18th National BBQ week. So lets go for the grill whatever the weather.

However in case you didn’t fancy the washing up, then here’s our guide to the best barbecue in London…

Big Easy – Covent Garden

The Bar-B-Q & Crabshack, cooking authentic, home-smoked meat the old-school way with wood, and time. Using 4 main BBQ guidelines to grill:

Texas Bar-B-Q: BEEF is king

Memphis Bar-B-Q: Seasoned Ribs and BBQ Buns

Carolina Bar-B-Q: Pulled, shredded or chopped Pork

Kansas City Bar-B-Q: The signiture is in the sauce



Flesh & Buns

The Izakaya restaurant from Bone Daddies curator, Ross Shonan. Whether its a quick portion of Korean Wings or an entire suckling sharing pig you’re after, Flesh and Buns has the answer.

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At Camino, authenticity is more than just a word – its their passion! Exquisite tapas cuisine in 3 different locations, which means you’re never too far from a Camino!

Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

Their charcoal grills are imported from the Basque country, a region famous for producing some of the worlds best grilled food. Above, the Chuleton De buey cooked beautifully, topped with finely chopped chives for that extra ooomph!


Ember Yard

This is the 4th restaurant owned by Salt Yard Group and takes inspiration from both Spanish and Italian methods of cooking over charcoal.

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We recommend the oak smoked Basque Beef burger with Tetilla and Chorizo ketchup. Fresh chilli pepper served, just add a portion of Iberico Pork Fat Chips and you’re good to go!


If you’re a real hard-core BBQ fan, why not visit Meatopia this September (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th) at the Tabacco Docks.

London’s best BBQ food festival promises:

…Real Fire

…Nothing But The Best

… Ethically sourced meat

…Nose to Tail Treats

…The Best In Beverages

…Live Music and Entertainment

Participating restaurants include: Shake Shack, Tommi’s Burger Joint, Flesh & Buns, Duck & Waffle, FlatIron… to name a few.

Tempted? To buy your tickets and for more information, see here: http://meatopia.seetickets.com/event/meatopia/tobacco-dock/770097