Best BBQ Spots in London
There is nothing better than a summer BBQ in London. Nothing. There are some top London beer gardens that also serve up tasty BBQs throughout the summer, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Whether it's stunning and sizzling food from the American Deep South, or a juicy, piled-on patty on a Shoreditch rooftop, there are so many places in the city where BBQ reigns supreme. Check out our recommended list of London BBQ spots.
A notable name on the London BBQ scene, and primed for a party at that, Blues Kitchen Brixton is one of the sexiest and coolest spots to grab BBQ bites in the city. Head on down for hearty Americana grub alongside a roster of live bands and top cocktails.
The mouth-watering fare at Blues comes to the plate only after its been carefully smoked in-house over fruit boards in their very own BBQ pit. They really know their way around the kitchen here, with melt-in-the-mouth ribs, hand-pulled pork and tender slow-cooked chicken competing for space on a menu that really is sumptuous. Wash it all down with a healthy dose of live blues music (as standard of course).
Get a touch for the deep south just moments from London Bridge. Porky's is all about that Memphis goodness, bringing beautiful BBQ treats like burgers, ribs, pulled pork and more – al cooked via specially imported smokers. They also boast and impressive array of whiskeys, craft beers and cocktails.
Corney and Barrow Fleet Place has all the amazing drinks, delicious food and great atmosphere that you get in every bar in the chain, but with the added bonus of an amazing terrace. When the sun is out it is the perfect spot for alfresco drinking and they even cook up a delicious BBQ lunch for you with more cosmopolitan hankerings.
Make the most of summer with this bottomless BBQ banquet at this Canary Wharf hotspot. Choose your slot and prepare to dig in to unlimited food in the beautiful tropical garden terrace.
Big Easy Canary Wharf is where you should get your BBQ fix. The American joint boasts authentic BBQ food and fresh seafood perfect for any BBQ-enthusiasts, and after you've finished your dinner, you can head into the Rum Lounge to listen to live music and enjoy even more cocktails.
Sun soaked beer garden, check. Outdoor bar, check. BBQ area, check. The Jam Tree in Chelsea ticks most boxes for a venue that provides you with your summer must haves! You can enjoy the quality drinks and delicious colonial-inspired food menu in the beautiful fairy light covered garden, that comes equipped with heaters and plenty of seating to house you and your friends throughout the day and night.
While it may be predominantly a wine bar, The Factory House in the City of London also has a fancy josper grill for cooking up delicious BBQ style plates, including the likes of chicken skewers, grilled salmon, and steaks.
Head to The Devonshire come the summertime and you'll find these guys firing up the BBQ in their beautiful garden out back. Pick out a sunny day and head over for a solid session of basking, with everything from grilled pork short ribs to organic buffalo burgers and grilled haloumi on the cards. Thirsty? We should think so; luckily enough The Devonshire has an extensive choice of ales, craft beers, spirits and wines in support.
Is there anything better than having a BBQ in a sun-trap location? Head down to the Elk Bar in Fulham and you can treat yourself to some outdoor barbeque treats with burgers, platters and loads more. And while you're there why not have a nice pint of beer or take advantage of their 2-4-1 cocktail deals?
There's only one thing better than having over 150 different whiskies in the US, Ireland, Scotland, Japan and more – and it's boasting a menu of succulent US-inspired BBQ food with all the meat smoked in house.