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.
Last updated on 25th August 2016
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).
This waterfront Corney and Barrow is a lively restaurant bar made for the business workers in the area to let their hair down after a long day. With great views and a lovely outdoor terrace obviously comes a BBQ when the weather is nice enough. Grab some of their delicious wines, beers or cocktails and relax outside with your friends and dig in to some delicious British food.
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 they may not have a beer garden, and Camden may not always be sunny, there's one place that you can sure to find some of the best BBQ food in London, and that's at Joe's. Head on down for a slice of honest Southern grub in a diner atmosphere.
One of London's best alfresco spots, Grand Union is an impressive eatery and cocktail bar boasting a spectacular beer garden. The two-storey venue is well-known for its indulgent burgers, thirteen chapters of cocktails and fairy-lit outdoor space. Feel free to wile away the hours in a hammock or rent out a private tree hut and enjoy your summer days The Grand Union way!
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.
Pop Up Screens is an outdoor cinema showing open air screenings of brilliant blockbusters. So if you’re bored of faceless multi-screens and their sticky carpets come along and spend a summer’s evening in the park and enjoy a proper cult movie. Unfortunately BBQs aren't allowed, but fear not folks, there will be food trucks at all events filling your stomachs with greasy goodness!
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.
Rooftops and BBQs, it's a match made in heaven, and there's one top party location in London that's offering out just that. Host to a regular roster of BBQs in West London, Roof Gardens are churning out charred favourites in amongst fun foliage and party events.