As we finally start to see the British summer at it’s best, pick from one of 3 top BBQ spots. Whether you’re looking to massively indulge yourself, or chill out on a terrace with a cold drink, we’ve got you sorted.
1. The Jam Tree, (various locations, try the Chelsea one) ££££
Exciting things are happening at The Jam Tree restaurants this summer. For a laid-back terrace in the sun with a perfect BBQ menu, this is where you’ll want to be! From burgers, to ribs and a sloppy ‘Foot Long Chilli Dog’, there is something for everyone- and we mean it! Vegetarians are not forgotten about, with tasty grilled veg and halloumi skewers and spicy jalapeño and salsa-filled halloumi burgers. No compromises at The Jam Tree! If there is a group of 20 or more of you getting involved, one of the ‘BBQ Party Packages’ is definitely worth a look. To top it off, every other Thursday from 16th-27th August there will be a first-come, first-serve FREE hog roast at the Chelsea beer garden, not too shabby.
541 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW6 2EB
2. Blues Kitchen, (various locations) ££££
If you’re looking to overly indulge with grilled goodness, then you need to head right over to Blues Kitchen! They are big fans of the ‘slow-cook’ method, just like you will be once you try the impressive ‘Burnt Ends’, cooked for 20 hours in a beer sauce… mmm. If you’re feeling indecisive do not fear, as there are two ‘BBQ Combos’ for you to choose from. The standard ‘Blues BBQ Blow-Out’ is just £16.50 per person, which we think is a bargain for the melt-in-the-mouth treats it promises. Or, go that sizzling step further with the ‘Deluxe’ version, a definite winner for the beef lovers out there. With themed music nights and meat cooked over ‘fruit woods’ and served with a ‘secret recipe sauce’ (and who doesn’t love a secret?!), you will not be disappointed.
134-146 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AR
3. Corney and Barrow (various locations) ££££
If you’re looking for an excuse to get your best summer outfit on (who isn’t), this is one of the more up-market affairs. There is an impressively good variety on the BBQ menu, which you’ll be happy to hear, is served from midday through to 10.30pm. For those that have a tendency for sharing (by that we mean the somewhat indecisive ones) Corney and Barrow’s menu is perfect for you. Choose 8 delightful sliders for £25 as a ‘sharing platter’ or try the ‘small plates’ for a bit of everything. If you want it all to yourself, go for the ‘BBQ Platter’ for just £11.50, including ‘mini honey and bourbon-glazed Cumberland sausages’… Mini food + alcohol is a definite winner for us! The Canary Wharf restaurant’s waterside terrace will be just perfect for that hot(ish) summer’s day in London.
9 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, E14 4EB