There’s nothing quite like a BBQ on a warm summer’s day, but why not let the pros do all the hard work for you? The Resident checks out some of summer 2017’s hottest BBQ menus…
Lead image: Sakagura
1 Sakagura’s Yakiniku BBQ
For an incredibly unique BBQ experience, Sakagura is offering its Yakiniku BBQ menu for guests to enjoy. Become your very own personal BBQ chef by barbecuing the yakiniku meat exactly to your satisfaction. Indulge in a wide variety of yakiniku meat including Japanese and Australian wagyu sirloin, prime USDA short rib and Goosnargh chick thigh. The BBQ set is paired perfectly with Kameshizuku ‘gen’ shochu for £20 per set. Make sure to sit out in their Heddon Street courtyard for the perfect day spent BBQ-ing.
S Heddon Street, W1B 4BS; 020 3405 7230; sakaguralondon.com
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2 Galvin Restaurants & Pubs Launch BBQ Menus
The best way to celebrate the summer sun is by lounging around a beer garden, sipping on some beers and chowing down on some BBQ. Luckily, three Galvin venues are offering all three. With their trusty Weber barbecue, Londoners can enjoy delicious BBQ menus on Thursdays, Fridays and all weekend at Galvin La Chapelle and Galvin HOP, both in Bishopsgate, and Galvin Green Man in Essex. Truly the best way to spend a beautiful summer’s day.
3 Benares’ BBQ-Themed Street Food
To celebrate the warmer months, Benares has launched its new BBQ themed street food menu. Benares is offering a five-course sharing menu, including Indian-styled street food such as tandoori chicken crispy naan, BBQ lamb kofta roll and crispy Cornish mackerel. In addition to the BBQ menu, Benares is offering BBQ-inspired, smoky cocktails like the Tandoori Old Fashioned and Tandoorin Mojito. The new menu is served in the informal lounge area during both lunch and dinner for £30 for all five dishes.
12A Berkeley Square House, Mayfair W1J 6BS; benaresrestaurant.com
4 Bó Drake’s BBQ Sharing Tray
In honour of summer, Bó Drake is launching its brand new BBQ Sharing Tray for its guests to enjoy. Piled high with smoked and grilled meats and combining the sweet and pickled influences of East Asia with the slow-cooked BBQ methods popularized in the Americas and Europe, this sharing plate is perfect for two and those warmer Sunday’s. Priced at £20 and available every Sunday from 12noon-8.30pm, the BBQ tray will be hard to say no to.
6 Greek Street, Soho W1D 4DE; 020 7439 9989; bodrake.co.uk
5 Inamo Camden’s Daily BBQ Menu
The new Inamo Camden, just opposite Mornington Crescent tube station, has two outdoor areas – the rooftop Lotus Terrace and the ground floor Zen Garden – that are perfect for a pan-Asian BBQ and cocktails. The £6 BBQ plate is one of the best value meals in Camden – choose three yakitori – fresh from the robata – one tapas dish and one side. Dishes include Bao Buns, Thai fish cakes and juicy baby pork ribs. Available daily from 12noon-7pm. To celebrate Inamo’s first alfresco summer you can enjoy £3 bottles and £4 pints of Kirin, alongside £15 bottles of fizz, while seated in the Zen Garden or on the Lotus Terrace.
265 Hampstead Road NW1 7QX; 020 3325 2100; inamo-camden.com
6 BBQ Courses with Weber Grill Academy
Alternatively, you could brush up your own BBQ skills to match the pros! Head over to Jolly Gardeners in Earlsfield and sign yourself up for a Weber Grill Academy course. Choose from the Weber’s Essentials (£99), Weber’s Seafood Essentials (£99), the American Barbecue course (£129) or Winter Warmers course (£99) and learn how to create a delicious BBQ. Classes began 23 June and continue on various dates until 6 October.
214 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18 4EA; 020 3630 1500; grillacademy.co.uk
7 BBQ Thursdays at the Beach
Summer and barbecuing typically go hand in hand, and to honour this tradition, Brixton Beach is hosting BBQ Thursdays every Thursday throughout the summer months. Each Thursday evening, BBQ specialists and chefs will be whipping up mouthwatering food and creative cocktails for you and your mates to indulge. Make sure to swing by on 27 July to have a Japanese-inspired BBQ meal prepared for you by Masterchef winner Tim Anderson or pop over on the closing night to enjoy STAKEhaus’s Surf ‘n’ Turf Beach BBQ and say goodbye to summer in style. No matter what Thursday you head over, though, do be sure to take part in the Salsa sessions hosted by Richard Voogt from Dsantos Dance UK. Entry is free, but it’s recommended to pre-book your food tickets.
Pope’s Road, Brixton SW9 8JH; 020 7095 8980; brixtonrooftop.com