Summer BBQ Ideas

Our Executive Chef, Aaron Duffy has some really tasty BBQ ideas for you to enjoy this summertime…

The key to any good BBQ is a decent size BBQ as you don’t want to be back and forth in the kitchen relying on your oven to help out. BBQ food is quick, easy and full of flavour! The day prior, I would recommend making all your salads and desserts along with any homemade juices!  In addition, you should marinade any meat as this will add extra flavour to your dishes.

Firstly, have your table set up and arrange your salads along with any additional breads or dips on the table. Nice rustic settings are lovely for sharing platters.

For a good BBQ, I recommend using gas.  This way you can control the heat a lot more and therefore control the cooking. It’s important to have your BBQ preheated prior to cooking.  Please be mindful that with any new BBQ some items may stick when they’re first used.

I love to cook smaller pieces of meat at the one time as this way guests are relaxing enjoying their evening tasting little pieces of everything rather than sitting down to a large plate of meat. I would suggest portioning the meat and skewers in smaller cuts to allow for this. When cooking the BBQ items, it’s important to have a little bit of that oil or marinade going onto the BBQ which will allow the food not to stick.

When cooking, I would always have one side of the gas down low so that when items are cooked, they can be set aside to keep warm and not burn.

BBQ Ideas


Brioche Bap & Hotdog Buns
Sea Salt & Rosemary Focaccia
Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Loaf
Guinness Treacle Bread


Spiced Cous Cous
Spiced Mediterranean Rice
Tomato & Mozzerella Salad
Rocket, Parmesan, Balsamic Salad
Anchovy Caesar Salad


Pork & leek sausages
Sirloin Of Hereford Beef or Rib Eye works really well
Minted Irish Lamb Cutlets
Thai Marinated Monkfish Skewers
Miso Glazed Salmon Skewers
Miso Glazed Vegetable Skewers
Vegetarian Chick Pea & Beetroot Burgers
Char Grilled Cajun Chicken
6oz Hereford Beef Burger
BBQ Lobster


Wild Garlic Mayonnaise
Spiced Tomato Ketchup
Mushroom Ketchup


Whole Sharing Pavlova

Lemon Syllabub – Summer Berry Compote

White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake


Summer Berry & Elderflower Cordial

Iced Earl Grey Tea