Who really wants to be a BBQ pro? The process of placing raw marinated meat on a hot grill can be more hassle than it's worth, not to mention the smoke inhalation.
Instead of calling your friends over to ruin your garden, book a garden table at one of these pubs. Not only do they serve cold beer on tap, they have a mean BBQ menu too.
1 | Grand Union, Brixton
Get into the party spirit in the heart of Brixton.The Grand Union host the weekly 'Big Grill Wednesdays', which guarantees a fabulous atmosphere and a 'BBQ Pile' including racks of ribs and grilled spicy chicken. You'll be full for a week.
Grand Union, 123 Acre Ln, London SW2 5UA grandunionbars.com
2 | Duke's Brew & Que, Haggerston
From ribs to pulled pork to burgers, the Duke's mouthwatering choice has everything you need from a good BBQ menu. The free range pork or beef ribs are served with coleslaw and pickled red onion and the 'Duke's Greatest Hits' will get you sampling the best of the grill.
Duke's Brew & Que, 33 Downham Road, Haggerston, London N1 5AA dukesbrewandque.com
3 | The Water Poet, Shoreditch
Sample a hog roast during the summer months at one of the largest pubs in the Spitalfields area. If you fancy treating your friends, you can host your own hog roast party for up to 60 people. The hog is spit roasted in the garden and served with apple sauce, an oven bottom floured bap, red cabbage and apple coleslaw, potato and spring onion salad and chips.
The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate St, Spitalfields, London E1 6BX waterpoet.co.uk
4 | Lord Nelson, Southwark
Fridays are a treat at the Lord Nelson where you can relax with a pint and very unique burger. There's llama, ostrich, camel, springbok and water buffalo burgers on the menu. The pub also has a local favourite, the Greek Economic Miracle Burger, made with lamb and mint stuffed with feta and halloumi.
Lord Nelson, 243 Union St, London SE1 0LR lordnelsonsouthwark.com
5 | The Rose Pub, Fulham
When the weather is warm, you can guarantee the barbecue will be on serving the best free range meats, fish from sustainable stocks all sprinkled with the pub's home grown herbs. The lobster is a wonderful weekend treat but make sure you book or you'll be disappointed.
The Rose Pub, 1 Harwood Terrace, London SW6 2AF therosefulham.co.uk