Hot, Smokin', sizzlin' and in London

Pulled pork, glistening pork belly, crunchy home style slaw, triple fried fries, soft rolls, floury baps, and spicy home style beans.  Barbecue and the foods that accompany them are just the best, to cheer up a summer evening with friends, or to spice up a cold winter's night.  This being London, you don't have to just stick at an American style barbecue, although the new fashion for slow roasted meats, sticky ribs and pulled pork means that there is some damn good finger lickin' food to be had in this genre.  If you feel like a variation on a theme, then hop around London sampling Korean barbecue in Asadal in Holborn; halal barbecue Pakistani style in Hendon, or Turkish barbecue in Stoke Newington.  Many of the American style places tend to cater for big parties, big easy cocktails, large loud tables and pits of fire, feasting and food, so be prepared for some loud nights out to go with the big flavours.  If you want to combine food and music then try the Blues Kitchen in Camden for a spot of soul, jazz or blues to accompany the Southern style fare; here you can even get Jambalaya and Gumbo too if you've had enough of the meat for one day.



The Mongolian Barbecue is a bit of a chain in London. So it's popular for big groups of people wanting relatively cheap eats and lots of it. The restaurant's website says that the history of this kind of food goes back to the 13th century when...  Read More



Barbecoa describes itself as a temple of fire and food. It's a new Jamie Oliver venture, that British celebrity chef who's made his millions being enthusiastic and passionate about food. Barbecoa is of course a themed restaurant in the sense...  Read More



Bodean's BBQ has now been running for 10 years in the British capital. Created by Kansan native Andre Blais and modelled along the best tradition of American barbecue joints, the restaurant serves up a great plate of Americana. Bodean's has...  Read More

Stoke Newington


In the best tradition of London, this is barbecue, Turkish style at Hasan Meze and Mangal in Stoke Newington. Here it's not just meat, but fish, and vegetables that get the charcoal treatment. Fresh crunchy salads accompany starters of salty...  Read More



This is home style cooking for London. The restaurant says it models itself on 19th Century crabshacks which popped up all along the American Gulf Coast at the time. This is all about a simple easy going lifestyle. Where people hang out on...  Read More



Korean barbecue restaurant, Asadal in Holborn in London is one of a new trend springing up in the capital. Korean food is being rediscovered, perhaps on the back of West Coast North American cities like Vancouver which have big populations of...  Read More

North London


This is barbecue Pakistani style at the Original Lahore Restaurant in Hendon and St John's Wood in the North of London. This is an Halal restaurant and you can order whole legs of lamb for 50 pounds or lamb ribs (8) for about 10 pounds or about...  Read More



You'll find a celebration of all things American when it comes to food and music at the Blues Kitchen. They pride themselves on authentic Southern BBQ Food. Diners eat in booths, American diner style, and on Saturdays and Sundays you can hang...  Read More



The Pitt Cue Co started just over a year ago as a pop up American barbecue van under London's Hungerford bridge. Tom Adams is the chef brains behind this venture, and after serving finger licking food out of his van, he moved his operations to...  Read More


Meet Emma Wallis

London gives Emma a warm fuzzy feeling every time she gets back to her home city. As a writer and broadcaster she travels extensively round Europe and the world, but is always happy to return to...  More About Emma