No longer are you tied to your own back garden when having a barbeque with family or friends – a new breed of smaller, compact, specially designed portable BBQ’s are the hottest new trend. So whether you are heading to the beach, the park, off camping or somewhere even wilder here’s a roundup of our newest and best compact barbeques.
Ready to cook on in just 3 minutes and smoke-free! Perfect for use at home, the beach, camping or a picnic, the LotusGrill is a charcoal grill engineered to make light work of your barbecued feast!
Its patented battery powered fan design creates a bellow effect, forcing air over the charcoal. This rapidly creates a high heat, essentially bypassing the ‘smoking’ stage of charcoal in the cooking process without the fuss and mess of the traditional metal BBQ. The LotusGrill has a double-layered construction, so the outer bowl is designed to remain cool and can be touched at any time during cooking, making it perfect for when there are children around or when you want to move from the sun to the shade.
The ease and simplicity of the LotusGrill allows barbeques all year round, so enjoy time with friends and family and let the LotusGrill do all the hard work for you in just minutes. Available in a range of colours & sizes.
Reminiscent of an old fashioned metal toolbox – this wonderfully compact portable BBQ is simple and easy to use. Just open up the compact case, add charcoal, light & you are ready to go once the flames have subsided - a wonderfully portable charcoal grill, with carry handle. The charcoal, ash and any cooking grease is contained in the foil containers in the base, which can be thrown away once cool. You can use both charcoal grills or just one, depending on how many people you need to feed. Available in Black or Red.
This superbly stylish tabletop BBQ is great to use at home, simply place in the middle of the table so everyone can cook their own and the chef doesn’t get left out in the corner. It is equally convenient on the go as a super stylish portable BBQ – the cork lid doubles as a stable, heat protecting base and it comes with a handy carry strap. Available in Black or White.
This skilfully designed barbecue looks just like a traditional metal tool box. The 2 metal bar handles fold down to create the stand and the barbecue opens up to reveal its cooking grill area, a bun warming rack and a little shelf to keep your tools off the ground, which can also be used to hold any condiments or basting sauces you are using.
The barbecue has an easy-to-grip carrier which combined with its compact size, makes the Big Green Egg Minimax a wonderfully portable barbecue with the ability to fit neatly in the boot of a car ready for a picnic or camping. This specialist barbecue and has an incredible 133 square inches of cooking space which can fit up to: 4 burgers, 1 whole chicken or even 2 large steaks. The bbq can reach the required temperature in just minutes and has a stainless steel cooking grid. The MiniMax patented airflow control allows you to control the temperature to within a few degrees and yet is incredibly heat insulated which makes the barbecue safer (especially when there is children around!) than traditional metal barbecues.
Viners BBQ Tool Set - Ready, Set, BBQ! Practical 4 piece BBQ tools set with wooden handle. This set contains fork, knife, turner & tongs in a handy carry bag to take with you on your outdoor excursion.
Cool Bags – If you are having a BBQ or picnic away from modern conveniences, such as a fridge, you are going to need some way of transporting all your food, a cool bag is the perfect way to do this – From convenient to carry cool bags such as the Summer Tropical Palermo Tote Bag, right up to family friendly 20Ltr cool bags like the Navigate Coast Cool Bag you can be confident that your uncooked foods will still be in perfect condition and ready to cook when you reach your destination.
Picnic Basket – a wicker picnic basket brings back memories of a golden age, we have a number to choose from depending on the size of the crowd you are feeding. From suitcase style like this Beau & Eliott Raindrops Hamper to the loop handle version like the Epicurean Loop Hamper (which includes a handy space to accommodate up to 3 bottles of wine!) you can be confident you will have all the kit you need, including ceramic plates, cutlery and acrylic drinks glasses. An elegant way to entertain at the races, on the beach, at open air music concerts – wherever and however you choose to relax and enjoy the great outdoors!
Picnic Backpack – easier to carry longer distances than a wicker hamper, the Navigate Coast Picnic Backpack contains everything you need, it even includes its own fleece picnic blanket. To keep the weight down the plates and glasses are plastic, and it has a spacious cool bag built into the back – so you really do have everything in one bag!
Cricket Cooler Box – our largest capacity cool box at 33Ltrs but with lots of useful features, including wheels, because this big boy is going to get heavy once you have filled it with all your delicious picnic treats! Not only that, it is strong enough to use as a seat or a table, and we’ve saved the best for last – the pulling handle doubles as a cricket stump! While you are waiting for your BBQ to heat up, why not keep the family entertained with a quick game of cricket? Howzat for innovative fun?!
Corkscrew! – nothing is more frustrating than remembering the wine or beer for your picnic – but forgetting to bring the right tool to open them! Why not pop a fun and colourful waiters friend style corkscrew like the Viski Ombre Corkatoo into your picnic bag so you will never get caught short? Lightweight, compact & easy to use – and just so pretty too!
Insulated Flask – whether you just can’t live without a hot cup of tea or coffee – or you want to keep your white or rose wine cold, an insulated flask would be just the ticket! These multipurpose vessels are great in the winter and the summer – for example the Thermos Stainless Steel Flask can hold nearly 0.5Ltrs of liquid and can keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours, hot drinks hot for up to 12. You could even fill them with your favourite cocktail to enjoy on the beach as the sun goes down….how idyllic does that sound? We have sizes, styles and colours to suit everyone, you can view our full range here.
Picnic Rug – knock spots off everyone else’s picnic with this stunning Emma Bridgewater Polka Dot picnic blanket, 144 x 130cm with a waterproof baking, this is picnicking perfection - all wrapped up in a handy carrying strap!