Bank Holiday BBQ Ideas

BBQ Party Tips


August Bank Holiday weekend is coming up and if you are planning on hosting a bank holiday BBQ with family & friends this year, we have compiled a list of products to make your BBQ party a success.

We sell a variety of BBQs and outdoor kitchens that can be used in gardens of all sizes. Whether you are looking for a do-it-all hybrid barbecue or a build-in gas barbecue for an outdoor kitchen, we have a wide selection of products all designed for regular home garden use and will be sure to make you cook up a storm at your bank holiday BBQ and many more BBQ parties to come.

Grillstream Hybrid Gas & Charcoal Barbecues

Grillstream's Hybrid Barbecues are a ground-breaking range that let you cook on gas, charcoal, or both using the same grill. By doing so, you combine the convenience of gas with the distinctive cooking qualities of charcoal without the fuss of having to adjust the BBQ.

With its unique Hybrid cooking system and Grillstream technology, this revolutionary barbecue is perfect for all social gatherings.

Cooking with charcoal on a Grillstream Hybrid is nice and easy - if you would like to use charcoal, simply add charcoal briquettes to the hyrbid charcoal trays, replace the inside with the charcoal grills, and light the charcoal using the barbecue's gas burners. This will give your food that traditional BBQ charcoal taste.

You can choose to cook with gas if you need your food to be cooked quickly.

The Grillstream Hybrid has attracted the interest of gas BBQ fans and has truly changed the game of BBQ cooking.

What is a Grillstream Hybrid?


Grillstream Classic Hybrid Gas & Charcoal Barbecues - Matt Grey

Its overall construction and classic good looks may give the Grillstream Classic Hybrid Gas & Charcoal Barbecue robust feel, but that is only the beginning. As well as having an attractive design, the Grillstream Classic BBQs are all fully furnished with a variety of features. This includes an integrated side burner, so you can cook food in a pan while the grills and griddle cook tastier, healthier food without flare ups to provide excellent performance and true usability. They also have lighted LED control knobs, which are both aesthetically appealing and convenient for grilling in the early evening.

Grillstream Classic 2 Burner Hybrid Gas and Charcoal Barbecue - Matt Grey

Grillstream Classic 3 Burner Hybrid Gas and Charcoal Barbecue - Matt Grey

Their separate jet flame ignitions and double skinned roasting hoods with a built-in thermometer provide every convenience and flexibility a hybrid gas & charcoal barbecue could possibly offer.

Grillstream Classic 4 Burner Hybrid Gas and Charcoal Barbecue - Matt Grey

Grillstream Classic 6 Burner Hybrid Gas and Charcoal Barbecue - Matt Grey

Draco Grills Modular Outdoor Kitchens

Modular Outdoor Kitchens have become a huge craze over recent years as they are great for huge parties and you can hang out with your guests outside as the food cooks on the barbecue rather than stand around in your kitchen inside your house, plus try out new & exciting recipes.

Our stunning and modern Draco Grills Modular Outdoor Kitchens are perfect for gardens of all sizes and carry various benefits:

  • Adaptability: A significant benefit of owning a Draco Modular Outdoor Kitchen is its adaptability. Featuring a 6 burner gas barbecue, choosing a Draco Grills Modular Outdoor Kitchen allows you to design your dream outdoor kitchen from a variety of pre-built kitchen components with granite worktops, which includes outdoors fridges (single or double) and sink & tap units. You can also add drawers and cupboards, plus a 45 or 90 degree corner section.
  • Mobility: All Draco modular units come equipped with castor wheels that enable you to move them around, plus adjustable feet to keep the units level and stop them moving.
  • Quick Installation: It can take weeks to design and build a classic outdoor kitchen but with a Draco Grills modular outdoor kitchen, it can only take a matter of hours. Each unit (expect for the BBQ's side shelves and corner sections) come fully built and they will just need to be screwed together.
  • High-Quality Materials: Each Draco Grills modular unit has a fresh and strong surface thanks to the combination of stainless steel and granite worktops, which makes it suitable for the outdoors and will create a strong focal point in your garden.


Draco Grills Modular Outdoor Kitchens

Avalon Outdoor BBQ Kitchen

Consider a Pre-Built Outdoor Kitchen!

Every component you need, including a BBQ, a sink, a fridge, and lots of storage is typically found in a pre-built outdoor kitchen. The advantage of choosing a pre-built outdoor kitchen is that the cost can be kept much lower than a more bespoke design.

A great example of a pre-built kitchen package that we offer is our Avalon range by Draco Grills.

Shop Avalon Outdoor Kitchens

We hope you have a fun and sizzling BBQ this Bank Holiday weekend. If you have any questions about our selection of BBQs and outdoor kitchens, please feel free to contact our Customer Service team on 0118 3800 381 or Or you can check out some of our products at our showroom in Moss End Garden Village.

It's almost Father's Day (Sunday 16th June) - a time to celebrate and express your love & gratitude for your dad, step-dad, granddad, or father-in-law. We know it can be challenging to choose the perfect present, so we have come up with a gift list to help you choose something for the garden that your dad will adore, whether it is grilling food on a Gas Barbecue or relaxing on a garden bench.

In recent years, there has been a growing enthusiasm for hosting parties in our gardens and outdoor areas, which has led to an increase in the demand for outdoor kitchens as people look for imaginative ways for bringing the indoors outside. 

If you want to improve the look of your outdoor space, now is the time to start thinking about the latest 2024 garden trends for this Spring.