The best barbecues under £100 and grilling accessories

As the mercury rises this week, there’s one sure thing on every Brit’s mind and that’s barbecues. Come rain or shine, we love to grill outside. And with the decent-ish weather combined with the bank holiday weekend and the fact that we can now socialise with up to 6 people in our gardens, the stars have aligned just in time for barbecue time.

Along with garden furniture selling out faster than they can make it, John Lewis has seen demand for barbecues increase by 124 per cent (compared to this time last year), while grilling accessories such as tongs and skewers have increased by 62 per cent.

Sainsbury’s has found that over half (58 per cent) of the nation are planning to host Easter lunch outside this year and 51 per cent of households are planning to swap the traditional Easter roast for a less traditional lunch, with 33 per cent opting instead to light up the BBQ this Easter weekend.

Meanwhile, sales of barbecue coals at Waitrose have soared by 841 per cent this week and online orders for kebabs and burgers have risen by 50 per cent. If you’re still in need of a barbecue ahead of the summer, we’ve found some of the best barbecues still available right now – and all for under £100. Of course, you need something to flip your burgers with, so we’ve rounded up the niftiest grilling accessories, too.

Best barbecues under £100:

Argos BBQ

Argos Home 2 Burner Gas BBQ with Side Burner, £75, Argos

kettle barbecue
GO Outdoors

Bar-B-Kettle Charcoal BBQ 47cm, £99, GO Outdoors

oil drum charcoal BBQ

Texas Oil Drum Charcoal BBQ, £70, Homebase

smoker and grill

Bar-Be-Quick Charcoal Smoker and Grill, £70, Argos

khaki tabletop barbecue
Hayes Garden World

Weber Smokey Joe Premium 37cm Charcoal Barbecue, £80.32 (was £89.24), Hayes Garden World

electric grill

Ambiano Electric Grill, £34.99, Aldi

tabletop barbecue

Tramontina Portable Charcoal Grill with Lid, £80, Amara

Studio bbq

George Foreman Kettle Charcoal BBQ, £89.99, Studio

Poundland barbecue

Kettle BBQ, £12, Poundland (instore)

Best grilling accessories

barbecue tool set

Tramontina Churrasco Barbecue Tool Set – 3 Piece Set, £20, Amara

grill basket
John Lewis

Stainless Steel BBQ Grill Basket with Bamboo Handle, £8, John Lewis

acacia wood chopping board
Sous Chef
Eleanor Bowmer oven gloves
Eleanor Bowmer

Pink Miami Shells Oven Gloves, £17 (was £22), Eleanor Bowmer

smoking wood chips

Smoking Woods Selection BBQ Box, £30, Yumbles

burger press

Wild & Wolf Cast Aluminium Burger Press, £22.99, Trouva

corn on the cob holders

Charcoal Companion Dog Corn Holders, £13, Amazon

Not On The High Street

Personalised Artisan Apron With Faux Leather Detail, £30, Not On The High Street