While we love a DIY barbecue in the garden, we also love someone else to do the cooking. These five dining options across Ireland offer up the best in grilled food.
Located in the heart of Dublin, this favourite of ours boasts a bespoke 1.2 tonne asador grill (hence the name!). The restaurant's chefs have also spent time in Spain, Portugal and Argentina honing the skills necessary to cook over fires of lump wood charcoal and indigenous hardwoods. Order the whiskey flamed chateaubriand to share, or the skewered scallops. And, they also serve great cocktails...
This Galway spot offers traditional barbecue dishes with creole influences, including baby back ribs, jambalaya and steaks. For dessert you have to try the Warm Banana Foster Crêpe. Check out our review here
This great spot for casual dining offers slow 'n' low barbecue favourites such as brisket, pulled pork and ribs. Using oak on its Southern Pride Smoker, meat cuts are carefully sourced and smoked for 14 hours before serving. We love their homemade rubs and the St Louis Style ribs
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with lobster, surf 'n' turf and various sides, this friendly restaurant will satisfy any barbecue craving. The menu showcases an emphasis on local meats, vegetables, greens and grains. The food is also accompanied by a range of local beers, wines by the glass and cocktails. See you there!
Another low 'n' slow barbecue option in Dublin, with Asian and Tex Mex influences. This restaurant came from humble beginnings as a stall in the Herbert Park Barbecue Festival and is now one of Dublin's gems for no fuss grilled food. We love their artisan sandwiches - try the 12 Hour Smoked Irish Beef.