Choosing the best BBQ to take camping

Portable BBQs form an essential component of your camping kit, providing you with the opportunity to enjoy some delicious BBQ dishes with your family and friends whilst holidaying in the great outdoors. Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing weekend in the natural beauty of the Lake District or pitching up your polka dot tent ready for some great live music on the UK festival scene, there is a portable BBQ to suit you.

The wide range of portable BBQs currently on the market offer a wealth of choice and impressive features for happy campers, but which one will suit you? Here are our top picks of the best BBQs to take camping...

Best for Grilling on the Go - Calor Grill-2-Go portable BBQ

Packed with features and great for all of your outdoor BBQing needs, the Calor exclusive Grill-2-Go gas barbecue is perfect if you love cooking in the great outdoors, whether at home or away. The Grill-2-Go is an entirely portable 3-in-1 grilling, searing and boiling BBQ which allows you to enjoy the delicious flavour of BBQ food wherever the warmer weather may take you. You can boil the kettle for a morning brew, grill burgers and sausages for lunch, or sear a few steaks for dinner using just one BBQ; saving time and hassle when you’re winding down with family and friends. The Grill-2-Go is also great for those camping and caravanning holidays in the summer, as well as long festival weekends, country escapes, park picnics, fishing trips and days at the beach. Even better, its compact size and light weight makes it particularly easy to carry, for convenient cooking anywhere. The BBQ also comes with easy to follow instructions that show you in 4 easy steps how to attach the gas valve to the canister and also how to install the Grill to Go on top of the 5kg Gas cylinder. Why not watch this video to show just how simple it really is.

Best for Festivals - The Calor Mini-BBQ

Featuring an innovative and attractive design, the Calor Mini-BBQ ensures you’re never short of reasons to dust off your wellies and head out into the country. The retro red or navy designs will guarantee this BBQ is a hit with your friends, and the aluminium cooking grill, integrated chopping board and gas canister storage section will ensure you have all you need to prepare some tasty food for all. All contained within a compact unit, the Calor Mini-BBQ is extremely portable and ideal for festival-goers. Add to that its high grade stainless steel burner with integrated ignition and you’re guaranteed to beat even the best burger van! 

Best for relaxing weekend breaks - Broil King Portachef Gas Barbecue

As a smaller and lighter version of the popular Portachef, this portable gas BBQ comes complete with carry strap and snap on legs, making the set up and preparation of your portable unit quick and easy, leaving you more time to relax and take in the stunning scenery. When you do come to cooking dinner, the addition of the Flav-R-Wave technology, exclusive to Broil King grills, will enhance the natural flavours of your favourite BBQ dishes, making the cooking experience a breeze. You can then sit back and enjoy your meal in the calm of your campsite.