BBQ deals 2023: 10 savings across top-rated gas and charcoal BBQs
All the very best offers on top-rated BBQs, including charcoal, electric and gas models from the likes of Weber, Char-Broil and more
We Brits love a barbecue, so much so that around 9.8 million of them are thought to have been held over the Coronation weekend in May. And while the summer may be over, autumn is the perfect time to snap up a saving on a top-rated gas, charcoal or electric model.
Barbecue deals have been dropping from a range of UK retailers over the last few weeks, from big names in the barbecue world like Weber, Char-Broil and Broil King. We'll be continuing to keep an eye on the products in this guide and update any changes in price, so bookmark this page to ensure you don't miss out on the best barbecue offers.
Our team of expert reviewers have also tested all the barbecues in this list, and scored each model based on the quality of food, ease of cleaning, value for money, quality of materials, and ease of use – to help you make an informed decision about what to spend your money on. Find out more about how BBC Good Food tests products.
Best BBQ deals at a glance
- Weber – offers on barbecue accessories, plus nine free pellet bags with selected models
- Amazon – Prime Big Deals Day offers are now live
- Appliances Direct – save on small and large appliances
- Argos – offers across garden kit and homeware
- Robert Dyas – savings of up to £365 on barbecues
- JD Williams – up to 60% off kitchen and garden electricals
- BBQ World – extra 15% off in the clearance sale
- Keen Gardener – deals across gas, charcoal and electric barbecues
Remember that all of the brands offering barbecue deals will be competing for your attention, so will be tracking other retailers' prices as well as their own. The likes of Currys also offer a price-match promise. When you've found a deal that looks appealing to you, see if there are any added extras included, like free delivery or bonus barbecue accessories.
Best BBQ deals 2023
Ninja Woodfire electric BBQ grill and smoker
Star rating: 5/5
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This unique Ninja barbecue can grill, roast and air-fry among other functions, but what impressed us most was its inbuilt smoker, which infuses food with delicious smoky flavours without using open flames.
It comes with a pellet scoop, crisper packet, woodfire pellet starter pack, and a quick-start guide with recipes and cooking charts, so you can get set up and start cooking almost straight away. Because the grill is built to be weather-resistant, you can also also use it year-round.
What we could achieve with this barbecue really impressed us, and we enjoyed using the smoker. Our sirloin steaks were tender and juicy, with clear grill lines and the smoky flavour we'd hoped for.
Read our full Ninja Woodfire electric BBQ grill and smoker review.
Everdure Furnace 3 burner gas BBQ
Best gas barbecue for feeding a crowd
Star rating: 5/5
This wide and robust BBQ from Australian brand Everdure comes with three die-cast grills, which each slot above a burner that works independently – so you can use one at a time or fire up all three at once. It heats quickly and has three hob-like knobs along the right-hand side that operate the barbecue.
This model can also handle a generous amount of food, with space for up to three roast chickens or 28 burgers at once time. In testing, we found it performed to a high standard, too and added a delicious char to our sirloin steaks and halloumi kebabs.
Best charcoal BBQ deals
Best for families who entertain
Star rating: 4.5/5
£170£165 at Amazon | (save £5 or 3%) £233£199.97 at Appliances Direct | (save £33 or 14%) £259.99£200.99 at Robert Dyas | (save £59 or 23%)
This large kettle-style barbecue is ideal if you're entertaining over the summer. Lighting and heating it up was a speedy process, and the smooth-close lid formed an excellent seal to retain warmth. There's a handy storage rack underneath the barbecue, and its robust wheels mean you can move it around the garden if you need to.
Putting this model together is the most fiddly bit (it took us around half an hour, and we needed an extra pair of hands), but once built it can stay assembled and become a staple part of your garden set-up.
Read our full Char-Broil Kettleman charcoal barbecue review.
Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Cube portable charcoal BBQ
Best charcoal barbecue for taking on trips
Star rating: 4/5
If you're planning on camping or hitting the beach over the next couple of months, this portable charcoal barbecue is a handy companion that's easy to transport.
It comes with other accessories to complete your barbecuing set-up, including a bamboo board and integrated storage tray, so you can prep ingredients wherever you are, plus a removable charcoal tray.
The bright orange model we tested was smooth, robust and stylish, and we liked the built-in heat protection shield around the outside – ideal if you're cooking with children nearby. Though more time-consuming to cook with than other models, it also gave us great results.
Kamado Joe Kettle Joe charcoal BBQ
Best large ceramic barbecue for affordability
Star rating: 4/5
£599.99£349.99 at The Range | (save £250 or 42%) £598.97£399.97 at Appliances Direct | (save £199 or 33%) £599£499.97 at BBQ Land | (save £99.03 or 17%)
Already a great-value item, now you can scoop up an even bigger saving on this sturdy and generously sized barbecue. It comes with an additional smoking unit and has an effective split-level design, which means you can cook different ingredients at different rates if you wanted to.
We found this model maintained an optimum cooking temperature for several hours, producing delicious halloumi kebabs that had good grill lines and even charring. It has a five-year warranty, too, so you can make good use of it for many summers to come.
Read our full Kamado Joe Kettle Joe charcoal BBQ review.
Best gas BBQ deals
Broil King Crown 490
Best gas barbecue for versatility
Star rating: 4/5
£1,049.95£944 at Keen Gardener | (save £105.95 or 10%) £1,049.95£944.96 at BBQ World | (save £104.99 or 10%)
If you're looking to do some serious barbecuing, this is an impressively versatile model that's worth considering while it's on offer.
Featuring a large grill, warming rack, rotisserie, and side hob, this is a barbecue that means business – and it cooked all our recipes to a high standard. We liked the intuitiveness of the controls and found it retained heat well.
Moving it around and keeping it in place wasn't a bother, and the cast iron grills are robust and well-made. While time-consuming to assemble, once built we also loved the overall look of this barbecue and found it a joy to cook on.
Char-Broil X200 Grill2Go
Best barbecue for couples or small families
Star rating: 4/5
Great for small gardens or cooking on the go, this compact Char-Broil barbecue delivered impressive results with well-defined grill lines, succulent insides and charred outsides.
We found it very easy to use, and though the controls could have been a little more reactive, the handy thermometer on the lid helped us keep track of the temperature.
It's lightweight and small, so would easily fit into a car boot if you're taking it on your travels. It also comes with a scraper, so you can easily clean it after use.
Read our full Char-Broil Grill2Go gas barbecue review.
Napoleon Phantom Prestige 500 RSIB
Best barbecue for steakhouse-style char lines
Star rating: 3/5
£2,599.99£2,010.96 at Keen Gardener | (save £589.03 or 23%) £2,599.99£2,222 at The BBQ Shop | (save £377.99 or 15%) £2,599.99£2,469.99 at BBQ World | (save £130 or 5%)
This sizeable, stylish barbecue comes with a lifetime warranty, so offers great value even without deals attached to it. Ideal for families or anyone feeding a crowd, it comes with quirky features like a sizzle zone, which makes light work of searing and caramelising steak.
We liked its practical side shelves and the backlit control dials – very handy if you're using it in the evening. It also comes with a snug-fitting, soft-close lid, as well as a grilling and searing plate, rotisserie function and rear burner.
Best BBQ accessories deals
OXO Good Grips basting brush
Best BBQ basting brush
£15£8 at Brand Alley | (save £7 or 47%) £15£13.99 at Amazon | (save £1.01 or 7%) £15£14.26 at Harts of Stur | (save 74p or 4% off the RRP)
At 34.4cm long, this basting brush is ideal for basting ingredients as they cook on a BBQ – with minimal risk to you. While it doesn't come with a pot, it has a broad head of heat-resistant silicone bristles that angle upwards, which means less mess when the brush is rested flat on the worktop. In testing, we also found it carried an efficient quantity of marinade for each stroke, so basting was quick and simple.
OXO Good Grips silicone tongs
Best tongs to use with a barbecue
£15£9.41 at Amazon | (save £5.59 or 37%) £16£13.60 at Harts of Stur | (save £2.40 or 16% off the RRP)
Unlike many large BBQ tools, these silicone tongs are still comfortable to use even if you have a smaller hands. They're also easy to grip, and have flat silicone tips that are slightly flexible – so they can be used as a spatula to flip ingredients. We loved using them to cook burgers, but they really came into their own when having to turn vegetable slices or fish.
How to get a good deal on barbecues
- Set a budget: work out how much you'd be willing to spend beforehand and try to stick to that figure. Sales like these are a great way to save on products like barbecues, air fryers and other gadgets, so to ensure you make the most of the deals, set a budget and keep to it.
- Read reviews: before you purchase, it's a sensible idea to check reviews so you can be sure the product isn't a dud – regardless of how good the deal is. Discover our guides to the best charcoal and gas barbecues, which feature impartial and up-to-date advice on the models actually worth considering.
- Use tools to alert you to the best prices: websites like CamelCamelCamel will show you the price history of products sold on Amazon.
- Buy when you see a price you're happy with: many barbecue deals will only be available for a short amount of time, so if you spot a deal you like the look of, don't wait around.
How do we select barbecue deals?
There are several barbecue deals around at the moment, but those that feature in our list are the best performers of more than 30 models shortlisted and tested by our BBC Good Food reviews experts.
Each product is put through its paces using Good Food's triple-tested barbecue recipes, which test out the basic barbecuing functions as well as additional features. Read our full guides to the best gas and charcoal barbecues to discover our pick-of-the-best models available right now.
All savings percentages have been rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.