Berghoff portable barbecue review

A charcoal barbecue offers an inimitable outdoor cooking experience. Read our review of this Berghoff barbecue, a portable BBQ that can be carried to parks and beaches with a handy strap.

BergHOFF portable barbecue on a white background

All products were chosen independently by our editorial team. This review contains affiliate links and we may receive a commission for purchases made. Please read our affiliates FAQ page to find out more and read about how we write BBC Good Food reviews.

Berghoff portable barbecue

Pros: Portable, no assembly, easy to use
Cons: Limited cooking  

Overall score: 3.5/5

Available from: 
Amara (£149)
Amazon (£162.75)

The Berghoff Portable Barbecue won't ever replace a traditional full-sized barbecue, but there is certainly place for it in many homes. If you like camping, picnics, or are heading off to summer festivals and outdoor concerts, this fits the bill perfectly. 

Even though it is built of sturdy carbon steel, it's not at all cumbersome or heavy. There's a strong carrying strap and a very clever durable cork lid which doubles up as a heatproof mat or shield when using on grass or on a table.

When alight, the lid also cleverly acts as the vent to allow or prevent too much air coming into the firebox from the bottom by turning it from side to side using discreet markers on the base.

The reasonable-sized 32cm grill will never make a full gourmet meal for a crowd, but what it will do is easily accommodate four burgers and sausages.

While eating those, pop on the halloumi and a few vegetables, slip those into a pitta and the coals will still be hot enough for a grilled banana or four for dessert as this holds the heat so well. This is a direct cooking-only grill with good looks and practical design that's incredibly handy for barbecueing on the go.

Available from: 
Amara (£149)
Amazon (£162.75)

Specifications:

Style: Portable
Cooking grill size: 32cm
Height: 28cm
Hood and Vents: No hood, vent in bottom
Wheels and locks: No
Material: Carbon steel

Related reviews

The best charcoal barbecues
The best gas barbecues
The best barbecues under £100
The best portable barbecues
The best supermarket barbecue food

Barbecue recipes

From chicken and fish to vegetarian ideasside dishes and healthy BBQ feasts, visit our barbecue recipe hub.

This review was last updated in July 2020. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability, please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk. 

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Be the first to comment...We'd love to hear how you got on with this recipe. Did you like it? Would you recommend others give it a try?
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.