BBQs and summer tend to go hand in hand, they are the epitome of summer parties. The beautiful charcoal aroma that fills the garden as you sip on your prosecco taking in Ireland’s few perfect summer days. There’s nothing like it. Sure, Ireland’s the perfect place to be when you’ve got the weather!

There are so many hacks out there to make your BBQ the best; numerous tips and tricks to impress all of your friends with your grilling skills. But we’ve whittled it down to one master hack to beat all other BBQ hacks: cheat! Who needs all that mess when you can order the tastiest BBQ dishes on Just Eat, with just a tap of the app. You can focus on being the stress-free host while we do the hard part and battle the BBQ.

Depending on the amount of effort you’re willing to put into your summer BBQ party we’ve chosen dishes that are sure to add to any party, whatever your guests preferred flavour.

Mains

Beautiful Barbeque Food with a Dip

Ok so not cooking anything might be a little cheeky after you bought that BBQ last summer and used it twice – and you can be sure you’re going to get your money’s worth out of that thing! So we suggest ordering your mains on Just Eat and cooking up your barbecue sides. It’s a perfect compromise, you get to be the head chef on the BBQ but not have to worry about burning any of the mains – just a few cheeky sides to charcoal up and you can relax. You truly are the host(ess) with the most(ess).

If you’re thinking chicken as one of your mains for your summer party the Special Flame Grilled BBQ Full Chicken sounds pretty delish from Inara’s in Dundalk. Or why not try the Mixed Meat Board from My Meat Wagon in Dublin, you get a selection of beef rib, chicken, pulled pork and they even throw in two sides for good measure – how could you pass that up! Think of how impressed your guests will be!

Sides

Feeling a little confident? Think you can manage to get those tricky mains barbecued to perfection? Look at you, you master chef! Why not add some tasty sides to your perfectly barbequed mains to really wow your guests – there’s a huge selection to choose from but some of our favourites are below.

So we’re not sure if you would consider chicken wings as a side dish per se – but we’ve decided that they are – and because of that the Alabama White BBQ Chicken Wings from Fowl Play in Dublin need to be added to your order for some epic sides for your summer party. Or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous you could try the Bone Marrow Mash from Pitt Bros BBQ – they also do an amazing Corn on the Cobb, Mac & Cheese and the Slaw is definitely worth a try. Talk about summer party food goals.

Platters

Or maybe you really don’t feel like pulling out the BBQ from the shed and just want to enjoy a chilled drink in the summer sun with all your family and friends. Well, we say you’re dead right – we’ve got you covered with an array of platters that you can order straight to your door! BBQ 0 – You – 1.

The Mega Mixed Platter from Rooster Pil Pil Popes Quay in Cork is legit. It comes with two BBQ whole chickens and your choice of five large sides including sweet potato fries and hummus & pitta. Perfect for any summer shindig if you ask us! If you’re looking for the ultimate BBQ platter that is bound to impress even your pickiest of friends, the Feasting Bin Lid Platter from Smokin Bones @ The Wiley Fox in Dublin takes the cake. This platter really has it all with a full rack of baby back ribs, spatchcock chicken, pulled pork, wings, brisket, slaw, mac & cheese, corn on the cob, onion rings and a huge helping of fries. *brb throwing away our BBQ forever*

So no matter what your cooking skill you can still have your epic summer BBQ party, and it’s all just a few taps away on Just Eat.