The Fire Pit

Join DJ BBQ at Taste of London's famous Fire Pit for exclusive restaurant dishes & BBQ masterclasses from top chefs...

Taking centre stage at the festival will be our famous Fire Pit, featuring London's best barbecue chefs, restaurants and more…

If flame-licked meat, craft beer, master butchery and a suitably smoking soundtrack sound like your idea of a party, then make sure you head to our Fire Pit to get your fill…

NEW FOR 2019: Eight visiting restaurants will whip up 150 Taste Exclusives for you to enjoy...don’t miss them!

Get ready to party around the pit with DJ BBQ whilst your food is personally prepared by a top chef just metres away. When it’s ready, you’ll be able to enjoy it amongst the trees on one of many picnic benches. Our exciting line-up includes:


20:00-21:30 Kaizen House 
Roasted onglet with barbecue "wonky" asparagus and furikake butter


14:00-15:30 Preview of Kol by Santiago Lastra
Mextlapique - Halibut cooked in corn husk, British pipian and roasted succulents

20:00-21:30 Rovi
Celeriac shawarma, einkorn and potato pitta, bkeila, crème craiche, fermented tomato


14:00-15:30 Smokestak
Smoked ox cheek, aged beef-fat sourdough, egg yolk

20:00-21:30 Two Lights
Slow cooked pork neck, smoked tomatoes, bacon and mustard


14:00-15:30 Som Saa
Coconut smoked duck

20:00-21:30 Berber & Q
Butterflied leg of lamb, burnt baba, dirty onions & pickled chilli


14:00-15:30 Quality Chop House
Dexter beef, smoked egg yolk, ramson green sauce

Fire Pit Dishes


Eight top chefs will showcase their grill skills…

Learn tips, tricks and techniques from top talent as they sizzle and sear on the open flames in front of your very eyes. Check out this summer's star-studded line-up:


19:00-19:30  Tom Anglesea – Laughing Heart (North East chef on Great British Menu 2019!) 
Char sui pork neck fermented and grilled cabbage


13:15-13:45 Genevieve Taylor
Jerk spiced plantain, shallot and halloumi kebabs
Grilled okra with Caribbean spiced crumbs

Elliot Cunningham  Lagom
Charred sweet potato


13:15-13:45 – Danilo Cortellini 
Smoked aubergine salad with tomatoes and Grana Padano Cheese

19:00-19:30 – Karan Gokani – Hoppers
Crab Curry


12:30-13:00 – James Cochran 12:51
13:15-13:45 Chris Shail – Barbecoa
Ultimate Surf & Turf
19:00-19:30 – Ben Tish – The Stafford
Chicken with apricots and sumac


13:15-13:45 Hus Vedat  Yosma (opening in Soho in summer 2019)
Saddle of lamb, Tzaziki, chilli butter, oregano

Fire Pit Chefs


One rig to rule them all...

The Fire Pit is the ultimate playground for flame-licking chefs.

Bigger, better and even more bad ass than last year…this set-up is literally twice as big, featuring hanging fames, infiernillos, asado crosses, planchas, run-of-the-mill grills and a butcher’s block.

What can’t it do? There are no limits for this mother of all BBQs!

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Butchery demos and a sausage linking masterclasses throughout the weekend...

Vice Captain of Team GB’s British Beefeaters, Simon 'The Butch' Taylor, will be talking you through the meat that goes into the dishes being cooked on the pit as he demonstrates lots of useful butchering techniques. You’ll be able to get up close and personal, even sampling delights straight off the grill…

If you'd like to learn how to make and link sausages like the professionals, then Simon will be running a £6 masterclass by the pit to show you how...

Simon The Butch




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