Picking a gas or charcoal barbecue is largely a matter of personal taste.

Ask yourself these 5 questions:

  1. How important is speed and convenience?
  2. Do you want that “authentic barbecue” taste?
  3. How often will you use your barbecue?
  1. What type of food would you normally cook on a barbecue?
  2. How many people do you regularly cook a barbecue for?

Charcoal Barbecues

Charcoal barbecues are the purist`s choice for authentic flavour. With charcoal the smoke from coals and sizzling fat permeates the food for that genuine chargrilled taste. Nowadays, that nightmare picture of flapping around trying to light your charcoal is a thing of the past. A simple invention, the chimney starter, takes all the hassle out of lighting your charcoal. Depending on weather conditions you will be the barbecue hero, ready to cook within 15 minutes of lighting the charcoal! You can choose between two types of charcoal depending on the type of food you are cooking. Lump Charcoal is quicker to light has a short burn life and is perfect for steaks, burgers, sausages. In other words, anything that cooks in under 15 – 20 minutes. Compressed Charcoal has a much longer burn time and is used for foods which need a longer cooking time, for example butterflied leg of lamb or a complete chicken. We are Premier Partners of The Big Green Egg, THE charcoal barbecue experts. Click to start shopping

Big Green Egg

The Big Green Egg is the “Aga” of barbecues. They inspire a cult loyalty among their followers. The range of food which you can cook on them is amazing. Imagine, on a recent training day we had short rib beef which had been cooked for 18 hours on one fill of charcoal… You could eat it with a spoon it was so tender! We have just signed up with them to be their Premier Partner in the Dublin area.

Gas Barbecues

Gas barbecues have the advantage of being swift and simple to use. You simply push the button and you are cooking in less than 10 minutes. The versatility of cooking methods and range of food you can use are amazing. From uncomplicated fish and vegetables to pizza and smoked foods, all are a cinch on a gas barbecue. We are delighted to stock the Weber BBQ range within our barbecue options in-store & online. For more information or to enquire about our range of Weber barbecues please contact us. Email us at info@thegardenhouse.ie Click to start shopping


Weber believes there is a barbecue for everyone. Gas, Charcoal, or Electric? – Weber has an answer to every bbq craving. Barbecuing is more than what sears on the grate. Whether you're a self-proclaimed BBQ master, first time barbecuer, or making the transition from charcoal to gas, Weber has got you covered. Visit us in store or browse our online range of charcoal, gas and electric Weber barbecues.

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