10 best barbecue food

Come rain or shine, make the most of the Bank Holiday next weekend and plan a grilled feast for a crowd

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Okay, so we know the weather hasn’t been exactly tropical recently, but next Monday is a bank holiday. If a day off work isn’t a good excuse for a barbie, what is? If you’re short on time, there are some plenty of flavoursome meat and vegetarian treats still on the shelves. We’ve grilled and sizzled our way through a range to bring you the tastiest products – from M&S’s halloumi kebabs to Booth’s rib eye steak, we think there will be something that will get your tastebuds going.

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If you are looking for something beyond the usual France-New Zealand-South Africa sparkling wine nexus, Selfridge’s Selection Sparkling English Brut, made by English producers Gusbourne, is a must-try. If your tastes are a little more trad, and you champagne is your only tipple, it is certainly worth giving the delicate Canard-Duchêne Authentic Reserve Brut NV Champagne a run for its money. Get quaffing.

Buy now

1. M&S 5 Lemon & Garlic King Prawn Skewers, £5 (in store only)

2. Fortnum & Mason Pork and Fresh Leek Sausages, £9 per kg

3. Tesco 6 Tomato & Herb Beef Kebabs, £2.50

4. M&S 4 Halloumi Kebabs, £4.50 for 330g (in store only)

5. Donald Russell Sticky Pork Ribs, £12 for 800g

6. Gourmet Burger Kitchen 2 Beef Burgers, £4.49

7. Morrisons Green Thai Chicken Skewers, £3.49

8. Heston from Waitrose 2 Lamb Burgers with Cucumber, £3.49 for 2

9. Booths Fiery Rib Eye Steak, £25 per kg (in store only)

10.Waitrose Chimichurri Spatchcock Chicken, £7.99

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