Outdoor Kitchen Ideas For Easy Al-Fresco Dining
May 02, 2024

As summer comes around, one thing we can all look forward to is al fresco dining. We all know food tastes so much better outdoors! But if you’re looking to elevate your al fresco dining experience, the answer lies in an outdoor kitchen. At Robert Dyas we have plenty of outdoor kitchen ideas to inspire you, so you can unleash your culinary creativity while surrounded by the plants and flowers in your garden. What more could a keen cook ask for on a warm summer’s day.

What is an Outdoor Kitchen?

An outdoor kitchen creates a defined cooking zone for those with larger gardens and is ideal for people who love to entertain and cook outdoors. They vary from compact setups with barbecue-style grills and shelves to large outdoor kitchens with sinks and fridges.

How To Build An Outdoor Kitchen

Building an outdoor kitchen has never been easier with our range at Robert Dyas. All the hard work is done for you so you simply need to fit the pieces together in your chosen spot. If you have a large garden, prepping food this way is the ideal way to cook as it creates a focused outdoor living zone for next-level summer entertaining.

Outside Kitchen Ideas For Your Al Fresco Culinary Creations

Giving you practicality, convenience and heaps of aesthetic appeal, an outdoor kitchen is a great addition to a large garden, elevating the ordinary barbecue into an outdoor cooking powerhouse.

Palazzetti Jesolo 2 Masonry BBQ

The Palazzetti Jesolo outdoor barbecue provides you with outdoor cooking space along with a chic garden appeal thanks to the white and brick natural tones. The shelves make it practical yet stylish as you have a place to rest your tools and allow your food to cool down before serving. Perfect for hosting summer parties, and a sure-fire way to impress your guests.

Palazzetti Jesolo 2 Masonry BBQ

For large gardens with plenty of space, the Palazzetti Antille outdoor barbecue with a wood-fired oven is the ultimate addition. It’s a great choice for families as it features practical storage compartments and an oven door, making it safer than an open barbecue. The metal windshield makes it great for use even if the wind picks up, while the integrated firewood holder helps create a stunning overall look.

Make barbecuing a breeze with our guide to barbecue cooking times and serve standout food in your impressive new kitchen. Jamie Oliver, eat your heart out. 

Tepro Petersburg Outdoor Kitchen

The Tepro Petersburg outdoor kitchen is a top choice for barbecue fans with a four-burner gas barbecue, side burner, sink, plentiful storage and a sleek stainless steel countertop. It’s also great for those who are looking for outdoor kitchen ideas on a budget. While it’s more expensive than a typical barbecue, it’s cheaper than many outdoor kitchens yet still comes with everything you need when catering for family and friends. 

Thanks to its slightly smaller size compared to many other outdoor kitchens, it gives you enough room to add an extra cooking appliance to your garden kitchen zone, such as a pizza oven

Norfolk Grills Absolute Pro 6 Burner Gas BBQ

For an outdoor kitchen to rival any professional chef, the Norfolk Grills Absolute Pro is one of the best ideas for outside kitchen areas. A sink, fridge and LED lighting all feature in this sophisticated piece of kit, solving your problems of keeping meats and drinks cool and giving you the convenience of having your ingredients right there and ready to throw on the grill. Plus, with multiple grills, from rear to side, you can cook multiple dishes at the same time – ideal for hosting summer parties.

Norfolk Grills Absolute 4 Burner Gas BBQ

If your outdoor kitchen plans can’t quite stretch to a large 6-burner barbecue, this Norfolk Grills 4-burner option may be the one for you. Complete with a sink, fridge and LED lighting like its 6-burner counterpart, its slightly smaller size makes it a touch more compact for medium-sized gardens. A great choice for avid barbecue enthusiasts, it allows you to keep things clean and tidy while you cook, keep meats and beverages chilled and add some style and sophistication to your space. Simply keep all your barbecue accessories in the cupboards underneath and you’re ready to cook up a summer storm.

Callow Tampere Light Masonry BBQ

If it’s small outdoor kitchen ideas you’re looking for, try the Callow Tempere Light Masonry Barbecue. Ideal for small to medium-sized gardens, the stone design gives it a timeless aesthetic that can easily complement any garden design. 

It has some great features: an airflow system to make it easier to light and fire trays made of steel for durability, to name just a couple.

Feeling inspired by our ideas for outside kitchen spaces? If you’ve not quite found what you’re looking for, our range of large barbecues and outdoor kitchens will give you plenty of inspiration for your outer kitchen design. Go ahead and have a look – the comfort, convenience and pure enjoyment of cooking in your very own garden kitchen will be the highlight of your summer.