us in the news

City AM - 11 April 2014

With May fast approaching you might think festive parties are a distant, mulled wine-filled memory but not for Winterflood Securities, which held its annual and undeniably epic Christmas party last night.

The Scotsman - 25 September 2013

Rentokil opens insect restaurant in Edinburgh. It might not be to everyone’s taste but queues of hungry students and workers enjoyed their grub as they tucked in to crispy mealworms and crunchy crickets in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Metro London - 15 August 2013

‘Pestaurant’ offers grasshoppers, crickets and giant Scorpions on the menu to celebrate 85th anniversary of Rentokil. 

Latest news from The London Barbecue

We have moved to Harwich in Essex and for anyone who doesn't know where Harwich is after our little town it's a short swim to the Port of Felixstowe and the Suffolk coast. We are loving our walks by the sea and the beach provides a perfect location for a beach BBQ.

We also have a lovely new local venue Browning Brothers provides a perfect backdrop for a Wild  Wedding in Great Tey close to Colchester if you are looking for a Tipi wedding or a corporate funday then please check out their website below

Essex has so many great locations from beautiful beaches, secluded fields in the woods to fantastic Stately Homes and as we learn more about our new Essex home we will add new venues to our list.

Here's to a lovely summer and lot's of BBQ parties in Essex, London and further a field

Cheers Pete


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Tuesday 20 May 2014

It’s Carnival Time: kick off 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil events with the ultimate Brazilian barbecue caterers

The London Barbecue provide the ultimate in outdoor barbecue, rotisserie and spit-roast event catering – and this year, in honour of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, their Brazilian rotisserie is set bring street samba beats and hip-shaking frevo rhythms to tingle and revel on your guest’s taste buds. Colourful, aromatic, flavoursome, lively and a whole lot of sexy fun!

The London Barbecue began to specialise in Brazilian rotisserie last year, when they launched The Churrasco Gang, and they’re all set to take London by storm again this year as they infuse the essence of Brazil with their succulent beef and mouth-watering chicken, cooked on skewers over hot coals on their purpose built Brazilian rotisserie, or as they say on the streets of Rio, “churrasqueira”. What could be better than to have a World Cup themed event, screening the games, with delicious barbecued food to get your guests in the mood for the greatest show on Earth?

Pete Phillips, the Willy Wonka style maestro behind The London Barbecue, launched the new business this Spring, ready for the summer, with an eclectic mix of global taste sensations to make outdoor events go off with a sizzle and a bang.

Pete says: “There are a number of trends that have been predicted to be big opportunities for event catering in 2014, including Brazilian cuisine. Thanks to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, we’re happy to be at the forefront of this new trend with our specialist Brazilian rotisserie – we’re looking forward to getting right in the middle of the action at a host of themed events!”

Pete thrives on innovation in catering and has worked alongside such greats as Marco Pierre White and Lucy Gemmel, Founder of Rhubarb. His exceptional eye for the weird and wonderful has seen him manage foodie businesses from the eclectic Incredible Ice Cream Company to Foodies To Go. The London Barbecue was formally called Roastmaster and relaunched this year. Pete brings his impressive client list along with this new venture – now serving many more food themes and specialities delivered by their specialist chefs. They cater for events with guests ranging in numbers from 50 to 1,500. They roast, barbecue and grill on site, giving a professional, innovative event, with the added showmanship of their chefs in action, creating an unrivalled atmosphere so guests can feast like kings whilst they devour every delicious, sumptuous, scrumptious mouthful.

Pete’s loyal client following includes M&S Big Beach Clean Up where he serves the ultimate summer barbecue to hundreds of volunteers and Rentokil’s Pestaurants, serving the weird and the wonderful such as sweet-chilli pigeon burgers, wasabi weaver ants, marinated grasshoppers and chocolate dipped bugs to a bemused and sceptical but surprisingly satisfied crowd. Also, giffgaff’s pop-up travelling restaurant that toured the UK giving away delicious hotdogs to thousands of students. Pete works with other high-profile clients such as the UK Music Video Awards, Diesel, Zoopla, Leica, Samsung, Chanel, Amazon and Thames Water – who all hire him year-on-year due to his unrivalled excellence in customer service, and his unique melt-in-your-mouth barbecued, spit-roasted and rotisserie food.

If you'd like to book The London Barbecue for your event this summer, then call give Pete Phillips a call on 07507 598 722 or email at Once you hire The London Barbecue, the outdoor catering bar will be irreversibly raised. To find out more, please visit