Big Grill Festival 2023 Comes To Hebert Park Dublin

By Robert McHugh
Big Grill Festival 2023 Comes To Hebert Park Dublin

Big Grill 2023, the summer's largest BBQ and food festival, has returned to Herbert Park in Dublin.

Staring today, this summer’s festival is set to be the biggest yet with almost 25,000 people expected to attend and a line-up of Irish and international chefs, restaurants, pitmasters and barbecue experts flying in from around the world.

The festival this year will have an increased focus on niche, skilled and in-depth live demos, many of which will never have been seen in Ireland before.

BBQ Talent

Alongside the live demos and in-depth masterclasses at Bastecamp, and the drinks-related tastings and programme on the Brewcamp stage, Big Grill will also play host to a number of specially invited guest restaurants who will take charge of the grill at various points throughout the weekend.

Guest restaurant chefs and their dishes include Andy Stubbs of Low and Slow serving up free range smoked pork ribs, vinegar slaw and bread and butter pickles, also joined by Billy Durney (Saturday only) cooking his smoked bacon ribs with grilled hispi cabbage.


Additionally, chef Trevor Moran will be bringing the Tennessee tomato sandwich hand roll to Dublin.

Meat Carousel

From The Ashes will be manning Big Grill’s meat carousel for the first time, spinning the carousel with flanken beef ribs. Customers can get an order in for Costillar Asado side of beef flank on the bone with flatbread, burnt spicy salsa and crème fraîche.

Pat Martin’s West Tennessee Whole Hog, part of the end of festival celebrations on Sunday afternoon, will see two Oxford Sandy pigs from Dermot Allen’s Winetavern Farm slow-roasted in a traditional brick pit for 30 hours, before being chopped and served with slaw in a bun, the old-school way.

Rancho Relaxo

The festival also features Rancho Relaxo, an exclusive area within the festival where visitors can take break from the festival action.

The Rancho and garden will feature a private bar, fire pits, guaranteed seating (unreserved), DJs, garden games, and two complimentary drinks on arrival.


It also enables fast track entry to the festival.


Big Grill Festival 2023 will run from August 17-20 in Herbert Park, Dublin.

General admission tickets are priced from €24 and general admission + Rancho Relaxo access €55 (plus booking fees).

Whole Hog Tickets (access to all 4 days) has already sold out.