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8 essentials for a backyard BBQ

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Getting the family together for a backyard BBQ is what summer is all about. BBQ like a pro with our guide to shopping for your next gathering and helpful hosting hints.



Your classic BBQ meats
Select from a range of sausages, steak, skewers, rissoles, cutlets, ribs, wings, or burger patties available in beef, lamb, pork, and chicken at Pryde Meats.

We recommend chatting to their helpful butchers to find the perfect cut for grilling and quantity to cater for your guests.

Visit on LG2, near Woolworths or call (02) 9807 7388


It doesn’t get more Aussie than prawns on the barbie, but if you’re looking for something pre-made, order a seafood platter from Peter Roan Seafood that’s ready to eat! Whether you prefer fresh or cooked, they’ve got plenty of options to choose from.

Visit on LG2, near Woolworths or call (02) 9807 2433


The Growers
Visit their Delicatessen for pre-made salads or shop their fresh produce to make your own. Popular salads to complement BBQ meats are coleslaw, potato and pasta salad.

Visit on LG2, near Kmart 


Top Ryde Bakers House 
Opt for bread from the bakery so that you can serve your guests freshly baked sliced bread, rolls, hamburger buns and cob loaf.

Visit on LG2, near Woolworths


Make your own Pavlova, using seasonal fruit from The Growers or order a readymade cake at Sergio’s Cake Shop; we recommend their Fruit Flan for summer gatherings.

Freshly made by the bakers at Top Ryde Bakers House.

Ice Cream
Baskin-Robbins is now open. Choose from 31 flavours available in a take home pack.


Fill your esky at Dan Murphy’s with beer, wine, sparkling and pre-mixed spirits. Don’t forget the bags of ice!

To really impress your guests, here’s how to make a Pavlova Punch from Dan’s Cocktail Library >>

Visit on LG2, near Woolworths

Tableware & Decor

You can never have enough paper plates, cups, and napkins when hosting outdoors (especially with kids). This will save time on cleanup and ensure you have enough tableware for your guests.

Another handy hint, make sure you have plenty of tongs, serving spoons and trays. Once your food is planned, you can organise the tableware and utensils.

If you’re going for a theme, here’s where to shop your party essentials:



Whether you are entertaining your guests in the backyard or poolside, this guide will give you some cool ideas for where to shop for outdoor games and pool toys. Read On.


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