Billy Smokes was set up by former sustainability consultant Will Griffiths in 2015, after a life-long passion with food and cooking over fire. Will's background in science fuelled a hunger to learn more about what exactly makes great barbecue, so after a self-enforced barbecue boot camp and an enlightening trip through the southern states of America, Billy Smokes was born.
Billy Smokes has a small team of hard-working fun-loving chefs. If you are interested in joining our team please fill out our Contact form below.
We cook quality ingredients with fire and smoke to produce tasty dishes with a distinctly British feel. Think of us as halfway between a great British summer barbecue and a smokey Texan food truck. We care a lot about great food and memorable experiences, which to us means warm hospitality and excellent service.
Sourcing is big deal for us so whether it is our meat, our vegetables or our wood, we only use ethically sourced, British produce from suppliers we trust. Almost everything you eat with us, from our sauces to our pickles, is made from scratch in house.
For the last two years we have been the food residents at the Howling Hops brewery in Hackney Wick, which came to end in January 2018. Whilst we make exciting plans for our next venue, we are still catering for external events so if you have a wedding, birthday or corporate party in need of great barbecue and excellent service, please fill out the Contact form below.