If you’re a fan of BBQ you may have come across Wilson’s BBQ on YouTube or Instagram. With their combined audience of over 9,000, it’s easy to assume it’s a big operation. Little did I know they’re a family team, BBQing in their back garden!
After making us all drool for the past year with their delicious content, Wilson’s finally caved to the many and opened their doors to the public. I was lucky enough to be invited to review them on their debut weekend for Bitten – yay!
For the launch weekend, Wilson’s put together a £35 sampler platter with a little of all their favourites; brisket, ribs, homemade sausage (jalapeno cheese), smoked turkey, pulled pork with a homemade BBQ sauce… PLUS SIDES; potato salad and coleslaw.
Essentially, you get plenty for that £35 and it more than happily feeds two hungry adults. The takeaway is collection only, so you do need to live nearby or have a car. I can honestly say that all the food was FANTASTIC, and if you’re in Bicester and able to beat the rush to book a collection, then do it!
Now onto the food
One standout was the homemade jalapeno cheese sausage; smoky, cheesy, kick of spice – I was seriously impressed with this, Wilson’s are really going the extra mile by creating their own products.
The ribs were beyond melt in the mouth, they melted in your hands and, with a thick peppery crust, your only complaint will be that there aren’t enough… unless you don’t like pepper!
Pulled pork and bbq sauce is a guaranteed win; however this one seemed to sing. The bbq sauce was zesty and spicy and really complimented the meat, especially with a few pickled red onions thrown on top.
Personally I have never enjoyed brisket before, and did not see the world’s fascination – this has all changed! I now know what I have been missing; it was tender and rich and sweet and fiery, thank you Wilson’s for showing me the light.
Is anyone else starving now??
Not smoking Turkey, it turns out, is where everyone has been going wrong. Say goodbye to the dry, lifeless bird you used to know. Definite winner.
Annnnd finally the sides… coleslaw and potato salad are bbq staples so I was very pleased to see them included. For me personally, the potato could have done with a little extra mustard, however, it was still delicious and demolished. The coleslaw was exactly what you’d want, crunchy, creamy and not at all watery.
All in all a stunning entrance into our lives, thank you Wilson’s. As a Bicester native, I am so pleased to see such an exciting food scene developing in this little town!
We dined as guests of Wilson’s BBQ, all views remain our own.