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15 Of The Best Picnic Hampers

UPDATED JULY 2017

On a summer’s day, a picnic in the park is hard to beat, and if you really want to make it a treat then we suggest you take a look at London’s best ready-made picnic hampers, put together in the capital’s finest kitchens. Here are the eateries offering the most mouth-watering food bundles, no preparation necessary…

The De Beauvoir Deli Co

De Beauvoir Deli’s hampers are themed around London’s iconic parks, so you might choose Regent’s Park, which comes with mixed olives, chicken liver pâté, cornichons, mixed charcuterie, a slab of comte and Dusty Knuckle sourdough, all washed down with a bottle of prosecco; or the trendy London Fields basket, which nods to a hipster barbecue and comes filled with Mexican Xochitl tortilla chips, pesto guacamole, potato salad, Rhug Estate organic drumsticks and burgers in a Dusty Knuckle brioche bun, plus two beers from craft brewery, Five Points.

Prices vary, ranging from £35 to £77 (not including a £10 returnable deposit.), available for delivery in Regent’s Park, Hyde Park, London Fields or Victoria Park

Visit TheDeBeauvoirDeli.co.uk

 

The Mount Street Deli

This Mayfair deli has put a dreamy hamper together with a selection of tasty nibbles including Cumberland sausage rolls, herb roast salmon, rare roast beef and fresh seasonal salads. Tuck into lemon possets for dessert and cool down in the heat with a refreshing San Pellegrino.

Picnic lunch for two, £45

Visit TheMountStreetDeli.co.uk

 

Carluccio's

The king of Italian nibbles, Carluccio’s offers three picnic choices: Vegetarian, Classic and Little Italians. Each picnic box serves two (the children’s option just serves one), and they come with an array of typical Italian nibbles, dishes and desserts. Plus, you can add a bottle of wine or prosecco –  when in Rome… Food comes in a cool bag and all cutlery and napkins are provided, making this outdoor dining thing a complete doddle. Order up to four hours in advance from your nearest outpost.

Picnic boxes priced at £45, with the kid’s version at £10

Visit Carluccios.com

 

Fortnum & Mason

The range of fresh picnics made to order by Fortnum & Mason’s chefs contain everything from smoked salmon sandwiches and Eton Mess to five-star, four-course feasts complete with sparkling wine. Alternatively, you can create a bespoke basket by choosing your favourite food and drink from their Food Hall. Not only do they supply a ready-made spread, complete with crockery and cutlery, but they’ll also deliver it straight to your picnic rug if you’ve picked a spot in Green Park or St James’s Park.

Prices range from £25 to £275

Visit FortnumAndMason.com

 

German Gymnasium

Bring a little Berlin cool to your picnic with German Gymnasium’s fanciful range of al fresco treats. The Berlin picnic focuses on wine and good old German grub, so tuck into Giga rolls filled with Black Forest Ham or Obatzda cheese from Bavaria, while desserts include Nussecken shortbread with chocolate, apricot jam and marzipan. If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, you can order your picnic lunch with a side of Sekt – a delicious German fizz. Other wine choices include Riesling and Pinot Noir, and each hamper includes two pairs of sunglasses and a book on German wines. Best lunch date ever.

The Riesling hamper is £64, the Sekt is £70 and the Pinot Noir is £77, call or email to arrange your booking.

Visit GermanGymnasium.com

 

Melrose & Morgan

Collect your picnic from Melrose & Morgan’s Hampstead or Primrose Hill outpost, find a sunny patch in one of North London’s glorious parks and tuck into the delicious dishes. Scotch eggs, seasonal salad, savoury tarts and cheese boards all followed by dark chocolate brownies, punnets of strawberries and either white wine or lager.

Picnic boxes range from £15 to £45

Visit MelroseAndMorgan.com

 

Nifeislife

For an afternoon feasting on indulgent Italian fare, order a selection of Italian deli treats from Nifeislife, who deliver everything from creamy burrata and smoked Italian meats, to tangy olives and fresh seafood – think smoked salmon, anchovies, scallops and clams. They also have a wonderful wine, beer and Aperol selection to wash all those moreish morsels down with, plus, delivery is free if your order is over £60 or if you live in central London. 

Prices vary, delivery available across the UK

Visit Nifeislife.com

 

Paul

For a Parisian picnic, treat yourself to Les Pique-niques from Paul’s artisan bakery and pâtisserie, to add a little French flair to your al fresco feast. As well as rustic baguettes filled with smoked meats and cheeses, you can add freshly made quiches, salads, crisps – they’ve just launched a new Chardonnay flavour – tarts and sweet macaroons to the mix. Each individual picnic is made to order and includes a re-usable cool bag and disposable chequered paper tablecloth.

Les Pique-niques priced at either £20 or £38 from all Paul bakeries

Visit Paul-UK.com

 

Rivea London On-The-Go

The ultimate in takeaway gourmet grub. Rivea London at Bulgari Hotel has created a grab-and-go lunch option to enjoy outdoors whilst basking in the sun. It’s a pick-and-mix affair, so you can create your own perfect spread, choosing from a selection of sandwiches, salads, desserts and drinks. Salads are light and flavoursome, inspired by the street markets of Provence, and come topped with buffalo mozzarella, tomato datterino and basil, or socca crisps and soft boiled egg with Provence-style vegetable caponata. Tigelle bread sandwiches come with pesto, rocket and parmesan, Parma ham, and smoked salmon with fennel. Bonus – you can order just 45 minutes before.

Rivea London gourmet lunch boxes £19 available to order between 11:30am – 2:30pm until 31st August

Visit RiveaLondon.com

 

Chapter's Blackhealth

Those who love a bit of luxury should opt for Chapters’ decadent dining offering. Replace soggy sandwiches with a three-course picnic menu of charcuterie; shredded salt beef with green bean salad; slow roast belly of pork with salsa verde and new potatoes; and a selection of sumptuous salads, all beautifully presented in a wicker basket for just £45. Pre-order with two hours’ notice and be sure to select a bottle of vino from their extensive collection to go alongside your spread.

Visit ChaptersBlackheath.com

 

KuPP

Scandi-inspired restaurant KuPP has a generous take-out picnic bag, jammed full of Nordic treats. Tuck into Norwegian salmon gravadlax and house-smoked mackerel with sides of potato salad, roast beetroot and summer heritage tomatoes. Starting at £27.95 for two, just call KuPP or order online, pick up and head to your favourite outdoor spot to enjoy.

Prices start from £27.95

Visit KuPP.co

 

The Bull & Last

Picnic aficionados will be suitably impressed with the Bull & Last’s lunchtime selection. You’ll find everything from scotch eggs and sausage rolls to grilled artichoke salad, house-cured beetroot gravlax and rare roast beef with watercress and anchovy. A delectable hamper designed to be devoured in the glorious setting of Hampstead Heath.

Basic hamper costs £40. You can customise with as many additions as you’d like, but just remember, you’re the one who has to carry it!

Visit TheBullAndLast.co.uk

 

The Food Market

TheFoodMarket.com’s range of deluxe hampers include a selection of organic, natural and fine foods – think pistachio spread, snap-pea rice crackers and dark chocolate from some of our favourite healthy brands.

Various prices and hamper options

Visit TheFoodMarket.com

 

Social Pantry

Social Pantry’s Pantry Picnics are as stylish as they are mouth-watering.  Fresh, seasonal and delicious, expect a brimming box with something for everyone; including hearty, filling and fresh salads, fluffy flatbreads, homemade dips and gooey chocolate brownies. Add a touch of luxe to with the addition of prosecco or wine.

Picnic for two, £35, plus £17.50 for extra wine or £27.50 for prosecco, call and book 24 hours in advance

Visit SocialPantry.co.uk

 

The Arch London

This lavish picnic from The Arch features an array of gourmet delights, including smoked salmon sandwiches; English Cheddar with apple and raisin chutney on sun blushed tomato bread; homemade crisps with sea salt, lemon and sage; Jersey Royal potato salad; coronation chicken salad; raspberry and pistachio trifle and a light and fluffy Battenburg. And if that wasn’t enough, this posh picnic hamper also includes a chilled bottle of Camel Valley English sparkling wine. Our mouths are already watering…

Posh picnic hamper, £95 for two with a wicker hamper, glasses, crockery and a fluffy picnic blanket (must be returned to the hotel after use)

Visit TheArchLondon.com

 

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