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Sunshine My lovely Sunshine

In food, In London, picnic on June 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Spring/summer is here (well for the next few days) so it is time to dust off your flip-flops and head to the beach or the park for us Londoners.

I don’t know but a bit of sun always makes me want to have a picnic. Now creating the perfect picnic I would have to say is a bit of an art as well as EFFORT. Well London being the wonderful place it is, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes who will create a perfect picnic for you to take away and I have listed the creme de la creme here just for you… Happy sunning 🙂

Mr and Mrs 4×4 Luxury

For those of you with a bit of money to line your pockets, London’s many Michelin starred restaurants have many culinary delights on offer:


87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

Food from Harrod’s is the height of  luxury picnic dining, head to the food court where staff will pack you a lovely array of goodies to delight your taste buds to take away in a lovely branded Harrod’s cooler bag.

For more info please visit or please telephone the Food Orders desk on 020 7893 8041 or email

Fortnum and Mason

Want to impress a special someone or give yourself a treat, then you should opt for one of F&T’s luxury three course picnics.

The three courses are made up of Smoked Salmon parcels with crab and lemon mayonnaise filling, Ballotine of barn reared chicken wrapped in air dried ham and ceps and served with 2 salads – jersey potato with walnuts and blue cheese, cucumber and baby spinach tossed with sunflower seeds. To finish there are individual poached pear tarts with a spiced red wine glaze, served with vanilla mascarpone. And to wash that down a lovely bottle of chardonnay. Unfortunately this kind of decadence doesn’t come cheap this picnic will set you back £100 pounds.

For more info please to order please contact their customer relations department on  0845 300 1707.

Quintessential English delights

Looking for that quintessential english picnic but don’t want to go for broke?

Betty Blythe – Fine Food Pantry

73 Blythe Road, Brook Green, London, W14 0HP
Betty’s lovely traditional hampers capture the essence of an english picnic. Packed with tasty treats like fresh sandwiches and even champagne. Each hamper is tailored to each customer’s tastes and budget. Choose from a variety of mouth-watering dishes English cakes, finger sandwiches and grilled meats, to couscous, salad, home-made relish and mouth-watering squidgy triple chocolate brownies.

Also if you pre-order then hampers can be hand-delivered to any of the nearby parks. Also for that totally vintage experience; vintage rugs, lawn games, glasses, cutlery can be also provided.  Prices start from £10.00 – £300.

For more information and to order your hamper please visit contact the Pantry on 0207 602 11 77 or email your contact details to

Looking for a  Mediterranean inspired picnic?


Head down to Carluccios’s for the authentic italian picnic. You have a choice of five picnics going for £45 pounds or £60 pounds for two. On offer is a selection of antipasti including chilli stuffed olives, sun-blush tomatoes, balsamic onions and Napoli salami.
Oven roasted chicken legs stuffed with herbs, breadcrumbs and mortadella wrapped in pancetta, as well as many other treats. For kids there is a £10 pound menu containing little pizzas and meat balls.

For more information visit or go to your nearest Carluccio store.

Other great places to pick up a picnic:

Luigi’s – Fulham

Clarke’s Restaurant and Bakery

Scandinavian Kitchen – Soho