Not sure what you fancy? Supper London’s bikes have access to pick-up areas within central London parks to deliver restaurant meals direct to customers. Offering convenience and a re-imagining of the usual park picnic, the team can bring restaurant-quality food (such as Mr Chow, Hedonism Wines and Coya) direct to your picnic rug. Working with specialist location app What3Words, precise pick-up points will be available in Regent’s Park, Hyde Park, Holland Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, Green Park, Russell Square, Lincoln Inn Fields, Whitehall Gardens, Battersea Park, Parsons Green, Shoreditch Park and Primrose Hill.
Provisions Wine & Cheese
This north London deli has launched a selection of picnic hampers, filled with artisan produce, and organic and natural wines. The hampers are plastic free, come with cutlery and a paper picnic cloth, and are available for nationwide delivery, collection from the store or same-day delivery within four miles of Holloway Road. Priced at £49, they feed three to four people. Inside you’ll find organic hummus from Variette in France, organic black olive tapenade from Puglia, goats’ cheese, comte, gourmet tuna pate, smoked ham from Trentino, French pâté de campagne, a tin of gordal olives, salted Catalan almonds, bread and crackers.
Top Cuvèe is a neighbourhood wine bar and restaurant that specialises in natural wine. As well as bottles of red, wine and fizz, the team also sells pre-made cocktails, Breton cider and craft beer. Looking for snacks? Torres crisps, cheese and a top selection of olives are also available for delivery. For those in a hurry, the team’s fleet of bike couriers are on standby to deliver orders to homes and parks in a nearby radius.
Catering for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike, the pizza list at Homeslice is designed to share – all 20-inch pizzas can be split 50/50. Featuring ten different pizzas a day, the menu balances classics such as margheritas with seasonally changing toppings including pumpkin, broccoli, pecorino and crispy onions. There’s also an excellent riff on a quattro formaggi: four cheeses, jalapeno salsa and rye crumb. Just jump onto the Supper app to get access to delivery for addresses across London.
Heading west? Skye Gyngell’s new one-stop shop in Notting Hill has everything you need for a top picnic, from rosemary and sea salt focaccia to cheese straws, date and cheddar scones, and cheeses such as the Devon Beenleigh blue or an aged Lancashire Holbrook. If you’re after something sweet, you can opt for the likes of rhubarb buns packed with vanilla custard or fruit cake with marmalade glaze.
Fortnum & Mason
Hanging out at Green Park? The food halls at Fortnum & Mason are an essential stop-off. The home of the scotch egg, this is the place to head to for a superlative selection of cured meat, cheese, wine, beer, bread and even crisps. If you want to go all out, you can also purchase one of the department store’s famous hampers or picnicware, including lambswool blankets, canvas cool bags and flasks.
A family-run deli on Fulham Road, Colette is filled with speciality products from around the UK and France, including fine wines and champagnes. Its extensive Gourmet Traiteur counter is loaded with cellar-aged charcuterie, cheese and sandwiches. The team has also launched a picnic hamper for the season, filling a trad wicker basket with an assortment of handpicked treats and fine French food.
Prawn on the Lawn
Prawn on the Lawn has launched a seafood picnic for two. At Highbury’s favourite fishmonger-restaurant, day-boat Cornish seafood will be piled into recyclable boxes, ready to take away. You can also count on the likes of mackerel pate and taramasalata.
Pique prepares and delivers homemade picnics throughout London. We like the weekend brunch hamper, which comes with a choice of mini bagels; blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and berries; ham and gruyere-filled mini croissants; dark chocolate overnight oats with toasted coconut and raspberries; iced tea or coffee; and berry, banana and peanut butter smoothies. The seasonal menus focus on picnic classics with modern twists and are packaged in disposable, compostable and plastic-free packaging and all come with napkins, plates and cutlery.
Missing your annual trip to Spain? José Pizarro has created an Iberian-style ready-to-eat picnic box for two, with no prep required. The picnic includes all of José’s favourite Spanish snacks: jamón iberico, tortilla de patatas, manchego and la peral cheese, boquerones, ensaladilla rusa, olives and peppers, tuna empanadilla and Jose’s choc pots to finish. To complete the feast, the box includes two 50ml bottles of Nordes gin for an easy park G&T.
Ottolenghi has you covered for Middle Eastern-inspired picnic fare. Expect daily-changing salads bursting with flavour and bakery items to go, alongside a limited-edition ‘Ottolenghi in a Bag’ – with all the picnic essentials you could need packed helpfully into a cotton tote bag.
For those in north London, Trullo’s neighbourhood shop can help with any last-minute picnic needs. Whether you’re after breakfast pastries (think carbonara swirl) and a coffee, a solid sandwich (meatball sub or a hefty slice of focaccia) or an after-work selection of wines, negroni pouches, charcuterie and cheeses, this deli has you covered.
Le Deli Robuchon
Le Deli Robuchon is now offering picnic hampers, complete with a selection of wines including Domaines Ott rosé. From homemade pastries, viennoiseries and breads to a large selection of fresh salads, hot and cold sandwiches, quiches and cheeses, Le Deli Robuchon’s picnic hampers will champion seasonal produce. As all hampers are bespoke, guests can choose anything from the menu. The deli is well placed for anyone heading to Green Park, St James’s Park and Hyde Park.
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