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Where to order a ready-made picnic in London

If you're heading for a picnic in London's parks, make it a real feast. Here are the best London picnics for you to order and enjoy at your leisure whether you're out in the park or at home in the garden.

HIDE  

HIDE

Where: 85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NB

Ollie Dabbous' at-home spin-off may have finished, but you can still pick up a hamper and take it away to nearby Green Park. Dishes include the HIDE Croque Monsieur (which you can pimp up with truffle), smoked salmon, salad and a strawberry & clotted cream custard tartlet.

Delivery area: Collection from HIDE.

Follow them on more Instagram @hide_restaurant

How to order: Call 0203 1468 666.

 

Little Mercies  

Little Mercies

Where: 20 Broadway Parade, Crouch End, London N8 9DE

The Crouch End cocktail bar has a picnic which includes Pimped Hummus & Rose Harrisa, Olives & Guindilla Peppers, Turkish flatbread, Charred Pepper & Aubergine Dip and more. You can add on bottles of their cocktails including a Lockdown Bellini or a bottle of wine and they also sell bags of ice. 

Delivery area: Collection from Little Mercies or local delivery (including to local parks)

Follow them on more Instagram @littlemercies

How to order: Order online

 

Panzer's

Panzer's

13-19 Circus Rd, St John’s Wood, London NW8 6PB

Panzer's is a famous St John's Wood deli that's been running since 1944. Along with a Panzer’s cool bag, eco-friendly plates, cutlery and napkins there are a number of hampers to choose from, packed with Panzer's goods. Options include challah bread rolls, beef sausage rolls, Panzer’s hand-sliced smoked salmon, an artisan cheese plate, brownies and more. Vegetarian options are available too. 

Delivery area: Collection or local delivery

Follow them on Instagram @panzers_deli.

How to order: Order online

 

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Chrissy's Kitchen

Ballymaloe Cookery School alumnus Chrissy of Chrissy's Kitchen is branching out from her usual events service to send out lovely hampers across London. Each one contains spiced mixed nuts, sausage rolls, Parmesan shortbreads, savoury tarts, two types of salads, salted caramel tartlets or brownies and a choice of a bottle of French rosé or four beers.

Delivery area: Across London

Follow them on Instagram @chrissyskitchenltd

How to order: Order online.

Photo: Angie Silver

 

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Colette

Where: 315 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 9QH

Order a picnic from the Chelsea traiteur and you'll find a treasure trove of treats. The carnivores option Includes consomme, ham hock terrine, sausage roll, baguette, wagyu beef and honey crisps and more. There's also a Pescatarian and vegetarian hamper as well as an afternoon tea hamper and plenty of booze to add on too.  

Delivery area: Collection or a 4-mile radius from Fulham Road.

Follow them on more Instagram @colettecuisine

How to order: Order online.

 

Provisions  

Provisions

167 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LX

Provisions has a choice of two picnic hampers, both of which feature a selection of some of the very best items from their store. So there's organic hummus from France, smoked ham from Trentino, Comte, tuna pate, pate de Campagne and more available. You can add on organic wine and the hamper also comes with a table cloth and cutlery. It's a very handy location for taking a picnic to Highbury Fields. 

Delivery area: Nationwide delivery or collection from Holloway Road. 

Follow them on Instagram @provisionsldn.

How to order: Order online

 

Rudy's Vegan Butcher  

Rudy's Vegan Butcher

56 Islington Park St, Islington, London N1 1PX

The vegan "butcher" has been a big hit ever since it opened, and now there are multiple picnic options too. Add in vegan peppered salami, Apricolina cheeze, Camembert cheeze, vegan mortadella and more - including a selection of cocktails to go with it all. 

Delivery area: Nationwide delivery or pick up from Islington

Follow them on Instagram @rudysdvd.

How to order: Order online

 

St John  

St John

Fergus Henderson's St John Bread and Wine are serving up a number of special picnic boxes that include delights such as Radishes and Smoked Cod’s Roe, Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich, Spinach and Graceburn Pie and Chocolate Mousse. The contents change weekly, and you can always add in a Fergroni for some park drinking. 

Delivery area: Collection only from Spitalfields

Follow them on Instagram @st.john.restaurant.

How to order: Order online

 

Top Cuvee  

Top Cuvee

Top Cuvee have been masters of picnic and park delivery since they were one of the first to bring wine right to your spot in the park. Their latest park deliver is Barbecuvee, where they'll deliver a BBQ Street Food menu straight to you in nearby parks. On the menu at the time of writing are oysters, deep-fried onions and aioli and a bavette and wild garlic sandwich. It's a definite cut above your average picnic and you can add on their wines and cocktails, of course. 

Delivery area: Delivery to Clissold Park and Highbury Fields (or collection)

Follow them on Instagram @topcuvee.

How to order: Order online

 

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Anson & Curtis Gourmet Picnics

Normally this catering company is busy making sure the well-heeled folk at Ascot and Henley are well fed. When those events were put on hold, they switched to delivering luxury picnics. Right now there are two to choose from. First is the Picnic In The Park Two Metres Apart which includes such treats as apple, leek and chilli sausage roll and shredded sesame chicken on a spring vegetable slaw. There's also a seafood version and the "Greengrocer's" picnic if you're after something veggie. 

Delivery area: Throughout London from £10

Follow them on Instagram @ansonandcurtis

How to order: Order online

 

Bocca di Lupo

Bocca di Lupo

Jacob Kenedy's Bocca di Lupo has added picnics to the menu which will let you take an Italian feast to the park. There are a few options and they include such delights as wafer-thin Pane Carasau (Sardinian flatbreads) with Pecorino cream for dipping, Prosciutto di San Daniele, Tuscan salami, smoked ricotta with grilled aubergines marinated with roast tomatoes, chilli and mint and more besides. There's also an option for Gelupo Prosecco as well as eco-friendly cutlery, glasses and napkins.

Delivery area: Across London

Follow them on Instagram @bocca_di_lupo

How to order: Order online

 

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The Cheese Bar’s The Beer Boy

Although this isn’t marketed as a picnic as such, we reckon The Cheese Bar’s beer & cheese combo has pretty much everything you need for an off-the-cuff park picnic. It features three 150g pieces of cheese, a packet of Miller's Damsel Crackers to with them and a selection of three beers. It all changes, depending on what’s available so it’s a bit of a potluck affair. They also do a fondue pack which works with a candle, so you could also take that to the park if you fancied.

Delivery area: By post - nationwide

Follow them on Instagram @thecheesebarldn

How to order: Order online

 

Jose Pizarro

Jose Pizarro

Jose Pizarro has turned his attention to picnics, curating probably the best Spanish-themed picnic you're likely to have. On the menu is Jamón Ibérico & picos, Tortilla de patatas;Manchego & la Peral, Boquerones, Ensaladilla Rusa, Empanadilla de atún, and Choco pots. There's gin as well, if you fancied a G&T picnic.

Delivery area: Nationwide

Follow on Instagram @josepizarrorestaurants

How to order: Order online 

 

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Pique picnics

Pique specialise in luxury hampers and picnics, either for special occasions like birthdays or for just taking along to the park. Options include The Ultimate Brunch (inc blueberry pancakes, ham & gruyere filled mini croissants, courgette & feta frittata and more) or the Freedom Picnic with coronation chicken and caramelised apple & thyme sausage rolls. Everything you need is in the picnic, including plates, cutlery & napkins (all compostable) and you can add on beer, Prosecco, Champagne and more.

Delivery area: 7 miles from SW11

Follow them on Instagram @piquefood

How to order: Order online

 

 

Also try... 

  • Baccalà in Bermondsey are selling seafood picnic boxes for collection which includes their homemade smoked salmon with fennel and you can add on oysters
  • Iberica (nationwide delivery) are selling picnic bags with a selection of jamon, chorizo, cheese and more.
  • Peapod & Co (nationwide delivery) are delivering picnic boxes nationwide, with options like lobster, shrimp and dill brioche rolls part of the package. 
  • Knock Knock from Smith and Brock's Knock Knock are delivering a picnic with hummus, sausage rolls, salame, cheddar and more...
  • SupperCentral London restaurant delivery company, are delivering food to special pick-up points in London parks. So if you fancy a very fancy picnic - check them out. 
  • The Terrace by Megan's is selling picnics to eat on Clapham Common.  

 

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