Brook Green café and tea room Betty Blythe is offering English picnic hampers made to order, packed full of fresh sandwiches, salads, grilled meats, cakes, Champagne and ginger beer. Also, for that
extra touch of refinement, the café can provide vintage rugs, lawn games, glasses, cutlery, and even staff to clean up. If pre-ordered, hampers can be hand delivered to a number of nearby parks.
Capital-wide deli chain Carluccio’s is offering a selection of five picnics this summer, including two for vegetarians and one for children, priced at either £45 for one adult or £60 for two, and
£10 per child. Expect contents such as pasta salad with green beans, parmesan, pinenuts and pesto, a selection of antipasti including chill-stuffed olives, sun-blushed tomatoes, balsamic onions and
salami Napoli, and oven-roasted chicken legs stuffed with herbs and breadcrumbs, with desserts including fresh strawberries with lemon and sugar. All adult picnics include sourdough bread, mineral
water and a choice of either red or white Sicilian Sicani wine. Each picnic also comes in its own re-usable cool bag.
Corrigan’s Mayfair is offering a choice of two picnic baskets through the summer. Dishes in the wicker hamper will include items such as country terrine, sliced roast beef, honey-glazed gammon and
freshly cooked breads. For dessert, there will be seasonal berries such as British strawberries served with lemon curd and raspberries with lavender cream. The hampers are priced at £45 for a small
or £75 for a large with a half bottle of red or white wine. A £15 deposit is required on all orders, which will be returned on receipt of the hamper. For more details or to order a hamper, call 020
Mayfair private members club and bijou hotel Fox Club is offering picnic hampers during the summer, priced at just £40 for two
people. Pick from starters such as Parma ham and melon or smoked trout, horseradish and dill mousse, and mains including pasta salad with rocket pesto and baby plum tomatoes, alongside fresh baked
bread, a selection of mini desserts, a cheese plate, a bottle of water and a bottle of either red or white wine.
This summer, The Langham hotel is launching its first luxury picnic hamper. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's location just a few minutes walk from Regent's Park and buy lunch or afternoon
tea for two in a traditional wicker hamper, complete with a picnic rug. The hampers will be filled with a selection of traditional savoury items such as Scotch eggs, pork pies and a selection of
British cheeses, or for those with a sweeter tooth, an afternoon tea hamper with sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and jam is also available. All hampers include a bottle of chilled Laurent Perrier
Brut NV Champagne to complete the summer picnic experience.
Upmarket Mayfair Japanese Nobu London, located by both Green Park and Hyde Park, is also getting in on the act with its Bento Box service. The standard takeaway box (£45) contains seared salmon
sashimi salad and Matsuhisa dressing, shrimp salad with spicy lemon dressing, the signature black cod with miso, as well as a selection of cut rolls and sushi, plus desserts such as milk chocolate
and mango cake. The deluxe version of the box (£75) comes accompanied by a bottle of Nobu saké.
The Shoreditch pizzeria is offering a hamper, made of items from its deli, for £25. Each hamper can be made bespoke, and consists of 100g of cheese, 100g of charcuterie, one pack of Sardinian
flatbread, a bunch of grapes, mixed olives, Amaretti sweets, two bottles of San Pellegrino, and a set of plastic knives and forks – all packaged up in a wicker picnic basket.