This summertime season redefine al fresco dining and take advantage of the sun and the breeze with some of our favourite ready-made picnic hampers.

Words Paola Peralta

Take advantage summertime in the capital with these ready-made picnic hampers

GAIL’S PICNIC DELIVERY SERVICE

Available until 30th August

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Gail’s new picnic delivery service is changing the game of al fresco dining. With a selection of 18 mini sandwiches, 40 mixed pastry rolls, a sweet selection box, crudités and optional scones and jam get the best of both quality and quantity with this ready-made picnic kit, perfect for a weekend get-together spent with friends.

Priced at £110 with scones or £90 without

OTTOLENGHI’S PICNIC HAMPER

Available online

ready-made picnic

Perfect for long days spend lounging in the park, this beautifully packaged ready-made picnic hamper features a range of savoury goodies such as Rye biscuits and chili, chutney, Grissini and Lavosh. And to satisfy that craving for something sweet, they’ve also included some dark chocolate dipped honeycomb and strawberry marshmallows guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Priced at £60

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RIVEA LONDON’S GOURMET PICNICS

Available until 31st August

ready-made picnic

To celebrate the arrival of the summer time, Bulgari Hotel London is offering gourmet picnic lunches meticulously put together by the head chef of their restaurant Rivea. After choosing from a number of fresh Italian salads, ‘tigelle’ sandwiches, desserts and cold drinks and head to your favourite outdoor hang-out to enjoy your meal.

Priced at £22

XECO’S PICNIC HAMPER

Available through summer

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This unique take on the traditional picnic setup comes with a  bottle of XECO’s fino sherry wine, along with some Double Dutch Tonic water, and delectable tapas-inspired snacks including some assorted olives, British charcuterie, and gourmet crackers. Put together a lavish lunch complete with a refreshing spritz and take advantage of the pleasantly sunny summer weather from anywhere in London.

Priced at £50

THE ARCH LONDON’S POSH PICNIC HAMPERS

Available until 9 September

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Fancy a fabulous picnic in the sun? Tuck into the best of British food with The Arch London’s take-away very own picnic hamper. Enjoy a chilled bottle of sparkling wine, and gourmet delights including homemade crisps, a selection of sandwiches, Jersey Royal potato salad, Raspberry and pistachio trifle, and homemade muffins all from the comfort of Hyde Park’s sunny fields.

Priced at £95

MOUNT STREET DELI’S ROYAL BRITANNIA HAMPER

Available through summer

ready made picnic

This summer The Mount Street Deli has put together a hamper fit for any true englishman and woman. This traditionally British hamper captures the best of Britain and includes a bottle of British sparkling wine, a bottle of Belvoir Elderflower Cordial, four sandwiches, four salads, two sausage rolls and two veggie quiches, and two packets of award winning British crisps. Sweet treats include a box of Scott’s salted caramel and black forest truffles, brownies and scones, alongside Union Jack cupcakes and Lavender Shortbread from 34 Mayfair.

Priced at £95