The definitive guide to London dining & events

...for Car Park Picnics

Date: 08.04.11 Category:

“Be it a luxury hamper or full-service hospitality, a catered car park picnic means you can sidestep the hotdog van this social season.”

With Ascot, Henley, Lords and Wimbledon fast approaching, the British summer has long been associated with a diary full of social and sporting events. Offering a welcome alternative to formal hospitality and fast-food vendors, here is a selection of the best caterers and event organisers for car park picnics...

The Traditional British Basket from Picnic2U makes for the perfect accompaniment to any traditional British social or sporting event. Fresh, healthy and delivered wherever you require, the picnic includes summer favourites such as poached salmon with cucumber and dill pickle and a rose and red berry fool. Quote Lady Blonde when ordering two or more picnics and they will include a free bottle of sparkling wine. Alternatively, fill your own picnic basket with a selection of salads, cheese and charcuterie from True Deli, all of which can be ordered online (with a 20% discount for Lady Blonde readers).

When a hectic social schedule leaves you without the time (or energy) to prepare your own, Pickle's luxury picnic hampers are packed full of delicious homemade treats. Mention Lady Blonde when ordering one of Pickle's hampers and they will include a complimentary box of brownies. And be sure to specify how you like them (with nuts… or cherries… or nuts and cherries?!), because they're all tailor-made to order.

A gourmet picnic hamper from Archie's at Home will ensure that you have the best stocked boot in the car park, and for a more lavish affair, they can coordinate a silver service picnic, complete with tables, chairs, chefs and waiters. And as an alternative to the traditional hospitality packages, MELON can also offer a full service car park picnic package at Royal Ascot where guests are kept well fed, watered and tended for the duration of the day.

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True Deli

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True Deli

A caterer

"The weekly food boxes and hampers are a unique offering from this small but perfectly formed company."

3 Cromwell Road, London SW7 2HR

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Pickle Catering

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Pickle Catering

A caterer

"If you don't want to get yourself in a pickle, pick Pickle for very competitive corporate and private catering."

Unit B13, Alpha Beta Business Centre, 7-11 Minerva Road, London NW10 6HJ

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Archie's At Home

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Archie's At Home

A caterer

"For dinner parties, picnics, parties and weddings, Archie's At Home delivers personal, exquisite service."

88 Balvernie Grove, London SW18 5RP

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MELON

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MELON

A party organiser

"Adopting a creative and strategic approach to planning perfect private and corporate events."

1A, 51 Nevern Square, London SW5 9PF

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