It’s time to start to enjoy some simple pleasures in Sydney and Melbourne. What better way than some time in the sunshine with a picnic. Let’s dust off our picnic rug and enjoy a gourmet hamper with your favourite spritz, rose, champagne or cocktail.
Here is our guide to finding the perfect picnic solution to treat yourself, a friend, a family member, a colleague or client.
Planning a special picnic for a celebration or if you would like to surprise your clients with a Picnic Hamper delivery, our team is here to help you with all of the arrangements from the picnic rug, menu design, beverages to the styling.
Styling with panache with dinnerware, boutique plates, napkins from In The Roundhouse. Weave the nostalgia back into outdoor playtime with a new picnic basket or send a personalised picnic basket filled with treats.
Stories to Gather
Gathered for You is a considered grazing hamper meticulously curated to bring light and love into your home or into the home of your loved ones. Each hamper includes a selection of thoughtful edibles from passionate, local and international makers and artisans.
Picnic hamper is designed to share with 4-5.
Le Dauphine Petite, Will Studd Cheese Knife, Pyengana Clothbound Cheddar, accompaniments, crackers, seasonal fruit, and crisp. Leek and Gruyere mini tarts (5 tarts), Fruit Loaf, Citrus Tea Cake, Lemon Cordial and Hand painted menu from the talented hands of Sam Pauletto.
Chiswick Picnic Hamper
Perfect to share together with friends on a picnic rug in the sun!
Woodfired flatbread, green olive, rosemary, Barra-Masalata, crispy bits, Vannella Burratta, heirloom tomato, olive tapenade, Long paddock driftwood washed rind 180g, Toolunka estate olives 300g, Kurragong kitchen lavosh 250g, Drunken sailor smoked tomato chutney 260g, Strawberry & Passionfruit trifle.
Order your Bathers Hamper by 2pm for collection the next day between 11am – 3pm and head to the beachside. Available seven days a week.
Lunch Picnic Pack: Prawns with cocktail sauce, Cold roast chicken with potato salad, Smoked trout & fennel salad, Marinate olives, Mixed Australian cheese, Hummus, bread, crackers, grapes, Passionfruit cupcakes.
Afternoon Tea Pack: Finger sandwiches, Smoked chicken, chicken & avocado, cucumber, Mixed Australian cheese, Crackers, Mini Cupcakes, Strawberry tartlets, Macaroons.
The Stinking Bishop
Sydney’s best boutique cheese restaurant and gourmet cheese shop have three curated hampers for your picnic in the park. Select from The 3 Cheeese Hamper with a soft cheese, hard cheese, washed rind, quince paste and crackers, The Ultimate Hamper with four cheeses, crackers, quince paste and muscatel grapes and The Cheese & Meat Hamper with two cheeses, 3 meats, crackers, quince paste and pickles or custom design your own hamper.
Free delivery within 5kms, pick ups, same day delivery available and greater Sydney.
Located in the heart of the Centennial Parklands, the Centennial Homestead is preparing Picnic Hampers for you to enjoy some blanket time in the sunshine.
Picnic Menu: Dry aged san danielle prosciutto, Finocchiata de palma salami, Mortadella, Triple cream brie, Sharp vintage cheddar, Pickles, Olives, Grapes, Sweet potato hummus, crackers, grissini, vegetarian or protein sandwich, Witlof salad, Belgian chocolate mousse, Fruit salad, 2 bottles of water.
Order 24 hours in advance and collect from the Centennial Homestead Kiosk located behind the restaurant from Monday – Sunday from 8 am.
Jacqui Challinor and her talented NOMAD team have launched NOMAD Picnic packs. Enjoy some of Nomad’s iconic dishes for two featuring a tote bag, selection of charcuterie, lamb pide, a cheese selection, fairy bread cookie sandwich, rocky road, a bottle of rose, outdoor glassware, and all the plates and cutlery you need. Nomad have teamed up with Everleigh Bottling Co to bring you a special picnic hamper experience with sparkling cocktails and all the food treats in the NOMAD packs.
The Victor Churchill team have curated a range of inspirational charcuterie platters, that have been exquisitely crafted using their finest cured meats, terrines, pates and accompaniments. The three styles of platters all come with French cornichons and organic sourdough bread. Order in store Monday – Friday from 9 am – 6 pm and Saturday 8 am – 6 pm and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm.
Presented on a beautiful self-contained platter, they can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, or at a picnic in your favourite local park.
Italian style picnic from the team at OTTT with their Aperitivo Pack
Menu: Affetato (Wagyu bresaola, mortadella, hot salami), grissini, Woodside goat’s curd, truffle honey, pane carasau, Selection of cheeses, crackers, apple jelly and dry dates, Mixed olives, OTTO focaccia, 2 x OTTO barrel-aged Negroni.
Gourmet Picnics by Chef Samantha, All Course Catering
Chef Samantha’s hampers of stunning foods can be delivered to your picnic site or elegantly presented complete with silverware and white linen.
Curate your menu with Samantha full of mouthwatering choices: Bacon, zucchini and brie muffins, Smoked salmon blinis with crème fraiche and salmon roe, Vine ripened tomato and cheddar tarts, Sweet potato pakoras with slow roasted tomato chutney and rocket, Pumpkin frittata with goats cheese and onion jam, Bacon and eggs pies, Mini quiche Lorraine, French onion tartlets with goats cheese, Prawn rice paper rolls w peanut and Hoi sin dipping sauce, Char grilled asparagus wrapped in pancetta w lemon aioli, Char grilled salmon skewers w Harrissa yoghurt, Thai marinated chicken fillet w cucumber and sweet chilli dipping sauce, sandwiches, wraps, paninis and don’t forget the sweat treats of tarts, brownies and cupcakes.
From 14th October, you can order the Signature Langham Picnic Hamper and blanket to pick up straight from the hotel. Pre-order your hamper 72 hours prior for your birthday celebration, romantic picnic or catch up with friends – picnic in style. Select from a Deluxe Picnic Hamper for the Signature Picnic Hamper.
Barbetta Picnic Platter for 5
Mixed salumi, cheese, frittata, arancini, sausage rolls, caprese skewers, wraps, marinated olives, pickled vegetables, bread. Comes with cutlery, napkins & plates
The Birch Store
The team at the Birch Store is stocked with everything you need for your picnic in the highlands with family and friends. The store is open from 10 am – 5 pm Thursday – Sunday.
Birch Gourmet Hamper: Birch tart, Birch-made lavosh, Mouthwater foods sourdough, Selection of cheeses, Charcuterie, Birch-made truffle honey, Duck liver pate or Pork rillette, Locally sourced relish | chutney, mineral water, cutlery and whilst you are ordering, why not order a new picnic basket and rug.
Birch Picnic at the Vineyard Hamper: A selection of products from the Birch Store including Birch mushroom + three cheese tart, Birch Charcuterie selection, Mouthwater foods sourdough, Birch rilette, hard & soft cheese from Pines Kiama, Olives + Chutney, Rum & raisin fudge from SH Shortbread, two bottles of Cherry Tree Hill wine, cutlery and glassware.
Bendooley Estate Larder
Enjoy time with Family & Friends with a picnic hamper from Bendooley Estate Larder to order online or instore 48 hours prior to collection. Hampers are avalaible for collection from the Larder Monday – Saturday.
Picnic Hamper for 4 – 6: two salads, four wraps, sweet treats, olives and a bottle of Bendooley Estate Sparkling, Rose or White wine.
Posh Picnic Co
Discover the Southern Highlands differently.
Posh Picnic for four: Enjoy a full day journey of fun & exploration with family or friends. Includes food, wine, POSH box with high-end picnic wares with optional Cellar Door & Tasting Room experiences across the beautiful Southern Highlands…ending in a picture perfect location.
Includes food, (morning & afternoon tea + lunch), sparkling mineral water, bottle of wine or bubbles + more.
A Sweet Defeuner for two: A Highlands High Tea for two with a selection of sweets and savouries, your choice of loose leaf teas, bottle of local award winning bubbles, optional wine tasting, together with your POSH BOX complete with all the trimmings needed to enjoy your “Sweet Dejeuner” on the lawn.
Milk the Cow
Milk the Cow have created the perfect Picnic Hamper, complete with cheeses, accompaniments, wine and their branded disposable wooden cheese board, knives and napkins. Same day delivery is available when you order before 10.30 am.
Hamper: 3 x Cheesemonger’s Choice Cheeses, 130g Forage & Feast Pear Paste, 125g The Fine Cheese Co. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Crackers , Bottle of Wine, Disposable wooden Milk the Cow cheese board, wooden knives & napkins.
Matilda 159 Domain
Celebrate the beginning of Spring, with a Matilda 159 Domain picnic box with a selection of charcuterie & cheeses, duck rillette, potato salad, puffed veal crackers, lavosh, fresh fruit and so much more.
Morning Market Fitzroy & Prahran
Morning Market is part of Andrew McConnell’s Trader House family of businesses. Design your delicious picnic hamper for collection for the stores.
Order online your perfect picnic with Caviar Smoked Salmon Pearls, bread, sweet & savoury pastries, cakes, biscuits, fruit, tarts, salads, sandwiches, meats and so much more.
Enjoy the outdoors with Estelle’s picnic packs and why not add a little indulgence with their 1/2 doze Merimbula oysters. Available for pick up from Tuesday – Sunday.
Charcuterie picnic pack for two: a selection of house made charcuterie, pickles and Estelle focaccia
Cheese picnic pack for two: a selection of two cheeses, a hard & soft, olives, chutney & lavosh.
Support Victorian suppliers and build your produce picnic pack with goods from Co-Lab Pantry. Design your hamper with all your favourites: olives, bread, hummus, meat & seafood, fruit, cheeses, sweet treats, crackers, wines, beer and spirits. Why not stock up your pantry for the weekend!
The Stables of Como
Encapsulating the inspiring and aristocratic history of the 160 year old Como property, The Stables has become a much-needed refuge from the hectic Melbourne city lifestyle, without needing to travel outside of the city fringe. Our gourmet picnic hampers are stacked and piled high with a delectable menu to be devoured amongst 5 acres of manicured gardens.
Picnic Menu: French baguette w/ French butter, Ham hock terrine with Chutneyà la maison + French cornichons, French brie with seasonal figs & grapes, The Stables petit French quiche lorraine, Baguette with chicken waldorf, Quinoa, smoked almonds ,grilled corn, avocado, heirloom cherry tomato + fresh chilli with French dressing, Ginger crème brûlée tart, Madame Sousou macarons, French Orangina soda. Bookings essential.
The Stables of Como gourmet picnic hampers come complete with picnic rugs, crockery and a blanket.
Until the hotel reopens, enjoy a sumptuous spread of grazing goodness delivered to your door every Friday & Saturday.
Jackalope Picnic: Cheese, charcuterie and terrine selection, Prawn cocktail, Asparagus salad, Baby carrot and fetta salad, Cured Barramundi, Strawberries and elderflower cream. Add your favourite wines from Rare Hare to your hamper.
A Picnic Hamper from Pt. Leo is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable state of mind. Delivery to Dandenong Ranges.
Pt Leo Menu for two: 2 x Vitello Tonnato Rolls , 1 x Wood-fired capsicum and chilli dip, 1 x Cured Ocean Trout, with saffron yoghurt, 1 x Sesame and Oregano Lavosh, 2 x Greek Yoghurt Mousse with Mandarin Sauce with your selection of a Pt. Leo Estate wine.
Feature image: Liana Mikah