Sunny with a chance of Picnic

WITH THE WEATHER WARMING UP AND RESTRICTIONS HAVE EASED, MELBOURNIANS ENJOYING PICNICS ARE ON THE RISE! BUT WHY NOT KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE...TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF ORGANISING AND SUPPORT A LOCAL VENUE AT THE SAME TIME

Sunny with a chance of Picnic

WITH THE WEATHER WARMING UP AND RESTRICTIONS HAVE EASED, MELBOURNIANS ENJOYING PICNICS ARE ON THE RISE! but why not kill two Birds with one STONE...take the stress out of organising and support a local venue at the same time. 

HERE ARE MY TOP PICKS FOR SOME AMAZING PICNIC OFFERINGS and THERE's EVEN a SUGGESTION OF WHich park TO VISIT, so you can go straight from venue to picnic.

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TALAY THAI TIDE

Available for pick up from Thai Tide is the Talay’s Seafood Grazing Platter with steamed king prawns, Leon Pou (crab coconut dip with rice crackers), prawn cake sliders, school prawns crispy flitters and lemongrass seafood skewers.

📍 Picnic at Treasury or Fitzroy Gardens

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EARL CANTEEN

Earl Canteen offers a range of picnic offerings ranging from $30 and above including hampers, platters or gift boxes with antipasto, cheese and an assortment of goodies. There’s casual options of 2-4 people or a more luxe offering for 6 or more.

📍 Picnic at Carlton Gardens

OPERATOR 25

Popular cafe Operator 25 offers a picnic box with beverages offering salad, sandwiches, fruit with yoghurt, scones, ube waffle soldiers with the choice of sparkling water, iced latte and juice. Vegetarian and vegan substitutes are available.

📍 Picnic at Flagstaff Gardens

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LEE HO FOOK

Available for the weekend is Lee Ho Fook’s Chinese style Picnic Pack ready to eat with a limited edition blanket, cutlery, flatware and glassware included.  Beverage options include, red wine, white wine, Tsing Tao or Gin & Tonic for two.

📍 Picnic along Birruang Marr

NORTH 

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HENRY SUGAR

Carlton North restaurant Henry Sugar offers an Omnivore or Vegetarian Picnic Platter with items such as Lentil Parfait w/ Port Jelly,  Hummus w/ Macca Chili Oil, House-baked Wattleseed Sourdough, Vegemite Butter and more.

📍 Picnic at Curtain Square

HUMBLE RAYS

Offering an Everyday Picnic Set with 2 Bento sets of your choice, an Iced Matcha, an Ice Thai Milk Tea,  Slices of Matcha Cheesecake, and a very COVID-safe hand sanitise. Choose from crab meat scramble, chicken hot sauce, salmon salad, egg white and bacon pork belly

📍 Picnic at Lincoln Square
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BONNY BAR

The Fitzroy Bar offers options for 2-4 guests but also has the ability to build your own picnic, where you can select individual items of cheese, charcuterie, crackers and other assortments. Optional: get the woven picnic basket for that instagram shot.

📍 Picnic at Carlton Gardens

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ERROL'S NORTH MELBOURNE

Errols in North Melbourne offers two options, for picnic goers to choose between:
 – Agraba,  a Middle Eastern affair, with Zaatar sandwiches, hummus, baba ghanoush & more
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 Errols, for a more traditional spread with baguettes, sandwiches and skewers.

📍 Picnic at Flagstaff Gardens

SOUTH 

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RICE KITCHEN

Southbank eatery Rice Kitchen has made some beautiful Vietnamese Grazing Platters comprising of options such as Banh Hoi platters, salad platters, rice paper rolls, spring rolls and a dessert option from Miss Noble. Gluten free and vegan options available.

📍 Picnic at the Botanical Gardens

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STABLES OF COMO

Stables of Como offers gourmet picnic hampers are stacked and piled high with a delectable items such as baguettes, quiche, macarons & more  to be devoured amongst 5 acres of manicured gardens. Comes with a basket, cutlery, rug and additional options to hire.

📍 Picnic in Como Gardens

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ENTRECOTE

Entrecôte has created a Parisian Pique-Nique filled with French delights with the option to hire foldable picnic tables or picnic rugs, and enjoy across the road from the popular restaurant. Pro-tip: they also have an adults only Lemonade stand.

📍 Picnic in Kings Domain Park

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DILLY DALLY

Dilly Daly has to have the bougiest picnic boxes, ranging from antipasto, scones to Bottomless Brunch, Fancy AF Crab Rolls and my favourite…oysters! All picnic boxes can get alcohol add ons like Prosecco, Espresso Martinis, Negronis, Rose or Sangria.

📍 Picnic at Fawkner Park

EAST & WEST 

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SHU RESTAURANT

Vegans rejoice as Shu Restaurant offers two options for their picnic boxes – an artisan and more deluxe option is available, both are jampacked and visually stunning – think baos, noodle boxes, vegan cheese and crackers, exotic fruit boxes and more!

📍 Picnic at Gahan Reserve

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MR NOMANE

Local favourite in Caroline Springs – Mr Nomane has a sister business called Amuse Bouche Co offering a  grazing tables, picnic boxes, tables and styling. Available for pick up from the cafe to enjoy across the road in the Oval.

 📍 Picnic at the Town Centre Oval

OUTER 

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SAULT

Sault Daylesford offers a Chef Plated Picnic with charcuterie, cheese, dips, scones and more. But also have the option to build your own or to add hot dishes. Picnic rug is available to hire so you can enjoy in their beautiful compound around their signature lavender gardens.

📍 Picnic in the Sault Restaurant grounds

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District 3429

Sunbury’s Modern Asian family restaurant are offering fully customisable picnic boxes. Think Vietnamese BBQ, baos, seafood and some even includes  my absolute favourite Peking Duck. All boxes are made to order so customers are able to pick and choose their personal preferences.

📍 Picnic at Sunbury Park

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