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Picnic Weather

Picnic Weather

The weather is finally looking great this weekend and it’s time to start planning for one of Britain's favourite pastimes: the picnic. There's no shortage of locations to enjoy an outdoor meal with friends and family in London. We have one of the best locations round the corner at Holland Park with its adventure playground, a large Jacobean mansion hidden in the woods and 22 hectares of gardens for you to enjoy.

Food for Thought…The word picnic itself can be traced back to the French “pique-nique,” which referred to a social gathering where guests brought their own food. During the 18th century, the tradition spread beyond the aristocracy. The Industrial Revolution brought about a rise in the middle class, and with it, a desire for outdoor leisure activities; picnics were a perfect way to escape the confines of the city and enjoy nature.

But before you jump for the sandwiches and the Pimms (don’t forget the blanket!) here are some tasty Lidgate Picnic essentials -


Our sausage rolls are made fresh daily here on the premises using our own sausage meat, wrapped in smoked streaky bacon and puff pastry.



Our Lidgate Scotch Eggs come in a variety of flavours: Cumberland Sausage, Pulled Pork and Spicy Chorizo.




Melton Mowbray pork pies are made using only the finest fresh, natural British pork. The meat is coarsely chopped and seasoned with a special blend of salt and pepper.  


"The Lidgate's Pasty is a triumph, using hand cut beef, swedes, potatoes, salt and pepper. Properly crimped rich pastry on the top. The result is fat, juicy, solid, sweet and lightly peppered" - Independent on Sunday


Home made lamb Samosa made fresh in our kitchen by our skilled cooks,  We use fresh minced lamb, peas, carrots, sweetcorn and onions with a traditional curry sauce wrapped in our light puff pastry.

And then of course there is our amazing range of sliced meats – ready for the perfect sandwich, including our Parma ham – widely thought of as the best ham in the world, imported from Italy and branded with the authentic logo. The treatment of both the pigs and ham is strictly monitored to ensure the authenticity and quality of the meat. Parma ham is low in salt and known for its distinctive sweet flavour.


Why not also try a Lidgate Cheesboard. and the most amazing choice of gourmet crackers our special Two Farmer Crisp selection and our very special homemade carrot cake.


Happy picnicking!

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