The 10 Best picnic sets

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Whether it's Glyndebourne, Wimbledon or just your local park, you ought to have your picnics in style. Pink fizz not included.

1. Concept picnic backpack

Comfort, ease and convenience are the name of the game with this picnic backpack, which has generously padded shoulder straps. Inside it contains everything you need for a romantic meal outdoors for two: melamine plates, wine glasses, cutlery and even salt and pepper pots.

£25, johnlewis.com

2. Kissing Robins Hamper

A traditional wicker picnic basket, with leatherette straps and a lining printed with a bird pattern to match the napkins. The set contains ceramic plates as well as wine glasses and cutlery for a party of four.

£85, anorakonline.co.uk

 

3. Piccadilly Picnic Backpack

A top-quality picnic backpack from a store known the world over for its luxurious food hampers. Packed with enough dining gear for four people, this well-equipped set also includes a cheese knife and chopping board.

£90 (£67 until midnight on Sunday), fortnumandmason.com

 

4. Optima Naturals

A high-quality wicker basket containing a picnic set for four. As well as plates, cutlery and napkins, the set comes with an insulated wine and food cooler, which will keep your meal fresh on a sunny day.

£155, polargear.com

 

5. Insulated BackPack

A great-value picnic set that includes crockery for four. The insulated bag, which comes in a funky zigzag pattern, features handy straps on each side, perfect for attaching a large water bottle or that all-important gingham blanket.

£35, next.co.uk

 

6. Flamant Farah Brown

A classic woven picnic basket with enough capacity for four people to feast in the sun. The set contains ceramic plates, glasses, cutlery and salt and pepper pots, and also comes in white.

£80, amara.com

7. Hipnic picnic bag

A sporty picnic bag for alfresco eating in the city. With an urban design, not unlike a record bag, this stylish picnic set is filled with everything you need for a party of four, along with a spacious cooling compartment in the back.

£49.95, amara.com

8. Eurohike picnic carrier

A fun and durable picnic carrier great for families, with a big capacity and an easy-to-clean lining. The retro-style set includes two removable foil cool bags and enough crockery for four.

£40, millets.co.uk

 

9. The Epsom

It doesn't come cheap, but this luxury picnic set for two from Amberley will certainly help you to lunch in style. The elegant hamper includes a Wedgwood Blue interior, genuine leather straps and gold-edged white fine bone-china mugs and plates. The wine glasses are crystal, as standard.

£202, amberleyproducts.co.uk

 

10. Sherwood Picnic Hamper

If you really want a blow-out this summer, this elaborate hamper from the Gourmet Trotter Company truly takes picnicking to a new level. Consisting of three detachable sections, each designed to contain glassware and fine English china, this four-person picnic trolley should provide a lavish alfresco experience.

£599, notonthehighstreet.com

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