If you grew up reading Enid Blyton’s books for children, you’ll love the idea of a delicious picnic on a mild English afternoon. And if you’re ready to live out a preppy picnic of your own, London’s Bulgari Hotel has just the thing for you. The hotel is re-launching its popular summer bicycle programme, an unconventional service that allows individuals with a love for the great outdoors to explore Hyde Park and Knightsbridge on customized Bulgari bicycles and enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by some of the most talented chefs in the city.
Created by Milan based Momo Design, the bicycles reflect the hotel’s aesthetic of bold but sleek timeless glamor. They come accessorized with black helmets and bicycle lights. The picnic menu meanwhile, has been created by the chefs at the Knightsbridge hotel and includes a choice of salad, sandwich and dessert along with beverages like mineral water, soft drinks, Bulgari teas or coffee. Check out the new menu below:
Mixed salad, tomatoes, preserved tuna, hard-boiled egg, fennel, celery and olives
Organic quinoa, cherry tomato, green asparagus, avocado, artichoke,Taggiasca olives, baby spinach
Mozzarella di bufala and tomatoes
All sandwiches are served with crisps.
Classic club sandwich
White bread, chicken, bacon, tomato, egg, salad and mayonnaise
Scottish salmon bagel
Cream cheese, dill, rocket salad, cherry tomatoes, fennel and Parmesan
Rice paper rolled with: Prawn, cucumber, mango, sumac Bresaola, halloumi, riquette
Water, soft drinks, tea or coffee £58 (inclusive of bike hire)
Naturally accompanying condiments and cutlery are included along with a blanket to lay the feast on. We imagine that a romantic picnic lunch at London’s well known Hyde Park is the perfect low-key birthday or anniversary celebration. It might even be a good set up if you’re looking for an unconventional way to propose!
For the far-from-extravagant price of £58, the Bulgari hotel offers you the bicycle hire as well as a gourmet lunch/dinner menu available between 11am to 3pm, and 5pm to 9pm, not a bad deal if you ask us! Especially given that the service is available both to guests of the Bulgari Hotel as well as non-guests looking for a day away from the city’s grind. It’s not often that exclusive services like these are made available to lay people, so if you’re in London be sure to take advantage!