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Experience a picnic with a twist at South Bank

If the weekend has arrived and you’re looking for things to do, head to River Quay for a gourmet riverfront picnic. All items are freshly prepared onsite by the River Quay restaurants, so you get to skip out on the washing up too. Heaven! Here’s where to go.

Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar

Popolo picnic hampers are simply delicious with options for two people including Italian classics antipasto and pizza, or for four people with the addition of tasty eats such as fried Sicilian stuffed olives, arancini balls and crisp calamari. All hampers come complete with soft drinks to complement your meal. A selection of pizzas and sides are also available to order separately if you wish. Hampers must be pre-ordered.

River Quay Fish

River Quay Fish offers a takeaway menu featuring fresh and seasonal fare with options for differing tastes and appetites. Indulge yourself with oysters (natural or Kilpatrick), snack on salt and pepper calamari and whiting tacos or polish off a tasty salad. For a more filling meal there’s the chef’s seafood selection which includes beer battered fish of the day, calamari, prawns and chips.

Aquitaine Brasserie

Aquitaine’s offering is perfect for couples – the regular picnic hamper serves two and is filled with marinated olives, house-made charcuterie and pickles, cheese, bread and sparkling mineral water. If you would like to take it up a notch, check out the deluxe picnic hamper, also for two. Enjoy a glass of French sparkling wine and a shared entrée whilst the Aquitaine crew prepare your hamper. Once you have finished your hamper, petit fours and espresso will be delivered directly to you at River Quay Green. Hampers must be pre-ordered and paid at least two business days in advance. Subject to availability. Not available on special event days.

River Quay is licensed from 10am to 8pm daily, so you can bring a bottle of wine with you when you visit.  For more details about what's on at South Bank, plus the latest news in restaurant openings, events and competitions, sign up to the South Bank Insider's Guide e-newsletter or visit our What's On section.

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