Chatsworth Picnics

4.8
69 reviews
£25 and under
British
A delicious picnic hamper created by our team of chefs in the Stables kitchens to enjoy on the Chatsworth Estate.
Please scroll down to reserve your picnic via the "EXPERIENCES" section below. Do not use the section to the right.
PLEASE SELECT THE NUMBER OF ADULTS YOU WOULD LIKE, THEN ADD CHILDREN WHEN PROMPTED.
To View the full menu, please visit www.chatsworth.org

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 69 People Are Saying
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Duth
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic value for money. Lovely, fresh food, great variety and mixture of flavours. Well organised and easy to collect.

We took it to a quiet spot in the garden to enjoy, then saved the cakes and cup of tea for mid afternoon.

Would highly recommend.

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GLynam
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered a picnic x 2 for my husband's birthday, I wanted to do something special within covid restrictions. We picked the picnic up on time, it was all neatly packed in a Chatsworth cool-bag, with paper plates, cutlery and a couple of hot drink vouchers. Customer service was amazing, they even put a slice of birthday cake in for my husband (nice touch!) - the food was delicious, I've stolen the pea & radish salad idea for Summer! We took some fold-up chairs and sat amongst the sheep in the quiet of the Chatsworth estate. All in all, a lovely experience, will definitely do it again! Thank you.

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RebeccaH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely picnic but we thought we woild be able to sit in the gardens with it but apparently not. This was despite asking on different occasions. £45 was therefore very expensive for just the food and non-alcohlic drinks without access to the gardens. Garden ticket people were quite rude about the misunderstanding also. Luckily we didn't let it spoil our trip (although I can understand the reports of rudeness from other chatsworth guests) and sitting in the gardnes with our picnic was lovely. Great food.

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JaneF
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hazel was lovely to deal with. First class service, quality, fresh and very tasty.

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NatashaC
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Would definitely recommend. High quality tasty food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We bought the family picnic for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent. Lots of it and a great variety. Really well packaged and lots of choice for drinks and crisps.

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EmyW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a phone call the day before to confirm and explain where to pic up the food, all was organised very well.

The food was all great quality and they even popped a piece of birthday cake in for my dad's birthday. We chose the family picnic but we were actually a party for 3 adults, there was plenty and it was lovely having the bag to take home. The only feedback would be that it would have been nice to have a bit more coleslaw and potato salad, if there were 4 people, albeit 2 of them children, there wouldn't have been a lot each.

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LauraF
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our family picnic. Made our trip very special. Just one thing but not major wish you had a choice of sandwich for the adults. But absolutely lovely. Thankyou

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AngieT
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely well worth the money, really gorgeous. Would recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a picnic for 4, given in a cute insulated bag, well packed and enough food for all. Just missing some chutneys.

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Vonney
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Varied selection with something for everyone. Fresh and well presented

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JaneC
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely picnic, lots of food, fantastic quality. Cool bag is really handy addition and nice keepsake. Lovely treat for a special day out. Highly recommended.

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Teashopper
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A super idea and a lovely way to picnic at Chatsworth without any effort or fuss. Very impressive menu and food quality and superb, helpful service.

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Robin
Kent
13 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic picnic, great quality, catered for children as well as adults. We are a family of four with a good appetite and did not manage to eat it all!

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IanJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful picnic with plenty of food for a family of four. Well worth it!

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CleoB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised, this is no average picnic, overpriced for the location, but in fact a top quality lunch which would comfortably feed 4 adults and a bag to boot! Everything was fresh with no cut corners, very tasty desserts, the strawberries were the best I’ve had this year. Thank you Chatsworth Family Picnics!

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the family Chatsworth picnic for our day out. I was contacted the day before to check on our party size and to be given information about how and when to collect our picnic. I arrived on time and found the staff member very helpful. She gave us options regarding the drinks etc for our picnic. The picnic was delivered in two bags, a Chatsworth branded cool bag and sustainably sourced paper bag. The picnic was superb. There were two large baguettes for the adults and two soft rolls for children. There was sliced pork pie, mini quiche, coleslaw, potato salad, a cream tea for two, chocolate brownies, fresh strawberries, crisps and drinks. There was so much we couldn't eat it all during the day, so we took the remaining food home to finish. The standard of the food was excellent. I would certainly recommend the Chatsworth picnics to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent picnic totally exceeded my expectations. Plenty of food we took some home for tea!

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JayneW
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely picnic food, would highly recommend. One suggestion would be to be able to book single picnics without a family one having to be booked first for this particular menu.

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RogerPK
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re so pleased we decided to arrange a picnic lunch. A very friendly member of staff greeted us, the food was delicious and plentiful. It was a delight to sit down and enjoy our meal in the beautiful gardens. Thoroughly recommended!

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NatalieC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found our family picnic to be excellent. At first glance we thought £45 was a lot and so had it as a treat but actually when we saw the amount of food and the quality we realised that this comfortably feeds 4 and is actually very good value for money! It was really easy to collect and the lovely bag will be used for many picnics to come! There was no stress of indoor dining and having to wait for tables etc we just grabbed our picnic and wandered off into the grounds to find the perfect spot to eat! Only one grumble is that the adult drinks are quite small, with so much food I needed a little more to drink but we had water with us so it wasn’t an issue!

We will definitely be doing this again!

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LeeW
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food that gave us a great lunch, while leftovers contributed to teatime too!

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SarahM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy collection in a cooler bag that you get to keep. Excellent quality of food and quantity. Very good value for money for 4 people.

Would recommend

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SophieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing picnic. Good selection, fresh products, and the best coleslaw i have EVER had. Happy children.
Great product well done!

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NatalieE
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and fresh. So impressed with it all. As a family, we highly recommend this wonderful picnic.
Can’t wait to come again and have another one!

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EmmaW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a picnic to make life easy - pick up was straightforward. Picnic was generous and delicious - we had plenty for a family of 4 (2 teens) and we enjoyed the scones and brownies later on with a cup of tea.

Really good move - highly recommended.

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VickyC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Contents were lovely! Perfect for us I’m fact we were still eating the left overs 2 days later!

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RichardP
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice of delicious food and more than sufficient for our needs. Enjoyed in the splendour of the Chatsworth gardens. I cannot recommend this highly enough for a special day.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings to enjoying a delicious picnic

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Family Picnic is designed for 2 adults and 2 children. We were actually 4 adults but there was still more than enough food to cater for us and still have some non-perishable food items to take home ! The vegetarian options in the picnic were excellent as was the rest of the food. It all came beautifully packaged in a Chatsworth House logo cooler bag, which I discovered was then ours to keep. Brilliant ! We were well satisfied for sure.

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DanielleG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, good quality food! Definitely something to consider! We will be having this family picnic again!

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Nickyc73
Kent
12 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to order a family picnic for our day at Chatsworth, with the intention that it would keep us fed for the day, and it certainly did!
Pick up was easy and final drink and crisp flavour choices were made, then we headed off to enjoy our day at Chatsworth.
It was a particularly hot day, although the food is in a cool bag, there is no ice pack, so the food was not particularly chilled, which concerned me slightly. We ate the quiche, pork pie, potato salad and coleslaw at lunchtime, along with the strawberries, as we thought they would spoil more quickly in the heat, and saved the baguettes, rolls, crisps, brownies and the scones for our evening meal. All was delicious and it kept us going all day, so quite a good deal really, and we now have a handy Chatsworth picnic bag for future day trips.

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Alexis
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely picnic for the whole family, excellent quality and variety of food.

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KayP
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the quality of the food was very fresh. There was plenty of food for all of us. The only downside was the amount of plastic used. We would certainly have another picnic. We also had the gourmet picnic as well as the family picnic that was also excellent.

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DanielO
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The picnic was delicious- every part of it. You get to keep the cool bag, too. It fed a family of four with food left over.

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Hardy77
Bedfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent quality (including the best cheese and pickle baguette I’ve ever eaten!) and generous. So lovely to be able to take this in to the grounds and put our picnic blanket down where ever we liked Lovely treat for our son’s birthday. Included an extra special slice of birthday cake as I’d mentioned his birthday on booking. Collection was very easy and safe from a COVID perspective - just needed my face mask.

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JojoB
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food, so nice to have it all prepared and presented with everything you need. There was something for everyone in my family.

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AliandFamily
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked up the picnic a little bit early, but it wasn’t a problem. Lovely service. Lovely picnic. We were really impressed by the quality and quantity of food. Both salads were mayo based. Was lovely to sit outside and eat. The thermal bag was brilliant, although the toddler ripped the handles off so it’s lifespan was cut short!

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Julie
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely treat for our Chatsworth House visit. The food was thoroughly enjoyed and very tasty.

My only disappointment was the lack of environmentally friendly packaging. The utensils were all plastic, in plastic wrap. The cups were plastic. And the food was all in plastic packaging. This was very disappointing and I would hope this would be something improved for the future. This issue would put me off ordering again, as my own picnic would be plastic free.

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AdeleMM
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The picnics themselves (we ordered one of each) are a lovely spread, although I'm not sure they're amazing value. The hamper for two is definitely better value than the family one, as it comes with wine and more high cost ingredients such as charcuterie, cheeses, salads with asparagus and mango in... It's hard to see how the family one can cost only £5 less with no wine and two of the items being a plain cheese roll and a plain ham roll.

The staff were brilliant, bravely and cheerfully taking on special dietary requirements for a very restrictive diet, which I had no expectations they would do, and was happy to bring extra (diet compliant) food to supplement the picnic with.

It's often said that good customer service is not about not having problems, but how you deal with them. Hazel demonstrated this neatly when, having realised she'd given us the wrong hamper, called us straight away, raced across the grounds to find us and switch the hampers, and when we asked if we could use the switch to upgrade our wine to prosecco and pay her on our way out, waived the upgrade fee as an apology for the error. She was brilliant and helpful and turned a mistake into an example of outstanding customer service. Thanks Hazel!

FAQs

Chatsworth Picnics offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01246 565366.

Chatsworth Picnics is rated 4.8 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.