Eton is the ideal place to pick up a picnic. The town is surrounded by beautiful open spaces perfect for a picnic lunch. So if you are renting a boat to cruise the Thames, walking the riverside path, attending the races at Windsor or Ascot, enjoying the regatta at Henley, or simply dining al fresco on the Brocas or at one of the beautiful surrounding villages, why not call into Tastes Delicatessen on Eton High Street to collect a delicious picnic lunch?

If you order in advance we can pack your picnic ready for collection and even loan you one of our wicker baskets. You can supply a list of what you would like and let us pack it, or a more vague list of the sort of things you like and let us choose for you. We also have a range of picnic suggestions (shown below) at a fixed price and are happy to adapt these if required. All our picnic suggestions are designed for small groups, but are easily scalable. If you are having a larger picnic you can order multiples of a single picnic, or a selection of different picnics to offer more choice. For further details please contact us.

You can order in person, by telephone, or choose from the picnic suggestions below to order your picnic online. Please give us ten days notice to ensure all the items for your picnic are available. We can put a picnic together at shorter notice, but might need to substitute some of the items. Please contact us to check availability. You can include any other items from our online shop with your online picnic order, simply choose the "collect from shop" delivery option and we will put these with your picnic.

NEW for 2018. We can now supply wine, champagne, beer, cider and even cocktails !

Special Diets

All picnics are packed to order and we are more than happy to make substitutions to cater for special diets. Our standard picnic menu includes two vegetarian picnics, and a vegetarian friendly cheese board picnic. Our sharing items include three vegetarian quiche and three vegetarian tarts, plus one which is also suitable for vegans. Our deli picnic and veggie deli picnic are gluten free and by substituting the bread and crackers, our British Charcuterie picnic can also be gluten free and dairy free.

For dessert, we have single slices of lemon polenta cake and chocolate brownies or large orange, lemon and lime cakes all of which are gluten free and flapjacks, brownies and a moist fruit cake which are egg and dairy free, and suitable for vegans.

Eton College Fourth of June Celebrations - 16th June 2018

For the "Fourth of June" we offer an extended picnic menu and are able to deliver your picnic to Agar's Plough. Simply choose the picnic(s) to suit you, plus other items you would like to include and place your order in person, by telephone, or using this web site, before 5pm on 8th June. Your picnic will be available for collection between 1pm and 2pm from Agar's Barn (near the event control pod). We can take orders after 8th June, but may need to substitute items if they have already sold out. The picnic suggestions below are supplied with wooden cutlery, paper plates and napkins for the number of people they are designed to serve and are packed in jute bags. The other items are sold as single items to complement the picnics, or enable you to build your own. They do not include any cutlery, crockery or bags. If you'd like to add items not included please contact us. If you'd like to use your own hampers, please drop these off the night before and we'd be happy to pack them and take them to Agar's Barn for you. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Local photographer's Mark & Marianne are approved Eton College Photographers and are available on the "Fourth of June" to photograph your son's portraits or your family event. If you would like to book them they can be contacted on 07853 194 205.

"The picnic was lovely Karen - such a great day, thank you." June 2017
"Thank you so much Karen for the simply delicious tarts, everyone on our picnic loved them, and thank you for chilling our bubbles too, so very kind of you....Thanks again for the divine food" June 2016
"Thank you so much for the delicious, well packed picnic. It made everything so much easier on the day -" June 2016
"Our picnic was amazingly delicious. Thank you very much. The boys particularly loved the sausage rolls but it was all tip-top. Best wishes Jo Lindsay" May 2015
"Once again a delicious picnic for which a big thank you! All quantities were exact and all delicious." May 2015
"Thank you so much for putting together the most delicious picnic for me yesterday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I shall definitely be a returning customer for next 4th June's to come!" May 2013
"Just a quick note to say thank you. The picnic was delicious, just right and so easy. I loved the little surprises in packages so much more than preparing it myself!" May 2013
"I just wanted to say thank you for your super picnic and great service. The size (and taste!) of the friutcake admired by many went down a treat, with a good half left to bring home. I shall no doubt be in touch again!" June 2011


Cheese Wedding Cakes

At Tastes, we can create a cheese wedding cake especially for you, taking into account your tastes, budget and guest list, or you can choose from the selection on our web site:

Cheese Wedding Cakes