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Can't be bothered building your own picnic party box? Here's some Melbourne prepared earlier

Café Vue - Heide

All the Vue cafés do lunchboxes (just like school, only fancy) but the one at Heide Gallery best where we can gawk at the sculptures while eating the salads, pies and thermos of tea made with herbs from the garden. Bulleen, $60 for 2.


Fitzrovia packs a mean picnic. They even stick in a blanket and have your wine waiting, chilled, at the Prince Wine Store. In your basket you’ll find lobster club sandwiches, cheese and tarts, as well as cutlery, crockery, and possibly the kitchen sink. St Kilda, $75 pp.

GAS Eatery and Supplies

Spanish-style rolls and Portuguese custard tarts await you in Gas Eatery’s tapas-inspired picnic boxes. They’re $40 per box including cutlery, plates, and glasses. South Melbourne.

Richmond Hill Café and Larder

The cheese barons at Richmond Hill Cafe and Larder can sort you out with chicken Waldorf salad sandwiches, meats and a couple of their epic cheeses. They can fix you up for booze too. Richmond, $55-$99.

Bird and Plane

Bird and Plane are dedicated picnic artists, building mobile feasts with hand-made fudge, Cheeky Rascal cider and pâtés. Order online. Easy done. Online.


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