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5 Epic Spreads Worthy of Your Outdoor Get-Togethers

· Joseph Sheerin · Food and Drink

These feasts are fit for outdoor reunions!


Catching up with family and friends over a bite to eat? Leave the hard work to the city’s restaurants and bag a takeaway feast to remember.

Now we’re allowed to meet with family and friends in our gardens, you don’t want to waste time cooking when you’re catching up. So why not book in an epic takeaway feast, fit for sharing? From elegant afternoon teas to charcuterie platters, street food combos and tapas banquets, it’s the perfect way to snaffle delicious food with your loved ones, without having to lift a finger.

Ham at Home Boxes from Friends of Ham

Friends of Ham, Charcuterie

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What finer way to meet up with friends and family than an evening of delectable cheese, meat and wine from Friends of Ham? Put together by their charcuterie experts, your box will come with a host of goodies. It could be Venison Salami or Serrano Ham, paired with the likes of Cornish Kern or St James. With accompaniments like cornichons, chutneys and breads, as well as your choice of wine or beer, it’s a seriously delicious way to catch up.

Order Ham at Home Boxes from Friends of Ham online.

Dine at Home Family Feast from Ambiente


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If you’ve been yearning for delicious tapas throughout lockdown, take this opportunity to share the Dine at Home Family Feast from Ambiente. It kicks off with a delicious paella – Mediterranean veg, mixed seafood or chicken and chorizo, the choice is yours. Then pick five of their classic tapas plates, from albondigas to patatas bravas, to snaffle between your scoops of paella. It comes with a bottle of wine or four Spanish beers.

Order the Dine at Home Family Feast from Ambiente online.

Afternoon Tea from Dolly’s Pantry

Dolly's Pantry Afternoon Tea Box, takeaway
If you want your meet-up to have a classic British elegance, order afternoon tea from Dolly’s Pantry. These lovingly crafted platters are truly a thing of beauty. You’ll get a box filled with oodles of tasty savoury treats, from homemade pork pies to finger sandwiches, scotch eggs and quiche. You can follow that with an assortment of delicate cakes and those all-important fruit scones, which come complete with plenty of jam and Cornish cream.

Order afternoon tea from Dolly’s Pantry on Facebook.

BBQ Family Feast from Red’s True BBQ

Red's True BBQ, BBQ Feast

Red’s True BBQ are still cooking up their proper barbecue goodness for you to enjoy at home and their BBQ Family Feast is ready-made for post-lockdown meet-ups. 12-hour slow-smoked chopped pork, smoked brisket, a full rack of baby back ribs, XXXL wings and a cheese and jalapeño sausage – there’s plenty to go around. And that’s not even mentioning the slow-smoked pit beans, mac and cheese and four cans of craft beer to boot!

Order the BBQ Family Feast from Red’s True BBQ online.

The Takeaway Combo Boxes from Bundobust

Raghda Pethis, Bundobust

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The sharing combos at Bundobust are legendary and you can get them delivered to your door for the perfect reunion feast. It lets you try a whole smorgasbord of Indian street food bites all in one go. Grab a few Okra Fries, tuck into Raghda Pethis and delve into the Chole Saag. You’ll also get to try two of their most popular dishes – the Bundo Chaat and the Tarka Dhal. If you’re vegan, they have combos ready made for you too.

Order Takeaway Combo Boxes from Bundobust on Deliveroo.