The National Launches New Backyard Picnic Concept, Just In Time For Summer Heatwave

Niamh Parker Consumer

With another scorcher forecast this week, you can soak up the sun at The National Grande Café in Belfast whilst tucking into their new Backyard Picnic.

A rural oasis meets the urban sprawl with this quirky new concept from The National, where you can now picnic in the sun-trapped beer garden, right in the heart of the city’s bustling Cathedral Quarter.

Picnickers can enjoy a jug of the finest cocktail creations served to an especially reserved table, before diving into an abundance of eclectic picnic treats, including a range of mouth-watering sandwiches, fresh fruits & cream, freshly prepared light bites and a selection of sweet treats and fancies, all packed into a personal hamper.

The delicious picnic hamper includes a wide range of delectable goodies, including: falafel balls, tahini and sriracha; black and white pudding scotch eggs; olive, sun blushed tomato and feta salad; Chicken, mayo and tarragon sandwich; eton mess and pretzel bombs. Vegetarian and non-gluten picnic substitutes are also available, on request.

An array of summer-themed cocktail creations have been created to be served alongside the seasonal picnic, including deliciously fruity gin-based cocktail ‘Pink Picnic’, a tropical grapefruit vodka based cocktail ‘Belvedere Cooler’ or a refreshingly cool ‘Summer Spritz’.

Guests can enjoy The National’s Backyard Picnic every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer (12pm – 4pm) for £27.50 per person with cocktails. For those looking to add a little fizz to their summertime soirée without breaking the bank, add a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne to your picnic for just £45 (RRP £70).

To book online or find out more, visit, email or follow The National Grande Café on Facebook, Instagram of Twitter @nationalbelfast.

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