“There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort,” wrote W. Somerset Maugham. Whether you are entertaining at one of the events of the Scottish summer season or treating your guests to a delicious lunch in one of the most beautiful rural wildernesses in Europe, The House of Bruar is full of inspiration for transforming a simple meal into a truly memorable fine dining experience in the great outdoors. And for those who cannot make it in to see us and explore our magnificent Food Hall in person, there is a wide variety of gourmet products available to order online.

Start with one of our beautiful wicker picnic baskets 

Picnic Baskets

Fill your basket with mouth-watering delicacies from the Delicatessen – cheeses, charcuterie, smoked fish and patés, as well as olives and nuts. Add a delicious quiche or some hearty and succulent pies – from classic pork pies with flavoursome twists to an Upper Crust Tudor pie filled with chunks of chicken, ham and asparagus bound together with an apricot and herb stuffing; or perhaps a couple of free range scotch eggs which come in a range of recipes including Black Watch (black pudding) and Scrumpy (pork and apple).

Alternatively, if you would prefer us to select your delicacies for you, why not order one of our Hampers containing everything you need for the perfect picnic and delivered to your door crammed full of good things?

Our best-selling Luxury Hamper represents the very best in Scottish produce and provisions, including delicious smoked salmon, smoked venison, oatcakes and cheeses, supplemented with select goods from further afield.

Luxury hamper

For special occasions, our Celebration Hamper includes an indulgent bottle of House of Bruar champagne.

And, of course, whether you are spending a day at the races, sitting beside the river watching the world go by or perching on a heather-clad hillside gazing out at the view, a picnic rug is an essential accessory:

Shetland Picnic Rugs

We’ve been enjoying a glorious summer this year; and there can be no better way of celebrating it than packing a picnic and heading for the hills, creating treasured memories of sumptuous meals shared in the warm Scottish sunshine.