Food Review: German Gymnasium's Berlin Picnic
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Picnic season is very much open. And venues might be grabbing at gimmicks to set their hampers apart from the masses, but the Berlin Picnic's German slant makes for a genuinely lovely USP.
The steel hamper can be unpacked on one of the astroturf-covered tables on the German Gymnasium terrace, but has everything you'd need to take it further afield, including glasses, corkscrew... and two pairs of neon-green Wayfarer-style sunglasses.
The sparkling bottle of Sekt in ours comes with Bavarian Giga rolls: thick, fluffy bread and rich fillings spilling out at the edges when you bite down. Crisps, marzipan and slabs of sticky Nussecken shortbread for dessert finish off a picnic that might be named after Berlin but comes with a Hapsburg-Empire level of grandeur. That doesn't come cheap — the hampers start at £65 — but nothing at German Gymnasium does. A pricey but thoroughly impressive way to get into the picnic spirit.
The Berlin Picnic at German Gymnasium, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, N1C 4BU. Book ahead: available till 10 September.
Last Updated 07 August 2017