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Brisbane’s Best Riverside Picnic Location

Brisbane loves a good riverside picnic, and it turns out River Quay, the OG of all riverside outings, is turning 10! We’re talking the finest river and city views in Brisbane, paired with the delectable hampers to match.

Ahead of the ultimate bougie picnic experience on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November commemorating a decade of stunning views, green lawns and sensational food, we thought we’d give you the low-down on all the mouth-watering picnic hampers you need to know about at River Quay, matched for every occasion.

For a picnic that is… fit for date night

What: Aquitaine Brasserie’s Deluxe Picnic Hamper

Why: France is the country of romance, so it’s only fitting you pair your date night with French fare and romantic views. The Aquitaine team will prepare a picnic hamper for you packed with marinated olives, house-baked bread, house-made charcuterie, a selection of cheeses, petit fours, and espresso coffee to finish your meal. Oh, and you can add some cheeky bevvies to this hamper too. Ooh la la, that second date is calling already.

For a picnic that is… for your Sunday sundowner

What: OTTO’s Picnic Pack’s

Why: There’s truly no better way to spend a Sunday than with a picnic rug, la dolce vita and Prosecco. While away your Sunday afternoon with live music from 2pm to 5pm at Sunday Social, coupled with OTTO’s Classico Picnic Pack filled to the brim with Italian goodness. We’re talking focaccia, mortadella, prosciutto, olives, artichokes, buffalo mozzarella and roasted peperonata, all paired with a bottle of bubbly. Yes please.

For a picnic that is… suitable for the whole family

What: River Quay Fish’s Takeaway Menu

Why: We get it, feeding the troops can be tough, but it’s never been easier with River Quay Fish’s takeaway menu. We’re talking the ultimate customised hamper, where you can mix and match favourites like Moreton Bay bugs, beef burgers, bruschetta, fish tacos, hot chips and oysters, to name a few of the selections. Add some booze to your hamper for a day-long activity with the parent gang. Shot not being designated driver.

For a picnic that is… big enough for the whole squad

What: Popolo’s Picnic Per Quattro

Why: It’s a good problem to have, whiling the afternoon away with a big group of friends and family. Popolo’s packed-to-order double-sized quattro baskets are perfect to pair with the occasion, including a selection of antipasto, ricotta stuffed olives, salad, fries, two pizzas of choice and four soft drinks­­. Add a bottle of Italian wine to polish this off, and you’ll be living it up as if you were in Italy.

For a picnic that is… for your celebration

What: The Jetty’s Riverside Grazing Hamper

Why: If you’re anything like us, your birthday celebration is an important calendar event. Here to impress is The Jetty, with their bougie hampers including hummus, dukkah, toasted pita, spiced sweetcorn fritters, chimichurri, antipasto and coleslaw for just $45 for two, or $80 for four. Plus, you can add a delicious range of wines and beers to this hamper to finish off the experience. We’re officially sold for our next celebration.

Hot tip: pair your picnic experience with live music at River Quay’s Sunday Social, every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.

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