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Picnic in the Parklands Hampers

Hip, hip, hooray! South Bank Parklands is celebrating 25 years and you’re invited to join the fun at Picnic in the Parklands, a free event for the whole family.

Held on Sunday 8 October from 10am-4pm, Picnic in the Parklands features kid’s activities, live music and more. Click here for full event details!

Whether it’s a picnic of ice creams and milkshakes, or more ‘grown up’ choices of charcuterie, mezze or pizza picnics, a number of South Bank’s food retailers have announced their special Picnic in the Parklands hamper menus to celebrate 25 years of Brisbane’s much-loved and biggest back yard.

Malt Traders
A picnic pack made in heaven!
Malt is offering sumptuous charcuteries for 1 to 2 people starting from $12 or for $20, 2 to 4 people will enjoy a charcuterie selection including Red Leicester cheddar, camembert, mild salami, wafer sliced prosciutto, crisp breads and rich bush tomato chutney.

Gandhi Indian Kitchen & Laneway Stall
It’s a picnic so don’t hurry over these curries…
Picnics for 1:
Gandhi Indian Kitchen’s curries are famous throughout the precinct and for Picnic in the Parklands, they’re offering special takeaway packs for 1 from just $10.95 to $13.95, which includes a curry main, rice, salad and a papadum.
The picnic curries available are vegetable kolhapuri curry, butter chicken or lamb rogan josh, all served with rice, salad and a Spapadum with additional sides priced from $2.50 to $6.00.

My Sweetopia
Sweeten your picnic with these tempting options…
Grab a raspberry and white chocolate springtime muffin or fruit salad for $5, chia pudding with natural yoghurt, fresh banana and berries for $8.50 or an almond and custard filled croissant for $8. Sweet!

Tippler’s Tap
Did someone mention sausage? Vegetarian options also available…
The Tippler’s Tap team will be offering Chicago hampers for 2 featuring a Chicago hotdog, a Maxwell Street Polish and fries for $25, with vegetarian option also available. A Sunday Session hamper suitable for 4 is priced at $20 and contains 2 baskets brimming with Tippler’s mouth-watering wings. Also available will be kids hampers for only $7, containing one kids hotdog with tomato sauce and cheese, small fries and juice or a soft drink.

Popolo Italian Kitchen & Bar
Pop into Popolo to collect a hamper for 2 or 4 people…
Popolo has been offering picnic baskets filled with their lip-smacking Italian fare for some time and on Sunday 8 October, demand will be high, so pre-ordering is essential.
Picnic hampers start from $65 for a selection of antipasto delicacies for two, to the Quattro grazing picnic for 4 priced at $100 and filled with a range of antipasto, fritti, pizza and non-alcoholic drinks. Picnic baskets must be pre-booked by visiting here or emailing Popolo: info@popolodining.com.au

Cold Rock
Who says you can’t start with dessert first?
Cold Rock will be offering a family pack featuring 2 large cups of ice cream plus 2 kiddies’ cups and 1 selection of flavour toppings for each for $25.
There’s also a Sundae Share Combo on offer comprising either a large cup of ice cream or Cold Rock’s legendary Sundae, plus a large milk shake for $18.

Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant
Perfect for picnics is Ahmet’s Turkish hamper at just $50 that will easily satisfy 2 people.
Comprising bread and two dips, 2 kofte, 4 zucchini fritters, 1 lamb or vegetarian pide plus 2 slices of baklava, Ahmet’s tasty selection is perfect ‘utensil free’ fare for a lazy afternoon down by the river.
Picnic-goers can pre-order by contacting Ahmet’s at bookings@ahmets.com or drop by on the day.

Great Aussie Sweet Co.
Also celebrating 25 years at South Bank is the very first retail shop to open in the Parklands in 1992 – the Great Aussie Sweet Co.
This traditional lolly shop features a huge range of old favourites together with new lines will be offering a 20% discount to customers to ‘design a lolly bag’ from their ‘pick and mix’ range. Customers should simply mention Picnic in the Parklands to secure their discount on the day.
With plenty of room in the Parklands to run off the sugar hit afterwards, the Great Aussie Sweet Co.’s 20% discount during Picnic in the Parklands is the perfect sweetener for the young and young-at-heart.

Take me to Malt Traders and Gandhi Indian Kitchen and Laneway Stall and MySweetopia and Tippler’s Tap and Popolo and Cold Rock Ice Creamery and Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant and The Great Aussie Sweet Company


Cuisine: Indian, Italian, Turkish


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