If you're planning hosting any get togethers with family and friends over the Jubilee, or just want to send them a little something to mark this amazing occasion, here are some top food, wine and gift choices guaranteed to please.
Dukeshill Platinum Jubilee Weekend Picnic Hamper & Celebratory Ham
This fantastic hamper from Dukeshill is perfect for this most royal of occasions. Full of treats to enjoy and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee Weekend it provides all the best items for a perfect picnic in the park - or your back garden.
Open a traditional wicker basket to discover an expertly curated continental style charcuterie board, featuring Porchetta, Lomo, Bresaola and Pastrami, alongside a pair of delectable, handmade Scotch Eggs and Luxury Smoked Salmon Pâté, made with traditionally oak smoked salmon. The gourmet goodies also include Beauvale, a creamy, mild, soft blue cheese and a sweet and intense Fig Chutney. There's also something sweet to finish, Dukeshill's handmade Almond Lemon Drizzle Cake, and a bottle of fruity Rosé Vino Frizzante. £100 from Dukeshill
And to top this feast off, why not enjoy one of Dukeshill's world-famous hams? To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the company, which proudly holds a Royal Warrant, has created a special Platinum Jubilee Midi Ham. Boneless and ready to serve, it has been expertly cured and dressed by hand with a special Coronation & Rosemary Glaze, resulting in a deliciously sweet apple and apricot flavour with a mild curry spicing. Delicious! £44 from Dukeshill
Pierre Marcolini Limited Edition Happy Jubilee Chocolates
Pierre Marcolini is paying tribute to her majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, celebrating 70 years in reign (the longest of any UK monarch!), by launching a limited-edition collection of 'Malline' size chocolate boxes proudly wearing the Queen's crown with classic Union Jack sleeve.
Boxes launching will include the Hearts, Grands Crus, Truffles, and the 'Decouverte' an assortment box including 33 of the Maison favourites!
Throughout May in the lead up to the special four-day Jubilee bank holiday weekend (Thursday 2nd - 6th June), the Marylebone Boutique is going to be flying the British flag with a dedicated Jubilee window display, welcoming all passersby to come in to enjoy the celebrations with the Maison which will be happening in and around Marylebone.
Limited edition boxes are available prices between £25.00-£37.00, from the Marylebone Boutique, Selfridges, and Harrods.
London Smoke & Cure Limited Edition Jubilee Hamper
This special limited edition hamper is a charcuterie-lover's delight! Surely there’s no better way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than with a hamper filled with award-winning artisan British Produce?
London Smoke & Cure believes strongly in sourcing the best quality, highest welfare produce possible and takes big steps to manage the business sustainably. Its acclaimed range includes Great Taste Award-winning sashimi-grade smoked salmon, 28-dry aged bacon, coppa, chorizo and nduja - everything is packed with flavour and quality that you won’t find elsewhere. All London Smoke & Cure products are available to purchase online with collection from its South London smokery, local delivery made by e-cargo bike, or nationwide dispatch. The Jubilee hamper is a great way to feed a crowd and to start off any street party in style, containing six award-winning products. £79.50 from London Smoke & Cure.
Jubilee Treats from Partridges London - The Queen's Grocer
Royal grocer Partridges London is celebrating its own anniversary this year too - 50 years in Chelsea. It opened its doors on 25th May 1972 in Sloane Street and in 2004 moved 500 yards to the Duke of York Square, where it is located today. In 1994 Partridges became a Royal Warrant Holder to HM The Queen and in 1998 it opened a second store in Gloucester Road, Kensington. They offer a lovely range of fine fare to celebrate the Jubilee including this Royal Collection Longest Reigning Monarch Luxury Biscuit Tin which was commissioned by Buckingham Palace to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who became the nation's longest reigning monarch on Wednesday, 9 September 2015. This keepsake tin contains 32 biscuits across two layers and is priced at just £12.95. Buy here from Partridges London.
Kingfisher Hampers from the Wilds and Co Group
Perfect for those who love the convenience of having everything ready and done for them are Kingfisher hampers from the Wilds and Co Group. They offer 2 excellent hampers to choose from, with each stunning picnic hamper containing a fully prepared and chilled picnic with mineral water and your choice of drink, as well as napkins, high-quality disposable glassware, ice packs and a cool bag. Available for delivery Nationwide options include the Classic Picnic Hamper (think savoury snacks, homemade sandwiches, a selection of cakes) and the Afternoon Tea Hamper (a quintessentially British affair). Super delicious and ideal for Jubilee celebrations. Buy from Here.
Lele's Luxury Vegan Afternoon Tea
Lele’s is a stylish vegan bakery in Hackney which also has an on-line shop selling all sorts of popular treats including afternoon tea. Everything is hand-made by owner Valentina and her team in East London, plus they are committed to being cruelty-free and environmentally sustainable with recyclable packaging. Do try their wonderful Afternoon Tea hamper which contains delights such as Bakewell tarts, cherry brownies, carrot cake loaves, sausage rolls, raspberry meringues, scones, shortbread and more! Visit their website here.
Bradfords Bakers Jubilee Afternoon Tea Gift Set
Bradfords Bakers much loved Afternoon Tea Gift Set is fit for a Queen! Indulge yourself and a friend or two with their luxurious Afternoon Tea gift set. Each assortment contains everything you could possibly want for your special treat. Start with Scones and a choice of Bradfords own Raspberry or Strawberry Jam, light Victoria Sponge Cake and English Tea selection presented in a gorgeous Jubilee Keepsake Tin.
The cake selection contains Cupcakes, Caramel Shortcake and Chocolate Brownie with Jubilee themed decorations to choose from and to finish try one of their Luxury dipped Belgian Chocolate Strawberries with Red, White and Blue sprinkles, or Macaron selection. A very pretty high quality fine china mug with a design by Bree Merryn is also included. Everything is delivered in a pretty gift box along with a free gift card, it’s a wonderful teatime treat. £44.90 from HERE.
Melt Chocolates Limited Edition Champagne Hamper
Two world-class London based artisanal producers have collaborated together to create the Ultimate celebration hamper for the Queen’s Jubilee, Melt Chocolates & Porte Noire. The Limited Edition Champagne Hamper includes a gift box of Melt’s luxury handmade truffles made with the outstanding Champagne Petite Porte Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs by Idris Elba (Avize, France NV) and a beautiful bottle of this champagne with a super smooth, refreshing, citrus and nutty aroma.
Porte Noire was born out of a shared passion for wine between Frenchman and oenophile, David Farber and Renaissance man, Idris Elba, well known actor and musician who is best known for his roles in The Wire, Luther and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Available in Melt’s Notting Hill & Holland Park and Connaught wine cellars in Marble Arch and online from Melt Chocolates.
Virgin Wines Platinum Jubilee English Sparkling in Gift Box
A limited edition English Sparkling Wine to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee has been launched by Virgin Wines.
Featuring quintessentially English flavours and a shield-inspired design fit for royalty. The commemorative bottle is lovingly made at a quaint coastal vineyard in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, by a very small team. The classic Champagne blend of grapes have been delicately handpicked from English vines, before being aged using the traditional French method. Aromas of crunchy green apple and pear combined with toasted brioche, provide a complex and moreish palate with a long finish. £39.99 from HERE.
Exclusive Limited Jubilee Edition Purista® Fully Automatic Coffee Machine from Melitta
The perfect gift for coffee lovers to mark the Platinum Jubilee is this Purista® Jubilee Edition Series 300 Fully Automatic Coffee Machine, available via Melitta.co.uk in either gold or Union Jack design.
It is ideal for super-slim kitchens where space is limited and style is essential. Just 20cm wide and boasting a new unique matt black surface in elegant interplay with golden elements, only 2016 of these machines have been produced worldwide. What’s more, each machine is numbered so you know exactly which exclusive machine is yours.
Based on state-of-the-art technology and modern design, this machine incorporates key features such One Touch, Easy Cleaning and LED display. The innovative low-noise Purista® technology also includes a pump feature, designed to enable water to flow more slowly through the coffee (resulting in better coffee extraction) whilst the whisper quiet grinder enhances the overall coffee making experience. The practical Double Cup mode is a real time-saver too, as it allows preparation of two identical drinks simultaneously. Even the drip tray has been cleverly thought through – now made from plastic rather than stainless steel to prevent unsightly scratches.
For creatures of habit, the Favourite Coffee Function enables users to programme their preferred coffee strength (and amount) which can easily be stored in the memory function, whilst the Companion App ensures users always have technical support at the touch of a button. Maintenance is just as effortless as the Service Function allows for convenient and easy access to the cleaning and descaling programme, filter change, brewing temperature settings and water hardness settings. The Purista® Jubilee Edition Series 300 fully automatic coffee machine is available via melitta.co.uk – RRP £424.99.
Make Delicious Ice Cream for Jubilee Parties with Cuisinart Ice Cream & Gelato Professional
There is no substitute for delicious homemade ice cream, made using your choice of fresh ingredients. What sets this excellent top quality ice cream maker from Cuisinart apart is how easy and convenient it is to use. For example, the instant freeze bowl means there is no need to pre-freeze in advance so you can prepare batch after batch of your favourite frozen desserts, each ready in as little as 40 minutes, to the delight of your Jubilee guests!
The machine comes with 2 specialist mixing paddles to give the perfect texture to your frozen dessert. The ice cream paddle incorporates more air during mixing to give ice cream a lighter texture. The gelato paddle is perfect for gelato and sorbet, incorporating less air and leaving the gelato denser than ice cream with a silkier, softer texture.
At the end of churning you can enjoy your dessert immediately if you prefer a soft serve, or the machine will keep your dessert frozen for a further 10 minutes whilst you transfer to the freezer to enjoy later with a firmer consistency. Currently £250 from £300 direct from Cuisinart
Red Rickshaw's Alphonso Mangoes Box
For a true taste of Summer, Mangoes are hard to beat.. and whilst not of course of British origin, they would be such a delicious and healthy accompaniment to any Jubilee picnic and at home celebrations.
Available in a variety of box sizes, they are incredibly full flavoured. Red Rickshaw's Alphonso mangoes are grown in the west Indian port city of Ratnagiri, overlooking the Arabian Ocean. Alphonso mangoes' unique and premium taste occurs due to a combination of the soil acidity in the region and the salty sea air impacting the growing process. It's hard to find any mangoes as delicious as these! Order your box from HERE.
Celebratory Jubilee Sweet Treats From Farhi
For gorgeous gifts or to treat your friends and family when they pop round to celebrate the Jubilee, these prettily packaged sweet treats from Farhri.co.uk are ideal.
Our favourites from their extensive range the include Milk Chocolate Praline Foiled Hearts, £25 - these are totally delicious chocolate hearts filled with creamy, crispy hazelnut praline. Also Gold Sugared Almonds, £20 - gloriously golden metallic sugared almonds, perfect for any Jubilee party or gathering across the long weekend.
We also adore their Strawberry Pâte de Fruit £17.50, perfectly proportioned morsels of delicate fruit cubes containing 60% fruit. These Pâte de Fruit are the perfect Jubilee treat or afternoon tea accompaniment.
Encouraging Littles Ones to Celebrate The Jubilee Too - The Helper Play Kit From Lovevery
The Helper Play Kit, £120, lovevery.co.uk is perfect for encouraging little ones aged 2+ to be involved with any Jubilee celebrations, have them dress the table with felt flowers, encourage they help with any washing up after celebrating using the sustainable sink with running water, bake treats together with the muffin bake book, or design the table plan and create artwork using the washable paint sticks, along with games and other fun bits.
Fudge Kitchen Limited Edition Celebratory Chocolate Biscuit Cake Fudge
UK confectioners, Fudge Kitchen, have launched a limited-edition Chocolate Biscuit Cake fudge in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It’s reported, by former Royal chef Darren McGrady, that “this chocolate biscuit cake is Her Royal Majesty the Queen’s favourite afternoon tea cake by far.” Apparently, the Royal seal of approval doesn’t stop there, as Prince William is speculated to be a firm fan too – even having it as the groom’s cake at his wedding to Kate Middleton.
Chocolate Biscuit Cake is made using crushed rich tea biscuits, which are stirred through a decadent rich dark chocolate cake before being topped with a layer of chocolate ganache and left to set in the fridge for 3 hours. The Platinum Jubilee Chocolate Biscuit Cake flavour is made using a Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt fudge, swirled with crushed biscuit from Kerry’s Gluten Free Bakery based in Deal, Kent. Fudge Kitchen partnered with a UK based baker who could provide them with gluten and palm oil free biscuits, in line with their gluten free policy and sustainability missions. The final touch is a dusting of edible platinum shimmer, giving a firm nod to the Platinum Jubilee with every slice. Fudge Kitchen offer a host of other delicious sweet treats too. Visit their website.
London Hilton on Park Lane Special Jubilee Break
A wonderful way to to celebrate the Jubilee is to take or gift a special break at London Hilton on Park Lane. The hotel’s exclusive package includes a night in a suite with views overlooking Buckingham Palace alongside the option to include a Jubilee themed afternoon tea.
Upon arrival, guests will receive a special Jubilee themed welcome treat inspired by the royal’s favourite sweet treat together with an official Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Uncirculated Coin, which features a portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on horseback. This beautiful coin serves as a wonderful keepsake for guests. Those opting to enjoy the Jubilee themed afternoon tea can expect a stunning selection of traditional delicacies including Millionaire Shortbread, Rhubarb & Custard Mousse, Treacle Tart, Eton Mess Choux, Banoffee Cheesecake and a classic Victoria Sponge Cake. The afternoon tea will be served in the stylish surrounds of Podium Restaurant and Bar.
Located on prestigious Park Lane in the heart of Mayfair the hotel aptly sits within walking distance of both Hyde Park, St. James’ Park and Buckingham Palace – all serving as the perfect location to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee.
The Jubilee package is available to book here. The afternoon tea is available until 30th June priced at £39 per person, and you can upgrade to make your celebrations extra special and enjoy served with a glass of Louis Pommery England Brut for £49 per person. For further information, visit Podium website www.podiumrestaurant.com