Top 5 Locations for a Working Lunch
Picnic season is officially here and, after months in lockdown, organising a working lunch with your team in the park has become this year’s summer soiree.
Fortunately, Victoria has an abundance of national parks, pristine reserves and meticulously maintained gardens, at which to enjoy a relaxed, COVID-safe picnic.
From lakeside relaxation to hidden gems and lush green urban parks, we have put together five of Melbourne’s best corporate lunch picnic locations. So order a couple of boxed lunches, grazing platter or charcuterie platter from our amazing range of options for your team and soak in the serenity at these picturesque picnic spots.
Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North
The communal backyard of the inner north is one of the city’s most famous green spaces. Even at a sprawling 60 acres, its vicinity to grocers, bottle shops and super delectable eateries makes it perfect for spontaneous staff picnicking.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
This 94-acre living museum of local and global plants is accentuated by wide passages of lawn with plenty of room to relax. Pick your preferred botanical backdrop – there are natives, cacti, ferns, water lilies. Additionally, there are shadowed and sunlit seats by the lakes.
St Kilda Botanical Gardens, St Kilda
A peaceful retreat from the bustle of St Kilda, this prim Southside staple is now the first public garden in Melbourne to keep bees. Weekends can be a highly patronised affair, so visit midweek for more space between banquets. Sun-drenched, shaded or dappled picnic posts await.
Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade East Melbourne
East Melbourne sure is lucky with its picnic areas! Fitzroy Gardens is just a bit further past Treasury Gardens and it has beautiful old trees, a playground and plenty of grassy space to set up a picnic space nowhere near any other people. One of the highlights of this nice Melbourne picnic spots is the intricately carved fairy tree and adjacent model Tudor Village.
Wander along under the avenues of elms and pick a glorious native eucalyptus or Moreton Bay fig tree to spread your blanket under. Melbourne’s oldest, Flagstaff Gardens has been parkland since 1862. Grab a new picnic circle on the grass to easily keep a distance.
So get out, enjoy the spring weather and try out the Picnic Box or the Grazing Platter to produce your next Instagram worthy team picture. If you need any yummy food delivered to your office/to someone else or just don’t want to be bothered doing the shopping and preparation for a DIY grazing platter – you can always check our working lunch options online.