Opera Holland Park is delighted to reveal the menu for Il Portico’s 2024 Season picnic boxes. Prepared by this well-loved local restaurant on Kensington High Street and delivered in time for your arrival at the theatre, the picnic boxes feature a mouth-watering selection of classic Italian and modern Mediterranean dishes to accompany your visit.

From chilled gazpacho to burrata, caponata, tonno e fagioli, venison and pork belly sausage roll, and Campari-cured gravadlax, the menu is perfectly pitched to the British summer weather and has been curated for Opera Holland Park by the chef, James Chiavarini. Plates and cutlery (not pictured) will be provided

Il Portico picnic boxes are priced at £78 for two people and can be scaled up based on your group size.

Please note that hamper bookings do not include a picnic table. Please use the booking tool on this page to check table availability for your performance. You can also enjoy your hamper in Holland Park.


2024 Il Portico Menu

Multi seed sourdough & rye with extra virgin olive oil, and organic balsamic
Aubergine caponata – (slow cooked aubergines with caramelised red onions, pine nuts, vinegar and celery)
Burrata & heritage tomato salad
House cured gravalax salmon
Cheese and summer mushroom quiche
Salad Nicoise
Chickpea & orzo salad with summer vegetables
Trio of summer greens
Homemade scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream
Summer chocolate cake