The Big Picnic at Daylesford takes place on July 16, from 6pm at Daylesford Organic Farm, near Kingham.

Sit down on one long table under the trees of the Market Garden and enjoy delicious sharing platters of seasonal food, Château Léoube Rosé, music and the best of the British summertime.

The menu includes a Daylesford Market Garden cocktail, a selection of patés, charcuterie, rillettes

market Garden vegetable crudités, BBQ grilled flat ironed chicken, BBQ grilled sardines, lemon olive oil, herbs a crushed broad bean, spinach, summer herb & feta frittata, Heritage tomatoes, fresh burratta, roasted red peppers, broad bean, pea shoots, quinoa, crumbled ewes milk cheese, summer berry pavlova, pouring cream, thinly sliced white peaches, lemon juice, mint and an apricot & almond tart.

Children can enjoy BBQ grilled cheeseburgers, hot dogs with pickle and ketchup, chicken wraps, tomato, cucumber, cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa, grilled peppers, feta cheese, spring onions, and the same puddings.

Adults £55, children (under10) £20 ; 01608 731 700

Etch hosts the next pop up dining experience at TVC, featuring an interactive and seasonal 6 course menu on Wednesday July 20

Etch, comprised of two talented Sussex chefs, Josh Stanzl who oversaw the food at glorious Goodwood and Steven Edwards who won MasterChef – The Professionals 2013, promises a unique dining experience. The duo’s signature and distinctive style involves them preparing and serving food in front of their diners, ensuring that they are able to explain not only the history of the dish but where the ingredients have come from. This hugely personable approach which they call ‘interactive dining’ is sure to leave you with a spectacular and long lasting impression. Call 01865 248777 or go to

Deliveroo has just announced it will now be delivering breakfast from 9am-noon in Oxford on Saturdays and Sundays. So enjoy an early feast from the likes of the Organic Deli Café, Portabello and the Opeara Café amongst others. Just go to

Tonight from 7pm until the BBQ goes cold, head to The Thatch in Thame for the annual Midsummer BBQ at the Thatch.

Sizzling sausages, juicy steaks and burgers will all be going on the BBQ - accompanied by the freshest of salads. With Chef-Patron Frazer donning the chef jacket, and the team treating you to a cool drink or two, the Thatch garden provides the perfect get away from hustle and bustle with your nearest and dearest. No tickets needed, just come along. The Thatch 29-30 High Street

Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2AA. 01844 214340

The Hollybush in Witney is delighted to have been awarded its first AA Rosette – much deserved. If you haven’t been why not try venture down? Go to

Mamma Mia, Oxford’s stalwart Italian restaurant is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the business. Owner Jon Ellse said: “In the restaurant world 35 years is a very long time indeed. It’s a pleasure to see customers who were regulars in the 80’s now bringing along their own children and continuing to enjoy Mamma Mia as a family restaurant.”

Mamma Mia Summertown, 8 South Parade, Oxford, and 102 Walton Street. Call 01865 311211 or go to