Life of Riley offers the unique opportunity to eat delicious cuisine in the stunning surroundings of the Peak District. Many people have already used the car to take a trip down memory lane, for a special occasion, or to experience the countryside in style, followed by a scrumptious lunch or afternoon tea.

We can provide a delightful picnic to enjoy amidst the beautiful scenery, whether it’s a traditional afternoon tea or your own luxury lunch. We can tailor your menu to your palate and dietary requirements, but below is a sample to get your taste buds tingling and give you some inspiration.


Sample Picnic Menu

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Assortment of Canapés

A selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches on a selection of homemade breads

Ham with whole-grain mustard mayonnaise
Smoked salmon and cream cheese
Egg mayonnaise with watercress
Cucumber with cream cheese, dill and chive
Chicken with lemon and tarragon mayonnaise
Brie and grape

All available on white, granary, tomato and chutney, rye, olive and gluten-free bread

A selection of homemade cakes and pastries

Classic scone, jam and clotted cream
Shortbread with cream and fresh strawberries
Lemon drizzle squares
Fruity teacake

Cold Meat Salads

Spicy fragrant chicken supreme with a homemade lemon and dill dip

BBQ chicken

Honey roasted ham

With a selection of -
Chef’s special caesar salad
Homemade coleslaw
Fresh avocado dip
Homemade minted tomato salad
Waldorf salad
Mixed leaves

Luxury Traditional Picnic

Homemade pate with homemade granary bread

Crudities with a selection of dips (homemade garlic, sour cream and chive, houmous, mango and black bean dip)

Asparagus wrapped in parma ham

Smoked salmon and cream cheese cornettes with marie rose sauce

Gravlax with a sweet dill dressing

Mediterranean roasted vegetable and goats cheese tart

Filled tomato flowers


Fresh fruit salad
A selection of traditional homemade cakes


Homemade lemonade
Mint tea punch
Homemade Pimms
Bucks fizz

If the weather is inclement, we are happy to help you book somewhere to enjoy some food and drink.