Coronation party food ideas - recipes fit for a king!
From succulent sausage rolls to showstopping summer desserts, celebrate King Charles' Coronation with some British party classics
How will you be spending the Coronation weekend? Whether you're planning on getting out the bunting and throwing a full-blown street party or just inviting a few people round to watch King Charles III formally crowned in Westminster Abbey, it's probably going to involve food!
If you're looking for easy and delicious finger food to enjoy over the Coronation weekend, look no further! We've gathered some of our favourite quintessential British garden party recipes (that work just as well indoors - let's be realistic, it's May!), from posh sausage rolls and egg and cress sandwiches to mini Victoria sponges and a very special take on the Eton Mess.
Read on for recipe ideas for party food, picnic classics and sweet treats fit for a king! And don't forget to check out our pick of the best Coronation mugs to commemorate the day.
Garden party food ideas
Stanley Tucci's sausage rolls
If you've been drooling over Searching for Italy with Stanley Tucci (drooling over the Italian scenery, of course!), you know that the screen star is also a keen chef - but you'd be forgiven for thinking the classic British sausage roll wouldn't be on his culinary radar. But thanks to some inspiration from his English wife, Felicity, he's perfected a buttery crisp roll with a delicious herby filling.
Gin and tonic drizzle loaf
Turn your favourite summer tipple into a delicious dessert with this easy loaf bake!
Union Jack trifle
Trifle is a fab option for a sunny day, with its light texture and refreshing fruity garnish. This version uses berries to create a patriotic Union Jack topping, but you can get creative with your design!
Tom Daley’s asparagus, smoked salmon and egg tart
Team GB's Olympic champion shares his simply, summery recipe that's perfect for a garden party or picnic.
Scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream
A quintessentially British ritual, why not enjoy your cream tea in the great outdoors? Although scones are simple to make, getting that perfect fluffy crumb can be elusive - that's why we love this easy recipe for a light touch every time!
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Eton Mess with rhubarb, vanilla, lemongrass and pink peppercorns
This modern take on an Eton mess is certain to impress with family and friends, and once you've got the recipe down, you'll be whipping it up all the time!
Tom Kerridge's umami mushroom and halloumi burgers
Planning a BBQ? Whether or not you're expecting veggie guests, these mushroom and halloumi burgers by TV chef Tom Kerridge are a sure-fire winner. Juicy, savoury and brimming with flavour, you won't give meat a second thought as you tuck in!
Posh sausage rolls
This indulgent take on the traditional sausage roll makes for perfect party food - and it's gluten-free, too!
Mini strawberry Victoria sponges
These little bites of Britishness are just the perfect addition to your scones, jam and cream - the height of luxury!
Homemade egg mayo and watercress sandwiches
Learn how to make this classic afternoon tea finger food, whipping up your own mayonnaise.
Rhubarb and raspberry rainbow meringue
This tower of tart fruit and crumbly sweet meringue is a showstopping summer treat.
Quail egg arancini with herby mayo dip
This sophisticated snack combines Italian arancini with a posh Scotch egg, and is perfect for using up leftover risotto!
Raspberry and rose macarons
These elegant pink macarons are sure to impress - and they taste just as good as they look!