New Covent Garden is gearing up for summer with two new seasonal soups that can be eaten hot or cold.

Carrot & coconut and watercress & crème fraîche will be available from this month together with three top sellers from last year - pea & mint, gazpacho and summer vegetable.

However, NCG said it would not reintroduce its two fruit soups, launched exclusively into Waitrose a year ago. "Waitrose will be focusing on our stronger-performing core range this summer," said marketing director Nigel Parrott.