Here’s our roundup of the London Easter feasts, foodie hunts, and Easter eggs to get your hands on…
Choctails and a Parisian Feast: Bon Vivant
Celebrate Easter à la française this year at Bon Vivant. This all-day bistro will treat guests to delicious choc-tails.
Go all the way and get Shell Shocked with a shot of Baileys, Kahlúa and vodka served in an edible egg ‘cup’. Indulge and Get Laid with an elegant Martini glass filled with Nutella, Baileys, double cream and Frangelico. Fancy less of the booze? Choose the Chocolate Chick – a mix of coconut milk, vanilla ice cream and white chocolate syrup, topped with chocolate chips and coconut flakes.
Don’t miss a seasonal, Parisian-inspired Easter menu, available on Sunday 16 April, showcasing seasonal ingredients.
Bon Vivant |75-77 Marchmont St, Kings Cross, London WC1N 1AP | Priced at just £39 for three courses
Crème Egg Pancakes: The Breakfast Club
Get stuck in to The Breakfast Club’s filthy naughty Crème Egg Pancakes. Take a trip for their famed stack of American pancakes, which have been revamped and smothered with a Creme Egg chocolate sauce, vanilla crème and topped with a whole Crème Egg.
The Breakfast Club | Served at all Breakfast Club cafes from 10-23 April
Smokehouse Lamb Souvlaki: The Real Greek x HotBox
HotBox has partnered with The Real Greek, to give the renowned Greek national dish a taste of HotBox’s signature smokehouse skills, in the first collaboration of its kind.
The fusion dish, only available at The Real Greek Soho, incorporates Katiki (a combination of feta with Greek yoghurt), fresh mint leaves, red pickled cabbage and a Greek green herb paste, topping an open souvlaki, piled high with flame-grilled lamb shoulder, marinated in a Greek yoghurt sauce. The one-of-a-kind dish will be available between Wednesday 12 and Saturday 15 April at The Real Greek Soho.
Each Smokehouse Lamb Souvlaki is topped with potato crisps and fresh pickled carrot and cabbage, with the two chefs also combining forces to create the ultimate side dishes to complement the lamb main, Greek Horta side salad and side dish of roasted Fennel with Kalamata olives.
The Real Greek Soho | 50 Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 8SJ
The Smokehouse Souvlaki is available at The Real Greek Soho only from Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 April, during lunch and dinner, subject to availability.
Good Friday Brunch: Berber & Q
Berber & Q will be serving up a Middle Eastern twist on the classic lamb for Easter. Head over for a mangal breakfast to share, featuring a feast of lamb and mezze including lamb bacon chops, hand made mergez spiced sausages, fried eggs, lamb kidneys, roasted bone marrow and lamb belly with chickpeas and mushrooms. And don’t forget there’s a fiery biber salcasi ketchup to top things off.
Start your weekend off with one of Berber’s Harissa Spice Bloody Mary’s or a Middle Eastern sweet coffee.
Berber & Q | 338 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA
Bottomless Brunch: The Daisy Green Collection
The Daisy Green collection will be offering their amazing Bottomless Brunch for just £30 per person at their Daisy Green cafe in Portman Village and canal-side hotspot Beany Green in Paddington Central.
Guests can enjoy one cold brunch item – the award-winning banana bread sandwich anyone? – plus one hot brunch item including the ‘Fancy bacon roll’ with The Ribman’s Holy F*ck hollandaise, alongside bottomless Prosecco and Mimosas for up to two hours. Yes please!
Keep an eye out for the Easter Egg hunt in various venues this long weekend. Anyone who discovers one of these mini sweet treats can also enter the Daisy Green collection’s special Instagram competition in collaboration with Taste Tripper for the chance to win a “London Chocolate Explorer Pack” for two people.
To enter simply include your found Easter egg in your photo from your visit to the Aussie eatery, and post this on Instagram tagging @daisygreencollection and @Taste_Tripper (making sure to follow these accounts too).
Easter Bottomless Brunch reservations must be booked in advance via email at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting EBB17 | Available from Friday 14 to Monday 17 April
Rabbit Two Ways: Shane’s on Canalside
Kentucky Fried Rabbit anyone? Move over fried chicken and chow down on a juicy leg of rabbit, fried in Shane’s special seasoning and served with homemade coleslaw and samphire, foraged by Shane himself. Or go for the Nose to Tail Rabbit, a roasted leg fillet wrapped in wild garlic, served with confit rabbit and bacon, carrot puree and kale.
For a sweet Easter treat, try Shane’s Hot Cross bun Cocktail – think blitzed hot cross buns, rum, lemon, egg white and caramel. Or get your chocolate fix with a Chocolate Martini.
Shane’s on Canalside | 26 E Bay Ln, London E15 2GW
Brunch and Sunday Lunch: Sky Garden
Elevate your Easter Sunday lunch and treat yourself to an unforgettable feast at Fenchurch, Sky Garden’s fine-dining restaurant soaring 37 levels above London.
Fenchurch is offering an indulgent three-course set menu, with dishes showcasing the very best of the new season, including Goodwood Estate lamb, ewe’s cheese, charred onions, peas and hispi cabbage; Hot and cold Guanaja chocolate with milk ice cream; and more.
Throughout the Easter weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday), Darwin; the relaxed brasserie on level 36 with show-stopping views of London will be offering an unapologetically indulgent chocolate fountain surrounded by Easter treats. Tuck into a leisurely brunch or the brand-new spring menu before taking advantage of the chocolatey showstopper.
Fenchurch, Sky Garden | Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF | Menu priced at £55 per person
Easter Eggs: Fifth Dimension Chocolates
Independent producer Fifth Dimension Chocolates has launched a brand new collection of handcrafted and decorated Easter eggs, made with their single-origin chocolates. Go for either 65% Colombia dark or 50% Colombia milk chocolate.
For fans of dark chocolate, Fifth Dimension Chocolates’ 65% Colombia cocoa egg promises the mild aroma and flavour of red berries, with the slight sweetness of honey, apricot and floral notes as well as a touch of coffee. If you prefer milk chocolate, enjoy the 50% Colombia cocoa egg, with its mellow malty caramel and nut flavour that’s accentuated by blackberry, raisin and honey notes plus a hint of muscovado.
Fifth Dimension Chocolates | Easter eggs can be purchased directly from the website for £13 each.
As an extra Easter treat, the chocolatier is offering a special discount on their Journey Box of luxury handmade filled chocolates when ordered alongside either of their new Colombia fine flavour eggs (£30 for Easter egg + 12 chocolate Journey Box; or £36 for Easter egg + 18 chocolate Journey Box).
Brindisa Specials and an Easter Egg Hunt
Brindisa will be celebrating Easter with a weekend Slow-Roasted Lamb with all the trimmings and dessert for £30 per person.
Easter puddings such as the Torrija with PX Sherry ice cream, will also feature on the menu. Similar to french toast, this bread soaked in milk comes served fried and then sprinkled with sugar or cinnamon.
There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt at Tapas Brindisa in Borough Market where 20 red envelopes will be hidden around Borough Market and the lucky winners of these will received a prize to retrieve from the restaurant. This might be a gin & tonic, a bottle of cava or a charcuteria selection to be enjoyed.
Easter Pairing: R Chocolate
R Chocolate London are holding children’s masterclasses on customising the perfect Easter egg! The classes will take place over the Easter weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3-5pm.
Each class will cost £55 and include the following: a welcome hot chocolate, a slice of freshly baked cake, an Easter card, and of course their Customised Easter Egg!
“Champagne” hunt: bubbledogs
bubbledogs will be causing mischief in the form of 1,000 bottles of Champagne shaped keepsakes in Soho and Fitzrovia to hunt down. ‘Bottles’ will be hidden high and low, inside and out, tucked away in offices and under bushes, and when found these will earn you a free hotdog at bubbledogs Charlotte Street – available over the Easter weekend from Friday 14 to Sunday 17.
bubbledogs | 70 Charlotte St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 4QG
Easter Baking Classes
GAIL’s Bakery will be hosting children’s Easter bakery classes across a number of their bakeries, where kids will learn to make Easter bunny biscuits. Aimed at children aged 10 and below, the free classes are running from 10th – 14th April starting at 4pm and lasting approx 1.5 hours. London bakeries hosting the classes include Belsize Park, Crouch End, Swain’s Lane, West Hampstead, Blackheath and Northcote Road.