Easter has crept up super quickly this year and if you’re scrambling for things to do over the bumper four-day weekend, we’ve got you covered with our edit of the best Easter menus in London. From traditional roasted lamb joints to a chocolate take on ‘egg and chips’ (just you wait), these are the ones to tuck into this April.
The best Easter Menus coming to London
The Chelsea Pig
Go traditional this Easter and head to neighborhood pub The Chelsea Pig for their special seasonal dish.
Designed to be shared, they will be serving up a roasted leg of lamb packed out with all the trimmings. Or, opt for something from their spring menu like the terrine of rabbit and duck with morel pickled walnut. Save space for their violet crème brûlee served with blackcurrant sorbet.
Swaying from tradition this Easter, East London’s speakeasy Seed Library will be serving up a limited-edition ‘egg and chips’ and cocktail pairing in honour of critically acclaimed Mr Lyan’s, aka Ryan Chetiyawardana, favourite chocolate: the creme egg.
Ryan and the team have put their own twist on an egg and soldiers combo with a dish that’s bound to bring a smile to your face. Look forward to tucking into a warm and gooey creme egg served with French fries to dip in.
It’s paired with a cocktail to go alongside, featuring a mix of vodka, Empirical Symphony 6, creme de egg, lemon and cream. Available from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th April.
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ
Hithe + Seek
A traditional Champagne afternoon tea with views overlooking the Thames – need we say more?
Hithe + Seek’s talented kitchen team have created a seasonal afternoon tea to remember, featuring a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves. To make the experience even more special, each guest will be treated to half a bottle of Taittinger Champagne, a perfect complement to the sweet and savoury treats on offer.
60 Upper Thames St., EC4V 3AD
Brixton’s all-day bistro will be offering a twist on the classic hot cross bun this Easter bank holiday weekend. Made up of buns from Wandsworth bakery, The Lockdown Bakehouse, the special will be served with crispy bacon and maple butter made by The Laundry’s head chef Sami.
Sit back and relax on their outdoor Parisian-inspired terrace complete with snuggly blankets and heaters or venture inside and curl up in one of their cosy banquettes.
The Laundry at Walton House, 274 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8PL
If there’s one terrace in London you’ll find us relaxing in, it’s Luca. The Clerkenwell modern Italian restaurant boasts a secluded, foliage-filled terrace that’s complete with heating and cover so you can enjoy the spring spirit even if there’s an April shower overhead.
Over the Easter break, the chefs will be busy cooking up a special spring menu. Priced at £85pp, it’s one not to miss.
88 St John Street, EC1M 4EH
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Celebrate with loved ones this Easter and opt for an Italian feast courtesy of Mayfair’s fine-dining Italian restaurant, Mercante. Their special menu offers a fresh take on the classic Italian food market, from creamy burrata starters to indulgent spaghetti carbonara and pumpkin gnocchi, you can’t go wrong.
Don’t fancy Italian? Head over to the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane’s other on-site restaurant Palm Court for a quintessential take on afternoon tea, complete with special themed cakes and homemade scones.
Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 7BX
Don’t fancy a traditional roast? Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Benares will be bringing the whole family together through their spiced-up feast.
Their Easter specials include slow-cooked spiced lamb leg; seafood xec xec (a traditional Goan crab curry); and Nargisi kofta ( a twist on a Scotch egg with mutton). Finish it off with a hot chocolate bombe.
Members’ club and hotel Home House will be offering a special Easter set menu for members, friends and family at The Restaurant. Available on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th April, look forward to a feast filled with the finest seasonal British produce, featuring dishes such as spring risotto, Cornish monkfish and a traditional roast with a choice of lamb, beef or corn-fed chicken served with all the trimmings.
Priced at £55pp including three courses and a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne.
20 Portman Square, W1H 6LW
Make memories this Easter and book in for afternoon tea in the countryside courtesy of Barnett Hill. Hidden in the Surrey Hills just south of Guildford, the hotel will be celebrating with everything from afternoon tea to traditional Sunday lunch.
Their afternoon tea has been given an Easter spruce up. Think smoked salmon and cream cheese on lemon bread; mini egg cheesecake; Champagne and lemon posset; and chocolate cream éclair with white and dark chocolate.
Blackheath Lane, Guildford, GU5 0RF
If there’s one themed treat you have this Easter, make it Bun House’s adorable limited-edition steamed bun range.
Founded by husband and wise duo Z He and Alex Peffly, this Cantonese spot is a firm favourite amongst steamed bun lovers, and their Easter chicken buns are just too cute to miss. Filled with homemade coconut kaya custard filling, a sweet Malaysian jam made with coconut and caramel.
26-27 Lisle Street, WC2H 7BA
For London’s most adorable afternoon tea, it’s got to be TĪNG’s Easter edition. The Skyline Afternoon Tea features adorable themed treats, including a hand-crafted Easter egg with a white chocolate and passion fruit filling. It’s almost too cute to eat.
Level 35, 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9QU
Home to London’s largest Italian marketplace, Eataly is going all out this Easter holidays. Shop until you drop, scouring through all of their hamper selections, Italian chocolate eggs and traditional colomba (a spring take on the classic panettone) before heading upstairs to sample dishes from their on-site restaurants.
Over at Pasta e Pizza, bring the kids along and enjoy dishes from their themed menu – expect everything from gnocchi with moreish ragu to the Easter-themed egg and asparagus pizza. Save room for dessert and share the ice cream sundae filled with scoops of ice cream of your choice, cream and mini eggs.
Try something a little different at Terra restaurant, with special dishes available only for the bank holiday. Highlights include the white and green asparagus topped with poached egg and parmesan fondue; grilled stone bass with a charcoal cauliflower puree; and the indulgent sorpresa pasquale alle arachidi, a peanut parfait egg filled with a banana and chocolate ganache cream, served with chocolate sauce and gold leaf.
There are endless options across all of their restaurants and bars, featuring themed cocktails, Easter pizzas and more. This is Easter done the Italian way.
135 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3YD
Quality Chop House
Go big this Easter and opt for a hearty roast served with all trimmings at Quality Chop House. This restaurant is renowned for its hefty portions and quality produce (it’s literally in the name).
Head on Easter Sunday and chow your way through starters of salt cod brandade with salt and vinegar crisps; bouillabaisse, rouille and croutons; and violet artichoke with piperade, Padron and Spenwood. Before trying one of their many roasts, from British shorthorn rump with a horseradish creme fraiche to the Swaledale lamb shoulder and mint sauce for two.
88-94 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3EA
For a special bank holiday weekend, head out of the city and to the countryside to soak up the grounds and atmosphere at Great Fosters. The charming Tudor estate is steeped in history and will be celebrating in full force, with everything from themed afternoon teas to Sunday lunches in the hotel’s Estate Grill.
Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR
The Carlton Tower
Celebrating the change in season, The Carlton Tower’s Al Mare restaurant has launched a delicious spring menu. Inspired by Italy’s rich tapestry of history and the warmer months ahead, look forward to dishes such as tartate di tonno, featuring Mediterranean bluefin tuna, avocado, apple and topped with yogurt and Oscietra caviar; l’orto, a selection of seasonal cooked and raw vegetables with dressing; and tagliolini al limonecon tartare di gamberi, featuring homemade tagliolini pasta, Mazara del Vallo shrimps, Almalfi lemon, burrata cheese, oyster leaf and stalwart.
Take the experience up and notch and try one of Al Mare’s signature cocktails with dessert. Our favourite being of course the classic Italian tiramisu with dark chocolate and fresh espresso coffee.
1 Cadogan Place, SW1X 9PY
This Easter Sunday, The Northall will be celebrating with a seasonal feast fit for royalty. Settle into one of their banquette seats and order in the crowd-pleasing fruits de mer, featuring rock oyster, half a lobster, dressed crab and mussel on toast.
Go classic with a Sunday specialty from the Norfolk black leg roast chicken served with all the trimmings or try one of their main course highlights from the Mediterranean fish soup to the slow-cooked delica squash.
Opt for three courses and try a slice from their dessert table – think lemon meringue pie; Easter simnel cake; caraibe dark chocolate mousse; and vanilla panna cotta with citrus salad.
10A Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AE
Designed with kids in mind, The Swan’s special children’s Easter menu is sure to impress your little bunnies this holiday season. Available through the Easter holidays, they can look forward to crudites with hummus and flatbread; battered haddock, chips and peas or mushroom croquettes with chips and peas; before trying the dessert special. Themed to tie in with spring, the Easter bunny garden is made with chocolate brownie, vanilla chantilly, fresh strawberries, and chocolate soil with a rhubarb gel.
21 NEw Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
If there’s one place that does afternoon tea right, it’s Claridge’s. This bank holiday they will be celebrating with a seasonally themed afternoon tea complete with quintessential Easter nods. Priced at £100pp, this is on the pricier side but it’ll be worth it for the quality and adorable delicacies.
Brook Street, W1K 4HR
YOPO, The Mandrake
Fancy a brunch with a difference? The Mandrake’s YOPO Restaurant will be celebrating the four-day weekend in style with an epic feast.
Taking place on Sunday 9th, the brunch will feature everything from ethnobotanical cocktails to a live DJ set. On the menu look forward to padron peppers; hot smoked salmon tostada served with caviar, sea herbs and lime; lamb adobo tacos with cumin yoghurt and spring onion; chorizo, poached egg on a muffin topped with chimichurri hollandaise; and a special golden Easter egg for dessert willf with spiced milk chocolate supreme and salted caramel.
20-21 Newman Street, W1T 1PG
Enchant your little ones this Easter with One Aldwych’s take on a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed afternoon tea.
You can expect treats such as not-quite-as-it-seems beetroot macarons; ‘blue as a blueberry’ tarts; chocolate caramel milkshakes (mixed by a waterfall of course); and violet and lemon choux.
1 Aldwych, WC2B 4BZ
The Montague on the Gardens
This Easter, cherish your time with loved ones and book in for a special dining experience at The Montague on the Gardens. They’ve pimped up their afternoon tea to include delicious takes and themed cocktail. You can even go bottomless for £130pp.
15 Montague Street, WC1B 5B
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