11 Cracking Ways to Celebrate Easter

By a woman smiling holding a drink in black and white Emily Gray |
21st March 2016

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate that the majority of us have two four day weeks coming up! It’s a time to eat chocolate, welcome in Spring, spend time with your friends and family and celebrate Easter. So we’ve rounded up some of London’s most egg-citing, indulgent and alcoholic celebrations…

Villandry Great Portland Street

Villandry Great Portland Street

Bottomless brunch, afternoon tea and a roast

Villandry are celebrating the four-day Easter weekend in style with a whole range of meals representative of their all-day approach to dining. Their popular bottomless brunch includes free-flowing Champagne in the St James’s restaurant, and Prosecco in Great Portland Street, special Easter afternoon tea will be served in both locations and on Easter Sunday, save yourself the hassle and dine out for lunch; roast lamb and roast beef with plenty of gravy will be available at both restaurants.

Where: Villandry, Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Great Portland Street (0.3 miles)
Website: www.villandry.com

Percy & Founders

Percy & Founders

Hot cross buns, bottomless brunch and a roast

Extending their bottomless brunch menu across the weekend, Percy & Founders have added (hot) hot cross buns to their menu and they come imaginatively smothered in almond butter. Prosecco and Bloody Mary are the ‘bottomless’ part of the brunch which will be available all day, from 9am-4pm. The traditional Sunday roast gets an Easter twist by being available on both the Sunday and the Monday, right through until 9.30pm.

Where: Fitzroy Place, 1 Pearson Square, London, W1W 7EY
Nearest station: Goodge Street (0.2 miles)
Website: www.percyandfounders.co.uk

St Martins Lane

St Martins Lane

A Cuban take on roast lamb

Sharing is caring this Easter. Replace your usual roast lamb with a traditional slow roasted Cuban roast, El Lambchon at St Martins Lane’s Asia de Cuba. Designed to share for 2-4 people, the lamb comes with your choice of salad, ceviche and sides, including black beans, fried rice and Chinese eggplant. Available for lunch and dinner on Easter Sunday.

Where: 45 St. Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4HX, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Leicester Square (0.2 miles)
Website: www.stmartinslane.com

Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place

Royal Horseguards Hotel and One Whitehall Place

Easter egg hunt with Hamleys

Hamleys are teaming up with The Royal Horseguards Hotel for a family-friendly, activity-filled Easter Saturday, from 12pm onwards. Chocolate nest making, arts and crafts and an Easter egg hunt taking place on the hotel’s balcony will work up an appetite so the buffet lunch will be very welcome. One child goes free with every paying adult.

Where: 2 Whitehall Court, London, SW1A 2EJ, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Charing Cross (0.2 miles)
Website: www.royalhorseguards.com

Sky Garden

Sky Garden

Cocktails and Face Painting

The Sky Gardens know how to celebrate Easter. There’s going to be a chocolate fountain at Darwin Brasserie, City Garden Bar will be offering Easter treats and for the little ones there’ll be free face painting at the City Garden Bar on Easter Day if you dining in one of the restaurants. For older ones you’ll want the Sky Pod Bar for the Easter cocktail the Soho Symphony, a mix of King of Soho Gin, Frangelico Liquer, Mozart Black Chocolate liqueur, vanilla sugar, bananas and cream – sounds like a Willy Wonka creation to us.

Where: Sky Garden, 20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF, UK
Nearest station: Monument (0.2 miles)
Website: skygarden.london

The Botanist Broadgate Circle

The Botanist Broadgate Circle

Easter Egg Choctails

Take three hollow chocolate Easter eggs, fill one with a tangy raspberry Brûlée; fill the next with a creamy Tiramisu and the last one with a passionfruit and vanilla martini and you have the perfect, boozy Easter concoctions to celebrate the Bank Holiday with (available 25th -28th March).

Where: 5 Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS, UK
Nearest station: London Liverpool Street (0.1 miles)
Website: www.thebotanistbroadgate.com

Dirty Martini Clapham

Dirty Martini Clapham

In love with the cocoa

As you grow older and slowly notice the number of chocolate eggs on the table beginning to dwindle a lot of the Easter excitement disappears. As adults we need a replacement, and Dirty Martini are giving us just that with their limited edition choctails. We’re talking rum with coconut water, syrup, and Nutella to name one of just many. Easter evening just become the new Easter morning.

Where: 67 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7TG, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Clapham High Street (0.2 miles)

Sanderson Hotel

Sanderson Hotel

Chocolate afternoon tea

The old saying goes “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and that’s just what The Sanderson have done. They know we all love their ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ so how are they celebrating Easter? By chocolat-ing up the classic. Guests will be treated to indulgent chocolate bunnies nestled amongst the other sweet treats on offer. If that all sounds too easy there will also be an egg hunt for the kids on The Sanderson’s enclosed terrace. Top it all off by toasting the holiday with a bottle of Perrier-Jouet Brut champagne and it’s a happy Easter to all.

Where: 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Goodge Street (0.4 miles)
Website: www.sandersonlondon.com

Noir

Noir

A sweet nostalgia trip

Kinder Eggs were one of the best part about childhood, but now we’re grown up eating them and playing with the toy is frowned upon… but put them in liquid form and add a bunch of alcohol and you’re onto something. That’s exactly what the folks at Noir have done! Mixing Kinder Eggs with vodka, white chocolate liquor and spicing it up with a little orange and raisin, Noir have created a liquid nostalgia trip. You may need to find your own toy though…

Where: 31 Duke Street, London W1U 1LG, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Bond Street (0.2 miles)

Rosewood London

Rosewood London

Chocolate Afternoon Tea

Easter is a great reason to eat chocolate – it’s pretty much mandatory. So if we can combine it with one of our favourite meals, afternoon tea, then we’re going to be egg-tra happy. The Mirror Room at Rosewood Hotel are serving up their chocolate afternoon tea which includes the likes of cocoa been choux, passion fruit and praline delice and caramel chocolate brownies. Celebrating properly.

Where: Rosewood London, High Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Holborn (0.2 miles)
Website: www.rosewoodhotels.com

The Bloomsbury

The Bloomsbury

Cracking Cocktails

The Bloomsbury are celebrating Easter with three cocktails including The Pinky and The Black Forest – but it’s The Chocolate Orange that has all a flutter – Snow Leopard Vodka, Cointreau, Nutella, whole egg and Crème de cacao. We have a feeling that these might shell out quickly as they’re cracking! We’re here all week with the puns… Available 24th March – 4th April.

Where: 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (0.1 miles)
Website: www.doylecollection.com

Looking for more? Check out some of these other great Easter events:

  •  Victory Mansion’s 18+ EAST er Egg Hunt – like an Easter egg hunt but with alcohol and you’re hopping from bar to bar…
  • Archer Street’s 70’s and 80’s Party where there’ll be a chance to win Easter eggs from Divine
  • Heddon Street Kitchen are serving up a Honey Bunny cocktail – time to get tipsy with Bacardi Carta Blanca, Orange Curacao, Mozart White Chocolate Liqueur and a dash of chocolate bitters.
  • The Lancaster’s Easter afternoon tea features Hot Cross Scones and Lamb Scotch eggs – classic!
  • Balans Soho Society are launching poisoned hot chocolates – the hot chocolate is topped up with Amaretto, Cointreau or Baileys and finished with liqueur soaked marshmallows and dark chocolate.

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