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What To Do This Easter Weekend: 14th-17th April

Finally, the Bank Holiday weekend is here! That means four days of endless brunching, partying and Easter-related activities – below we’ve rounded up the best London has to offer, from Creme Egg pancakes to hidden basement clubbing and not one but seven new brunches. Enjoy!

The Jam Tree Chelsea

Thursday Night Party

The Jam Tree are getting the long weekend off to a cracking start (sorry…) with their big birthday bash. Their 6th birthday conveniently falls on the Easter weekend and, to celebrate, you can watch Made in Chelsea’s Alex Mytton DJing, drink Bellinis on the terrace when you arrive, and enjoy a complimentary hog roast, before partying till 2am.
Thursday 13th April

Where: 541 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW6 2EB, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Imperial Wharf (0.3 miles)
Website: www.thejamtree.com

Boisdale

Boisdale of Mayfair

London's Biggest Egg Menu

Name as many types of egg as you can… We get stuck after Burford Brown (our brunching has done us well) and sadly don’t think that Mini Eggs make the cut. Boisdale of Mayfair are boasting eight varieties of egg, served four ways all with sourdough toast, served over Easter only. Choose from the mini quail’s egg to the mighty ostrich egg and everything in between, served with everything from asparagus to Oscietra caviar. Oh, and our favourite Burford Brown makes the cut. Phew.
From Wednesday 12th April

Where: 12 North Row, Mayfair, London W1K 7DF, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Marble Arch (0.1 miles)
Website: www.boisdale.co.uk

Botanist club night

The Botanist Broadgate Circle

Underground Club Night

Make Good Friday great by visiting The Botanist Broadgate Circle as they host their first club night in their hidden basement club, Soda Room. Dance the night away to resident and guest DJs, playing the best house music from 9pm until 3am. At least you have three days to recover…
Friday 14th April

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

Savoy

The Savoy

A Cocktail Journey Through the UK

Embrace our great nation in alcohol form this weekend – the team at The Savoy’s American Bar have created a drinks menu to celebrate Britain, from down South all the way up to Scotland. From the lush Garden of England down in Kent, up through the Pennines to Scotland’s Castle Rock, the drinks utilise local ingredients to create a sophisticated sensory drinking experience. We like the sound of Arthur’s Seat; Royal Brackla 16-year-old malt whiskey, wild honeysuckle aperitif wine, honey water, raspberry vinegar and blossom bitters.
Available from Thursday 13th April

Where: The Savoy, Strand, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Holborn (0.3 miles)
Website: www.fairmont.com/savoy-london

Murano

Cafe Murano

Traditional Italian Easter Feast

Angela Hartnett is putting an Italian spin on the Easter feast this weekend. All weekend, both Cafe Murano restaurants will serve dishes like lamb roast with salsa rossa and Jersey royals, and sea bream with baby gem and Sicilian caponata – traditionally served on Good Friday. Take your family on Easter Sunday and children under 12 will receive a chocolate treat.
Friday 14th – Monday 17th April

Where: St James's and Covent Garden
Website: www.cafemurano.co.uk

Bounce

Bounce

Bottomless Pizza, Prosecco and Ping Pong

Bounce are hosting not one but two Easter parties this Bank Holiday weekend. Bounce, Farringdon will see an Easter egg hunt on Sunday from 9pm till late complete with unlimited UV ping pong, 80s/90s/disco beats and the chance to win a year’s free ping pong if you find the lucky egg. Over at Bounce, Old Street, a bottomless brunch on Sunday and Monday will see endless pizza slices and unlimited prosecco so you can eat and drink to your heart’s content.
All weekend – see website for details

Where: Farringdon and Shoreditch
Website: www.bouncepingpong.com

South Place Hotel

Sunday Roast and Bloody Mary's

South Place Hotel’s Chop House have just launched a new Sunday roast menu. Choose from shoulder of lamb, sirloin of beef or chicken with all the trimmings and enjoy free flowing wine (for a supplement) and personalised Bloody Mary’s – like them spicy? Weak? They’ll make them exactly to your taste.
Sunday 16th April

Where: 3 South Place, London, EC2M 2AF, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Moorgate (Great Northern) (0.2 miles)
Website: www.southplacehotel.com

CTC

The Cocktail Trading Co

The New Boozy Brunch

A Bank Holiday calls for a boozy brunch and there’s one in particular we’re super excited about. The Cocktail Trading Company are trying setting their alarms a little earlier and hosting their new brunch club, Come Down With Me. Cure your hangover with CTC breakfast MacMuffins, hash browns and pastries and Morning Glories cocktails. A pop-up flower stall means you can pick up a Spring bunch of flowers to take home with you.
Sunday 16th April

Where: 68 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6GQ
Website: www.thecocktailtradingco.co.uk

Foleys

Foley's

Michelin Bib Gourmand Winner Does Brunch

Foley’s was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand earlier this year, but they haven’t blessed us with their take on brunch – until now. The Middle Eastern/Asian-inspired brunch launched earlier this week and features dishes like freshly baked paratha rolls filled with lamb merguez and bacon, and egg bowls – two poached eggs, served with the likes of smoked salmon or smashed avo and truffle. Juices, herbal teas and bottomless filter coffee rounds it off.
All weekend except Sunday

Where: 23 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 6DU
Website: www.foleysrestaurant.co.uk

Box Park

Box Park Croydon

Family Fun

Head to Croydon at any point this weekend and get involved in Easter egg hunts, a pop-up petting zoo, disco parties and a record store day. The full programme is on their website but FYI, Good Friday is family day and you’ll find us at The Breakfast Club tucking into limited edition Creme Egg pancakes before watching The London Street Orchestra perform a flash mob.
All weekend

Where: 99 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1LD
Website: www.boxpark.co.uk/croydon

Firedog

Bottomless Mezze Brunch

Give your brunching an Aegean twist – Firedog are launching their boozy bottomless brunch. Bottomless prosecco makes it a party, whilst a mezze-inspired menu features house chilli eggs and lemon curd with clotted cream and organic honeycomb. Be sure to try Firedog’s house special – it’s a cross between a croissant and Aegean simit bread.
Launches Friday 14th April, every weekend thereafter

Where: 92-94 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3EZ
Website: www.fdog.com

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour St

Bank Holiday Brunch

Make the most of your Monday off and head to 100 Wardour St for their first Bank Holiday brunch party of the year. Brunch dishes get an Eastery twist – think truffle eggs benny, roasted shoulder of lamb and hot cross bun bread and butter pudding, served with vanilla custard, available this weekend only. DJ Dan Healy will be in charge of the background beats, live from midday – 4pm, and guests can go all out and party with a Cinnamon and Chocolate Sour or Bellini Blush cocktail.
Monday 17th April

Where: 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (0.4 miles)
Website: www.100wardourst.com

Bad Egg

Bad Egg

London's Favourite Brunch Goes Permanent

Say hello to N’duja Croque Monsieur, Bad Egg Burrito and a Snicker Bocker Glory, for breakfast: Bad Egg’s boozy brunch is now permanent and launches this weekend! The new dishes will sit alongside the classic eggy favourites, cheeseburger hash and huevos rancheros as well as Prosecco on tap, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. It’s constantly up there in roundups of London’s best brunches so die-hard brunch lovers will appreciate this is an exciting announcement…
All weekend

Where: City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, Moorgate, EC2Y 9AW
Website: www.badegg.london

Maple and kings

Maple & King's

Healthy New Brunch

A 4-day weekend calls for 4 opportunities for brunch so luckily this weekend’s guide is loaded with them. Maple & King’s opened fairly recently but just last week added a brunch to their repertoire. A healthy menu features poached eggs on a cauliflower hotcake served with beetroot smoked salmon and charred kale, and gluten-free rhubarb pomegranate oat pancakes with coconut yogurt and maple vegan butter. Phew! It’s not totally virtuous though – BYOB and sip on proseccco as you eat.
All weekend

Where: Unit 1, 3 Pancras Square, King's Cross, N1C 4UR
Website: www.mymapleandco.com

BOOK AHEAD:
Borough Market’s Arabica is launching monthly cookery classes, market tours and Levantine feasts throughout the summer, starting with a Lebanese Meze theme on Saturday 6th May

READ OUR EASTER WEEKEND GUIDE:
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