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!
What: Thursday Night Party
Why: 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
What: London's Biggest Egg Menu
Why: 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
What: Underground Club Night
Why: 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
What: A Cocktail Journey Through the UK
Why: 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
What: Traditional Italian Easter Feast
Friday 14th – Monday 17th April
Where: St James's and Covent Garden
What: Bottomless Pizza, Prosecco and Ping Pong
Why: 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
What: Sunday Roast and Bloody Mary's
Sunday 16th April
Where: 3 South Place, London, EC2M 2AF
What: The New Boozy Brunch
Why: 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
What: Michelin Bib Gourmand Winner Does Brunch
Why: 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
What: Family Fun
Why: 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.
Where: 99 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1LD
What: Bottomless Mezze Brunch
Why: 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
What: Bank Holiday Brunch
Why: 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
What: London's Favourite Brunch Goes Permanent
Why: 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…
Where: City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, Moorgate, EC2Y 9AW
What: Healthy New Brunch
Why: 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.
Where: Unit 1, 3 Pancras Square, King's Cross, N1C 4UR
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
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