Ahead of Bao Borough’s May opening, those seeking a steamed bun fix can visit the group’s existing restaurants in Soho and Fitzrovia to try its one-off Easter dish. These super-cute limited-edition Easter chick baos come with friendly faces and a chicken nugget filling and will be available on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
53 Lexington Street, Soho, W1F 9AS and 31 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2JN; 21st-22nd April
This year, Biscuiteers has put together a wide range of Easter gifting options, including pastel spring characters such as the Easter bunny and family favourites from the Beatrix Potter collection. Head down to the team’s icing café in Clapham, and you’ll also be able to eat the full collection alongside a coffee or cup of tea.
13 Northcote Road, Clapham, SW11 1NG; until 22nd April
Bread Ahead is selling traditional hot cross buns until Easter Saturday. The dish features an indulgent bun filled with raisins, currants, apple and mixed peel with a mixed spice and cinnamon glaze, giving each bun an extra shiny, sticky finish. The freshly baked buns will be distributed daily to each of the Bread Ahead sites on Beak Street, Pavilion Road and its stall at Borough Market. Get them while you can.
Borough Market, Cathedral Street, Borough, SE1 9DE; 21 Beak Street, Soho, W1F 9RR; and 249 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, SW1X 0BP; until 20th April
Celebrate Easter in style at Christopher’s, where a limited-edition ‘Malteaser Bunny Cake’ will be available from Good Friday to Easter Monday. The cake comprises layers of malt chocolate sponge sandwiched by malt chocolate ganache and covered by an exterior of Malteasers. Pair with ‘The Egg-squisite’ cocktail: a mix of Stolichnaya red vodka, caramel syrup, Chambord, egg yolk and fresh raspberry, garnished with caramel and mini eggs.
18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7DD; 20th-22th April
For the ultimate Easter Sunday feast, guests can kick back in the luxurious surrounds of the book-lined The Cinnamon Club for a four-course lunch for £45pp. Alternatively, friends and family can gather at Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea to share a six-dish sharing menu for £25pp. Even better, kids eat at half price.
The Cinnamon Club, Great Smith Street, Westminster, SW1P 3BU and Cinnamon Kitchen, 4 Arches Lane, Battersea, SW11 8AB; 21st April
Renowned Hong Kong brand Duddell’s will be celebrating Easter with its limited-edition ‘Easter Basket’ of dim sum and an Easter cocktail which mixes crème de cacao, Cointreau and Havana seven-year-old rum. The basket will comprise of six steamed dumplings crafted into Easter-themed shapes including two chicks filled with chicken, mushroom and asparagus; two prawn dumplings moulded into the shape of goldfish; and two resembling the classic Easter bunny, also filled with prawn.
9a St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 9RY; 19th-21st April
Harvey Nichols has launched a limited-edition chocolate afternoon tea. The cream tea always offers classic finger sandwiches, scones, tea, coffee or prosecco, but for Easter head pastry chef David Conlon has created a trio of chocolate macaroons; a white chocolate Easter egg; a hazelnut, caramel and chocolate sponge; a white chocolate exotic mousse; chocolate pavé with passion fruit crémeux; and a chocolate verrine with caramelised macadamias.
109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, SW1X 7RJ; until 28th April
Ikoyi will be open on Easter Sunday for a celebratory lunch. Jeremy Chan and the team have worked closely with their trusted suppliers to create a menu filled with the season's finest produce and peppered with a few of Ikoyi’s signature dishes. We like the look of the plantain, raspberry and smoked scotch bonnet dish (pictured), shaped into rabbit ears. The menu is priced at £95 per guest and includes a glass of champagne on arrival.
1 St James's Market, St James's, SW1Y 4AH; 21st April
Headed up by acclaimed chef Manish Mehrotra, this luxe Mayfair offering reinterprets nostalgic Indian dishes with a modern twist, drawing on cultural influences from all over the world. This week, Indian Accent will be spicing up Easter with a limited-edition chicken chilli dubba gosht with baked eggs and chappati. A niche take, but one we’re keen to try.
16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4HW; 19th-22nd April
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie
This Easter, guests of The Ivy Kensington Brasserie will be able to enjoy a limited-edition dessert. The ‘Easter Egger’ features a light white chocolate mousse, passionfruit and mango coulis, encased within an eye-catching blue chocolate egg. What a way to end a meal.
96 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 4SG; 19th-22nd April
Marriott County Hall
Classic scones, sandwiches and sweet treats will be given an extra twist this weekend, as Marriott County Hall will be adding bunny chocolate cakes, mini chocolate egg decorations and hot cross buns to its afternoon tea menu. On Easter Sunday, the hotel’s steakhouse Gillray’s will serve a traditional roast, followed by hot cross bun bread and butter pudding with apricot jam and custard.
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, SE1 7PB; until 21st April
Nobu London and Nobu Berkeley St will be serving its limited-edition Easter ‘Tamago’ – egg in Japanese – until 21st April. The creation oozes apricot coulis from a gold chocolate shell, cut open to reveal a rich hazelnut sponge and a bitter caramel ice-cream. Inspired by the Japanese ritual ‘Takekiri-e’, the Easter dessert has a slash across it, symbolic of the bamboo cutting ceremony said to prevent disasters.
19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1LB and 15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8DY; 19th-21st April
If you're looking to try something a bit different this year, head to Pasta Remoli. The team will be serving deep-fried chocolate ravioli filled with ricotta and chocolate chips, served with white chocolate and drizzled with milk chocolate sauce. Created by chef and founder Simone Remoli, this dish is ideal for chocolate and pasta lovers alike.
7 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP and 3 Great Eastern Market, Westfield, E20 1GP
If you’re after a crowd-pleasing Easter cake, head to Paul. The team is selling a ‘Gâteau de Pâques’ (£30.95, serves six-eight), a decadent chocolate sponge cake with layers of praline, ganache and a smooth layer of craquant; and an ‘Oeuf à la Carotte’ (£23.95, serves six-eight), a seasonal twist on the carrot cake. Single-serving, individual Easter egg cakes are also available to eat in store.
Various locations across London; until 22nd April
Pi Pizza in Battersea is serving up a delightful ‘Easter Bunny’s Tipple’ to serve alongside its sharing pizza. The drink is made with vanilla vodka, white chocolate Mozart, milk, egg whites and chocolate sauce, and is served with a chaser of Mini Eggs.
4-6a Battersea Rise, Battersea, SW11 1ED; 19th-22nd April
Guests at Richmond’s The Petersham will be able to take in the spectacle of an enormous edible chocolate egg taking centre stage in the restaurant across the long weekend. The Easter menu features ham hock and pea terrine with pickled quail egg and beetroot; roast leg of Dorset lamb with cabbage, carrots, parsnips and French beans; plus, a playful Easter-themed dessert: white chocolate and raspberry mousse Easter ‘egg’ with a pastry nest and edible chocolate soil.
Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZ; 21st April
VIVI Restaurant & Bar
This Easter, VIVI Restaurant and Bar will be sugar-coating London’s favourite four-day weekend with a limited-edition dessert. The ‘Crème Egg Doughnut’ includes two warm fluffy doughnuts each containing a mini Crème Egg, served with lemon curd and a delicate chocolate soil. The dessert is priced at £8.50 and is also available as part of an Easter three-course menu at £33.50pp.
Centre Point, 11 Saint Giles Square, Tottenham Court Road, WC2H 8AP; 19th-22nd April
This Easter, Yolo London has created the ‘Smashed Mini Egg Croissant’ – a butter croissant, sliced and filled with chocolate whipped cream mixed with smashed Mini Eggs, creating a delicious and crunchy croissant. The team will also serve up a ‘Cadbury's Creme Egg Espresso’: a Creme Egg with its head cut off, filled with a shot of espresso and topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Indulgent.
1 Tower Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NP; until 22nd April
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