About Time: You Discovered London’s Best Easter DiningBy Angelica Malin
Planning your Easter weekend feasting? Hankering for the best Easter food in London? If our guide to the best ways to spend Easter weekend in London wasn’t enough, we’re back with another round-up, you hungry Londoners. Discover some of the best Easter weekend menus, brunch & special foodie happenings in London right here:
What: Easter food in London is all about the baked goods. This Easter, why not indulge in traditional sticky Hot Cross Buns by one of London’s favourite bakeries Bread Ahead.
The Lowdown: Bread Ahead are delighting Londoners with their traditional sticky Hot Cross Buns, available now until Easter Sunday only. Their signature Hot Cross Buns feature an indulgent bun filled with raisins, currants, apple and mixed peel with a mixed spice and cinnamon glaze, giving each bun an extra shiny and sticky finish.
Price: £2 each of 4 of £6
Where: All Bread Ahead sites (Beak Street, Soho; Pavilion Road, Chelsea; Borough Market)
What: Looking for a show-stopping dessert? Introducing Nobu London and Nobu Berkeley ST’s limited-edition Easter Tamago.
The Lowdown: Meaning ‘egg’ in Japanese, the creation oozes apricot coulis out of the brilliant gold chocolate shell, cut open to reveal a rich hazelnut sponge and a bitter caramel ice cream. Inspired by the Japanese ritual ‘Takekiri-e’ in Kyoto, this unique Easter dessert has a slash across it, symbolic of the bamboo cutting ceremony which honours the temple guardian of the sacred waters of the Kurama mountains and is said to prevent disasters.
Price: £12.50 each
Where: At Nobu Berkeley ST and Nobu London, available 1-21 April 2019
What: Balthazar’s talented pastry team are at it again this year, creating Easter goodies for the whole family, to purchase from the restaurant’s front desk. Easter food in London is all about CHOCOLATE we say.
The Lowdown: Balthazar Easter treats include Collette, Zorro and Bozo Easter eggs, milk chocolate half eggs filled with truffles and mini nougat slices, and hot cross buns. Easter treats at Balthazar are available from Monday, 1 April until Monday 22 April.
Price: Eggs from £15, hot cross buns from £3
Where: For more information please go to www.balthazarlondon.com
What: Need an ultra-luxe Easter egg? You’re in luck. This year Sexy Fish are celebrating Easter with the creation of a seaside-inspired ‘Nauti but Nice’ Easter egg.
The Lowdown: On sale from Monday 15 – 22nd April the egg will be priced at £20 and adorned with various sea creatures composed from five different kinds of chocolate, including white, milk, bitter, yuzu and caramel chocolate.
Where: Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BR
The Lowdown: The flavours include a Hot Crossed Bun gelato, paying homage to the much loved Easter treat, as well as two traditional Italian flavours including a Colomba gelato (based on the Italian Easter Cake) and Pasticciotti, a delicate Italian custard pastry and a staple sweet treat at Italian Easter celebrations.
Price: Prices start at £4 per scoop.
Where: Gelupo, 7 Archer St, Soho, London W1D 7AU
What: In celebration of Easter, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie has unveiled their limited edition Easter dessert: the Easter Egger.
The Lowdown: Available from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April
Where: 96 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4SG
The Lowdown: The one-off dish takes a freshly baked and toasted hot cross bun base and tops it with poached egg, swiss chard and hollandaise sauce. Guests can also order the ‘What’s Up Doc’ carrot cocktail, made with dark rum, carrot shrub, grapefruit and garnished with a physalis, to look like bunny ears.
Where: The Easter specials will be available all-day at the sites, from Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April.
What: Take your Easter Weekend to new heights with the Easter Brunch at Oblix at The Shard, where each guest on Sunday will be given a ‘lucky’ Easter egg with the chance to win an amazing prize inside.
The Lowdown: Available on Easter Saturday and Sunday between midday and 2.30pm, the indulgent brunch is served in laidback Oblix East, which will be decorated with an eye-catching array of delicious Easter eggs. Easter brunch features starters to share such as pork & chorizo sausage roll and beetroot & goat’s curd salad. Main courses run from lobster omelette, herbs and shellfish sauce; to the Oblix Wagyu beef burger. Finish your meal with the indulgent dessert deli counter, whilst supplementary bottomless options span from red or white wine to Billecart Salmon.
Price: 3 courses for £55
Where: The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY
Photo credit: Jade Nina Sarkhel
What: Borealis in Borough will celebrate Easter Sunday with an Easter Feast on the 21 April.
The Lowdown: The three- course menu will kick off with a selection of herring and cold cuts with assorted salads, followed by platters of Frikadeller (Danish meatballs), sausages and lamb served with Jansson’s Temptation and seasonal greens. Finally, guests will enjoy a dessert of Risalamande – a traditional Danish cold rice pudding, served with a berry compote.
Price: The Easter Feast costs £35pp (minimum four guests) and the menu can be accompanied by a specially selected wine or snaps pairing for £20pp.
Where: 180 Borough High St, London SE1 1LB
What: Guests visiting Launceston Place for the lunch or dinner tasting menu will enjoy Head Chef Ben Murphy’s Egg & Soldiers – a delicate hen’s eggshell filled with foie gras mousse and a foam of scrambled egg, finished with truffle and accompanied with sourdough toast soldiers.
The Lowdown: Launceston Place is also offering its Taste of Spring set lunch menu until 30 April. Guests can choose from dishes including Red mullet with spinach, vanilla and pepper; Burnt leek with eel, chive and crouton; and Rhubarb with clotted cream, timur and meringue.
Price: The three-course menu costs £30pp including a glass of bubbles.
Where: 1A Launceston Pl, Kensington, London W8 5RL