If looking for foodie things to do in London at Easter, then we’ve rounded up some of our favourites. From Sunday lunches to Easter egg hunts, here’s some of the best things to do during the Easter holidays.
Perched on the King’s Road, the iconic Bluebird restaurant and courtyard is holding a child-friendly Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Children will be invited follow the trail of the Easter bunny and hunt down hidden chocolate eggs in the courtyard garden. There’s also Easter egg painting classes in the Food Store on Thursday April 13. Grown ups are catered for too, with a selection of themed limited edition cocktails in the bar, and there’s also a four day brunch takeover happening over Easter weekend.
The Signal, along with all the other pubs in the Hippo Inns family, are inviting diners to bring a chocolate egg and hand it over to the chef, and have it returned to them as a gooey, warm, melted chocolate egg! Other Hippo Inns include the Ladbroke Grove, The Islington Townhouse and the Duke of Sussex in Waterloo.
This Easter weekend, all pubs in the chain are offering one lucky winner £1,000. To win, you’ll have to find the only Scotch egg that has been soaked in beetroot. The clue is the pink tint it gives off when cut in two.
Finally, The Signal in Forest Hill are introducing Chicken Fest this Easter on Saturday April 15. Guests can enjoy an array of Caribbean food specials, including Jerk Chicken, whilst a steel band and reggae DJ fill the room with an array of Caribbean classics.
Chai Wu have hatched a plan to fulfil your chocolate cravings with an exclusive dessert. Available on Easter Sunday only, diners can expect to receive two chocolate truffle eggs embedded in a decorative bird’s nest.
The dessert follows the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang with its contrasting rich winter and light spring flavours. The yin is represented with a dark chocolate egg and an exotic filling whereas the white chocolate egg and light raspberry filling represents the yang.
For a limited time only, Mango Tree has created a luscious dessert for Easter. Diners can pour a warm raspberry sauce onto a white chocolate sphere, and a refreshing homemade raspberry sorbet and mixed berries centre is revealed.
Step behind the scenes into Corrigan’s Mayfair kitchen this Easter and work hand-in-hand with the Mayfair chefs to learn all the tricks of the trade. To start, dinners will prepare the ultimate Easter Sunday lunch feast, before joining the dessert team to create and decorate their own chocolate egg, as well as other chocolate dessert favourites. The masterclass will culminate with a four course meal with wine pairings for each course. Guests will also receive a goody bag filled with fun Easter surprises, such as a signed copy of Richard Corrigan’s latest cookbook, recipe cards and Richard’s famous soda bread.
Forget the rabbit hole, this year, why not follow the Easter bunny underground into the only tube station celebrating Easter. Brought to the West End in March 2015 by award-winning Inception Group, this late night bar, located in a disused underground tube station, transports guests back in time to post-war 1940s. Expect lots of dancing, drinking, sing-a-longs and swing. This will all be coupled with an Easter spread on Sunday April 16.
Phileas Fogg will be hosting an Easter weekend featuring Mr. Tom Carradine on the piano for a Cockney singalong evening. On Good Friday, the team will be serving hot cross buns and delicious plates of fish pie. Finally, to end the weekend, the Tavern’s All-Out Sunday Roast with unfettered punch and gravy replenishment has been given an Easter spin, with the introduction of a lamb special.
Barts is a late-night, speakeasy cocktail bar themed in a 1920s prohibition-era style. On Good Friday, throw on those dancing shoes and pass through the secret black door for a night of lawless dancing, while on Saturday, guests can enjoy criminally delicious cocktails served in Easter eggs.
One of London’s favourite Scottish restaurants, Mac & Wild will be offering bottomless brunches during Easter, featuring home-cured bacon, homemade tattie scone, white pudding, mushrooms, eggs, black pudding and of course, Lorne sausage.
There’s also banana and pecan pancakes, served with sweet cream and honey for those with a slightly sweeter tooth. You’ll also be able to choose from a list of limitless cocktails, including the bloody Scotsman (with whisky), bloody botanists (with gin), bloody Marys (with vodka), as well as Buck’s Fizz.
If you’re looking to escape the city this Easter Bank Holiday without leaving London, then you might like The Bingham Hotel, Richmond. Easter weekend is the perfect four-day break to relax and unwind, and guests can enjoy a boat trip up the River Thames to Hampton Court Palace and indulge in an Easter Special Afternoon Tea, complete with chocolate eggs. The Bingham will also be offering an Easter Sunday set menu with roast beef sirloin, served with seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes, before finishing off with salted caramel profiteroles and peanut ice cream.
More Mad Hatter shenanigans will be held at Archer Street, as the Soho Queen of Hearts invites you to celebrate in style from April 14–16. Their Mad Hatter’s Cocktail Party will transport guests to Alice’s Wonderland via a special cocktail menu, including drinks such as ‘The Mad Hatter’, served with tonka bean infused Talisker, dark cocoa, cocchi torino and a dash orange bitters.