Easter is a fab time to show your clients you value them with some special gifts and experiences. Here are our top picks
Book your client in for an Easter afternoon tea or brunch
Londoners are going bonkers for afternoon teas and brunches, which has spurred a burst of creativity when it comes to themes. Easter is no exception – here are three of our favourites that are guaranteed to impress your clients.
Easter afternoon tea at London Hilton on Park Lane
This Park Lane institution has a restaurant that specialises in afternoon teas. In the Podium Restaurant & Bar, a three-tiered stand showcases Easter-themed cakes and fancies, including cherry and chocolate parfait, orange macaroon, scones and freshly-made finger sandwiches. Classics such as smoked salmon and horseradish cream; cucumber with chive and cream cheese, and coronation chicken are ready to be devoured.
£39pp (£49pp with champagne) until 22 April
Easter brunch at Kaspar’s at The Savoy
On Easter Sunday Kaspar’s is putting on a four-course feast with live jazz. Known for its exceptional seafood, guests can expect Maldon oysters and a seafood platter featuring caviar, prawns, crab, scallops and langoustines. Other brunch classics are available too. The sound cooking and the impressive surroundings of this art deco restaurant will give you plenty of brownie points with your clients.
£95pp (£130pp with free-flowing champagne) on Sunday 21 April from 12pm-6pm
Easter brunch at Brunello Bar and Restaurant
Why not give your clients the chance to enjoy some untraditional Easter fare, namely some delicious Italian food? Brunello Bar and Restaurant (at the Baglioni Hotel in London) is putting on a special Easter Sunday brunch, featuring some scrumptious-sounding treats. From the antipasti board, delights such as salmon and tuna tartare, cheeses and tunnied veal can be enjoyed before choosing between a selection of mains. We would opt for the Easter ravioli with ricotta, spinach and duck yolk. To finish, there’s a dessert buffet – need we say more?
£48pp on Sunday 21 April from 12pm-4.30pm
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Get them a special Easter egg
Alright, so don’t ditch the old Easter egg entirely – at least not when it’s as special as one of the three suggested below. These will surely make your client feel appreciated and looked-after.
Easter Egg from Parker’s Tavern
Tristan Welch, executive chef at Parker’s Tavern (the much-renowned restaurant at the University Arms, Cambridge), has created a special Easter egg to mark the restaurant’s first Easter. The handcrafted egg is inspired by Tristan’s time cooking in the Caribbean, so it features luxe chocolate and passion fruit.
£18, available to order from the restaurant or online
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William Curley chocolate egg from Blakes Hotel
Everything about this Anouska Hempel-designed hotel screams utter bohemian luxury, and so does its chocolate Easter egg. The hotel has partnered with London-based British chocolatier, William Curley, to create an egg inspired by Hempel’s travels in Indochina, Africa and the Middle East. We must admit, it has a distinct Game of Thrones feel to it, so if your client is a GOT fan, this will be particularly fitting. The milk chocolate egg is filled with exotic orangettes and ginger coated in dark chocolate.
£35, available to purchase at williamcurley.co.uk and at Blakes Hotel
Easter Egg from Fortnum and Masons
This cutsie egg is delicious (we’ve tried it) and is sure to give your client a nostalgic kick. The egg is crafted from expertly tempered Tercentenary-blend milk chocolate to ensure a flawless shine. Impressively, each sugar decoration on the outer shell is also made and applied by hand, making every egg a unique work of art – while inside awaits a tempting selection of handmade chocolate chunks.
£40, available for online purchase
READ MORE: Browse our complete Easter egg round-up
Help them decorate their surroundings
Help your client kit out their home or office for Easter with one of these trendy and cute decorations.
Tea cosy from Sophie Allport
Help them keep their brew warm for Easter breakfasts with this adorable tea cosy. It’s 100% cotton and is insulated with a terry towelling inner and polyester wadding. It even has a hook at the end so you can hang it up!
Decorative egg from John Lewis
These little decorative eggs, made out of glass, will spruce up any Easter tree or look nice hanging in a window. Alternatively it can be laid down in a bowl with other decorative eggs as a table centrepiece.
Easter tree with eggs and birds from Notonthehighstreet.com
This stylish Easter tree already comes with decorations, making your client’s life easier. The pussy willow (a plant perfect for Easter) is kitted out with six speckled eggs and three metallic birds. Minimalist and with pastel colours, it’s also bang on trend.
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Send them a bunch of Easter lilies
Easter lilies, or daffodils as they are more commonly known as, are usually in season around Easter time and are so pretty. Bring a smile to your client’s face and help them brighten their office or house with these beautiful spring flowers. The bouquet of 100 English daffodils from Appleyard London is perfect!
From £24, appleyardflowers.com
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Sort them out with some high-quality lamb
Lamb is the meat of choice for many during Easter, so why not ensure your client gets the best of the best? Daylesford’s organic meats come from pedigree and heritage breeds chosen for their ability to thrive in an organic farming environment and are 100% grass-fed. Choose between rolled shoulder, lamb leg with bone, shank, rack and cutlets.
From £5.99, daylesford.com
Treat them to an Easter basket
The Easter Provisions Hamper from Fortnum & Mason includes some Easter essentials that will come in handy for your clients should guests come a ’knocking. From condiments and cupboard-fillers to preserves and savoury treats, this will make your client feel looked-after.
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Booze up their holidays
Easter is a time to splash out on top-quality alcohol and here are some suggestions on where to get it.
Seasonal wine hamper from Harrods
Not entirely sure what your client prefers? This wine hamper will ensure there’s something for every taste – the rest they can stack for when guests come around. Sparkling wines alongside whites and reds from Spain, France and Italy come neatly presented in a Harrods wicker basket.
Whiskey hamper from Fine Scottish Hampers
Is your client more of a whiskey-lover? This hamper includes award-winning Scottish tipples such as Glen Garioch, Glenfiddich and The Balvenie. A set of teardrop-shaped tasting glasses are enclosed as well. To really impress your client, we would have it delivered in a nice wicker basket, even if it ramps up the price a bit.
From £39, finescottishhampers.com
Champagne magnum from Harvey Nichols
A bottle of champagne can sometimes seem a bit standard, so show how much you appreciate your client by getting a magnum? It also gives them an opportunity for a bit of showmanship. This exclusive blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier is delicious.
Spoil them with some posh chocolate
Easter is chocolate galore, so splash out on a bit of Le Chocolat by Alain Ducasse (the Parisian Michelin-starred chef’s signature artisanal chocolate brand), for some serious wow-factor. The 2019 Easter collection promoted a trendy, geometrical-shaped Easter bunny.
From £5, available for purchase from Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse in Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross – the group’s first UK store. Some are also available for order online