Easter dining across town

Easter eggs

To celebrate Easter, a number of restaurants across London are laying on special menus. A few have even created ‘lucky’ Easter eggs containing prize-winning vouchers for anything from bottles of Champagne to three nights in a luxury hotel in California. See below for Square Meal's round-up.

Easter afternoon tea (£22/29.50 without/with a glass of Champagne)
6 April – 3 May

Andaman’s head chef Philipp Vogel will be creating an unconventional afternoon tea inspired by the Easter themes of carrots (for Easter bunnies) and eggs: think carrot and ginger soup, egg salad, and sweet Easter lamb, followed by homemade chocolate eggs. There are also more traditional choices such as a selection of finger sandwiches (£5.50) or homemade scones with clotted cream and marmalade (£4.50) available.

The Berkeley
Children’s Easter egg class (£30pp)
Sunday 12 April (10am)

Treat the family to an overnight stay at The Berkeley (special Easter packages start from £225+VAT per night) over Easter weekend and enjoy a lie in on Sunday 12 as the kids are whisked off to an Easter egg masterclass guided by the hotel’s pastry team. Children will have the opportunity to create and decorate chocolate Easter eggs and take them away along with an apron, chef’s hat and a DVD copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Afterwards book lunch at the hotel’s Gordon Ramsay-run Boxwood Café, which has just introduced a new brunch menu.

Chicago Rib Shack
Friday 10 – Monday 13
Entertainment for the kids plus two-for-one on selected beers and cocktails
Throughout the Easter weekend, magicians and face painters will be on site to keep the kids entertained, plus there will be plenty of chocolate treats for all. What’s more, for the grown-ups, 4-8pm means Happy Hour, with two-for-one on selected beers and cocktails.

Easter lunch offer (£10pp)
Friday 10 – Monday 13 April

Available from 12N-5pm over the Easter weekend, £10 will get you a lunch platter, homemade sorbet and a drink. An affordable way to treat the whole family.

The Landau
Easter competition
Friday 11 – Monday 14 April

Anyone having either the Easter breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea (see below for available dates) will receive a hand-made chocolate egg created by executive chef Andrew Turner. A lucky few will break theirs open to find they have won one of the following four prizes:
- A bottle of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Champagne
- Dinner for two at The Landau
- An overnight stay in one of the suites at The Langham, London
- Grand prize: Three nights in Pasadena, California, staying at The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa

Easter breakfast
Friday 11 – Sunday 13 April

An elegant English Easter breakfast with a choice of traditional breakfast goods and a complimentary chocolate egg.

Easter lunch (£55pp for four courses; glass of Champagne; Easter eggs)
Sunday 13 – Monday 14 April

Executive chef Andrew Turner’s ‘grand’ Easter lunch menu features seasonal spring dishes such as rabbit velouté with truffle and soft herbs; slow-cooked fillet of English lamb and mutton pudding with spinach and sweetbreads; and chocolate mousse cake with pear William and simnel ice cream.

Easter afternoon tea (£40pp)
Friday 11 – Monday 14 April

Kicking off with an ‘Easter Bunny' cocktail, the special Easter afternoon tea also features Easter eggs, a selection of seasonal sandwiches, a selection of pastries and cakes, and of course tea or coffee.

Paradise by way of Kensal Green
Easter menu
Thursday 9 – Monday 13 April

Head chef Tim Payne has devised a special menu for the dining room, featuring different types of eggs served in a variety of ways – think lobster omelette, poached quail’s eggs with béarnaise, or fried goose egg with bacon and black pudding – as well as spring classics such as rabbit pie or roast turbot with new season asparagus, and hot-cross bun pudding to finish. In addition to the standard wine list, there will also be a number of spring wines on offer, carefully selected to complement the dishes and reflect the time of year.

Easter egg hunt
Sunday 12 April

For the grown-ups, special ‘golden eggs’ will be hidden all over Paradise, with prizes including:

- A bottle of Champagne
- A bottle of premium wine
- Dinner for two
- Weekend brunch for six
- Sunday roast for six
- Free tickets to ‘The Paradise Show’ night
- A cooking master class with head chef Tim Payne
- Exclusive hire of the Reading Room for your own private party

For the kids, there will also chocolate eggs, treats and toys hidden around the building’s interiors for them to seek out and enjoy.

Two-for-one Easter lunch (£28.95 per pair, for three courses)
Friday 10, Sunday 12, Monday 13 April

From 12N-2.30pm on the above dates, the £28.95 three-course menu will be available on a two-for-one basis.