Easter in London

Easter eggs

Celebrate the start of spring over Easter weekend at one of the numerous events taking place in London restaurants:

Rib Room at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower

29 March-9 April

Enjoy a seasonal egg taster dish on the breakfast menu. Available from 29 March until 9 April, the egg taster features three tasting dishes all served on one plate. The egg taster costs £12 and comprises a miniature duck egg and Keens Cheddar omelette, eggs Benedict made with quail egg, and scrambled goose egg with smoked salmon.

Vivat Bacchus

29 March-5 April

Head chef Jordi Villa has created both a savoury and a sweet Easter egg for his restaurant menu. The savoury is a filo pastry shell encasing a duck egg that has been marinated in truffles for two days and cooked sous vide at 65°C. The egg is served with a light truffle cream, eryngii mushrooms and hazelnuts. The sweet is a dark chocolate sphere filled with chocolate mousse, surrounded by chocolate ice cream, dusted with white chocolate powder and served with a white chocolate sauce, which melts the sphere when poured over.

Both these dishes are on Vivat Bacchus’s à la carte menu, available lunch time and evenings from Monday to Friday. The savoury egg is priced at £6.25, and the chocolate egg at £5.95.

The Restaurant at St Paul’s Cathedral

3-5 April

The Wren Suite at the Restaurant at St Paul’s will become an indoor meadow of daffodils over the Easter weekend – with hidden chocolate eggs for children to discover – providing the setting for a two-course lunch priced at £24 per person. Dishes will include roast Norfolk turkey with giblet gravy, apple stuffing, bacon-wrapped chipolatas, roasted King Edwards with thyme and rosemary, buttered spring cabbage and honey-glazed carrots, and individual queen of puddings for dessert.

Galvin at Windows

4 April

Head chef André Garrett and chef-patron Chris Galvin have created a special lunch menu to celebrate Easter Sunday, priced at £58 for three courses including a glass of Champagne. Diners can enjoy dishes such as marinated Loch Duart salmon with Dorset crab, avocado purée, lemon dressing and Barccaro caviar, followed by fillet of turbot with lobster mousseline, buttered clams and cauliflower purée, or breast of poulet Anglais with braised baby leeks, roast carrot purée, ravioli of braised leg and jus gras.

The Bingham

Richmond hotel and restaurant The Bingham is running an Easter Sunday lunch menu devised by Shay Cooper, head chef of its Michelin-starred restaurant.

The Easter Sunday menu includes starters such as hand-dived scallops served with caramelised cauliflower purée with raisin and cep relish and samphire, and mains such as salt-marsh spring lamb with black olive purée, courgette flowers, pea and ricotta tortellini. The menu is priced at £45 for adults and £25 for children, and runs from 12.30-4pm.

As well as the lunch menu, the hotel is running an offer of three nights' accommodation for the price of two from 29 March-6 April.

Babylon

2-5 April

The restaurant at Kensington’s Roof Gardens will be serving a traditional Sunday lunch on Easter Day. Starters will include Ragstone goats' cheese with beetroot and apple purée, with traditional roasts with all the trimmings for main course, and desserts such as mango soufflé with white chocolate ice cream to finish. Zap, the restaurant’s resident magician, will also perform to diners in the restaurant between 12.30 and 3pm, offering a hat-full of tricks to please audiences of all ages. The Easter Sunday Lunch is priced at £22 for two courses and £25 for three.

In addition, a three-course set dinner for £27.50 per person, which will include free entry to the club on the weekend, is available on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday, and a three-course set lunch on Good Friday and Easter Monday, priced at £19.50.

Sophie’s Steakhouse

4 April

Kids eat free on Easter Day and Easter Monday at the restaurant’s Chelsea and Covent Garden sites. A good shout for families attending the Easter Bunny hunts at Battersea Park Zoo or the London Eye.

Café du Village

3-4 April

To celebrate the launch of its new breakfast menu, Café du Village, the all-day dining restaurant on Wandsworth’s Bellevue Road, is hosting a jazz brunch weekend over the Easter weekend.

Jazz band Freestyle Funk Collective will play a live acoustic set from 11am until 2.30pm on Saturday 3 April and Sunday 4 April. The new breakfast menu, which includes dishes such as a full English breakfast, pancakes with maple syrup and scrambled egg with smoked salmon, will be available until 12.30pm, with lunch and à la carte menus on offer afterwards.