It is a sad truth that the Easter holidays are going to look a little different this year. It is not yet clear in what way we will be able to celebrate and whether or not we will be able to be around friends and families to mark the occasion. Despite all of the uncertainty around Easter Sunday though, there is one thing we are sure of - and that is that we all deserve to enjoy a good meal on the day itself (plus plenty of chocolate of course).
While scoffing Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies might be at the forefront of your mind, it is important to remember that Easter is also typically celebrated alongside a traditional Easter lunch (essentially a fancy version of your typical Sunday dinner). If you are used to skipping a homemade Easter dinner in favour of a restaurant alternative, there is no need to worry, as this year UK restaurants and delivery services have once again proved their innovation and resilience, with the launch of DIY Easter kits and deliveries.
A whole host of restaurant and food delivery services are getting in on the action, offering up classic lamb roasts alongside all of the trimmings, as well as starters and sweet treats - all of which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your sofa (you can even stay in your PJs). The best part is that most of them are offering nationwide delivery, which means you can enjoy a top-quality Easter lunch wherever you are in the country.
Below, we have rounded up our top picks of Easter meal kits and Easter delivery services for 2021. Have a browse of them all and once you have decided which one takes your fancy, you can simply follow the provided links to order one for the big day itself.
The Wolseley’s Easter Feast
What: Add a touch of luxury to your Easter Sunday lunch with this feasting kit from The Wolseley. The kit includes new season leg of lamb marinated with rosemary and garlic, supported by side dishes of rosemary gravy, Jersey royals, spring greens and Amaretto glazed Butternut Squash and parsnips, garnished with Amaretti biscuits. Gariguette strawberry and Champagne trifle completes the tasty picture, while extra treats of Valrhona chocolate mini eggs and hot cross buns will make for fabulous evening snacks.
How much: £125 for two or £225 for four
Order it: thewolseley.com (available to order from 15 March)
Made in Oldstead’s Easter Celebration Box
What: Fancy the sort of Easter lunch that would get a Michelin inspector’s seal of approval? Look no further than this Easter Celebration Box from Made in Oldstead, the nationwide delivery service from Michelin starred chef Tommy Banks. The box is a six-course feast for two, with the hero dish being a roast saddle of Spring lamb with Yorkshire asparagus, Pommes Anna style lamb roasties and a rich lamb jus. The menu has also been paired with a bottle of ‘Walker Bay Pinot Noir’, produced in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley in South Africa.
How much: £150 for two
Delivery: Nationwide, delivered on 3 April
Order it: tommybanks.co.uk
Crockers Finish at Home Chef’s Table Menu Box
What: If you fancy making Easter lunch this year a rather fancy affair, why not swap out the traditional three-course format for a tasting menu instead? Crockers restaurant group is offering luxury ‘finish at home’ boxes for Easter, including this Chef’s Table option. In your box, you will find the likes of salt-aged pork belly with celeriac, apple, mustard and cabbage, plus a Valhrona chocolate mousse with miso caramel sauce for pudding. Well, it sure beats a supermarket chocolate egg.
How much: £60 per person
Order it: crockersathome.com
Blacklock’s Lamb Roast
What: Everyone knows that lamb is the meat of choice for an Easter lunch and it’s also pretty common knowledge that Blacklock serves one of the best Sunday roasts in London, so why not combine the two? This finish yourself Sunday roast kit comes complete with a 28 day aged lamb rump from renowned Cornish butchers, Philip Warren, alongside duck fat roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, seasonal veggies, giant Yorkshire puddings, mint sauce and plenty of rich gravy. The restaurant has even thrown in dessert, a helping of Blacklock’s signature white chocolate cheesecake.
How much: £56
Order it: theblacklock.com
Antona at Home Easter Special
What: Michelin-starred chef Andreas Antona (Simpsons, The Cross at Kenilworth) is the brains behind this upmarket Easter meal kit, which champions the best of seasonal British produce and comes with simple instructions on how to reheat and serve all dishes. On the menu, you can expect to find milk bread with Jersey butter and mushroom soup with a wild garlic and truffle pesto. This is followed by rump of Cornish lamb with petits pois à la française, asparagus and roasted lamb fat potatoes, while dessert is treacle tart with lemon creme fraiche. As an extra special treat, there is also a La Fleur de Chocolate Easter Egg to enjoy.
How much: £60 per person (Order by 30 March for delivery on 2-3 April)
Order it: antonaathome.co.uk
Riding House Cafe’s Soul Ride Roast Box
What: If you don’t want your Easter lunch to be just another Sunday roast, why not give it a sun-soaked Carribean twist? The folks at Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia have launched Soul Ride, a delivery service which consists of Carribean twists on classic Riding House dishes. The Roast Box features a whole corn-fed pimento chicken with crispy new potatoes, a pumpkin, mushroom and mozzarella mac ‘n’ cheese, as well as sides, gravy and a sticky ginger pudding for dessert.
How much: £55 for two
Order it: ridinghouseathome.com
We’ll be updating this page regularly in the run up to Easter, so be sure to check back for more options.
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