The end of Lent is in sight, so if you’ve been depriving yourself of all of your sugary hobbies, we’re here to make your day. Scroll down for some of the best-looking desserts currently available in London restaurants and get prepping for your Easter binge.

Words: Eamonn Crowe

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45 Jermyn St, St James’s

Fruit in your dessert makes it healthy, right? This perfectly-formed raspberry soufflé, topped with vanilla ice cream and a raspberry coulis, basically counts as one of your five-a-day.

How much: £7.50
Foodporn factor: 7/10
Where: 45 Jermyn Street, SW1 6DN

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Corazón, Soho

Love a scoff in Soho? Then make a beeline for Corazón, where you’ll encounter this dreamy tres leches cake: sponge cake soaked in cream, evaporated milk and condensed milk, then topped with toasted marshmallow. Phwoar.

How much: £5
Foodporn factor: 8/10
Where: 29 Poland Street, W1F 8QR

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Merchants Tavern, Shoreditch

It doesn’t get much more indulgent than a heap of warm profiteroles, but these come with added benefits including a scoop of pistachio ice cream.

How much: £8
Foodporn factor: 9/10
Where: 36 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3PG

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Temple & Sons, City

This Jason Atherton grill (right next to his City Social) offers a menu of Brit dessert classics. We love the sticky toffee pudding, served with clotted-cream ice cream and drizzled with a sea-salted caramel sauce.  

How much: £8.50
Foodporn factor:
Where: 22 Old Broad Street, EC2N 1HQ

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The Providores, Marylebone

This is (deep breath) treacle-cured bacon ice cream drizzled with banana-flavoured salted caramel, which is then topped with olive meringues and a dollop of maple cream yoghurt.

How much: £12
Foodporn factor: 7/10
Where: 109 Marylebone High Street, W1U 4RX

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Tom’s Kitchen Canary Wharf,
 Chelsea and St Katharine Docks

For a truly indulgent after-dinner treat, try this rich peanut butter and chocolate fondant pudding by chef Tom Aikens. Warning: you’ll be waddling out the door after this.

How much: £8
Foodporn factor: 7/10
Where: 11 Westferry Circus, E14 4HD, 27 Cale Street, SW3 3QP and 1 Commodity Quay, St Katharine Docks, E1W 1AZ

For more feasting inspiration, take a look at our feature on London’s most indulgent comfort food. Or, if you gave up the booze for Lent, prep for sweet freedom with the best cocktail bars in London

This article was published 12 April 2017