We may look like adults (sort of) now, but for those of us who grew up with the Easter bunny & egg hunts, we can’t help but get a little egg-cited about the chance to dig our teeth into some chocolate and Hot Cross Buns. After all, who didn’t want to have a bite – no matter how unhygienic – of the giant easter bunny that was by Tower Bridge?! Of course, it’s also a Bank Holiday, so for a short while we can pretend to be free of ‘adult’ responsibilities like jobs and life and stuff. We can focus our attention on the tasty and fun happenings in London instead…
1. Sunday Roast Fix
What’s a Bank Holiday weekend without a glorious, food-coma-inducing roast dinner? If you’re not heading home to Mum’s cooking this Sunday, then Pont St. in Belgravia are putting on a special Easter Roast menu. This one’s great for families, as they’re letting kids decorate their own Easter Eggs. For a place with a homely feel and hearty portions, head to The Stonhouse tucked behind Clapham High Street. Or, if you’re based in North London, The Pig And Butcher in Islington does some seriously cracking meat. No surprises there. For more of our favourite Sunday roasts in London, click here.
2. Boozey Easter Brunch
If you want something a little lighter on the meat, but heavier on the booze, then Trapeze Bar are serving up a fantastic Bottomless Brunch on Easter Sunday. For £28 you get a main meal plus as many mimosas, Bloody Marys and Aperol Spritzes as you can manage. It is a long weekend after all! There will also be karaoke, which you’ll definitely be tempted to get involved in after a couple of cocktails. Download Fever to get your tickets!
3. Creme Egg Inspired Treats
Who else suffers from a love-hate-love relationship with chocolate? If you have any space after indulging in these decadent Easter eggs, then you must sink your teeth into the utterly naughty deep-fried Creme Egg burgers that K-West are serving up this month. If you’re still craving the coco, head to East London’s Rinkoff Bakery and sample their Creme Egg Crodoughs. And then, we’re afraid it’s only a matter of time before you turn into a Creme Egg.
4. Hip Hop High Tea
Forget The Savoy, Pond in Dalston are bringing us High Tea with a Hip Hop twist. If you go all out and get yourself a fully-loaded cake stand, you’ll be nibbling on delicious Hawaiian themed sweet treats and snacks. The drinks have been designed by Manhattans Project and will be served in teapots (faaaarncy). The entire afternoon, which kicks off at 2pm on Sunday 27th March, will be accompanied by old school hip hop beats, so you can sip on your rum-filled bone china in style. It’s £5 for entry and a drink on the house, which you can purchase through Fever.
5. East End Egg Hunts
This year Cadbury have teamed up with the National Trust and are bringing Egg Hunts to various locations across the UK. In London, they’re holding hunts at Morden Hall Park, Fenton House and Garden and Sutton House. Entrance fees vary between £1.5 and £4, but it’s a great chance to have some fun and explore London’s quaint sites. South Place Hotel are also running an East End Easter Egg Hunt, complete with Cockney rhyming slang clues. Entry is £10, or only £5 for those who’ve had brunch in the restaurant.
6. London Eye Easter Special
From the 25th March until 9th April, the London Eye is being transformed by the legendary chocolatier himself – Willy Wonka. The View of Pure Imagination will see the capital’s famous landmark dressed in magical colours of purple and gold and, what’s more, it will be decorated with lip-smacking lollipop trees and other confectionary shaped treats. They are running a full immersive, actor-led experience for adults and kids alike (which does include chocolate gift bags). For more information, visit their website.
7. For Your Hot Cross Bun Fix
This Easter, there are a lot of the weird and wonderful versions of Hot Cross buns in London. Our favourite is the alcoholic option, of course. The ‘Not Cross Bun Gin Martini Cocktail’ is brought to you by Portobello Rd Gin and is being served at the Portobello Star in Notting Hill this Easter bank holiday. You can also find hot cross doughnuts, hot cross butties and hot cross burgers in our crazy capital this weekend. But it is ok to have a regular hot cross bun…
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