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Easter Menus In London For 2023

Where to indulge in some spring feasting this April

While chocolate is clearly the food hero of Easter, it’s not the only thing to get excited about eating during the season. Easter is a celebration of the beginning of spring and all the bountiful produce that comes with it: roast lamb, spring greens, hot cross buns, Simnel cake and more. Many London restaurants are offering special Easter menus and dishes across the bank holiday weekend – we highlight the best here.

Easter Menus in London For 2023

Chocolate bombe dessert at Jeru in Mayfair

Jeru

Mayfair’s Middle Eastern-inspired hotspot Jeru is celebrating the best spring produce with a new Easter menu, put together by Executive Chef Roy Ner. The meal will begin with some mezze like chickpea hummus and tuna ceviche, followed by the standout main: a milk-fed shoulder of roast lamb with truffle jus, served alongside hasselback artichokes. For dessert, there’s a special Jeru Easter Egg made up of a caramel chocolate dome with cherry and sumac sorbet.

3 – 16 April 2023, £79pp. jeru.co.uk

Roast lamb at The Cinnamon Club in London

The Cinnamon Club

Spice up your Easter festivities at The Cinnamon Club, the flagship restaurant from Vivek Singh housed within the Grade II listed former Westminster Library. A four-course feast will offer an Indian twist on the classic spring roast, showcasing some of the restaurant’s most celebrated dishes, inspired by the Easter celebrations of Goa, Maharashtra, Kerala and Mangalore. After a seasonal spring cocktail guests can tuck into starters of okra filled with peanut and jaggery, or tandoori salmon with dill and mustard, ahead of mains including botal masala spiced free range chicken breast, and spinach malai kofta with stir-fried morels. Finish on a sweet note with a dark chocolate Easter bomb served with passion fruit shrikhand, or the Malabar style Simnel cake with cinnamon ice cream.

9 April 2023, £60pp. cinnamonclub.com

Interiors at Aquavit, a Nordic restaurant in London

Aquavit London

With its marble-topped bar and timber-panelled walls, Scandinavian-inspired Aquavit in St James’ is endlessly stylish. This Easter, Head Chef Jonas Karlsson has curated a Nordic-inspired spring menu featuring dishes like slow roasted lamb shank with wild garlic and Hasselback potatoes, alongside Aquavit classics like Swedish meatballs with lingonberries and pickled cucumber. There’s also an impressive dessert on offer called the Arctic Bird’s Nest, an ‘egg’ made from goat’s cheese parfait in a nest of honey tuille and topped with fruit and fresh flowers.

6 – 8 April 2023, aquavitrestaurants.com

Slow cooked lamb at Benares, an Indian restaurant in Mayfair

Benares

Offering some of the finest Indian food in the capital is Benares, a Michelin-starred restaurant spearheaded by Executive Chef Sameer Taneja. Sameer brings his 20 years of experience to the eatery, focusing on high quality British ingredients cooked with authentic Indian spices and techniques. Along with his team, he’ll be cooking up an Indian twist on the traditional Easter Sunday roast, complete with Slow Cooked Spiced Lamb Leg, Seafood Xec Xec (a traditional Goan crab curry), Nargisi Kofta (a clever twist on a Scotch egg with mutton), and an Easter Hot Chocolate Bombe for pudding. 

9 April 2023, benaresrestaurant.com

Hot cross buns with ice cream inside

Gelupo

After an Easter treat that’s not in egg form? Head to Soho gelateria Gelupo, who has collaborated with bakery Jolene on a special dish. From 27 March to 10 April, Gelupo will serve up hot cross bun ice cream sandwiches, filling Jolene’s cult buns with a choice of its 20 flavours of gelato – from blood orange sorbet to stem ginger ice cream. The dish is partly inspired by the Sicilian breakfast ‘brioche con gelato, which sees ice cream melted into a warm brioche roll. A limited number will be served each day, so get there quickly to get your fix.

27 March – 10 April 2023, gelupo.com

Lisboeta

Lisboeta

Esteemed Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes, most famous for being the name behind Chiltern Firehouse, is at the helm of Lisboeta, opened in Fitzrovia last year. The name translates as ‘a person from Lisbon’, and the restaurant is a love letter to the city, serving traditional ‘Petiscos’ (small plates) alongside an extensive Portuguese wine list. This Easter, head there to enjoy dishes like slow baked lamb shoulder, marinated for 48 hours with white wine and fermented pepper paste, and Grilled Cabbage Feijoada with white bean stew, toasted seeds, citrus and herbs. To finish, Nuno’s signature pastel de nata will be served as a full sized sharing tart. We’re sold.

9 April 2023, lisboeta.co.uk

Ganymede

Ganymede

A trip to Belgravia gastropub Ganymede – named after the largest Moon of Jupiter – is always a treat, offering great food amid relaxed settings. Head there on Good Friday for a meat-free meal of fish and chips or fish pie with buttery mash, or book a table on Easter Sunday or Monday to enjoy a traditional lamb roast with all the trimmings (think roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and greens). 

7 – 10 April 2023, ganymedelondon.co.uk

Interior of Theo Randall at The InterContinental

Theo Randall at the InterContinental

Have a taste of la dolce vita at Theo Randall at the InterContinental, which is serving up a special Easter bottomless brunch. Enjoy some Mediterranean-inspired antipasti ahead of a three-course menu featuring dishes like Lake District lamb rump with grilled red peppers, and seabass with Datterini tomatoes, with a Neopolitan cake for dessert. All this is paired with free-flowing fizz cocktails: either the TikTok-famous Negroni Sbagliato, Seasonal Bellinis or Aperol Spritzes.

9 April 2023, theorandall.com

LPM Restaurant and Bar

Croustillant on white plate covered in a swirl of vanilla Chantilly cream and dusted with cocoa powder.

This gorgeous spot is tucked away in Mayfair Mews, the perfect place to celebrate Easter in style. Drawing inspiration from the Cote d’Azur and Ligurian coastline, LPM’s exclusive menu includes Carpaccio De Sériole Du Japon (yellowtail carpaccio drizzled with citrus dressing and served with guacamole) and Cotelettes d’agneau ‘vivienne’ (marinated lamb cutlets with olive and aubergine caviar). For a meat-free option, try the classic Ratatouille de Hawazan, brimmng with tasty Mediterranean vegetables. The exclusive Easter dessert is the star of the show: feast on a delightfully crunchy chocolate and hazelnut croustillant with a meringue base and a generous dollop of vanilla Chantilly cream. 

8 – 9 April 2023, lpmrestaurants.com

The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont Hotel

Restaurant with colourful woodland prints, light pink velvet banquette seating and white tablecloths.

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Another unbeatable Mayfair location is The Colony Grill Room, The Beaumont Hotel’s elegant restaurant, which will be dishing up a dazzling menu on Easter Sunday. Head Chef Ben Boeynaems has pulled together an array of Hors D’Oeuvres including Lambton & Jackson smoked salmon and a classic New York shrimp cocktail, while mouth-watering mains include stuffed saddle of lamb with mint jelly. For a particularly punchy dessert, try the Bananas Foster with ginger cake and spiced rum.

April 9, £85pp, colonygrillroom.com

Babur

Saddle of rabbit infused with spices and served with fresh black truffle, carrot and a quail’s egg.

You won’t want to miss the Easter menu at South East London staple, Babur. For a cracking twist on a classic British starter, try the spiced duck Scotch egg seasoned with gunpowder masala. The standout main course is the Kadai-spiced saddle of rabbit infused with a vibrant spice mix and served with fresh black truffle, carrot and a quail’s egg. Finish it off with a rhubarb meetha rasmalai which features lotus seeds, shaved coconut and – of course – mini chocolate eggs.

7 – 10 April 2023, babur.info

The Laundry

Toasted hot cross bun with a scoop of maple butter and two rashers of bacon.

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If you’re not quite up for a mountainous meal, how about treating yourself to an indulgent hot cross bun? Brixton bistro and wine shop The Laundry has given the humble bun a makeover. Forget boring old butter – enjoy this Easter icon with maple butter and rashers of bacon for the perfect sweet and salty snack. 

8 – 9 April, thelaundrybrixton.com

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

Egg-shaped sponge cake encased in chocolate with almond ice cream, a wafer biscuit, and a chocolate drizzle.

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This rustic Italian eatery is adding two exclusive dishes to its menu over the Easter period – plus a sommelier-chosen wine pairing. Enjoy a magnificent rack of lamb for two, featuring smoked aubergine cream and a hearty spring pepper stew. Head Chef Fulvio Opalio has also transformed the Easter Columba cake, a traditional Italian treat, into a decadent dish served with candied orange and almond ice cream. If you’re in the mood for more, try the bistro’s Easter cocktail: dark chocolate liquor and egg yolk with a rum base. 

3 – 9 April, ilborrotuscanbistro.co.uk

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