Enjoy the long weekend and celebrate Easter with our last minute round up of treats and activities…
Sarah Barber’s Handcrafted Easter Egg at Café Royal
This Easter, Executive Pastry Chef of Café Royal, Sarah Barber, has designed a show stopping milk chocolate Easter egg, that will be filled with salted caramel chocolates and finished with a milk silver shimmer spray. The egg will be available from The Café at Café Royal from Friday 18th March to Monday 28th March, and is priced at £20. Celebrating the European tradition of café culture, and fronting London’s vibrant Regent Street, by day The Café offers the finest breakfasts, light lunches, patisseries, afternoon teas, hot drinks and wines. Furthermore, on Thursday 3rd March, Sarah Barber’s dessert restaurant will be launched, featuring a selection of contemporary and playful tasting menus all served with optional wine pairing; the perfect choice to conclude a dinner or to celebrate a special occasion. www.hotelcaferoyal.com
A Family Weekend at The Pointer this Easter
This Easter, The Pointer has something special planned for the whole family, together with a petting zoo and animal hunt in the pub, where toys of the farms animals will be hidden with Easter egg prizes. Adults can treat themselves to The Pointer’s fantastic, seasonal Sunday Lunch menu, £23 for 2 course or £27 for 3 courses, designed by Head Chef Mini Patel including Slow Roast Pointer Farm Middle White Pork, autumn greens, anna potato, Pointer apple sauce, kale with scrumpy cream; Faggots of Cotswold Venison, creamed Maris Pipers, pasnips, kale with cardamom jus; or Oakley Apple crumble, Mr Hawes blackberries with proper custard. Based in Brill, the pub was recently awarded County Dining Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide 2016, serving simple and delicious British food from The Pointer’s own farm and onsite butchery.
Easter treats from Tom’s Kitchen Deli
To celebrate Easter 2016, Tom’s Kitchen Deli in St. Katharine Docks and Canary Wharf will be offering fresh hot cross buns and handmade Easter eggs. From the 14th March, hot cross buns can be baked to order for collection the following day, and are priced at £6 for four, or £10 for eight. Easter eggs will be available from 21st March, with a selection of mini white, dark and milk chocolate eggs, beautifully decorated and wrapped, available for £5 per bag. Tom’s Kitchen Delis are located adjacent to the restaurants in Canary Wharf, St. Katharine Docks and Somerset House, and offer an array of homemade seasonal sandwiches, soups, hotpots, salads and sweet treats, all perfect for food lovers on the go. www.tomskitchen.co.uk
Absolute Taste’s Easter treats
To celebrate Easter, Absolute Taste, the leading events and catering company, have a selection of treats available at a number of their restaurants and cafes in the UK including The Terrace at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells and The Orangery at Burghley House. Priced from £1.50, choose from the hand crafted sheep cupcakes or the Mini Egg chocolate fudge cake to name a few.
City Social celebrates Easter with the Duckanter cocktail pitcher
Up in the heights of Tower 42, Jason Atherton’s City Social has been coming up with some inventive ways of serving its cocktails in time for Easter. The first pitcher cocktail on the bar’s menu, the ‘Duckanter,’ is a beautifully crafted duck-shaped crystal decanter inspired by the Aylesbury Duck vodka that is mixed with St Germain, rhubarb grenadine, sugar syrup, lemon and apple juices to create the sweet concoction served within. A playful nod to the theme of birds at Easter, ‘Duckanter’ also contains enough servings for four to five glasses, making it ideal for group celebrations.
Chocolate and wine pairing at Social Wine & Tapas
Calling on the expertise of Executive Sommelier, Laure Patry, this Easter Jason Atherton’s Social Wine & Tapas will be offering a wine flight especially designed to be paired with chocolate. Comprising three different glasses from the restaurant’s extensive wine list, the flight offers varying notes on the palate, from fruity to spiced, all perfectly paired to a dessert of hot chocolate moelleux and Tonka bean ice cream created by Head Chef, Frankie Van Loo. Priced at £33.50 for the wine flight and £8 for the moelleux, the pairing will be available throughout the Easter period.
Flesh & Buns serves Easter Monday brunch
Usually only available on Sundays, Japanese DIY gua bao restaurant, Flesh & Buns, will be serving up its ever-popular brunch offering on Easter Monday this year. The restaurant offers two bottomless brunch menus priced at £39 and £46, both including a welcome cocktail on arrival and bottomless prosecco, a selection of small dishes to start and a choice of gua bao bun fillings for the main offering. Of particular note for chocoholics this Easter is Flesh & Buns signature s’mores served with chocolate fondant, available for dessert as part of the £46 option and the perfect way to end a delicious Japanese Easter Monday brunch.
Easter chocolate treat at Pollen Street Social’s dessert bar
Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social is truly the destination for chocolate lovers this Easter. Famed for its dessert bar, at which diners can enjoy the Michelin-starred restaurant’s menu of delicious puddings paired with cocktails, this Easter Pollen Street Social will be serving up a rich bitter chocolate pave with an olive biscuit, olive oil conserve and chocolate ice cream, sure to satisfy the most sophisticated of chocolate cravings. Priced at £13, the pave can be enjoyed both at the dessert bar and in the main restaurant.
The Knickerbocker Glory at Social Eating House
Those wanting to get through as much chocolate as possible throughout the Easter period will not be disappointed by the cherry and chocolate Knickerbocker Glory at Jason Atherton’s Social Eating House. Healthy scoops of cherry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream are layered between textures of dark and white chocolate brownie, chocolate soil and chocolate vermicelli, then finished with a golden griotte cherry nestled on a cloud of whipped cream. Priced at £9.50, the Knickerbocker is a heaven-sent way to indulge this Easter.
Celebrate Easter at Plateau
Celebrate Easter and the first long bank holiday of 2016 with delicious set menus and unlimited prosecco at Canary Wharf favourite, Plateau. Available for lunch and dinner on Friday 25th and dinner on Saturday 26th March, the restaurant will offer a wonderful set menu priced at £25 for two courses and £38 for three. Dishes will include Charred mackerel, bonito glaze, compressed cucumber and watercress emulsion; Braised lamb belly Reforme, pomme puree and bayonne ham and Dark chocolate fondant, mango and coconut ice cream. From the bar & grill, guests will be able to enjoy a two course meal priced at £26 or a three course meal at £30 (plus unlimited prosecco for £15), from 11:30am until 4pm on Monday 28th March. For more information, please call 020 7715 7121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter egg painting at Blanchette
To celebrate Easter, Parisian bistro Blanchette will be running an egg painting competition on Sunday 27th March. A basket of eggs will be placed on each table alongside paints for guests to unleash their creative side whilst enjoying Blanchette’s delicious dishes and specially created Easter punch. Once painted, guests must share pictures of their eggs on Instagram or Twitter and tag #blanchettesoho to be in with a chance of winning a bottle of Champagne-Jacques Picard. For more information or to book a table, please visit: http://www.blanchettesoho.co.uk/
Easter Sunday at Paternoster Chop House
On Sunday 27th March, Paternoster Chop House will be welcoming guests with bottomless bubbles for those dining from the set menu. A delicious range of seasonal dishes will be available from the set menu, such as Smoked Salmon Mousse with Beetroot Bread; Pork Belly, Mussels, Chervil Root and Leek Broth; and Bramley Apple & Quince Crumble with Clotted Cream (2 courses £20, 3 courses £25). Feasting dishes for the whole table will also be available, such as 50 Day Aged Longhorn Rib-Eye on the Bone, or guests will be able to choose from a selection of classic Sunday roasts. For those looking for light bites and snacks, the Paternoster Chop House Bar will be serving drinks, and dishes such as Pork and Black Pudding Scotch Eggs. With a range of options, a relaxed atmosphere, and wonderful views over St. Paul’s Cathedral, Paternoster Chop House is the perfect restaurant to celebrate the Easter Bank Holiday with the whole family. www.paternosterchophouse.co.uk
Big Easy Canary Wharf’s Golden Easter Egg hunt
Wednesday March 23rd Big Easy Canary Wharf is hosting a Golden Easter Egg hunt, with a Tiffany Egg Pendant worth £915 as the grand prize! Further details on this real life treasure hunt will be revealed shortly so be sure to stay tuned on Big Easy’s social media and website http://bigeasy.co.uk/#canary-wharf