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2018 EASTER DINING IN LONDON: WHERE TO EAT OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND

2018 EASTER DINING IN LONDON: WHERE TO EAT OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND

1.) Pasqua (Easter) menu at Daphne’s, South Kensington

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Like all Italian holidays, Easter (or ‘Pasqua’ in Italian) celebrations revolve around hearty and lovingly prepared seasonal dishes, Pasqua at Daphne’s is much the same. Head Chef Michael Brown’s Pasqua menu features highlights such as prosciutto di Parma with tomato bruschetta to start, a main course of tagliatelle with veal & porcini ragu, and an Amedei chocolate & hazelnut crunch ice cream dessert. Available now until Tuesday, 3 April, this is an ideal menu for those wanting to spend quality time over lunch with family or friends during the Easter holiday.

The set menu is priced at £29.50 for 2 courses or £34.50 for 3 courses, available from 12 noon to 6pm, Monday to Sunday. To book, call the restaurant or visit the website.

Daphne’s | 020 7589 4257 | 112 Draycott Avenue, London, SW3 3AE

2.) Champagne Lovers’ Brunch for Easter at 34 Mayfair, Mayfair

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Available Easter Weekend, Friday, 30 March, until Monday, 2 April, 34 Mayfair on the corner of South Audley Street and Grosvenor Square is serving brunch for the duration of Easter weekend, from Friday, 30 March, until Monday, 2 April. Known as one of London’s most indulgent brunches, the menu features everything from a delicious selection of Benedicts and Florentines, to waffles with buttermilk fried chicken, light and fluffy pancakes with cured bacon and maple syrup, and the ultimate indulgence, lobster macaroni with shaved black truffle.

To accompany either lunch or brunch over Easter weekend, diners may enjoy complimentary top ups of Delamotte Champagne when ordering two courses. 34 Mayfair is open from 11.30am on weekends, including Good Friday & Easter Monday. 

To book, please call the restaurant quoting "Champagne Lovers' Lunch".

34 Mayfair | +44 (0)20 3350 343434 | Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HD

3.) Easter treats at The Mount Street Deli, Mayfair

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Available from Monday, 12 March, until Tuesday, 3 April, the Deli will be packed to the rafters with Easter goodies. The deli's delicious milk chocolate eggs will be available, alongside a fabulous dark chocolate egg, fresh from the Scott’s kitchen and filled with salted caramel and black forest chocolate truffles, as well as carrot cupcakes from 34 Mayfair.

To order or enquire about any of the above, please contact Carolina on the number below or email Carolina@themountstreetdeli.co.uk.

The Mount Street Deli |  020 7499 6843 | 100 Mount Street, London, W1K 2TG

4.) Easter at Balthazar Boulangerie, Covent Garden

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The fabulous Balthazar Boulangerie team have been very busy recently, creating a whole host of delicious and adorable Easter treats, as much a treat for the eyes as for the taste buds. Boulangerie Easter treats will be available from Monday, 12 March, until Monday, 2 April, and include traditional Simnel cakes, brioche crowns with candied orange and lemon and, of course, hot cross buns! Open between 8.30am and 7pm Monday to Friday, and between 10am and 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Deliveries are free within the WC2 area.

Please call the number below to make a reservation or email delivery@balthazarlondon.com to place your order.

Balthazar Boulangerie | 020 3301 1155 | 8 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HZ

5.) Diego Cardoso’s Colomba di Pasqua, at Harry’s Dolce Vita, Knightsbridge

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Colomba di Pasqua, or ‘Easter Dove’ in English, is a traditional Italian Easter cake, the counterpart of the well-known Italian Christmas dessert, panettone. Soft and fragrant, the colomba cake is cooked with butter and eggs, filled with raisins and candied orange peel, and topped off with a baked-on almond icing, giving it a sweet, crisp crust. Executive Chef, Diego Cardoso, has been hard at work creating a Harry’s Dolce Vita colomba cake, fit for Pasqua! Available Easter Weekend, Friday, 30 March, until Monday, 2 April.

To book a table please visit the website or call the number below:

Harry’s Dolce Vita | 020 3940 1000 | 27-31 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1BB 

6.) Atul Kochhar’s Michelin-starred Easter 'Lamb Raan' at Benares, Mayfair

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This Easter Bank Holiday, Atul Kochhar’s Michelin-starred Indian restaurant and bar, Benares in Mayfair, will be offering families and friends alike the opportunity to get together for a celebration with a very special offering. To mark the occasion, Atul be serving his famous ‘Lamb Raan’, which is designed to be shared with the table. The mouth-watering, slow-cooked leg of Cornish lamb is marinated in their signature blend of Lucknowi spices, gently cooked for 12 hours and then finished in the tandoor oven. Ideal for 2 to 3 guests, half a leg is £60 and for 4 to 6 guests, a whole leg can be ordered for £120. This will be served alongside a fresh spring salad, dal makni and some delicious warm naan bread.

As Easter is a great time for families, Benares has created something extra special - a deconstructed bespoke chocolate Easter egg for dessert. This will include a toy in a chocolate shell - a Michelin-inspired equivalent to the Kinder Surprise! This dish is sure to bring back those nostalgic feelings with adults or act as a treat for the kids. Bar Manager, Stefano Marchetto, will be toasting the day by offering indulgent Easter-inspired cocktails including ‘Sicilian Wood’, ‘Easter Hand’ and ‘Spring Julep’. Across the lunch period (1-4pm), a live jazz group will perform in the lounge for guests, which will be sure to enhance their Easter experience.

To book a table please visit the website or call the number below:

Benares | +44 (0) 20 7629 8886 | 12a, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BS

7.) Easter Bunny Dessert at The Ivy Chelsea Garden, Chelsea

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This Easter, guests of The Ivy Chelsea Garden will be able to treat themselves and their loved ones to a playful Easter bunny dessert, sure to tantalize the taste buds. Available exclusively from Friday, 30th  March to Monday, 2nd  April, the restaurants Easter offering will be the perfect sweet treat for lovers of all things chocolate.

Priced at £7.95, the dessert will feature mouth-watering chocolate mousse, honeycomb and popping candy, all encased in a chocolatey bunny-shaped shell and accompanied with a drizzle of indulgent caramel sauce.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden | +44 (0) 20 3301 0300 | 195 -197 King's Road, London SW3 5EQ

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SPEND A LUXURY EASTER WEEKEND AT COWORTH PARK, ASCOT

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