Spring is in the air, and one of London’s favourite long weekends is swiftly approaching. From Good Friday through to Easter Monday, the city is full of joy as we gather together to celebrate Easter with trays of fresh hot-cross buns, chocolate eggs galore, mountains of crispy roast potatoes and lashings of gravy!
Gather the family around the table and make the main event, Easter Sunday Lunch, an occasion to remember. If you are staying with us at Buckingham & Lloyds, our team would be happy to make a reservation for you at one of London’s top restaurants or alternatively arrange a private chef to cater to you in the comfort of your B&L apartment.
Either way, we can be sure that London is the place to be this weekend! So throw on your Sunday best and prepare to indulge!
Read on to discover our favourite restaurants to book for a decadent Easter feast…
For a Michelin-starred feast fit for royalty, head to The Ritz this weekend. In partnership with Fabergé, The Ritz Restaurant will be serving a four-course menu for the duration of Easter Week, including a hand-crafted chocolate Fabergé Easter egg dessert which is inspired by the Essence Rose Gold Ruby Heart Surprise Locket from Fabergé’s current collection. Some other highlights from the limited-edition Easter menu include ballotine of duck liver with cherry and pistachio, and fallow deer with beetroot, pear and juniper. The hotel will also be hosting a Fabergé pop-up and chocolate egg sculpture which will be auctioned to raise money for the Red Cross’s humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
Nothing says Easter quite like Duck & Waffle. If panoramic views of London from Heron Tower aren’t enough to win you over, perhaps you could be tempted by the limited-edition golden duck egg dessert, served only from Good Friday to Easter Monday. On Easter Sunday and Monday the restaurant will also be offering the traditional roast dinner, including their tender roast leg of lamb, with all the trimmings of course!
If you are one for a modern twist on the traditional, you won’t be disappointed by The Ivy’s vibrant spring menu, including limited-edition dishes over the Easter weekend. Their Easter specials include grilled lamb cutlets, crushed pea and herb purée, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, asparagus, baby courgette, sun-blushed tomatoes, and a red wine and olive sauce. And for dessert, the main event for chocolate lovers at Easter, try the limited-edition Easter Nest – a dark and white chocolate mousse, Kataifi pastry, chocolate sponge and lemon balm.
If you’re not fussed about frills and delicately decorated chocolate eggs, head to London’s only Michelin-starred pub for the best traditional Sunday roast in town. Tucked away in Fulham, the pub offers award-winning food and wine in a casual and relaxed setting. The Harwood Arms is known for championing the very best of British produce, with a focus on game and wild food. Their Sunday menu features dishes such as slow cooked fallow deer shoulder with bacon and honey mustard glaze, with desserts that pay tribute to classic British heritage, such as the Earl Grey Tart with candied apples and Jersey milk.
For something a bit different, find Michelin-starred French cuisine restaurant, Orrery, Nestled in the streets of Marylebone. Offering scenic views and a decadent Easter menu curated by resident chef Igor Tymchyshyn. On the menu this weekend, you’ll be tempted by seafood ravioli for starters, tournedos Rossini for main course and rhubarb panna cotta in Champagne jelly for dessert, just to name a few. The restaurant is also supporting #CookForUkraine this month, a discretionary £2 will be added to your bill which will go directly to UNICEF UK’s Ukraine appeal, supporting the children and families that have been displaced.