Published on March 21st, 2016 | by Gavin0
Easter Specials Worth Trying
This year more than ever it seems like Easter is being marketed almost as heavily as Christmas. My inbox, social media timelines, and phone is being bombarded with offers of chocolate, masterclasses, and egg hunts. Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate and bunnies just as much as the next person, but some of the things I’ve seen are seriously uninspired.
But have no fear; we’re here to sort the bad eggs from the golden geese so you can make the most of what’s happening in London over the bank holiday period:
East End Egg Hunt @ South Place Hotel
This is no ordinary Easter egg hunt. As the name suggests, this East End themed hunt consists of cryptic clues derived from cockney rhyming slang that will send guests all over the hotel to find the chocolate eggs. Prizes include eggs created by four time ‘Britain’s Best Chocolatier’ William Curley, picnic hampers, and overnight stays in the five star hotel.
The East End Egg Hunt takes place on Sunday 27th March priced £10 to enter or discounted to £5 if you dine from the Easter Brunch menu.
South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, EC2M 2AF
Hot Cross Scones Afternoon Tea @ Lancaster Hotel
Following in the vain of the Cronut and Duffin, the Lancaster Hotel has created the limited edition Hot Cross Scone just for their Easter Afternoon Tea. That’s not the only surprise on the menu as diners will also be treated to lamb scotch eggs, lemon cream cones, chocolate eggs and more- the only place to enjoy afternoon tea over the bank holiday weekend.
Easter Afternoon Tea available from 24 until 29 March, priced from £30.
Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, W2 2TY
Willy Wonka London Eye Capsule
What is Easter without Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? So The London Eye have introduced “The View of Pure Imagination” capsule where families can experience sweet making, chocolate tasting, and storytelling while enjoying one of the best views London has to offer.
The View of Pure Imagination experience is available to book from 25 March to 9 April, priced from £29.65 for adults and £26.05 for children.
Hot Cross Bunny Burger @ ETM Restaurants
A rabbit meat patty topped with Welsh rarebit in between a brioche bun engineered to resemble a hot cross bun. I got a special preview of the burger and loved every single bite- take my word for it, if you only do one thing this Easter, make sure it’s this. Don’t forget to try the carrot ketchup that accompanies the thick cut chips too; so good I demanded the recipe to take home.
The Hot Cross Bunny Burger is available 25th March – 1st April priced £12.50 at all ETM Group restaurants in London excluding The Hat & Tun
Poisoned Hot Chocolate @ Balans Soho Society
Every bar manager worth his salt has made a bespoke Easter cocktail, but this effort from Balans Soho Society stood out from the crowd because 1) It’s hot chocolate 2) Been ‘poisoned’ with your choice of Amaretto, Cointreau, or Baileys and 3) Contains liqueur soaked marshmallows.
The Poisoned Hot Chocolate is available 21st March – 3rd April, priced £8.50
Balans Soho Society, 60-62 Old Compton St, W1D 4UG
Russian Paskha @ Rabbit / The Shed
Chelsea hotspot Rabbit and their sister restaurant, The Shed in Notting Hill, are offering an alternative Easter egg experience with the Russian delicacy, Paskha. Made using Lent’s forbidden ingredients including tvorog, eggs, vanilla, almonds and raisins, the dish is popular throughout the Eastern bloc. If you fancy something more traditional, the hot cross buns look pretty lush too.
EASTER at Rabbit & The Shed- 25th and 27th March (closed Easter Sunday)
Rabbit, 172 Kings Rd, SW3 4UP
Easter Films @ Courthouse Hotel
The newly refurbished private cinema within the West End’s Courthouse Hotel is being put to good use this Easter with a weekend of family friendly film classics including Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Monsters Inc. The screenings are followed by lunch, and children receive a goody bag full of chocolate treats. Guests will even be offered a 15% discount on overnight stays between 25th March and 5th April.
The Easter Weekend Film and Lunch offer is priced £29.50 for one adult and one child.
Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Great Marlborough St, W1F 7HL