Looking for an edible Easter? Well there is more to eat than eggs so here are some ideas to inspire you over the long weekend.
This Easter make the most of your long Bank Holiday weekend with Hungry Donkey’s new’Pay By The KG’ souvlaki menu. Launched at the beginning of the month, on the Greek day of Tsiknopempti which is aptly known otherwise as the’Feast of Carnivores’, the new menu allows groups to share platters of succulent spit roasted meats served with a selection of Greek sides. Customers will choose the meat they want and how much they’d like of it, this will then be spit-roasted to order.
The meat, sourced from Hungry Donkey’s existing suppliers will include Cotswold white chicken, Blythburgh pork and west country lamb from award-winning butchers Aubrey Allen. In keeping with the Hungry Donkey ethos, all the meat comes from free-range animals.
Other new additions to the menu include Spetzofai (traditional Greek sausage stewed in a tomato sauce with red peppers, smoked paprika and Boukovo chilli), Gigantes (white runner beans baked in a tomato sauce with celery & carrots), Artichoke Fricassee and Portokalopita (orange ripple cake). There are also new options for customers with intolerances including a delicious gluten-free Moussaka and a dairy-free Rizogalo (rice pudding).
The Easter bunny has already Ã¢â‚¬Ëœhopped’ by Le Pain Quotidien with some delicious goodies!Inspired by the fun and festivities of Easter, leading Belgian restaurant and boulangerie Le Pain Quotidien has introduced a sophisticated yet playful range of organic treats to share with friends and family this Easter, available across all LPQ restaurants from now.
Easter is a time for celebration and this year, LPQ brings a real sense of’joie de vivre’ to the occasion. Whether you’re looking to spoil sweet-toothed enfants, buy a gift for a friend or simply indulge your inner chocoholic, there is something for everyone.
Le Pain Quotidien’s organic Hot Cross Buns are oven-fresh and available from the stores on-site bakery for £1.45 each or £5 for 4 – a sweet and spiced Easter favourite, given an updated LPQ twist!
Available from the pantry are goods including Organic Chocolate Easter Bunnies made with rice milk, a delicious alternative to milk (vegan friendly, lactose-free), £3.99; Organic Belgian Milk Chocolate Duckling, £2.99; a Nostalgic Papier MÃƒÂ¢chÃƒÂ© Hand-crafted Egg filled with six organic pralinÃƒÂ© eggs, £4.99; and a Chicken Coop, filled with eight organic pralinÃƒÂ© eggs, £4.99.
The age-old traditions of eating well and enjoying life have always been at the heart of Le Pain Quotidien, and Easter is the perfect time for this to be celebrated.
Chris and Jeff Galvin are acknowledged masters of French cuisine, head chef Joo Won brings his spectacular Korean influences and special guest Sabrina Ghayour, author of Persiana, adds the unique flavour of the Near East. Guests can order each dish individually or, to experience a world on just one plate, all three as an unforgettable assiette of lamb. In honour of Sabrina there will also be a unique Persian-influenced cocktail created by Galvin at Windows’ own master mixologist Boris Ivan, designed to perfectly compliment the dish based on Tanqueray gin with Roots Tentura liqueur, rose syrup lemon and pomegranate.
Lamb dishes will be included within Menu Prestige, without any supplement. To see a sample menu click here.
Welcome the longer days of spring with Shoryu Ramen’s delightful range of limited edition cocktails featuring Japanese sake with fruity finishes of passion fruit and limes. I have included a full cocktail list below. Whether it’s to pair with your char siu barbecue pork belly Shoryu Bun or Kotteri Hakata Tonkotsu Ã¢â‚¬â€œ there’s something for everyone!
EASTER SPECIAL Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Come in to any Shoryu branch on Easter Sunday and you’ll receive a complimentary extra half Nitamago Burford Brown Egg on your ramen!
New to the menu at Ichiryu are Matcha udon noodles and wholemeal udon noodles. With less than 200 calories in a serving, udon is fast becoming a healthier alternative to the already well loved ramen, and Ichiryu are certainly leading the charge with their new addition of matcha, which is stone ground on site! On top of this, as part of’Matcha Mondays’ at the restaurant, customers can also get 10% off Matcha Udon, Matcha Cheesecake and Matcha drinks all day every Monday!
EASTER SPECIAL Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Visit Ichiryu on Easter Sunday and you’ll receive a free ontama, which is a Japanese poached egg, on your Udon.
This Easter, until Sunday 17th April, SUDA Thai have a special Set Menu on offer for £20. The menu has four courses with a glass of Prosecco, and includes the option of Satay Gai (marinated chicken satay skewers with peanut sauce), Talay Kratiem (mixed seafood with broccoli, garlic and black pepper) and Tamarind Duck (duck breast with tamarind sauce top with crispy onion). For the menu in full, please click here.
Valid on Sun Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Thu 12.00 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 22.30 and Fri Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Sat 12.00 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 18.00
The Lighterman Kicks Off in Kings Cross with 50% Soft Launch over Easter
New pub, dining room and bar, The Lighterman, is set to open on Tuesday 29 March 2016 on Granary Square, King’s Cross. Spanning the entire eastern side of the square, the brand new standalone building, designed by award-winning architects Stanton Williams, will offer all-day drinking and dining across three floors, with outside seating overlooking both Regent’s Canal and Granary Square.
For those that want a sneak peak, The Lighterman will soft launch from Tuesday 22 March to Monday 28 March with 50% off food. Available all day, the offer will include the Easter weekend, giving those travelling in and around Kings Cross during the bank holiday break an extra excuse to visit.
Brunch Hard at The Blues Kitchen this Bank Holiday Weekend
This Easter weekend, The Blues Kitchen have your brunching needs covered.
Indulge in stateside inspired dishes such as: Pig & Biscuits, buttery southern breads topped with juicy pulled pork, poached duck eggs, hollandaise sauce and crispy-fried bacon (£8.50); and the Louisiana Creole Crab Benedict, crispy-fried crab cakes, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce (£9.50).
Other highlights from the already popular brunch menu include: Huevos Rancheros, fried eggs served on fried corn tortillas, topped with chorizo, beans, cheese and salsa, and served with guacamole (£7.50); and a short, or tall stack of fluffy, bacon-laden and maple-drowned Buttermilk Pancakes(£5.90/£6.90). Because everything’s better with a side of pancakes. Especially a bank holiday hangover.
Brunch the Long Weekend Away at Village London
Regularly featured in London’s best weekend brunch lists, it’s not surprising that it can be a struggle to secure a Sunday table at The Riding House CafÃƒÂ©. But fear not buttermilk pancake fans! Over the Easter break you can get your egg fix on Bank Holiday Monday too Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with the full Sunday Brunch menu at your disposal.
Don’t fancy coming into central London on the long weekend? Best to seek out brunch at Bermondsey’s Village East Ã¢â‚¬â€œ an all-day restaurant with a decidedly neighbourhood vibe. Their weekend brunch menu, which includes the Campfire Breakfast with slow-roasted pork shoulder, barbeque baked beans & fried eggs (£9) or Malted Waffles with caramelised banana & vanilla ice cream (£7), will also be available on Monday 28 March.
Too add extra enticement, those visiting on Sunday or Monday at The Riding House CafÃƒÂ© (12pm Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 3.30pm) or Village East (10am Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 3.30pm) will receive a complimentary village fountain cocktail, with the option to upgrade to a bottomless brunch for just £15. Here’s to a four day weekend!
An Easter Dessert at Lanes of London sure to satisfy the sweet toothed
Celebrate Easter at Lanes of London, a characterful drinking and dining destination, housed within the London Marriott Hotel Park Lane,set against unrivalled backdrops of Hyde Park and Marble Arch.
Priced at £8.00, the Easter dessert Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a red berry parfait oozing from a spherical chocolate shell, served with a rich, Valrhona chocolate sauce for pouring Ã¢â‚¬â€œ will be available from Good Friday until Easter Monday.