Spring is finally on its way and with the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (7th – 10th April) on the horizon, we’ve rounded up the best places to drink, dine and celebrate, as well as one-of-a-kind events to keep us busy throughout the long weekend.
THREE OF THE BEST EVENTS
The Refinery City Point X Taste Film: Clueless Immersive Dining Experience
Friday 7th & 8th April | From 2:45pm
Experience cult movie classic, Clueless, through a new lens this Easter weekend with a spectacular eat what you see experience at The Refinery City Point (Moorgate) in partnership with Taste Film. Get ready to witness Cheron her matchmaking misadventures at Beverley Hills High School alongside a menu of six innovative dishes and drinks, all cleverly inspired by well-known quotes from the movie. From Chicken Mousse Ballotine and Cinnamon Pretzels to Tequila Sunrise and DIY ‘Like a Virgin’ cocktails, you’re in for a treat honey! Tickets priced at £75pp for either the afternoon or evening screening: 2:45pm – 5:30pm | 6:45pm – 9:30pm.
1 Ropemaker Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 9HT
To book: www.tastefilm.co.uk/tickets
100 Wardour Street – NOW That’s What I Call Bank Holiday Brunch
Sunday 9th April | 12pm – 5pm
‘NOW That’s What I Call Bank Holiday Brunch’ arrives at 100 Wardour Street on Sunday 9th April! Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care in celebration of the best female artists with the Girl Power Edition brunch. From nostalgic beats to ultra-modern hits, sing your heart out to Miley Cyrus, Celine, Dua Lipa, Kylie and the queen herself, Beyoncé. With two courses priced at £30pp (three courses for £35pp), choose from bottomless bubbles for an additional £25pp, or cocktails such as Gold Dust Queen and Kiwi Kick from the Ciroc menu.
100 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TL
M Canary Wharf – Pooch Party Easter Egg-stravaganza
Sunday 9th April | From 12pm
Join the ultimate doggy Easter egg hunt this Easter Sunday at M Canary Wharf. With treats hidden outside on the terrace for four-legged pals to find, followed by a spectacular three-course brunch menu – created especially for dining with your dog – we guarantee that everyone involved will be having a ball. You’ll enjoy delectable dishes including shakshuka, steak and eggs or a seriously good pancake stack, whilst your pooch tucks into chicken jerky ‘three ways’, biltong risotto and peanut butter cookies (all dog-friendly) from M’s extra special Bone Appetit menu.
Starting at 12pm sharp, tickets cost £40, with £5 donated to Dogs Trust from every sale.
10 Newfoundland Place, London E14 4BH
WHERE TO DINE
Benares Mayfair – Michelin-starred Easter dining
Sunday 9th April
Looking for an alternative to the traditional Easter Sunday roast? Bring the whole family together for a spiced feast with a touch of Michelin-starred magic at Benares Mayfair. Easter specials include Slow Cooked Spiced Lamb Leg; Seafood Xec Xec (a traditional Goan crab curry) and Nargisi Kofta (a clever twist on a Scotch egg with mutton). Finish on a sweet note with the indulgent Easter Hot Chocolate Bombe.
Available exclusively on Sunday 9th April.
12a Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BS
To book: www.benaresrestaurant.com
Aquavit London – Easter dining with a Nordic twist
Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th April
Enjoy your Easter meal with a Nordic twist at Aquavit London with a special spring-inspired menu from Head Chef Jonas Karlsson. Dishes include slow roasted lamb shank with lamb jus, sautéed wild garlic, young carrots and crispy Hasselback potatoes, or feast on classics such as Swedish meatballs with lingonberries, pickled cucumber and a delicate potato mash. Finish on a sweet note with an Artic Bird’s Nest – an ‘egg’ made from creamy goat’s cheese parfait in a nest of honey tuille, finished with blueberries, raspberries, fresh flowers and brownie crumbs.
Aquavit London, St James’s Market, 1 Carlton Street, London, SW1Y 4QQ
To book: www.aquavitrestaurants.com
Ganymede – Belgravia’s favourite neighbourhood spot
Thursday 6th – Monday 10th April
Head to Belgravia’s favourite neighbourhood spot Ganymede for a real feast in a chic and stylish setting. In honour of Good Friday, tuck into fish and chips or a classic fish pie with fresh peas and buttery mash. Perfect for sharing, enjoy a showstopping lamb roast with all the trimmings on Easter Sunday and Monday – think perfectly crisp roast potatoes, a fluffy Yorkshire pudding and plenty of greens. If you miss out on a table at Ganymede, nearby sister spot The Hunter’s Moon on Fulham Road will also be offering Easter specials all weekend.
Ganymede, 139 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9QU
To book Ganymede: www.ganymedelondon.co.uk
To book The Hunter’s Moon: www.huntersmoonlondon.co.uk
Bar + Block – Steakhouse feasting
Friday 7th – Sunday 9th April
Celebrate the long weekend with family and friends at contemporary steakhouse Bar + Block. Satisfy your carnivorous cravings with an ever-changing selection of 30-day aged steaks, hand-cut to order or opt for the drool-worthy Sunday Roast of beef or chicken with all of the trimmings including fluffy Yorkies, beef dripping roasted potatoes, Cheddar-topped cauliflower cheese and lashings of rich red wine gravy. There’s also a limited-edition Hot Cross Bun Martini to pair your meal with – a mix of Warner’s Spiced Gin shaken with triple sec, milk, cream and dusted with cinnamon to finish.
Various locations nationwide
To book: www.barandblock.co.uk/en-gb