Five London restaurants to visit this Easter Sunday
Marking the transition from winter frost to the first blooms of spring, Easter Sunday is often as much a celebration of food as it is a religious occasion these days. When we think of this time, we think of those sticky buns fresh from the baker on Good Friday, the smell of rosemary and lamb slowly sizzling away together in the oven, of those first daffodils adorning the dining room table as family and friends gather together again. Eating is an inescapable part of the celebrations, which is why we’ve compiled this list of our top five restaurants to enjoy over the long weekend.
Blacklock in Soho
When we reviewed Blacklock late last year we couldn’t praise its Sunday lunch enough. Perfectly tender meat, great cocktails and vegetables that were more than just filler, it remains one of the best roast dinners in the city today. If you’re looking for a traditional option this Easter, then this still surprisingly underrated gem will be happy to show you why it maintains such a devout following.
Hawksmoor in Spitalfields
It’s almost a cliché to recommend Hawksmoor at this point, but there’s a reason why the ever-rising set of steak houses continues to draw serious attention. A similar reverence for carnality is rarely found elsewhere, their passion for beautiful cuts of meat and fat something akin to obsession – which makes them the ideal choice for Easter Sunday, whether you’re looking for the typical lamb or the allure of a perfectly marbled ribeye is just too strong to resist.
To book a table at Hawksmoor, 157A Commercial St, London E1 6BJ, call 020 7426 4850 or visit here.
Kupp in Paddington
A restaurant dedicated to using the best of Scandinavian ingredients with a British twist, Kupp offers something familiar yet suitably adventurous this Easter. It’s one of those rare places that has has plenty mild and safe enough for the kids, without resorting to a menu that will bore any adult with a love of food to tears. Speaking of children, they eat free all weekend and there’s Easter Egg painting, colouring competitions and all sorts of other little frivolities ready to keep them busy. Ideal for families, best avoided by couples or anyone looking for a quiet afternoon.
Latium in Fitzrovia
Serving up a set menu inspired by the rolling hills of Lazio this Easter, Latium is an excellent choice for anyone who fancies trading the traditional slabs of meat for the freshness of spring vegetables, Cornish crab and beautifully poached duck eggs. There’s even an Italian take on lamb with mint sauce, for that one member of the party who insists on having something traditional.
To book a table at Latium, 21 Berners St, London W1T 3LP, call 020 7323 9123 or visit here
Dishoom in Covent Garden
Famed throughout the city for its hangover-vanquishing combination of chai and bacon naan rolls, Dishoom is perfect tonic for anyone finding themselves more than a little tired by the endless Easter eggs and Sunday roasts. Settle in with gunpowder potatoes, chole batura and a plate of crisp lamb chops (it is still Easter), and all thoughts of the holiday crowds outside will melt away.
To book a table at Dishoom, 12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9FB, call 020 7420 9320 or visit here.