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The best Easter menus to enjoy in London over the bank holiday weekend

Milk-fed lamb with green peas and mint at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester (pmonetta)
Milk-fed lamb with green peas and mint at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester (pmonetta)

Whether you commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ or not, the fact that the first bank holiday weekend of the year has finally rolled around surely calls for celebration. The best way to go about it? Feasting, of course. So if you’re wondering where to find the best Easter menus in the capital, look no further.

The George

Easter menu at The George (The George)
Easter menu at The George (The George)

Grab all your mates, because this Fitzrovia pub is dishing up an absolute show-stopper. Designed to feed between five and six people, for £200 a group can feast on a whole roast lamb shoulder served with minted new potatoes, lamb fat carrots, a pea, mint and Ticklemore salad, black garlic and yoghurt sauce and plenty of gravy, followed by a hot cross bun bread pudding drizzled in warming earl grey custard.

£200, to serve 5 or 6. Pre-order by March 28 for bookings on March 31 and 1 April 1

55 Great Portland Street, W1W 7LQ, thegeorge.london

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Milk-fed lamb green peas and mint condiment (pmonetta)
Milk-fed lamb green peas and mint condiment (pmonetta)

Promising the utmost luxury, this three Michelin star tasting menu experience by chef patron Jean-Philippe Blondet will not disappoint. Over the coming Easter weekend, his award-winning 7 course menu will be bolstered by a serving of your choice of milk-fed lamb saddle, shoulder or leg, carved table-side and served with green peas and mint.

£315 per person. Available March 29 and 30. Pre-order choice of lamb beforehand.

53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA, alainducasse-dorchester.com

Mount Street Restaurant

Wild Garlic & Asparagus Soup at Mount St. Restaurant (Mount St. Restaurant)
Wild Garlic & Asparagus Soup at Mount St. Restaurant (Mount St. Restaurant)

Looking to fill your weekend with food and culture? You’re in luck, because at this Mayfair treasure owned by the team behind Hauser & Wirth you can indulge in chef Jamie Shears’s Durslade farm lamb pie for two, all while admiring works by Lucian Freud, Henry Matisse and Andy Warhol. Plus, for those a touch less ravenous, there’ll be asparagus served with dippy eggs, wild garlic soup with breaded goats cheese, and hot smoked ChalkStream trout accompanied by Jersey royals and watercress.

From £20. Available from March 29 to April 1

41-43 Mount Street, W1K 2RX, mountstrestaurant.com

Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London

'Cauliflower' by Mauro Colagreco (Justin de Souza)
'Cauliflower' by Mauro Colagreco (Justin de Souza)

Colagreco doesn’t do things by halves. This good Friday and the following Saturday, he’ll be serving a refined four course menu for those looking to dine with a touch of polish. Beginning with cauliflower served with a confit egg yolk, cauliflower cream and a fenugreek emulsion, the second course will be rhubarb with mascarpone, dulse seaweed and a rhubarb aguachile. To follow, for mains diners can expect delicately cooked turbot with a leek bearnaise and cockle ragout, before a dessert of rice pudding with rice and milk crisps, and a scoop of orange ice cream.

£125 per person. Available March 29 and 30

57 Whitehall, SW1A 2BX, raffles.com

Hoppers

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(Hoppers)

If you’re in the mood for a truly vibrant feast, make haste to one of this Sri Lankan and South Indian restaurant group’s locations in Soho, Marylebone or King's Cross. Available for tables of two or more from Good Friday through to Easter Monday, the menu, centred around the decadent Lamb Shank Kari, will feature a spicy chilli cheese dosa, crunchy mutton rolls, succulent green peppercorn chicken and a double egg hopper.

£48 per person. Available from March 29 to April 1

Across London, hopperslondon.com

The Grill by Tom Booton at The Dorchester

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(Courtesy of the Dorchester)

For the most choice, look to Instagram-famous chef Tom Booton’s menu. Available only on Easter Sunday, he’ll be offering a wide range of snacks, small plates and big plates, with highlights including a mackerel taco made with dashi and shiso, a pork jowl and celeriac risotto, and Tom’s ‘All the Lamb’ roast to share – all designed to be followed by delectable hot cross bun soft serve ice cream or apple tart tatin, of course.

From £4. Available March 31

53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA, dorchestercollection.com

Fallow

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(Lisa Tse)

Since opening in 2021, Fallow’s nose-to-tail and root-to-stem ethos has received much critical acclaim, so deciding to tuck into Will Murray and Jack Croft’s sharing Easter special in a no-brainer. Designed to be enjoyed in groups of two, three, four or more, the succulent braised lamb shoulder with homemade mint ketchup and all the decadent trimmings will cure any of your bank holiday sins.

Available between March 29 to 1 April 1

52 Haymarket, SW1 (fallowrestaurant.com)

J Sheekey

J Sheekey (Courtesy)
J Sheekey (Courtesy)

Set to the melodies of a live jazz band which will perform from 1pm-4pm on Easter Sunday, here the set lunchtime menu will feature a mix of the institution’s classic dishes and new creations by head chef Andy McLay. Visitors can select either two or three courses, with starters including sea bass crudo with blood orange and fennel, and baked Portland crab tart with bitter leaves and aioli. Meanwhile, mains will include pan-fried Cornish slip sole with steamed mussels and monks beard, and wild garlic-crusted salmon with jersey royals in a butter citrus sauce, before McLay will drizzle hot cross bun ice cream with chocolate sauce to finish.

£33 for two courses or £39 for three. Available between noon to 4.45pm from March 29 to 1 April 1

28-32 St Martin's Court, WC2N 4AL, j-sheekey.co.uk

From The Ashes at Five Points Courtyard

Five Points courtyard (Courtesy)
Five Points courtyard (Courtesy)

For a much more casual affair, join the From The Ashes team in christening their new home at Five Points Brewing Co. From Friday to Sunday, founders Curtis and Martin will put the spotlight on Scottish Herdwick lamb, staying true to their sustainable practices by using the whole animal. Cooking it asado style over an open fire barbeque, the duo will serve the lamb on grilled flatbreads with lashings of minty chimichurri, while other dishes will include small plates of charred lettuce, thick-cut smoked bacon in ranch dressing and shaved pecorino, and a smoked lamb taco with a parsley, lemon and anchovy sauce. Meanwhile, larger plates will feature pork rib in a barbecue sauce, and a smoked beef bun with adobo mayo and chilli pickles. Plus, on Easter Sunday itself, the pair will serve their version of a Sunday roast – a choice of lamb, half-smoked chicken or smoked beef rump with all the trimmings.

From £5. Available from March 29 to 31

61 Mare Street, E8 4RG, fivepointsbrewing.co.uk