Seasonal treats, creative cocktails and unmissable pop-ups; here’s what you should be doing this Easter weekend in London when you’re not eating chocolate…
Words Helen Brown
Our pick of what’s on over the Easter weekend in London
EASTER AT MAC & WILD
Join London’s favourite Scottish clan at Mac & Wild this Easter weekend in London for a celebration like no other. Visitors can enjoy a bottomless brunch celebration, before delving into a limited edition deep-fried Creme Egg Sunday. If savoury is more your bag, Mac & Wild will be celebrating all weekend with their deliciously Scottish brunch menu featuring their infamous Scottish Breakfast with home-cured bacon, homemade tattie scone, white pudding, mushroom, black pudding, Lorne sausage, mushrooms, bone marrow beans and scrambled eggs.
Following his departure from Kurobuta, Scott Hallsworth’s Freak Scene is the latest offering to London’s restaurant scene. Inspired by his experience in Japanese, Singaporean and Malay cooking, Scott’s Freak Scene started out as a pop-up last July and is setting up sticks permanently this weekend at 54 Frith Street. Expect to be transported to the bustling hawker centres of south east Asia with a menu that includes Miso-grilled black cod tacos with sushi rice and scorched red chilli and crispy nori cone with tea-smoked beef fillet, pickled onions and wasabi cream.
EASTER TREATS AT MR FOGG’S TAVERN
Where better to tuck into an Easter feast than Mr Fogg’s Tavern this weekend. Festivities kick off on Good Friday with a luxurious Friday Fish Pie, followed by an Easter Sunday roast to beat all others, plenty of freshly baked hot cross buns and Easter eggs. To shake it all down, join in with a jig and jamboree and round things off on Monday with a traditional British roast and plenty of Easter chocolate.
BRIXTON POW ROOFTOP
Rooftop party season is officially back and no one does it quite like The Prince of Wales in Brixton. The famous south London hang-out will open the doors to its iconic roof terrace on Good Friday with a jam-packed Easter weekend of back-to-back partying. Expect a huge headline weekend of music, food and drink all under and on one roof.
THE BLOOM ROOM POP-UP AT P.F. CHANG’S
Spring has arrived in London and with it comes the bloom room at P.F. Chang’s Asian Table. Located in the heart of the West End, the pan-Asian restaurant has launched this must-seel floral pop-up to give diners the chance to experience Hanami – the Japanese tradition of flower viewing. To do so, the entire ground floor has been transformed into a cherry blossom haven, the walls adorned with vibrant flowers and a limited edition cocktail and Japanese dessert menu created. Definitely one of the most Insta-worthy pop-ups of the season.
COLOUR BY NUMBERS POP-UP BY TED BAKER
Ted Baker is bringing his latest Colour By Numbers collection to life with an immersive pop-up experience in east London. The interactive space launched this week inside the bustling Old Street Station complex and offers a jam-packed schedule that includes yoga, discussion events with fashion influencers Freddie Harrell and Megan Ellaby, food, drink and of course, plenty of opportunities to check out the new collection. The brand will also be offering an exclusive gift to every customer that makes a purchase.
Launch party, 5 April | Yoga, every Wednesday with chromayoga.co.uk | Ted’s Beauty Spot, every Thursday | Freddie Harrell Styling Event, 12 April | Megan Ellaby Styling Event, 3 May.
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EASTER COCKTAIL AT STK LONDON
Hop on over to STK London and grab yourself a Bunny Tail Cocktail, exclusively created for the long weekend. Created with zingy lemon and Russian Standard and served with a cotton candy tail and delicious chocolate bunny character, the Easter treat is sure to hit that sweet spot. Get them before they’re gone from Good Friday to Monday.
CHERRY BLOSSOM BAR AT ZUMA
Celebrate Sakura this spring at Japanese restaurant and bar, Zuma Knightsbridge, who has teamed up with French vodka brand, Ciroc, to create an unmissable modern cherry blossom installation. Launching for Cherry Blossom Season in Japan, the unique installation will feature real life tree trunks and branches and beautiful pale pink flowers, bringing a taste of this iconic Japanese season to London. Guests can sit under the waterfall of cherry blossom and enjoy the bespoke Sakura Ciroc Menu selection which combines compelling seasonal tastes from Japan with floral scents and classic Ciroc vodka.