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With the Easter break on the way, lots of London restaurants are putting on some very special Easter dishes. Obviously, they're only on for a limited time, but here are the ones we think are worth hunting down...

Savoury Easter treats


The Scotch Egg pop-up at Fortnum's
181 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1A 1ER

Fortnum & Mason are putting on a special Scotch Egg stall in their food hall serving up the snack they take credit for inventing in the 18th century. You can have the free range egg covered with a layer of British outdoor-reared pork and a coat of crisp homemade breadcrumbs on its own or with a bottle of Pilsner or a glass of Muscadet from Fortnum’s wine cellar.

How much: £3.50 for the egg. Glass of Muscadet - £5.50 or bottle of Pilsner - £4.75

When: Now until 31 March

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The Bunny Boiler at Blues Kitchen

The Bunny Boiler at Blues Kitchen
Shoreditch, Camden and Brixton

The latest Blues Kitchen special burger is Easter themed. The Bunny Boiler is "Rabbit & pork patty, rocket, crispy pancetta, grainy mustard aioli & melted swiss cheese, all tied up on a Hot-Cross bun."

How much: £13.50

When: Now until 31 March

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Eggs and truffle at Sartoria

Eggs and truffle at Sartoria
20 Savile Row, Mayfair, London W1S 3PR

Especially for the Easter period, Francesco Mazzei has created this fine looking brunch creation. It's his eggs and truffle dish combining baked chicken, duck and quails eggs topped with truffle shavings.

When: 30-31 March 2018

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Double yolk hopper at Hoppers

Double yolk hopper at Hoppers
Soho and Marylebone

This Easter, Hoppers have created a double yolk hopper, which will be available at both sites (Soho and Marylebone). There's a catch. though... the double yolker will be served randomly to anyone who order the normal egg hopper, and if you get one, you'll also win a limited edition Hoppers t-shirt.

How much: £5

When: 26 March - 2 April

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Sweet Easter treats

Hot Cross Babka

The Hot Cross Babka at The Good Egg

A yearly event - the babka is back again for 2018. It's billed as being a "Lenten spiced + fruited bun using Oded's secret family babka recipe, delicately flavoured with cinnamon, cloves and dotted with juicy sultanas, candied ginger + sweet orange peel."

How much: £32 for a large and £12 for a small

When: Order one online until Easter Sunday

Chin Chin

Creme Egg sundae from Chin Chin
54 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 3DS

Chin Chin - purveyors of instant nitrogen-frozen ice cream have recreated a Creme Egg. This dish used half a Carbury's egg, is wrapped in Creme Egg foil and filled with a Creme Egg marshmallow ‘creme’ with a passionfruit ice cream ‘yolk’ on top.  The icing on the ‘egg’ is cured egg yolk, with a drizzle of chocolate which can be poured over the top.

How much: £5.75

When: From 19-25 March 2018

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Maharaja Feast at Baluchi
181 Tooley St, London SE1 2JR

Baluchi inside The LaLiT at Tower Bridge has a Maharaja Feast for Easter which is a three-course Indian meal including a spiced rack of lamb to share, carved at the table with smoked aubergine and potato chokha, beet crisp, coriander, mint and garlic chutney. But it's the dessert which gets full on Easter - cardamom shirkand with tamarind macerated berries and rasamalai crumble served in an Easter egg shell. From £60pp.

How much: The dinner is from £60 per person.

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Bunny bubble waffles at Bubblewrap
24 Wardour St, London W1D 6QJ

Bubblewrap has two special bubble waffles available for Easter. There's the "Bunny Bubblewrap" made of "Original Waffle Base and Vegan Dark Chocolate Gelato topped with Callebaut Milk Chocolate Crunches, Joe & Seph’s Strawberry Cheesecake Popcorn, Chocolate Sauce and a Belgian Milk Chocolate Rabbit"

And also the "Chicken Bubblewrap" which is "Original Waffle Base and Vanilla Gelato topped with Callebaut Salted Caramel Crunches, Joe & Seph’s Toffee & Apple Popcorn, Salted Caramel Sauce and a White Chocolate “Chicken" (and a Bad Brownie Egg hiding in the bottom of the waffle). Both are available from 30 March to 2 April.

How much: £7.99 for the Bunny and £8.49 for the Chicken. 

When: Both are available from 30 March to 2 April.

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Pink Lemonade Meringue Tart by Lily Vanilli at Sea Containers

Pink Lemonade Meringue Tart by Lily Vanilli at Sea Containers
20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD

For Easter, Lily Vanilli is teaming up with Sea Containers on the South Bank for her "Pink Lemonade Meringue Tart" will be served at Sea Containers restaurant, available for lunch and dinner. Alongsde this, there will be a Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne pop-up in The Den (to mark the 50th anniversary of the much-loved Cuvée Rosé Champagne).

When: 27th March to 2nd April

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Nutella Lasagna at Mr Lasagna

Nutella Lasagna at Mister Lasagna
Various locations

Mister Lasagna are bringing back one of their most popular specials for Easter. It's made with layers of lasagna sheets, packed with Nutella, creamy mascarpone mixed with double cream, crushed meringue pieces, topped with mini chocolate eggs and meringue swirls.

How much: £5.90

When: Over the Easter weekend

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Easter drinks


The Chocolate Whisker at Flemings
7-12 Half Moon St, Mayfair, London W1J 7BH

This special Easter cocktail at Manetta's Bar in the Flemings hotel has "Whisky, Madeira chocolate, cardamom, cassis syrup, Montenegro and blood orange foam".

How much: £16

When: From now until Easter.

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Paul A Young

Paul A Young chocolate cocktails at South Place
3 South Pl, London EC2M 2AF

So this one's just for the hotel guests in their Le Chiffre bar - but sound like a must-have if you get in the door. Each one's paired with a Paul A Young chocolate - so the Raspberry Rum Delight cocktail comes with a raspberry and rose petal caramel, the Ramos Chocolate Fizz comes with a champagne truffle and the Chocolate Sazerac cocktail comes with his award-winning sea salted caramel.

When: From now until Easter.

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