London’s chefs have been hard at work in their kitchens so that you barely have to lift a finger in yours! Pre-prepared Easter lamb dishes are the order of the day, with Italian, French, Peruvian, Caribbean, vegan and even a Heston Blumenthal twist – all delivered right to your door for Easter weekend
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1 Easter at Home by Heston Blumenthal
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, will be welcoming guests to Dinner on the Terrace by Heston Blumenthal from 12 April. In the meantime, you can experience a little Blumenthal brilliance at home with a special five-course Easter meal kit featuring Roast Lamb and Egg in Verjuice. Easter at Home by Heston Blumenthal will be available for collection from the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park on Sunday 5 April and Monday 6 April priced £160pp. Heston Blumenthal retains his Michelin magic at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal with two stars in the 2021 UK Michelin Guide.
2 Galvin at Home’s Easter Kit
The Galvin At Home delivery box offers a restaurant quality meal with minimal fuss. Created especially for Easter weekend, the kit includes nibbles of Nocellara olives with home-baked rosemary focaccia, Velouté of broad beans with poached duck egg, crispy shallots and pea shoots and, for the main event, a choice of roast rump of spring lamb, crushed Jersey royals and wild garlic pesto, or a vegetarian spring white truffle gnocchi with white asparagus and wild mushroom purée. For dessert it’s Sicilian lemon tart and raspberry meringue. The delivery box is £55pp (£50 for the veggie option) and available for nationwide delivery or collection from Galvin La Chapelle in Spitalfields.
3 Officina 00’s Easter at-Home Feast
Head chef Elia Sebregondi and the team at Officina 00 have created a cook-at-home Easter feast combining dishes typical of an Italian celebration. The menu starts with a Castatiello (a ring-shaped stuffed bread, traditionally made on Good Friday) with burrata and broad beans, followed by lasagne Emilia and a ragu bolognese. The main event is lamb cutlets with rosemary and confit garlic butter served alongside roasted potatoes, artichokes and a green salad. To finish is a Pastiera, originally from Naples and made with ricotta and candied orange peel. Priced £45pp and available for Londonwide delivery.
4 Bocca di Lupo’s Easter Feast
Soho favourite Bocca di Lupo has created an Easter feast inspired by spring’s bounty, along with a bottle of Lambrusco (which is experiencing a comeback, don’t you know?). The four-course menu starts with homemade Coppa (cured pork neck) with peas and pecorino, followed by Orzotto with braised ‘Easter Bunny’ and wild garlic. The main event is a honey marinated boneless leg of lamb, garlic and rosemary along with roast potatoes, onions and roman and lemon dressing. To finish there’s Speckled Jim, a whole Colomba from Forno Gentile. Priced £119 for two people (including delivery). Available for delivery nationwide on 1 April or Londonwide on 3 April.
5 Townsend’s Easter Feast
Townsend’s Easter Feast begins with starters to share including soda bread with Paddock Farm pork rillette, goats curd and spiced walnuts along with Townsend seasonal pickles and ferments. The main dish is a butterflied and marinated leg of lamb with Jersey Royals, steamed asparagus, fresh curd and smoked almonds. Vegetarians can swap out the lamb for a warming lentil and roast root vegetable cottage pie. To finish there is rhubarb and almond tart with crème fraîche. Add on a selection of British cheeses from Neal’s Yard with oatcakes and chutney, and/or a seasonal wine, if you fancy. From £64 for two people (veggie option £55), available for nationwide delivery. London orders will be delivered 3 April (last orders 1 April, 8pm) and the rest of the UK on 1 April (last orders 30 March, 8pm).
Bocca di Lupo’s Easter Feast (photo: Steven Joyce)
Townsend’s Easter Feast
6 The Gladwin Brothers’ Easter Farm-to-Fork Feast
The Gladwin Brothers’ Easter farm-to-fork feast, put together with locally and sustainably sourced produce, includes a beautiful oven-ready lamb Wellington. Made with seasonal British spring lamb and foraged wild garlic, and served with Jersey Royal potatoes, new season asparagus spears and a red wine jus, it’s sure to be a hit. For dessert there are 12 mini Easter eggs covered in dark chocolate and hazelnut praline, made in-house by executive chef and co-founder, Oliver Gladwin. Priced £85 for four people and available for delivery in London (central London postcodes carry a delivery fee of £5 to cover Congestion Charge). Order by 31 March at 5pm for delivery on 2 April.
7 The Ninth Made Simple
The Ninth Made Simple is the assemble-at-home box from Jun Tanaka’s Michelin-starred The Ninth restaurant in Fitzrovia. The meal kit comes with three courses for two people, with pickled carrots, goats curd dressing, radicchio and hazelnuts to start; caramelized lamb neck with yoghurt, chimichurri and couscous as the main (or, alternatively, marinated sea bream with white miso, lemon and couscous, or roast Delica pumpkin with dukkah, chimichurri and couscous). For dessert, it’s chocolate fondant & crème fraîche. Priced £75 (add a bottle of wine to match each dish for an extra £25). Order by 6pm on Tuesdays for delivery that same Friday. Delivery available nationwide.
8 COYA Mayfair’s Peruvian Easter Feast
COYA Mayfair’s new limited-edition finish-at-home Peruvian Easter feast, Almuerzo de Pascua, is a four-course extravaganza. Enjoy a series of colourful appetizers, including Tostada con Camarones (corn tostadas with black tiger prawns), followed by a selection of fresh ceviche and tiraditos including Ceviche de Corvina a la Trufa (corvina with truffles and ponzu) and Tataki de Atun Nikkei (yellowfin tuna). Choose two main courses from options such as Arroz con Pato (stir fried rice with duck leg), Cordero Asado (braised lamb rump) and Escabeche Peruano (baked sea bream). To finish, a lemon tart with meringue and COYA’s own chocolate Easter eggs. The feast includes a lavender and honey gimlet, and a bottle of wine. Priced £85pp (minimum two people). Orders must be placed before 6pm on 31 March for delivery on 3 April.
9 ROAST by The Loveable Rogue
Have a stress-free Easter Sunday with the ROAST kit by The Loveable Rogue. Choose from a traditional chicken or beef roast with a hearty springtime meal. ROAST’s beef option begins with caramelised cauliflower and apple veloute with curry oil and fresh apple, followed by Speyside beef sirloin with red wine gravy, cauliflower cheese with a cheddar cheese and herb crumb, beef fat roast potatoes, honey glazed root vegetables and Yorkshire puddings. For dessert it’s pear and vanilla custard trifle with almond crumb. Priced £55 for chicken and £65 for beef (serves two).
10 LIMA Lux Box
For something a little more exotic this Easter, Fitzrovia favourite Lima London is offering Peruvian dishes for at-home dining in a selection of LIMA boxes. Designed for two to four people to share, each box contains Peruvian snacks and a three-course meal, with the option of adding LIMA’s homemade Pisco Sours at checkout. The Lux box contains an exciting twist on Easter lamb: milk-fed lamb seco with sweet potato and pumpkin purée, black quinoa-broccoli and ‘botija’ olive shards. There’s also a starter of scallop ceviche, Peruvian bread to snack on and a roasted Piña Colada for dessert. Boxes start from £75. Available for nationwide delivery.
11 Sabor en Casa x Estrella Galicia
Sabor en Casa and Estrella Galicia have teamed up for a tapas and beer pairing feast this Easter. The eight-course Spanish feast includes some of Sabor’s best-selling dishes, including ham croquetas, tortilla, gambas al ajillo, pulpo a la Gallega (paprika-dusted octopus atop a bed of potatoes), arroz negro (a traditional black-rice dish), Iberian pig’s cheeks, and a Basque cheesecake to finish. The box also contains two 330ml bottles of Estrella Galicia. Available for nationwide delivery from £96 for two. Order by 10pm every Monday for delivery on Friday.
12 Green Haus’ Vegan Spring Menu
Green Haus’ delicious vegan spring menu offering is a great way to enjoy a plant-based Easter feast. Eight veggie-centric dishes include dishes of Patatas Mojo Verde with baked new potato salad, wild garlic salsa and Jalapeno chili, Masoor Dal with spiced brown lentil dip and flatbreads, followed by the likes of Gnocchi Di Spinaci al Pesto with spinach gnocchi, roasted courgettes and toasted pine nuts, Paella de Tomate y Azafran with saffron and sun-blushed tomato, and Shoyu Ramen with Shiitake mushroom broth, bok choy and spiced tofu. Plus, there two sweet options to finish. Every menu is paired with an artisanal bottle of vegan white wine and costs £60 (serves two).
13 Lyle’s Easter Meal Kits
Lyle’s, the Shoreditch Michelin-starred restaurant founded by James Lowe, is delivering Easter Meal Kits across the country filled with seasonal dishes. Each parcel will contain a feast for two, beginning with the restaurant’s sourdough bread and cultured butter, and a dish of mussels, cider and leeks. Next, there will be prized spears of delicate white asparagus, whey butter and bottarga, and for the main, a nod to traditional Easter lamb – Welsh mountain mutton, Yukon Gold potatoes, and wild garlic. For dessert, chocolate tart will be accompanied by rhubarb pastels, and brown butter cakes to share. Priced £140. Available to order now for delivery on 2 April.
14 SMOKESTAK’s DIY Kits
The SMOKESTAK team is putting its signature barbecue spin on a classic Easter lunch with two different boxes to choose from. Easter Menu 1 serves two with grilled flat breads with cod roe and chive soured cream, native breed pulled pork with pickled cucumber, beef brisket with pickled red chilli, new potatoes and spring greens. There’s also white chocolate cheesecake with seasonal blood orange and a rhubarb sour with lime zest (£75). Easter Menu 2 features the same menu, with the additions of spring lamb and herb sausage with a mint dressing, asparagus with Pecorino, purple sprouting broccoli with salsa verde and a bottle of Gran Cerdo Rioja (£115). All meats will be smoked over kiln-dried English oak for up to 15 hours in a Ole Hickory wood-fired smoker. Available nationwide for delivery on Friday 2 April.
15 Juici Jerk’s Easter Weekend Box
Caribbean kitchen and street food pop-up Juici Jerk has created Easter Weekend cook-at-home meal kits to cater for celebrations on both Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The kits feature traditional Caribbean dishes such as Jamaican Escovitch-style Red Snapper Fillet (for Good Friday) and Jerk BBQ Lamb Chops (for Easter Sunday), as well as an assortment of Jamaican patties, garlic butter lobster tails, festivals, macaroni cheese, rice and peas, plantain, chocolate and Guinness cake and a pack of mini Easter eggs. There’s also a Guinness Punch and Sorrel & Ginger Punch. Each box comes with a menu and step-by-step instructions and is made to feed either two (£95) or four (£180) people. Available for nationwide delivery (£5) or collection from its Tooting kitchen. Order by 30 March for delivery on 2 April.
16 La Tua Pasta Easter Feast
La Tua Pasta, the fresh pasta supplier to restaurants such as Claridge’s and The Dorchester, has created a limited-edition Easter feast putting an Italian twist on the classic British combo of lamb and mint. Hand-folded into tortelloni and complemented with sage butter sauce, this Italian-British Easter dish is accompanied by two bake-at-home focaccia, sliced Tempus salami and Parmesan cheese. There’s also a Colomba – a dove shaped, panettone-style cake that’s made by hand using Sicilian almonds, raisins and candied fruit. Priced £50 (serves 2-4). Order by 4pm on 28 March for delivery nationwide in time for Easter weekend.
SMOKESTAK is putting its signature barbecue spin on a classic Easter lunch