This year Easter falls on the first weekend we’re able to socialise in groups of six outside, which calls for a double celebration! Take the stress out of the day and treat your group to a delicious restaurant quality meal delivered, or why not order a seasonal cake and bundle of sweet treats to enjoy.
Pleesecakes, The Dip-Dip Horray Cheesecake and Happy Pleester Bundle (Delivery within London & South East) – Photo above
Let the cheesecake wizards Pleesecakes bring the wow factor to your Easter table and picnic spreads this year. The Dip-Dip Hooray (£42, serves 8-10) cake features a double chocolate digestive biscuit base, vanilla cheesecake mixed with crushed Cadbury’s Mini Eggs and rainbow sprinkles, topped with Easter confectionary and an orange blossom yolk, plus toasted hot cross bun dipping soldiers! For all the family, the Happy Pleeseter Bundle (£36) includes six cheesecake flavours; Carrot Cake, Crème Egg, Mini Eggs, Hershey’s Blondie, Reese’s Brownies and Hot Cross Bun. Delivery is within a 70-mile radius of RH1, which covers London and the South East, or collect from Pleesecakes HQ in Redhill, Surrey. www.pleesecakes.com
Benares, Easter Roasts & Eggs of India Menu (Delivery within M25)
Benares Mayfair is delivering three Indian-inspired roasts throughout the bank holiday Easter weekend. The impressive Tandoori Gosht (£180, serves four) makes for the perfect table centrepiece – a ginger and fennel spiced roasted crown of lamb, stuffed with quail egg pulao, served with a rich rogan josh gravy, saag aloo, garlic naan, cumin raita, Punjabi onion salad and chilli & mint chutney. Tandoor Murg Roast Chicken (£95, serves two) and Tandoor Macchi Roasted Whole Seabass (£80, serves two) are also available. The restaurant will also be offering five savoury egg specials from an ‘Eggs of Indian Menu’ 1st- 5th April, as well as a complimentary box of chocolate Easter Eggs on 4th April with all orders. Delivery available across Greater London (within M25). Roasts are available daily, 48 hours’ notice is required. www.benares.com
Aquavit London, Easter DIY Box (Nationwide delivery)
Head Chef Jorjon Colazo of Nordic-inspired Aquavit London has launched a new special Easter DIY Box (£105), to help you celebrate in style. Starters to share include “Gubbora”, a classic egg and anchovy salad with rye bread; and baby beetroot salad followed by pork belly or salmon, both served with seaweed and kale “gremolata”; roasted new potatoes with dill; and asparagus with mustard infused Sandefjord sauce, hazelnuts and fried anchovies. Finish with a traditional semla with almond and Chantilly cream; or a selection of cheese and crackers. Order online or via Slerp. Orders must be placed before 11pm on Tuesday for Thursday delivery. www.aquavitrestaurants.com
Drake & Morgan, Roast Lamb X Bolney Estate Brut Reserve Easter Box (Nationwide delivery)
Drake & Morgan’s impressive Easter DIY meal kit comes with a bottle of sparkling English wine, Bolney Estate Brut Reserve. Toast to the arrival of spring and better times as well as a show-stopping whole leg of roasted lamb, served with dauphinoise potatoes, minted peas and broad beans. An Insta-worthy dessert comes in the form of a double-baked chocolate cheesecake with Easter eggs. The kit is priced at £90, inclusive of nationwide delivery, and generously serves four. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm on Monday 29th March for delivery on Thursday 1st April. www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk
PAUL Bakery, Easter Treats (Nationwide delivery – DIY kit) – photo above
Enjoy all the alfresco fun and festivities with PAUL bakery’s collection of Easter treats. From the new Spring Sharing Box (£26.95) featuring two Fraisier bunnies, egg-shaped chocolate cakes and a box of 12 jewel-like mini macarons to Fruit or Chocolate Hot Cross Buns (£1.50 each, 5 for £4, 8 for £8); a family Breadmaking DIY kit (£38) and Eggceptional Carrot Cake (£23.95, serves 4 – 6) – there’s something for everyone. Available online from 19th March, delivery to select London and Oxford postcodes. The Carrot Cake and Hot Cross Buns are also available in-store, and the DIY kit for nationwide delivery. www.paul-uk.com
Creams Café, Cadbury Desserts (Nationwide delivery)
Chocoholics rejoice! Creams Café has partnered with Cadbury on a range of dishes to sweeten up your Easter. Choose from a box of Creams’ delicious doughnuts topped with Cadbury Creme Eggs® and Cadbury Mini Eggs® (£8.95), or a sky-high pancake stack with Cadbury Mini Eggs®(£6.95). These egg-stra special treats are available to order online from 22nd March – 9th April (or while stocks last). www.creamscafe.com
Mariage Frères, Tea-Infused Easter Eggs (Nationwide delivery)
Luxury French tea emporium, Mariage Frères, has just launched a beautiful new box of tea-infused ‘Joyeux’ Easter Eggs – creamy ganache infused with Thé de Pâques crème brûlée under a crisp shell of chocolate speckled with colourful, festive dots. Each box features four delicious flavours: dark chocolate ganache, almond, almond praline and hazelnut gianduja, priced at £39. All products are available at Selfridges London or for nationwide delivery from www.mariagefreres.com.
Crêpeaffaire, Easter Egg Hunt Pancake Kit (Nationwide delivery)
Taking Easter treats to a new level, Crêpeaffaire’s brand-new nationwide Easter pancake DIY kits come with 250g of luxury house-blend pancake mix (enough for around 10 crêpes), and seasonal toppings of Cadbury’s crème eggs, mini eggs, Nutella, smarties, white chocolate and golden syrup. Priced at £15.50, each kit comes with full instructions as well as an Easter Egg Hunt Card with clues and riddles to keep your chicks entertained over the long weekend.
Nationwide delivery. Order via www.crepeaffaire.com