Easter is always a great time to pack a weekend bag and get out of the city for some much needed R&R however for those who haven’t made any plans, we’ve organised our very own Easter egg hunt for you to enjoy!
The eggs we are referring to are of the breakfast/brunch variety rather than the chocolate kind but we figured you may fancy something savoury after the sugar rush. Over the past year we have really seen the humble egg come to the fore, with many restaurants dedicating a large portion of their menus to breakfast, brunch and all day egg delights.
Let’s begin our London Easter egg hunt…
Although eggs aren’t the first thing to come to mind when thinking of Indian cuisine, Akuri is a traditional breakfast dish amongst the Irani community and we can see why. If you like scrambled eggs with a twist then you’ll love this dish as it’s spiced up with chopped onion, tomato, green chilli, turmeric and chilli powder and comes with roasted tomatoes and pav bread on the side.
Ottolenghi’s has brought us a Middle Eastern delight in the form of Nopi, its Soho brasserie style restaurant. Although the breakfast menu offers a bit of everything from French Toast to Cougette Bake, the showstopper is most certainly the Shakshuka, a Tunisian pan served breakfast dish. Expect runny eggs in and amongst a delicious medley of tomatoes, peppers, spices and smoked labneh (strained curd-like yoghurt). Soak up all the flavour with some sourdough and you’ll be all set for the day!
Although you can find poached eggs on English muffins in most breakfast spots in London, Bourne & Hollingsworth definitely offer the crème de la crème. For all the creatures of habit out there, fear not, you’ll still find the trusted Eggs Benedict and Royale on the menu but if you do find yourself feeling slightly adventurous why not try either the Lobster Royale or Huevos Benedictos. The latter comes served with chorizo, avocado, béarnaise sauce and pico de gallo.
Where do we even start?! We honestly can’t choose just one dish so you’ll just have to take a group of friends who love to share and order as much of the menu as you can eat! The nduja, black pudding & pork belly hash is unbelievable and the Cheeseburger Hash is equally as tasty. But perhaps if we absolutely had to choose just one dish to try it would be the Chilaquiles, crispy corn tacos, green salsa, chipotle, guacamole, peppers, goat’s curd, chillies & a fried egg. We are hungry just thinking about it.
Although eggs are often associated with breakfast, we can’t help but love the all-day egg, enter Whyte and Brown’s chicken & pork Scotch egg with mustard and caper mayo. Need we say more? The breakfast menu also includes some great traditional egg dishes including a full English and bacon and fried egg brioche bun so there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Obviously this is not an extensive list of London’s best breakfast and brunch spots as we know you don’t have all day but we hope this will be a good place for you to start your Easter egg hunt.
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