Whether you’re planning to stay in London or escape to the coast for the four-day-long Easter weekend, one thing is guaranteed – you’re going to need to eat. If you do get a break from the kitchen, we have some top recommendations for places where you can enjoy some of Britain’s finest cuisine, come city or seaside.
The cinematic windows looking across Green Park will have you wondering what to feast your eyes on first – the beautiful dishes or impressive scenery. Be sure not to forget dessert for a fairy-tale ending to a guaranteed flawless meal.
If you’d like to know more about the inspirations behind Hide, we spoke to Executive Chef and owner, Ollie Dabbous, earlier this year for our Quick Bite series.
Location: 85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NB, United Kingdom
A Kings Road institution, the first floor of the restaurant impresses with its marble-topped horseshoe bar, bold print banquettes, and abundance of foliage. A Mediterranean menu and spectacular cocktails await you at this Michelin starred restaurant.
Location: 350 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU
Headed up by one of Brighton’s most famous Chefs, Michael Bremner, the restaurant promises to be a family-friendly spot, where kids are well catered for and the atmosphere is chilled to match its beachfront location.
Location: Kings Road Arches, 91-96, Brighton BN1 2FN
A gem south of the river, all plates at Smoke & Salt pack big, bright flavours. Don’t miss their clever riff on the classic spiced sausage, made with chopped raw lamb, mixed with a fiery harissa and served with contrastingly cool labneh and warm flatbread.
Location: 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ
Michael Bremner’s other Brighton restaurant is tucked away in the lanes, and what it lacks in size it makes up for in flavour and quality. Get booked in early to ensure a table for a feast of tasty small plates using fresh, local produce. The restaurant’s name comes from the “house egg”, bathed at 64 degrees precisely until its white is translucent but set and its yolk as spoonable as honey.
Location: 53 Meeting House Ln, Brighton BN1 1HB
Right at the top of the vibrant Brighton food scene, chef-owner Steven Edwards is earning high acclaim for the tasting menus at his debut venture in Hove. A former Masterchef: The Professionals winner, Edwards showcases local Sussex produce and loves to explain the details of the food.
Location: 216 Church Rd, Brighton, Hove BN3 2DJ