7 decadent desserts to try in London this Easter

Looking for somewhere to satisfy your sweet tooth? If you’re staying in London for the long weekend, look beyond the average Easter egg and try one of these decadent Easter desserts.

Chocolate sharing platter at Florentine
At Florentine, a short walk from the South Bank, they’re serving traditional Sunday roasts all weekend. Don’t fill up on Yorkshire puddings, though – you’ll want to save room for this chocolate sharing platter. Designed to feed four, it features waffles with chocolate sauce, chocolate and lemon pavlova, and chocolate egg shells filled with panna cotta and mango jelly.

Easter Freakshake at Maxwell’s
Head to Maxwell’s for an all-American feast followed by their eggs-travagant Easter freakshake. The giant chocolate egg is filled with chocolate milkshake and topped with whipped cream, chocolate bunnies, Smarties eggs, Oreo cookies, wafer biscuits, and rainbow sprinkles. It’s on the menu until Monday, priced at £12.95.

Mini egg croissant at YOLO
YOLO is a new dessert bar in Covent Garden, specialising in cakes and desserts made with all-natural ingredients. This weekend, they’re serving the ultimate breakfast treat – a freshly baked croissant filled with chocolate whipped cream and smashed mini eggs.

Seashell dessert at J Sheekey
J Sheekey is the perfect place to escape the West End crowds and sample some of the best seafood in town. Their set lunch menu – 3 courses for £30 – is available daily and they serve brunch accompanied by live music in the Atlantic Bar on Sundays. Don’t miss their limited edition seashell dessert – a chocolate shell filled with raspberry ripple ice-cream, raspberry compote, and mini sea-themed chocolates and jellies (£10.50).

Crème egg doughnuts at VIVI
Enjoy the best of British food this Easter at VIVI, a glamorous 60s-inspired brasserie overlooking Oxford Street. It’s open all weekend, serving everything from bottomless brunch to late-night dinner and drinks. Their Easter menu is a bargain at £24.50 for three courses, including a glass of fizz or a Pink Floyd cocktail made with rhubarb vodka. Save room for their bite-size Crème egg doughnuts with lemon curd and chocolate soil.

Hot Scotch bun ice-cream sandwiches at Mac & Wild
Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild is taking the hot cross bun to new heights this weekend. The buns will be toasted and glazed with Dalmore whisky, filled with salted caramel ice-cream, and drizzled with hazelnut and chocolate sauce. They’re available at their restaurants in Fitzrovia and the City until Sunday.

Easter afternoon tea at The Rosebery at Mandarin Oriental
After an extensive restoration project, the Mandarin Oriental is now fully open and looking better than ever. This Easter is the perfect time to visit, especially if you’re in the mood for indulgence. You can enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the elegant Rosebery lounge, accompanied by teas from around the world or sake, if you fancy something different. This weekend, their dainty sandwiches and freshly baked scones will be accompanied by Easter bunny-inspired sweet treats.

Visit OpenTable to book or find out what more of London’s top restaurants have planned for Easter.