London’s most extravagant Easter eggs, from The Ritz’s edible Fabergé egg to Bulgari’s chic chocolate Easter chick and a £10,000 Belgian chocolate egg by Godiva
1 Fabergé x The Ritz London’s Edible Eggs Fabergé
An edible Fabergé egg? Wonders never cease. This remarkable savoury Easter egg is inspired by jeweller Peter Carl Fabergé’s iconic Mosaic Egg of 1914 and created by John Williams MBE, Executive Chef at The Ritz London. The luxurious dish mirrors the multi-coloured Fabergé Treillage egg pendant and features a soft-boiled quail’s egg encased in a lobster mousseline, decorated with a circular pattern of vegetable gem and served on a bed of Oscietra caviar finished with a langoustine à la nage sauce. Available as part of the three-course Fabergé lunch menu from 15-22 April priced £295 per person.
150 Piccadilly W1J 9BR; theritzlondon.com
2 Godiva’s Handcrafted Atelier Easter Egg
St Pancras has unveiled a giant handcrafted Godiva Atelier Easter Egg worth £10,000. The 65kg Belgian chocolate egg, which took over 200 hours to complete and measures more than a metre in height and half a metre in width, is Godiva’s largest and most expensive Easter egg to date. It was created by Godiva’s Creative Development Chef, Cherish Finden, and hand-adorned with life-like passion flowers, vibrant fuchsia chocolate petals and love hearts. See it at the St Pancras International boutique until Easter Sunday.
Euston Road, Kings Cross N1C 4QP; stpancras.com
3 Nobu’s Valhrona Chocolate Easter Eggs
Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch is crafting exclusive Easter Eggs using 72% Valhrona Chocolate and served in a variety of colours and designs. Made in-house, the eggs can even be customised with 48 hours’ notice. You can also treat yourself to a chic chocolate rabbit or hen for something a little different. Prices from £20. The hotel has also transformed its terrace into a haven of pink foliage and aromatic scents to celebrate cherry blossom season. Enjoy exclusive The House of Suntory cocktails, bespoke dishes and a limited-edition afternoon tea.
10-50 Willow Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4BH; nobuhotelshoreditch.com
4 Yauatcha’s Valhrona Grand Cru Easter Eggs
The patisserie chefs at contemporary Chinese dim sum teahouse Yauatcha have created five limited-edition Easter eggs using Valhrona Grand Cru and Creation Gourmand chocolate. Priced £38 each, you can choose between the Taïnori 64% (a Dominican Republic single origin dark chocolate), Opalys 33% (a white chocolate egg), Bahibé 46% (a high cocoa Dominican milk chocolate), Raspberry Inspiration (raspberry couverture by Valhrona) and Yuzu Inspiration (yuzu couverture by Valhrona). Available from Yauatcha Soho, Yauatcha City and Yauatcha Patisserie.
Post-impressionist fans should head for the Rosewood London this Easter, where you can get your mitts on a very artistic egg indeed. Inspired by Van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers painting and crafted from luxurious Valrhona Ivoire chocolate, the egg is decorated with delicate chocolate sunflowers dipped in white chocolate and filled with Valrhona salted caramel bon bon and mini eggs on the inside. The egg is priced £120 and available online.
252 High Holborn WC1V 7EN; rosewoodhotels.com
6 The Petersham’s Giant Easter Egg
The Petersham’s talented head-chef, Jean-Didier Gouges, has crafted an enormous, entirely edible egg. Made of 8kg of dark chocolate, the 90cm high egg will take centre stage in the restaurant throughout Easter weekend. The Petersham is serving a three-course Easter lunch over the weekend, which includes a show-stopping Easter-themed dessert – a white chocolate and raspberry mousse ‘egg’ with pastry nest and edible chocolate soil. The Easter menu is priced £39.50 for three courses.
The Petersham Hotel, Nightingale Lane, Richmond TW10 6UZ; petershamhotel.co.uk
7 Blakes Hotel x William Curley’s Limited Edition Easter Eggs
Blakes Hotel in South Kensington has partnered with British chocolatier William Curley this Easter to craft a limited edition Easter egg. Created by William himself and inspired by the hotel’s decadent fusion of Eastern and Western styles, the milk chocolate eggs are filled with exotic orangettes and ginger coated in dark chocolate and are packaged with a Blakes ribbon inside a black box. Priced £35 and are available online at williamcurley.co.uk or from Blakes Hotel.
33 Roland Gardens, South Kensington SW7 3PF; blakeshotels.com
8 Bvlgari Hotel London’s Chocolate Chic
Bvlgari Hotel London’s own master chocolatiers have created a special edition chocolate egg for Easter 2019. Crafted in hollow white chocolate, the Easter egg is shaped like a baby chick and crowned with red icing. The exquisite egg will be placed in guest rooms on Easter Sunday and will also be available to buy in the Lounge from 15-22 April priced £28.
171 Knightsbridge SW7 1DW; bulgarihotels.com
9 The Nauti but Nice Easter Egg at Sexy Fish
Sexy Fish is celebrating Easter with a seaside-inspired Nauti but Nice Easter egg. The seasonal novelty is adorned with various sea creatures composed from five different kinds of chocolate including white chocolate, mild chocolate, bitter chocolate, caramel chocolate and the delectable yuzu chocolate. Sexy Fish’s nautical Easter egg is available to buy at the restaurant from Monday 15-22 April priced £20 and also served as a sharing dessert for two for £24.
Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair W1J 6BE; sexyfish.com