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Milly Kenny-Ryder picks her Easter temptations

Food writer and photographer Milly Kenny-Ryder picks her favourite places to dine, drink and brunch for Easter on Sloane Street

12 April 2022

Easter dishes at Harry's Dolce Vita

Sloane Street has always been an iconic fashion destination, but in the past few years it’s also been recognised as a home for some of the world’s most beautiful – and delicious – eateries. Ahead of the Easter holidays and in anticipation of some (hopefully) warm spring weather, I ventured to this part of town to explore the restaurants, cafés and bars. Here is my curated selection of places to visit, and more importantly, what dishes to order.

Begin with breakfast at Granger & Co

Chef Bill Granger is the hero of London’s Australian brunch scene, with several branches of his eponymous café across the capital. The Chelsea eatery is cosy inside and has plenty of lovely al fresco tables on the terrace. Grab a few friends and order a feast from the extensive and tempting menu. 

I recommend the light and fluffy ricotta hotcakes with honeycomb butter and banana, which are a must for morning meals at Granger & Co. I also love the variety of speciality drinks to choose from.

237 Pavilion Road SW1X 0BP; grangerandco.com/chelsea
Granger & Co's ricotta hotcakes

Lunch at Harry’s Dolce Vita

A two-minute walk from Sloane Street, Harry’s Dolce Vita is a much-loved west London institution. Sit inside the atmospheric restaurant or, if the weather is good, enjoy a table on the terrace: it’s perfect for people-watching. 

The menu is a selection of comforting Italian recipes, from “Harry’s tagliolini” with parmesan, truffle and cream to classic pizzas and steaks. The “toadstool” dessert is famous among foodies, but this season it’s worth trying the Easter special – a chocolate egg decorated with edible butterflies and flowers, and filled with ganache and crunchy chocolate pieces.

27-31 Basil St SW3 1BB; harrysdolcevita.com
Harry's taglioni with parmesan, truffle and cream

Afternoon treats at Anya Cafe

This cute cafe (from iconic handbag designer Anya Hindmarch) is my go-to for meetings in the area. Grab a table outside and choose from the fun range of cakes, which includes a pristine cloud and a smiley face sponge. 

This week, the cafe has truly delicious hot cross buns on offer, which are best enjoyed lightly toasted and spread with butter – there’s no better afternoon treat for the Easter holidays. Be sure to ask for googly eyes on your cappuccino, too.

9 Pont St SW1X 9EH; anyahindmarch.com/pages/anya-cafe
Cakes and coffee at Anya Cafe

Aperitivo time at The LaLee

Nothing screams “I’m on holiday” like a decadent cocktail in the middle of the afternoon, and The LaLee, situated inside The Cadogan, a Belmond Hotel, is the perfect place for it. From the Rome-groni to the trio of miniature martinis (each served with a different garnish), every drink is crafted by expert bartenders. Make the experience even more special by booking a room for the night!

75 Sloane St SW1X 9SG; thelalee.co.uk
One of The LaLee's delicious cocktails

Dinner date at Beaverbrook Town House’s Fuji Grill

Beaverbrook Town House’s Fuji Grill restaurant is open to all, not just hotel guests. The menu has a range of dishes to suit all palates, but it is the sushi that really shines. For dessert, pastry chef Thanos Linardakis has used the finest milk chocolate and hazelnut praline to create The Easter Surprise egg, which, when smashed at the table, reveals bonbon surprises.

115 Sloane Street SW1X 9PJ; beaverbrooktownhouse.co.uk/eat-and-drink/the-fuji-grill
Easter Surprise dessert at Fuji Grill

Photography by Milly Kenny-Ryder. Follow Milly on Instagram

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