From all-day dining at Aquavit London and Villandry St James’, to some of the most distinguished and respected food merchants, St James’s dishes up the best places to eat and drink in London throughout Easter. For those looking for the perfect gifts for foodies St James’ has plenty to offer. Leading cheese monger Paxton & Whitfield, fine wine and spirits merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd and Fortnum & Mason have the perfect selection for cheese, wine and chocolate lovers.

Look no further than St James’s and Piccadilly this Spring for plentiful food and drinks experiences and offers, with an ever-more-exciting restaurant scene in the new St James’s Market development. 


This Easter, Aquavit London launches the Nordic Afternoon Tea, offering a wonderful array of traditional Nordic delicacies all served in the stylish St James’s Market. Guests can choose between three different afternoon tea packages: The Fika Afternoon Tea includes Swedish coffee from Johan & Nystrom for £27.50, the Champagne Afternoon Tea allowing guests to indulge in a glass of Ruinart Brut Champagne for £39 and lastly the Aquavit Afternoon Tea, developed in collaboration with iconic Danish design company Georg Jensen. The offer includes a glass of Dom Perignon for £65. With three specialist options this makes Aquavit London the perfect way to spend an indulgent afternoon this Easter. 

Villandry St James’s

By name and nature, the incredible Free Flowing Brunch from Villandry St James’s is available throughout Easter weekend. Enjoy fresh pastries, a delicious Brunch dish of your choice, a slice of homemade cake from the cake counter and free flowing Prosecco all for £35.

Ole & Steen

Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebaek decided to join forces in 2008 and open a bakery in Denmark that uses quality ingredients to hand-make fresh pastries, breads and cakes every day. Recently opened their first UK venture in St James’s Market, this Easter guests are treated to a selection of indulgent treats from Easter Chick Puffs (£3.50 each) to Easter Eggs (£3.00 each). The Chick has a marzipan base topped with passionfruit marshmallow and filled with passionfruit ganache. The Easter Egg comes in a variety of flavours from Danish nougat with dark chocolate, raspberry centre with white chocolate to caramel centre with milk chocolate and chopped almonds.

[Fortnum & Mason Creme de la Cream Eggs £16.50 ]

Fortnum & Mason

Choice is endless with a store packed full of all the goodies you could possibly need to see you through the Easter period. For the chocoholic, a quartet of individually hand painted Crème de la Cream Eggs, two milk chocolate and two dark, filled with luxuriant strawberry or champagne creams –made with pieces of real dried strawberries or smooth Bucks Fizz.

[Fortnum & Mason Tin Egg]

Other Fortnum’s Easter essentials include the annually-beloved Easter Tea, a brand-new and exclusive potted Welsh Rarebit for a savoury foodie celebration, the Fortnum & Mason Cook Book packed full of iconic recipes ready for Easter feasting and of course, Fortnum’s world-renowned hampers ranging from £55.00 to £85.00.

Paxton & Whitfield

Offering a moreish selection in their Spring Cheese Collection (£40.00) containg Fleur de Sologne, Harbourne Blue, Kirkham’s Lancashire and Rollright, all perfect to enjoy at this time of year. There is also a range of tempting honeys, a Gooseberry & Elderflower jam, traditional mini Simnel cakes and a Wiltshire Fruit Cake to be savoured.

Berry Bros. & Rudd

With an educated selection of gift ideas, Berry Brothers can recommend their own new vintage Berry Bros. & Rudd label wines, such as the Rioja by Bodegas Amezola del la Mora to accompany an Easter Sunday roast lamb.

[Berry Bros. & Rudd: Australian Shiraz by Elderton 2015; Rioja, Torre Demontablo, Crianza, 2012; English Sparkling Wine, Gusbourne Estate NV ]

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