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London/Mayfair Easter Sunday 2014

Bill Hunt Dec 28, 2013 08:39 PM

We are back in London in April, and staying at the Park Lane Hilton, Mayfair. My wife just pointed out that we arrive on Saturday, April 19, and that we need a restaurant for Sunday, April 20, Easter Sunday!

I started looking at some old regulars, but being both Sunday, and then Easter Sunday, I am not having much luck.

We are looking for up-scale to fine-dining, and have done many, such as Marcus Wareing @ Berkeley, Gordon Ramsay (Maze, Savoy, the eponymous restaurant and Petrus), Galvin @ Windows, The Greenhouse, Le Gavroche, Tamrind, Alain Ducasse @ Dorchester, and many others, but Sundays are an issue, and then you add in Easter, and I am batting zero.

We do not mind a lovely walk, or even a cab, so Mayfair is only our starting point.

Any suggestions?



  1. zuriga1 Dec 30, 2013 02:16 AM

    I know that Locanda Locotelli is open for Sunday dinner, but I do not know if that includes Easter Sunday. It's a wonderful place for a great Italian meal with beautiful service and food.

    1. Robin Joy Dec 29, 2013 01:36 PM

      Terroirs is good and in a pretty busy area, so they may well be open on Easter Sunday. A list you'll not find anywhere else in London:


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      1. re: Robin Joy
        Paprikaboy Dec 29, 2013 02:06 PM

        I do love Terroirs but it's not open on Sundays. Also doesn't really fit the fine dining brief. The Ledbury is open on a Sunday, not sure about Easter Sunday though.

        1. re: Paprikaboy
          PhilD Dec 29, 2013 03:52 PM

          The Ledbury is a good choice - a rarity that it's open Sundays. It's also got a fairly serious wine list that may interest Bill.

          1. re: PhilD
            Harters Dec 30, 2013 02:07 AM

            We had a faultless meal at the Ledbury in 12/12. One of the real highlights of the year.

          2. re: Paprikaboy
            Bill Hunt Jan 1, 2014 03:04 PM

            I have just contacted The Ledbury, as it sounds about perfect, and would be new to us. I hope to hear back from them soon, and will post the information.

            Though we had planned to dine at Galvin @ Windows, on our arrival day (Saturday), just to make things easy on a couple of jet-lagged Yanks, I also inquired about Saturday at The Ledbury, just in case.

            Thanks for the suggestion, and I will report back.

            In a "worst-case" situation, maybe we just do "street food," on Sunday evening, and get to the fine-dining on a few others?


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          Londonlinda Dec 29, 2013 11:37 AM

          Sorry to disappoint, but you might have a problem with dinner that day. Everywhere seems to be geared up for the full lunch and then closed in the evening. How come I know this? Because every few years, our wedding anniversary falls on Easter Sunday; we always go out somewhere special on our anniversary, and it's difficult to find somewhere. The hotels do seem to be open (we ended up at the Ritz last time the dates coincided).

          1. PhilD Dec 28, 2013 09:22 PM

            Lunch or dinner? If lunch then The River Cafe maybe an interesting option. It's maintained its solid reputation over the years and would be a good spot for an Easter sunday stroll after lunch.

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            1. re: PhilD
              Bill Hunt Dec 29, 2013 09:02 AM


              Sorry, my bad - dinner.



              1. re: Bill Hunt
                brokentelephone Dec 29, 2013 10:30 AM

                Agree w/River Cafe. I really like that restaurant.

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