Easter meal kits from the UK's Best Chefs and Restaurants
Hosting a glorious meal with your nearest and dearest is one of our most treasured ways to mark special occasions, but if knocking up a three-course feast sounds like too much hassle, why not try one of these clever Easter meal kits instead? Created by some of Britain’s top chefs and finest restaurants, from the River Café to Rick Stein, you’ll find traditional roast lamb offerings alongside lighter spring favourites. Here we’ve rounded up the best Easter meal kits to pre-order now.
Stein’s At Home
If you’re after something a little lighter than the traditional roast lamb this Easter, why not go for this meal kit from the British master of seafood, Rick Stein? Each box includes three of his favourite seasonal spring dishes, starting off with steamed scallops with soy and ginger before moving on to sea bass with vanilla vinaigrette, asparagus and new potatoes. Finish off with a zingy lemon tart topped with a dollop of clotted cream from Stein’s beloved Cornwall. Each kit comes with a video to show you exactly how to prepare each dish, so you’ll even get to cook along with the man himself.
£70 for two people, order for delivery on Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 or Saturday 16 April. Available for delivery nationwide
Haar at Home Easter luxury boxes
MasterChef finalist Dean Banks has created Haar at Home, a series of luxury meal kits designed to recreate the experience of dining in one of his restaurants at home, whether it’s the splendour of the historic Pompadour at the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh or the award-winning Haar, known to be St Andrews’ best seafood restaurant. Their seasonal tasting menu celebrates the best of land and sea, with cured trout, lemon mayonnaise and blinis to start, followed by hand-dived scallops, spring onion and cucumber salad and miso dressing. There’s an option to add on Dean’s signature dish of St Andrews’ bay lobster with mirin butter sauce, or you can skip straight to the main course of pan-fried duck breast with pak choi, asparagus and seaweed potatoes. Finish off with gooey chocolate fondant served with dulce de leche and crème fraiche.
£79.95 for two people, order for delivery on Wednesday 13 April. Available for delivery nationwide
Home by Simon Rogan Easter meal
Renowned chef Simon Rogan is best known for his two Michelin-starred restaurant L’Enclume in the Lake District, which is famed for its sustainable approach and use of hyper-local produce. This Easter meal offering makes it easy to recreate some of that same wizardry in your own kitchen. The feast kicks off with a Good Friday breakfast of meadowsweet hot cross buns with home-made jam and Winter Tarn butter, washed down with a Bloody Mary, while for the main event there’s smoked eel with buttermilk and dill to start, followed by slow-cooked stuffed shoulder of Herdwick lamb, new season’s asparagus, artichoke and watercress. And for pudding? Baked banana bread with whipped chocolate, peanut and vanilla, with a side of almond and hazelnut praline chocolate eggs.
£130 for two people, order for delivery on Wednesday 13 or Thursday 14 April. Available for delivery nationwide
River Café Easter box
Getting a table at the River Café is no easy task, but now you can bring some of the Ruth Rogers magic home with you with this glorious Easter box. With a menu designed for either two or four that ushers in the arrival of spring, there’s new season asparagus with anchovy butter to start, followed by either a butterflied leg of lamb or a whole sea bass served with vignole and potatoes ‘al Forno’. Next up is a selection of Italian cheeses, ranging from Blu di Bufala to Asiago, and the classic Tuscan Torta della Nonna for dessert. There’s even a box of eggs from famed Italian chocolatier La Molina, so you can create the world’s chicest Easter egg hunt.
£210 for two, with delivery available between 7 – 16 April. Available for delivery nationwide
Michel Roux Jr
Le Gavroche’s esteemed chef Michel Roux Jr is showcasing the best of British ingredients cooked with his signature French flair for this Easter offering. To start there’s a lighter take on the French classic lobster thermidor, featuring prawn tartlets served with an asparagus, broad bean and pea shoot salad. Next up is navarin of lamb (lamb neck), slow-cooked in a light braising jus until soft and tender, then topped with a medley of spring vegetables and served with a side of buttery pommes Parisienne. To finish there’s Roux’s own childhood favourite dessert, silky crème caramel, with crisp puff pastry palmier. Magnifique!
£79 for two people, order for delivery on Thursday 14 April. Available for delivery nationwide