10 hot cross buns to try in London this Easter

Hot Cross BUNThe Brew (group)

One bun to eat-in: £3

Four to take-away: £4

Looking for a luxury hot cross bun this Easter? From 16 March until the end of the month, Brew in Putney, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Clapham and Chiswick will be selling these goodies to eat in or take-away. Freshly made on site every day by Brew’s hellfire bakers.


mandarin orientalMandarin Oriental SW1

Forget Dinner by Heston and Bar Boulud, head to the Rosebery Lounge at this grand Knightsbridge hotel to experience their delicious hot cross buns, cooked up by their chef pâtissier Heather Kaniuk.


st johnSt John (group)

Nip into your nearest offshoot of Fergus Henderson’s nose-to-tail dining venue, which incorporates St John Bread & Wine, St John Bakery and St John Maltby Street, for some spectacular hot cross buns this Easter. The group’s bakery is famous for producing some of London’s best baked goods (including incredible doughnuts) and their hot cross buns are no exception.


gail's bakeryGail’s Bakery (group)

Nothing marks Easter like a fresh hot cross bun, warm from the oven, toasted with butter or made into French Toast with butterscotch sauce. At Gail’s Bakery (branches across London) you’ll find all these delights, as well as their bunny cupcakes and Easter bunny speculoos biscuits. Hopping around the bakeries from 1 March.


Tom's KitchenTom’s Kitchen Deli (group)

Six for £4. Eight for £10.

Available from 14 March

To celebrate Easter 2016, Tom’s Kitchen Deli in St. Katharine Docks and Canary Wharf will be offering fresh hot cross buns and handmade Easter eggs. Hot cross buns can be baked to order for collection the following day.

To order hot cross buns, email deli.st.katharinedocks@tomskitchen.co.uk or deli.canarywharf@tomskitchen.co.uk for a form. Hot cross buns are to be ordered by midday for collection after midday the following day.


Mount Street Deli W1

Just £1!

Are these perhaps London’s best value hot cross buns?! Head to the Caprice Group’s Mayfair deli where you’ll find a squishy, sweet, cinnamon bun for just £1, as well as Easter egg cupcakes – comprising spiced orange and carrot with a butter cream topping – at £2.95 a pop.


CdlV6sZUYAAnuMXFree From Bakehouse @ Borough Market SE1

Love hot cross buns but can’t tolerate gluten? Then the award-winning Free From Bakehouse at London’s iconic Borough Market has just the thing for you – their gluten free version of this traditional Easter goody.


Hot cross buns with a difference…

japanese hot cross bunsJapan Centre W1
For an Eastern twist on this Easter fave head to the Japan Centre bakery in Shaftesbury Avenue. They’ve whipped up the traditional bun but added an extra ingredient – matcha (ie green tea) – for those who fancy some superfood with their sweet treat.


Hot Cross Bunny Burger LRHot Cross Bunny Burger @ ETM Group


Available 25 March-1 April

The Easter bunny has arrived, just not how you expected! Hightail it to your nearest ETM Group venue (like The Gun, The Well, The Jugged Hare and The Botanist) for their limited edition Hot Cross Bunny Burger.

The rabbit patty is teamed with smoked bacon, mushroom and topped with a generous slab of Lincolnshire rarebit before being sandwiched between a sweet, light and fluffy hot cross bun. Served with thick-cut chips and crunchy carrot mustard slaw, washed down with a complimentary bottle of Long Arm Brewing Co. craft beer.


DYI hot cross buns…

drake & morganDrake & Morgan at King’s Cross N1

Classes take place on 23 & 24 March at 11 am and 3 pm.

Or come and try your hand at crafting your own hot cross bun with Drake & Morgan’s step-by-step tutorial courses held in one of the kitchen pods at their King’s Cross venue. The group of 10 people, instructed by exec chef Rob Mitchell, will be shown how to create expertly rolled fruit buns, from mixing to kneading, shaping and baking.

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