Easter is a great time to gather together friends and family and enjoy the very best food and wines. Make Sunday lunch something special by following our classic menu plan – start with a fresh veggie soup, then enjoy roast lamb and all the trimmings followed by a decadent chocolate tart.
This crowd-pleasing menu and shopping list serves a minimum of six people, so will be perfect if you're catering for guests or extended family. We've also made several alternative suggestions for each course so you can mix and match according to diet and preference.
Pea, mint & spring onion soup with parmesan biscuits
Kick off your meal with a stylish springtime starter packed full of feel-good greens. For best results, always liquidise the soup while still hot. The parmesan tuiles are packed with cheesy flavour but are incredibly delicate and brittle, so handle with care when serving. You can make both the soup and biscuits a day ahead and store in an airtight container; keep the tuiles between sheets of baking parchment.
Smoked salmon, cucumber, capers & freshly baked soda bread
Spiced beetroot & feta tarts with tahini-dressed leaves
Salmon & prawns with dill & lime aïoli
Classic potted shrimps
Smoked trout & radish remoulade tartines
Asparagus wraps with lemon mayo
Whipped brie salad with dates & candied walnuts
Creamy curried carrot & butter bean soup
Roast lamb studded with rosemary & garlic
Make traditional spring lamb the centrepiece of your celebratory lunch. This simple and succulent roast leg is studded with rosemary and garlic for a real flavour boost. If you have time, stud the lamb a day in advance to allow the herbs to really permeate the meat. Arm yourself with all the essential roasting gadgets to help achieve the perfect results.
Alternative lamb suggestions
Greek roast lamb
Herb-crusted leg of lamb with red wine gravy
Hay-baked stuffed leg of lamb
One-pan Easter lamb
Roast lamb with spring herb crumbs
Garlic & herb roast lamb on boulangère potatoes
Korean crusted roast lamb
Alternative veggie mains
Dauphinoise potatoes, spring vegetables, and lemon & thyme baby carrots
Garlicky potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to lamb, and our slow-cooked dauphinoise is sure to impress. Make this classic potato bake extra-luxurious with double cream and add gruyère for an extra cheesy hit, if you like. Serve alongside fresh spring vegetables and sweet, seasonal baby carrots.
Chocolate egg baked tart
Finish the meal off in style with a slice of our showstopping chocolate egg baked tart. Combining a rich chocolatey filling, crumbly shortbread base and glittering golden egg nuggets, this mouthwatering marvel is sure to leave everyone satisfied. It cuts into 12 slices, but we doubt there'll be any trouble polishing off leftovers the next day. Deceptively simple to make, and ready in under an hour, this tempting tart is a real timesaver. What's more, you could make it a day ahead and chill in the tin overnight.
Hot cross bun & butter pudding
Dark & white chocolate cardamom swirl tart
Prune & chocolate torte
Amaretti & sultana chesecake
Double chocolate Easter Danish
Rhubarb fool trifle
Chocolate, pistachio & nougat semifreddo
Rhubarb, pear & hazelnut crumbles
Rhubarb & ginger syllabub
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