An underrated festival on the culinary calendar, Easter, the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection as mentioned in the New Testament of the Christian bible, has more than enough to get food lovers all excited. While not everyone celebrates the holiday in India, many (especially, gourmands) look at it as an opportunity to simply gather the crew and spend some quality time together.
Whether you’re craving an indulgent Easter brunch or festive special bakes and confectionaries, a host of Mumbai’s restaurants and bakeries are pulling out all the stops to dish out Easter specials. Think Easter bunny-inspired cakesicles, traditional roasts, pineapple-glazed ham with a potlikker gravy, Bergen Easter chicken, a danish pastry with devilled egg centre, and so on.
Here's a curation of the best restaurants offering Easter special menus and treats in Mumbai. Easter is this Sunday and nearly all these places require pre-booking and reservations, so don’t forget to book.
1. Easter Specials at Moner
The Easter specials aka 'Festa' at Moner: Bistro and Dessert Bar, which is helmed by chef Freny Fernandes, are all about delicacies that are made in an east-Indian household for this occasion. The 'Festa' has been curated by chef Freny's mother Monica Fernandes, who the former takes all her culinary inspiration from. Think stuffed roast chicken with bacon, carrots, peas, almonds, and raisins; indyal (East-Indian version of vindaloo) cooked in plum vinegar, and chef Freny's version of an easter egg called the Fernandes Rocher.
When: April 09, 2023 for lunch and dinner
Where: Darvesh Royale, Perry Cross Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
2. Easter Brunch at Perch
Perch Wine and Coffee Bar is preparing a special menu consisting of kale, mushroom, potato and montasio strudel with miso polenta and spring vegetables, pineapple glazed ham potlikker gravy, and half a roast chicken served with a side of ricotta dumplings and asparagus and green garlic; in addition to their regular menu. For desserts, they will be offering a hot cross bread and butter pudding with vanilla creme and marzipan; and a chocolate egg-baked tart. You can wash down all this delicious, comforting food with their range of signature cocktails.
Where: Ground Floor, 12, Union Park, Off Carter Road Pali Hill, opposite Hakim Aalim, Bandra West, Mumbai 400 050
When: April 09, 2023, between 12noon and 4:00 pm
3. Easter Specials by La Folie Patisserie
One of Mumbai's favourite spots for artisanal chocolate everything, La Folie has put together a limited-edition gift box of three (Rs 400) and 8 (Rs 944) chocolate Easter eggs. The shell of each of these eggs is made using chocolate, made in-house from beans, and it is spray-painted by hand. The filling is a delicious hazelnut and salted caramel rocher praline.
When: Until April 17, 2023
Where: lafolie.in, La Folie Chocolate Factory Cafe, Mahalaxmi, and La Folie Du Chocolat, Fort
4. Lazy Easter Breakfast at Smoke House Deli
Easter celebrations at the Smoke House Deli outlets across Mumbai start early on Sunday. Head to a Smoke House Deli near you for an eggs-tra special and decade breakfast menu featuring Coorgi avocado and feta on toasted sourdough, mushroom and bora saul rice congee with soft boiled egg, soy scallions, salted nuts and spicy togarashi; and their signature French toasts, pancakes, and waffles with a variety of egg preparations. You can complement these tasty dishes with a side of single-origin coffees, loose-leaf teas, or smoothies and shakes.
When: April 09, 2023, between 9 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Smoke House Deli - Pali Hill, Colaba, BKC, Lower Parel
5. Easter Menu At Cou Cou
Cou Cou at the Jio World Drive is ringing in Easter early with a carefully curated spread that features a variety of traditional cakes - including a sinnel cake made using soaked fruits and marzipan, Easter bunny cake with chocolate ganache, a classic carrot cake, and a viennoiserie, which is a Danish pastry with a devilled egg centre. There are also chocolate and lime cupcakes, granola bars with chocolate nests, and several other confectionaries.
When: Until April 17, 2023
Where: Jio World Drive, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai
6. Easter Menu at Fresh Catch
Located in Bandra, Fresh Catch is serving a special menu for Easter that includes Goan and Karnataka delicacies like vindaloo and xacuti with Goan poee, crabmeat masala, and sweet alle belle. The menu was introduced early this week and will stay on until Easter Sunday, so make the most of the long weekend and take your loved ones out for a feast - dinner or lunch, you decide.
When: Until April 09, 2023
Where: 2nd Floor, Khan House, above McDonald’s, next to Stanislaus School, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
7. Easter Festivities at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
Drop in at the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar with your kids or friends for an exciting Easter egg hunt, great your creative hats on to decorate your own Easter eggs, and once you're done, end this fun-filled Sunday with an indulgent brunch put together by executive chef Dane Fernandes and his team. It includes bourbon-glazed ham, spatchcock chicken, hot cross buns, lamb pot pies, and an Easter egg-themed dessert station, among other delicacies.
When: April 09, 2023
Where: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, IA Project Rd, Navpada, Vile Parle East, Vile Parle, Andheri, Maharashtra 400099
8. The Devil Wears Prada For Easter Doughnuts by Ether Atelier x Toast Doughnut Shop
The good folks at Ether Atelier have joined hands with Toast Doughnut Shop for a festive pop-up that sells doughnuts inspired by the cult classic film The Devil Wears Prada. On offer are four interesting doughnut flavours based on the central characters - Miranda, Emily, Andy, and Nigel.
When: From April 14 to April 17, 2023
Where: Toast Doughnut ShopShop no. 7, Kabir Ashram Building, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, opposite Bombay Dyeing, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013 or book online at https://thrivenow.in/toast-doughnut-shop
9. Nana Cardoz’s Easter Feaster at O Pedro
O Pedro in BKC is hosting a weekend feista full of good food, heady cocktails, and live music this long weekend to celebrate Easter. Called 'Nana Cardoz's Easter Feaster, this exclusive a-la-carte menu recreates recipes by the late chef Floyd Cardoz's mother, fondly known as Nana Cardoz. The lineup includes suckling pig, fried rice and black jaggery toffee pudding, roast chicken, pork belly pica pau, and a few other dishes. You can complement your meal with a range of cocktails created in association with Stranger & Sons, a Goa-based gin brand.
When: April 09, 2023; from 12 noon to 1 am
Where: O Pedro, Unit #2, Ground Floor, Jet Airways-Godrej BKC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra-East, Mumbai 400051 or order online via https://thrivenow.in/opedro, Zomato or Swiggy
10. Easter Sunday Picnic Collection by Bombay Sweet Shop
The spirit of Easter has taken over Bombay Sweet Shop, and they are going all out to celebrate this occasion. They’ve introduced a limited-edition sweet treats collection that comprises Easter eggs, hot shahi buns (where shahi tukda meets hot cross bun), and a picnic bag with delicious goodies like cookies, and chocolate barks, Easter eggs, and more.
When: Available from April 09 to 18, 2023
Where: Bombay Sweet Shop, JAK Compound, Dadoji Konddeo Cross Ln, Byculla East, Mumbai – 400027