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5 Exciting Things To Eat & Do In April

Easter specials, iftar buffets, free films, and more.

Technically, spring starts on the vernal equinox. But we’re not entirely sure what that means, so one glowing blossom tree, a 10-minute spell of sunshine, and the removal of a scarf is enough for us. There’s tonnes to eat and do in April too. From London marathon-inspired food crawls, to hot cross bun specials, to intelligent conversations on food (surrounded by great places to eat)—here are just a few ideas.


Plan A Big Group Dinner With These Iftar Specials

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Ramadan is as much about eating as it is not eating, which is why these great London restaurants have specials on throughout Ramadan. But you can always look outside of set menus and iftar buffets. The Best Broasted—a Syrian broasted chicken specialist in Willesden Green—is halal and ideal for hungry groups, or head to Islington for a slap-up Cantonese feast at Hong Kong Restaurant. For more superb halal options all over London, check out our guide.


Embrace Easter By Stuffing Your Face With Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Two London food juggernauts in the shape of Jolene and Gelupo are joining forces to do what’s right: make pudding into a sandwich. Loosely inspired by Sicilian brioche con gelato but more likely just an excuse to put ice cream between bread, the collaboration will run from the 27th March until the 10th April. There’ll be a selection of 20 flavours to stuff in between a bun.


Enjoy Thoughtful Conversation On Food At The British Library

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Ho fun from Dim Sum & Duckphoto credit: Giulia Verdinelli

It’s Food Season at the British Library and that means there are a host of interesting speakers and topics, from Nigella Lawson on the sandwich to Andi Oliver on Caribbean stories across the diaspora. The talks start in mid-April and go all the way through to May. Check the calendar, buy tickets, and work out where you’re going to have lunch or dinner around King’s Cross.


Partake In Your Own Personal London Marathon (Of Pizza)

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The 2023 London Marathon will take place on the 23rd April but if you’re looking for something that’s less strenuous on your legs and more on your gut, look towards our just-updated guide to The Best Pizza In London. If you think of each slice as a mile, then two at each venue will see you surpass those loafing runners.


Watch A Free Film And Enjoy London’s Best Vietnamese Restaurant

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photo credit: Aleksandra Boruch

The New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival is running from 21st to 30th April. The screenings will be indoors and out, and if you’re looking for a suitable lunch and dinner venue nearby, look no further than Eat Vietnam Bar-B-Grill. We think it’s the best Vietnamese restaurant in London.


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