There's no better way to celebrate baby Jesus rising from the dead that to batter and deep fry everything in sight, right? Good, glad we're all in agreement of that. Fry Hard is a four-day pop-up at the Boxpark which kicks off on Thursday where the chefs will happily fry any food item you've got - but they have 100 of their own suggestions, if you find making decisions hard. Wagon wheels, Cornish pasties, Cadbury's Creme Eggs, Babybels, Hot Cross Buns - even a whole roast Easter roast dinner on Sunday. Our favourite is the deep-fried chocolate cake *drools* *puts on 10 stone*. Items cost from £1 each and it's open Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-7pm and Sun 11am-7pm. More deets here.
Or if a fancy supperclub overlooking the Olympic site is more your thing, then you'll need to hit up Grub London, who are serving up a special Easter four-courser at The Moka East Cafe. The dinner will include chilled almond soup with pollack and charred lemon, ash-baked heritage carrots with cow's curd and sorrel, salt-baked lamb with wild garlic and fried potato terrine and to finish, dark chocolate tart with salted caramel and creme fraiche ice cream. Delish. It costs £35, starts at 7pm and you need to book your place here.
It's a Good Friday fish feast for the White Room Supper Club and they've got a tasty, spring-like menu planned for the night. To start is Easter punch and canapes, then truffled egg custard, pea and basil soup, trout terrine, lemon and parsley roasted salmon with veggie trimmings, then a rich chocolate tart to finish. Tickets cost £37.50 from here, and it takes place in Islington from 7.30pm.
Or you can go crazy for Creole as those dirty dawgs Slap Ya Papa! are back with some more Louisiana inspired jams. On the £30 menu is a "fyah" shot (puts hairs on your chest, we hear), truffled mac n cheese, a big bowl of gumbo and a slice of pecan pie. It takes place in Stage 3 space in the Hackney Empire and the live music comes courtesy of Errol Linton and Dakota Jim, while DJs Dislocated Disco will be tearing things up afterwards. Starts at 7.30pm, tickets from here.
Easter Sunday sees a special series of pop-up by Happy Endings called A Month Of Sundaes at POND restaurant in Dalston. The deal is every Sunday, there will be a five-course dessert-only menu focusing on decadent treats and including a new sundae each week - and an aperitif cocktail. As it's the first night this weekend the focus is on chocolate, which is good news as the chef, Terri Mercieca is a master chocolatier. What a job. Tickets cost £40 or £55 with wine pairing for each dish. We know which one we'd go for. Book your place for this Sunday or any of the other coming Sundays here.