April is Easter. It’s spring. It’s the end of the grey and the start of green grass, yellow daffodils and clear skies. And in celebration we are throwing open our doors on the 1st of the month, Easter Sunday. Between 12pm – 4pm we will be offering the choice of three menus, 5, 7 or 8 courses, all centred around Marcus Wareing’s Melfort Farm lamb, but each focusing on a different key cut: SHOULDER, NECK & RACK. Alternatively, by April we will by then also be in the throws of Taste of Spring, our acclaimed 5 or 8 course tasting menu, or for lunch, Marcus Wareing’s new Field to Fork menu continues its best-selling run.
AGE OF TERROR: ART SINCE 9/11 AT IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
NOW – 28TH MAY
Through 50 works of art including film, sculpture, painting, installations, photography and prints, many of which are being exhibited publicly in the UK for the first time, the Age of Terror: Art since 9/11, highlights the crucial role of artists in representing contemporary conflict. See the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since 9/11, featuring more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman.
Jumping on the 148 bus will bring you straight from the museum to Marcus, just in time for a late lunch, or early dinner.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CORRECT ASSEMBLY AT ROYAL COURT THEATRE
SATURDAY 7TH APRIL – SATURDAY 19TH MAY
There are no construction manuals, refund policies or second chances at parenthood. Or are there? In Instructions for Correct Assembly, Jane Horrocks and Mark Bonnar play a couple giving parenthood a second shot. This time around there’s a simple manual and a 30 day money-back guarantee. You can turn up the obedience, dial down the stubbornness and change your mind if it all gets too much.
Thomas Eccleshare’s comical new play premieres at the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs as part of a new season exploring power and control, identity and gender, and the major failure of the echo-chamber of liberalism.
THE GLAM NATIONAL AT HARVEY NICHOLS
THURSDAY 12TH – SATURDAY 14TH APRIL
So maybe you’re interested in the Grand National, or maybe you’re just interested in a bit of pampering before a lunch or dinner date at the two Michelin-starred Marcus. Whatever your reasons, take advantage of Harvey Nichols’ Glam National beauty packages running for the duration of the festival. Choose from a speedy manicure or brow tint, through to a full makeover or blow dry, all available from 7am on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th & Sunday 14th April. We know where we’d prefer to end up…
QUEEN MARY & HER GARDENS AT KENSINGTON PALACE
FRIDAY 30TH MARCH – FRIDAY 6TH APRIL
Queen Mary, grandmother to Queen Elizabeth II, was born at Kensington Palace in the spring of 1867, and it is her love of gardens that is being celebrated at the palace over the Easter period. Wander through the palace’s breathtaking gardens, at the height of their bloom, and then head inside to meet Queen Mary and hear about her grand garden designs before creating your own palace garden to take home. Our recommendation would be to enjoy a day at the palace before wandering through Hyde Park to Marcus to enjoy our Taste of Spring menu as an early dinner.