1. For Impressing The Relatives: Bōkan London
Unless working inside them, you're normally looking at Canary Wharf's towering buildings from afar. But the area's newest bar and restaurant lets you enjoy the opposite kind of view to the one you're used to – from high up in the Novotel hotel. The panorama is incredible, especially at sunset, and can be enjoyed from every corner of Bōkan's three floors rather than just one good window.
Sup on imaginative cocktails inspired by the surrounding docks on the 38th and 39th floors (an Imperator comes with a pleasing twist). The terrace on the top is a stunner – ideal for impressing visiting family members. The main restaurant down on the 37th is manned by the former head chef of L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon so food is European-inspired and smart; don't miss the Aberdeen Angus beef tartare with wasabi and a sesame crisp. Nothing here is stuffy or clinical – there's a surprisingly chilled out vibe so that you can concentrate on staring out at the skies.
40 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9TP; bokanlondon.co.uk
2. For Souped-Up Hot Cross Buns: Bread Ahead
'Tis the season for hot cross buns, and Borough Market's sought after bakery Bread Ahead has come up with a seriously jazzy version masquerading as one of their dizzyingly good doughnuts. The dough has a hot cross bun mixed spice, raisins and candied peel added in, and that famously bulging filling is made of vanilla custard. It's not like this long weekend is going to be kind to anybody's waistlines, so don't think twice. We won't.
All sites across London; £3
Until 15 April; breadahead.com
3. For Carnivorous Easter Feasting: Café Murano
And for those who can't bare the idea of Easter without a good old leg of lamb, head to Angela Hartnett's Café Murano (either in St. James's or Covent Garden) for a similarly substantial offering, Italian style. Embark on truffle arancini before tucking into a lamb roast with a refreshing salsa rossa, and minted Jersey Royals. It's a special Easter menu available from Good Friday, across the weekend. The food here is comforting and top notch, with charming service to boot.
33 St. James's Street, London, SW1A 1HD / 36 Tavistock Street, London, WC2E 7PB; cafemurano.co.uk
4. For Dessert: Duck & Waffle
If you're just all about the chocolate this weekend, then the ingenious pastry chef at Duck & Waffle has got your back. Head over to Liverpool Street for the popcorn mousse Easter egg: a chocolate shell encasing a banana rum yolk, sitting on a popcorn nest, with banana bread soldiers on the side for dipping. It's available this Sunday only and while you're there, in-house cocktail guru Richard Woods has created some sugary beverages too, including a white chocolate gin fizz and a Nutella negroni – obviously.
110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY; duckandwaffle.com
5. For Coffee Connoisseurs: The Bloomsbury Club Bar
Something else is happening this week too: it's UK Coffee Week – the perfect excuse for a sneaky Irish version. And to whom else would we turn but the guys at Irish-inspired and -run cocktail bar The Dead Rabbit, named Best Bar in the World last year after sitting solidly in second place for years before that? The bar may be in New York, but the owners are letting The Bloomsbury Club Bar (moments from Oxford Street) exclusively serve its official version: a mix of coffee and demerara sugar syrup blended in a water bath, with whiskey, whipped cream and a touch of nutmeg. Costing £10, a cut from each drink will be donated to charitable initiative Project Waterfall. Win-win.
Until 16 April
16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN; thebloomsburyclub.com