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Celebrate Easter at Côte Brasserie

Easter Traditions in France

Easter is celebrated as a religious holiday around the world, but also an important time for families to spend quality time together. Easter, or pâques (Pâques meaning Passover) is the second biggest holiday in France after Christmas.

In France, Catholic tradition dictates that Church bells are not to ring between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Ancient French Catholic tales also say that on Good Friday, the bells grow wings and fly south to the Vatican in Rome to be blessed by the Pope, before returning to France for Easter Sunday where they ring during service. Upon their return, it’s thought the blessed bells bring gifts in the way of chocolate for well-behaved children.

On Easter Sunday, families gather for Easter egg hunts (La Chasse aux Oeufs). Some egg hunts even take place in the local communities; one of the most famous Easter egg hunts in France takes place near Paris, in an ornate French château, Château Vaux le Vicomte.

Easter at Côte Brasserie

Join us across the Easter break for quality family time over enjoyable food and drink and choose from an extensive menu of classic French cuisine. To celebrate Good Friday, dine from fresh fish dishes such as Haddock Parmentier or grilled Sea Bream that can be enjoyed with a selection of our award-winning wine from our drinks menu.

On Easter Sunday, enjoy a warm Tarte Provençale or flaked Tuna Rillettes for starters, amongst others. For your main on Easter Sunday, opt for a traditional chargrilled Lamb Loin Chops that we recommend pairing with Escale Pinot Noir.

Finish with a selection of mouth-watering desserts including: Chocolate Mousse, Crème Caramel or Crumbles Aux Pommes, crafted by our skilled chefs and served in a friendly atmosphere by our attending staff.

For the little ones, we’ve got a dedicated children’s menu with smaller sizes of firm favourites, including Ham and Gruyère Cheese Croque Monsieur with lettuce, tomato and frites, Roast Chicken Breast, gratin potato and green beans, and Risotto, to name a few. A menu guaranteed to put a smile on their faces.

Find Your Local Côte Brasserie

Royal Festival Hall - Southbank, London

There are myriad events and activities happening at Royal Festival Hall and Easter is no different. Enjoy a day of sightseeing, including walking along the Thames or a trip up the London eye and then pay a visit to our newest restaurant, Royal Festival Hall.


This year sees the return of the infamous Manchester Duck Race taking to the River Irwell, where 5,000 yellow rubber ducks are thrown off the bridge and into the stream for charity. After a day of duck spotting, warm up in Côte on St. Mary’s Street

Birmingham, West Midlands

There’s plenty to do in Birmingham this Easter. Choose from a day of family fun at the local museums or explore the botanical gardens and join us at Côte, located in The Mailbox, Wharfside Street for the perfect family meal.

Leeds – Yorkshire

Take part in an Alice in Wonderland themed Easter egg hunt and craft activities at Lotherton Hall and work up an appetite before popping in for an Easter spread the whole family will enjoy in our Côte Brasserie, Trinity Leeds.


Enjoy the city of culture and discover the metropolis by foot. After a day of exploring, settle in for an Easter feast with the entire family at Côte in Paradise Street.


The city is awash with Easter egg hunts that the whole family can get involved in. As well as this, Newcastle welcomes a celebrity Easter Duck Trail as part of their celebrations. For a well-deserved meal post-trail, join us for Easter at our Grainger Street restaurant.

Our restaurants are open seven days a week, from breakfast until late. We welcome you for your Easter meal at one of our 93 locations in England, Scotland and Wales.

Find your local Côte Brasserie and book to join us in celebrating Easter with the family.

Joyeuses Pâques!