Top spots to enjoy Easter
Here are some top spots to relax and enjoy the Easter long weekend in Sydney.
Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly
Good Friday (30 March) seafood BBQ
Manly Wharf Hotel hosts a lavish seaside BBQ to kick off the Easter long weekend. On Good Friday, the seaside pub serves up fresh barbecued fish and jumbo prawns complemented with an open salad bar ($35 all inclusive). Enjoy the feast with a glass (or two!) of Squealing Pig frose on the jetty. Time: lunch and dinner (12pm-10pm). Cost: $35 for BBQ fish, jumbo prawn and open salad bar. Bookings: 02 9977 1266
Easter Sunday (1 April)
The Midnight Juggernauts (DJ set) hit the decks on Easter Sunday. The Melbourne trio mix up electronic dance music from 8pm alongside DJ and nightlife impresario Jaime Doom (Bang Gang), Sydney musician Devola, and tech sound talents Telefunken - keeping you partying well into the night. DJs: Midnight Juggernauts (DJ Set), Telefunken, James Doom (Bang Gang) and Devola Time: Doors open from 11am, DJs from 3pm till 12am. Cost: GA: $15 + BF; $20 at the door. Tickets: via Moshtix
Woolloomooloo’s renowned and newly renovated steakhouse, Kingsleys, celebrates Easter with a decadent seafood platter ($89) on offer throughout the long weekend only. Think soft shell Alaskan crab; natural and Kilpatrick oysters; ocean and cooked prawns; and Mooloolaba chilli squid to share as an entrée between two, or as a starter for four.
Pair this with one of Kingsleys’ new signature cocktails such as the Plantation Lady (Plantation pineapple rum, licor 43, falernum and toasted coconut cocktail) or the Apple Pie Old Fashioned cocktail (a big pour of Wild Turkey Rye, vanilla liqueur, apple bitters and homemade apple pie syrup) while taking in seaside views on the wharf.
The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks
With 180-degree views of Sydney, The Glenmore’s rooftop is the perfect spot to celebrate the Easter long weekend. On Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 2pm, the Easter bunny makes an appearance and surprises the kids with chocolate treats. Live acoustic music plays on the rooftop from 3pm-6pm on Sunday. Feast on the pub’s favourites such as the teriyaki katsu burger and smoky sticky hot wings while taking in the sights of Sydney Harbour.
The Royal, Leichhardt
At The Royal Leichhardt this Easter long weekend, kids hang with the Easter bunny from 2pm on Sunday while grownups sip on Angelico Bunny cocktails: a blend of Mozart chocolate crème liqueur, Frangelico and cocoa liqueur. Enjoy the festivities while overlooking Leichhardt’s bustling Norton Street on the pub’s wrap-around balcony terrace.
The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks
The Australian Heritage Hotel kick starts the weekend with live music on Thursday night and 130 Australian beers on offer. The Easter Bunny makes an appearance and comes baring gifts for the kids on Sunday at lunchtime. The fun doesn’t end there – a Bloody Mary bar will be in full swing on Monday with $12 Bloody Marys served at the top bar.
Seabreeze Beach Hotel, South West Rocks
Round up family and friends and visit Seabreeze Beach Hotel overlooking South West Rocks on the north coast this Easter long weekend. Celebrate with a visit from the Easter bunny on Saturday (5pm-6pm) and Sunday (3.30pm-4.30pm) and test your counting skills with an entry into the pub’s Easter egg guessing competition with any children’s meal purchase.
Oh! Boo Chocolates, Barangaroo
Oh! Boo Chocolates at The Streets of Barangaroo is offering personalised eggs, and hand-painted bunnies, chooks and eggs in milk, white and strawberry chocolate. Oh! Boo’s maître chocolatier Fanny Chan creates these by hand using the finest chocolate sourced from Peru and Venezuela.