Our top picks: Where to celebrate Easter
Even though each family celebrates the day differently, we can all agree that Easter means we get treated to a 4-day holiday filled with good food, family gatherings and a never-ending supply of chocolate.
Most of us have already got our weekends set in stone (lying on the couch surrounded by easter bunny wrappers), but for those who haven’t had time to think about where to celebrate the nation-wide holiday, Sydney has an abundance of choc-filled options.
Tramsheds’ Eat-ster Long Weekend
Nothing beats a classic Easter Egg Hunt and Tramsheds in Forest Lodge will be holding the ultimate hunt on Easter Saturday. Every 15 minutes between 9am and 3pm, kids and adults can try their luck finding tokens hidden within 10 ceramic bunnies scattered throughout the Tramsheds. Once you find and return the tokens, you can win a generous sweet treat. Tramsheds are also offering Lindt Chocolate Easter Hampers for those who shop at Tramsheds’ Supamart between March 1 and 29 – meaning there’s only one day to go! Head to the Supamart for your Easter weekend shop and you might be bringing home something extra special.
Easter Long Weekend at Coogee Pavilion
For a seaside celebration, go no further than Coogee Pavilion. On Easter Saturday and Sunday, the Pavilion will cater for the older kids with their classic Mediterranean menu and deluxe choice of cocktails. On Easter Saturday and Sunday, the kids are up for a real treat: visits from the Easter Bunny himself, face painting, live entertainment and a massive easter egg hunt from 11am.
Easter Cocktails at Gin Lane
The bartenders at Sydney’s Gin Lane are masters of packing any flavour into the form of a martini. For Easter, they have truly outdone themselves with their Hot Cross Bun Martini. Perfect after a long weekend of eating and drinking, this martini transforms the traditional flavour of the spicy, fruity hot cross bun into a chilled yet heart-warming cocktail. Created with hot cross bun infused gin, hot cross bun and saffron spiced syrup, pressed apple and fresh lemon, you would be crazy to miss out on this creation.
Easter Long Weekend at The Newport
The little ones will have spades of fun at The Newport with Easter face painting and live entertainment from midday on Saturday. Easter Sunday’s events will keep them going all afternoon with make your own Easter basket workshops, an easter egg hunt an and egg and spoon race from midday. Overlooking Pittwater’s stunning waterfront, The Newport is a classic family-friendly venue that heroes seafood and Australian cuisine. Throughout the long weekend, The Newport will have hot cross buns, live entertainment and most importantly, transport options for peace of mind. The ‘Jam Van’ and ‘Big Bus’ will be operating from Friday to Monday, 11:30am til late. And if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the tonnes of Easter chocolate, Modern Movement will be holding Yoga on the Deck from 9:30am on Good Friday.
Saké Restaurant & Bar’s Dragon Egg
For a luxurious Easter, Saké Restaurant & Bar is offering up something truly egg-ceptional. From the Easter long weekend, Saké’s legendary Dragon Egg dessert will take on a festive twist. With traditional tastings of vanilla, hazelnut, chestnut and meringue, the limited edition Dragon Egg will come in two unique flavours: one with memories of lemon meringue pie and Japanese flavours of citrus fruits yuzu and kalamansi and the other will feature chocolate and yuzu cremeux, hazelnut and Italian meringue with a red, white and gold finish. Head to Saké this Easter long weekend for a truly special festive celebration.
Easter at Saké Restaurant & Bar
Where: Intercontinental Double Bay, 33 Cross Street and 12 Argyle Street, The Rocks
When: Dragon Egg available until end of autumn
More info here
Beer Bunnies at Munich Brauhaus and Bavarian Bier Cafe
That’s right, beer bunnies. Across the Easter long weekend, if you purchase a one litre boot of bier at Munich Brauhaus or any Bavarian Bier Cafe in NSW or Victoria, you will get a chocolate bunny filled with dunkel, a dark beer infused with notes of chocolate and coffee. Beer and chocolate might be a questionable combination, but, hey, it’s free beer. As well as the opportunity of free beer is the chance to win a $200 venue voucher for Munich Brauhaus or any Bavarian Bier Cafe – just take a guess how many easter eggs are in a jar and you could be back for a few free schnitzels and pints. At midday on Easter Sunday, the kids will have an ultimate Easter celebration after an egg-cellent Easter egg hunt and free kids’ meals. To top off a fantastic weekend, All You Can Eat Meat Monday’s will return. For $39 per person, you can get an all-you-can-eat platter of schnitzel, sausages, pork belly and more.
Easter at El Camino Cantina
As usual, the party will continue through the long weekend at El Camino Cantina. Exclusive to the long weekend, El Camino will be launching a brand new margarita – the Easterita. With a creamy coconut base, gourmet coconut syrup, Patron Tequila and a whole easter egg crumbled on top, this margarita will take Easter sweetness to a new level. Following their Friday tradition, Good Friday will feature all-you-can-eat tacos and house DJ’s while Saturday and Sunday will offer bottomless brunches.
Easter at El Camino Cantina
Where: El Camino Cantina, 18 Argyle Street, The Rocks
When: 12pm – late, all weekend
More info here
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