Fun Things to do in Sydney This Easter Long Weekend
From limited-edition cocktails to long lunches, here is our round-up of the best things to do in Sydney this Easter long weekend.
The Easter long weekend is fast approaching, and when there are chocolates and hot cross buns to be devoured, it’s best to have something planned to direct your sugar-high energy. From Easter roasts to all the chocolate themed cocktails you can fathom, there is an activity to suit every long weekend vibe.
Photo credits: Steven Woodburn and @ofoliver
Indulge in a 3-hour Seafood Lunch at North Bondi Fish
What could be more relaxing than a long lunch overlooking the beach this Easter long weekend? Gather your pals and enjoy North Bondi Fish’s $120 per person set menu featuring a daily selection of sashimi, barramundi with seaweed butter and clams, and a salted caramel and macadamia brownie. You’ll even be able to enjoy a selection of limited-edition Easter cocktails and DJ sets alongside your feast. We’ll be ordering the chocolada!
Friday 7th April to Monday 10th April
102 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi
Devour an Easter Roast at Fratelli Fresh
If you’re not so keen on getting in the kitchen this Easter but still want to tuck into an epic roast, pop on down to Fratelli Fresh. For $49 per person you can score 12-hour, slow-cooked lamb shoulder with mint salsa verde, crisp rosemary roast potatoes, creamy cauliflower cheese, seasonal leaf salad and focaccia. Be sure to pre-order before April 5 when making your reservation.
Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, Manly, Miranda, and Westfield Sydney
Friday 7th April to Sunday 9th April
Photo Credits: Cole Bennetts and Steven Woodburn
Elevate Your Weekend with Aria's Limited-edition Seafood Menu
Soak in iconic Sydney harbour views and chow down on seafood with Aria’s limited edition Easter long lunch tasting menu. The six-course feast, $300 per person, highlights the freshest seasonal produce Australia has to offer from Scarlett prawns with caviar to Tasmanian rock lobster pasta.
Friday 7th April, Saturday 8th April and Monday 10th April
1 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Order Some Easter Treat's from Frenchie's
This Easter the good folk at Frenchie's are spreading the love far and wide with their takeaway treats. If you've got an Easter event to attend or are looking for a killer centrepiece for your own table, this is it! Choose from freshly baked Frenchie hot cross buns, fig tart, vanilla and praline millefeuille or pear and chocolate 'Charlotte'. Get in quick because orders close 6th of April.
Unit 6 61-71 Mentmore Avenue, Roseberry
Lap up Some Luxury at Lou Lou
Fancy something elegant this Easter? Pop into Lou Lou for a French bistro experience. Lou Lou will be open all Easter long serving up their Autumn a la carte menu. But if you're channelling some serious opulence, book in for their Rosé à Volonté Provence bottomless lunch available on both Saturday and Sunday. Sip on bottomless French Rosé and indulge in delicacies of liver parfait and snapper en papillote amongst others.
61 Lavender Street, Milsons Point
Enjoy an Easter Spread at Home Without the Fuss
We've said it before and we'll say it again - seasonal treats are always a good idea. If you fancy hosting Easter lunch without the hassle, consider outsourcing your catering so you've got even more time to relax and reset. Our pick? Catering Project's Easter offering is covering all bases from deluxe seafood platters to hot cross buns and mixed treats.
Whether you’re looking to score some brownie points or you just love a first-rate alfresco spread, Sydney has no shortage of locations to roll out the picnic rug. Grab the girls or pamper your partner – check out or article on the prettiest picnic spots in Sydney, for a lunch date with a difference.
Sydney Royal Easter Show
Taking place from Thursday 6th to the Monday 17th of April, The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a ritual of sorts for kids and kids-at-heart across the state, who pore over showbags catalogues, event schedules and show maps for weeks leading up to their visit. The baby animals pavilion, rides quarter and the evening shows in the Spotless Stadium are consistent favourites for families looking for a day of constant excitement. PS. if pluto pups and corn on the cob isn’t your thing, take advantage of the samples in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome.
Thursday 6th April to Monday 17th April
Adults from $41, children from $25
1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park
Sip Beer From An Easter Egg
The Bavarian are upping the ante this Easter with an adult easter egg hunt. Easter eggs will be hidden throughout each venue, ready to be filled with beer for those who find them. If you miss out, don’t fret, you can buy your own Easter egg beer for $14. You can also score $12 cinnamon doughnut pretzels with dark beer and chocolate dipping sauce plus all their usual delicious fare.
L2 Cleland Bond Building, 33 Playfair Street, The Rocks
Hot cross buns, whether you’re a spiced and fluffy traditionalist or into more modern variations, come Easter Sunday you'll want your kitchen to be well-stocked with these delicious baked bundles of goodness. Hot, buttery, rich and flavourful the only bad thing about these seasonal treats is that you can only buy them once a year. To make this Easter the best ever, check out our article on the very best hot cross buns on offer.
QT's Decadent Easter High Tea
This Easter the QT is playing host to a special High Tea takeover by Adriano Zumbo. Look forward to a decadent offering including the caramelised white chocolate Luv Sum Bunny cake, lemon yuzu Miss Chicky cake, hazelnut praline The Great Egg Hunt tart and 3 limited edition Zumbarons (we’ve got our stomachs set on the hot cross bun flavour!)
Saturday 1st April, Sunday 2nd April and Saturday 8th April
49 Market Street, Sydney
Easter at Sydney Fish Markets
To stock up for the long weekend, take a trip to the Fish Markets. There will be extended trading hours on Good Friday from 5am to 5pm (regular hours for the remainder of the long weekend: 7am-4pm). With hot cross buns, gourmet deli goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, premium meat, and naturally the best seafood available in Sydney, the Fish Markets are a veritable one-stop-Easter-shop.
Corner of Bank Street & Pyrmont Bridge Road, Pyrmont
Down Choctails With A View
The seasonal delights keep coming and we're sure not mad. Hop into HYDE Hacienda Sydney this Easter and sip limited edition cocktails with a view. Opt for the Berry Bunny, bursting with white chocolate and strawberry, or the Choctail Delight which blends coffee vodka, Frangelico, Baileys and Lindt.
Level 3, 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Get Groovy At This 90s Mixtape Party
Keep the good vibes rolling come Easter Monday with a live mix-tape playlist of 90s tunes at Little Pearl. For $85 per person you can score a 3-course Asian inspired lunch with bottomless spritzes.
Monday 10th April, 12pm to 2pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm
8/13 South Steyne, Manly