Easter Long Weekend in Sydney & beyond – menus, gift ideas and opening hours

With Easter nearly upon us, here’s a selection of gift ideas, special offers and opening hours available to make the most of the long weekend. 


Apotheca by Anthia
Apotheca by Anthia’s small bespoke batches of tisanes and teas are perfect for relaxing during the long weekend with (or without) your Easter eggs and goodies or as a cleansing drink in between. 

‘Paris’ is an elegant French Earl Grey organic tea with orange pekoe black tea leaf perfumed with bergamot essential oil and a flourish of rose, lavender, jasmine & orange. Available here in 50g format for $26 in a carton or $35 in a glass jar.

‘Paddington’ is a lovely lemony infusion created specially by Anthia. The unique blend of Australian lemon myrtle leaf, licorice root, lemon verbena leaf and lemongrass can curb sweet cravings and stress, especially during this busy period. Available here in 100g format for $24 in a carton or $33 in a glass jar.


Aria
Treat yourself to dinner and a view at Aria this weekend, open Friday & Saturday with their signature autumn tasting menu.

Friday, 2 April: open from 12pm–1:30pm for lunch / 5:30pm–9:30pm for dinner
Saturday, 3 April: open from 5:30pm–9:30pm for dinner
Sunday, 4 April: closed
Monday, 5 April: closed


Bentley
For the ultimate Easter dining experience, Bentley Restaurant & Bar will be open for dinner Saturday, 3 April from 6pm with their signature luxury tasting menu.


Chiswick
Chiswick Woollahra is the perfect place to celebrate with the whole family, for a weekend full of delicious autumn dishes, hot cross buns and hot beverages, plus an Easter Egg Hunt on the Chiswick Lawn on Saturday morning. The Easter egg hunt will be accompanied by delicious hot chocolate and coffee, as well as hot cross buns from Baked by Keiran for the first 100 customers who order a hot beverage.

Head Chef Francois Poulard has also created a delicious Easter takeaway package with Chiswick favourites such as barra-masalata with crispy bits, heirloom tomatoes with Berkshire prosciutto, a generous bake-at-home Shepherd’s Pie and strawberry and apple crumble for $199.
Bookings and further info available here.

Friday, 2 April: open from 12pm–3pm for lunch; 5.30pm–8pm for dinner
Saturday, 3 April: open from 12pm–3pm for lunch; 5.30pm–9pm for dinner
Sunday, 4 April: open from 12pm–3pm for lunch; 5.30pm–8pm for dinner
Monday, 5 April: open from 12pm–3pm for lunch


Cirrus
Celebrate Easter all weekend long with a Seafood Feast ($75pp) in Cirrus’s newly revamped outdoor terrace. The exclusive Easter menu will feature scallop dumplings, whole roasted Murray cod with lemon myrtle vinaigrette and sour cream and chocolate pavé. Standard à la carte and group menus will also be available for lunch & dinner, Good Friday–Easter Sunday.

Friday, 2 April: open from 12pm–3pm for lunch; 6pm–11pm for dinner
Saturday, 3 April: open from 12pm–3pm for lunch; 5:30pm–11pm for dinner
Sunday, 4 April: open from 12pm–3pm for lunch; 6pm–10pm for dinner
Monday, 5 April: open from 12pm–3pm for lunch; 6pm–10pm for dinner


Glorietta
On Saturday 3 April, Glorietta will be holding their bottomless lunch offering for $79pp. Diners can sit inside the beautiful dining room and enjoy pasta, pizza and all the trimmings plus unlimited drinks for two hours!

Drinks include:
  Redbank Emily Brut Sparkling
  Yulli’s ‘Seabass’ Mediterranean Lager
  Hello Sunshine Cider

Shared Menu includes:
  Paccheri, spicy tomato, vodka cream
  Spaghetti rustichella, king crab, citrus, chilli, peas, parsley
  Classic selection of Glorietta pizzas for the table
  Baby cos lettuce, horseradish, shaved ricotta
  Broccolini, cashew cream, sesame

Friday, 2 April: open from 12pm–11:30pm for lunch and dinner
Saturday, 3 April: open from 12pm–11:30pm for lunch and dinner
Sunday, 4 April: closed
Monday, 5 April: closed


LilyMu
Celebrate Easter with a modern Asian banquet and impressive cocktails at LilyMu, open for dinner both Saturday & Sunday and for lunch on Sunday.

Friday, 2 April: closed
Saturday, 3 April: open from 5:30pm–10pm for dinner
Sunday, 4 April: open from 12pm–2:30pm for lunch; 5:30pm–9pm for dinner
Monday, 5 April: closed


Monopole
Get everyone together and celebrate Easter with Monopole, open Saturday, 3 April for dinner from 6pm. For $80pp you can enjoy the group menu, featuring a range of signature dishes designed to share.


North Bondi Fish
There’s no better way to spend the Easter long weekend than sipping on natural Australian wines paired with locally sourced, freshly shucked oysters on the North Bondi Fish balcony.
Bookings and further info available here.

Wine includes:
  2020 Vino Volta Grenache Methode Ancestrale, Swan Valley WA – $13 glass|
  $72 bottle

  2020 Dune Bonaire Rosé, McLaren Vale SA – $13 glass|$60 bottle
  2015 Clay Pot Wines ‘Pandora’s Amphora’, Alpine Valleys VIC – $16 glass|
  $75 bottle

  La Sirène Season Ale, Melbourne VIC – $10 can

Oyster menu:
  Sydney Rock Oysters – $5 each
  Pacific Oysters – $5 each
  Angasi Oysters – $7 each 

Friday, 2 April: open from 12pm–8pm for lunch and dinner
Saturday, 3 April: open from 12pm–12am for lunch and dinner
Sunday, 4 April: open from 12pm–8pm for lunch and dinner
Monday, 5 April: open from 12pm–12am for lunch and dinner


Nour
Enjoy a Middle Eastern-inspired feast at Nour to get your Easter festivities rolling. You can get your hands on their signature dishes, including the carob-glazed lamb shoulder served with mujadara and crispy onion, and beetroot and blood plum, sheep’s curd, pomegranate dressing and house pita.

Friday, 2 April: open from 5:30pm–10pm for dinner
Saturday, 3 April: open from 12pm–2:30pm for lunch; 5:30pm–10pm for dinner
Sunday, 4 April: open from 10am–2:30pm for brunch
Monday, 5 April: closed


Oma Food & Wine
For those taking advantage of the long weekend to head north, Byron Bay’s Oma will serve up a special Easter menu, in addition to their à la carte offering. To start you can munch on whole prawn with citrus butter, followed by lamb shoulder with salsa verde and almonds, and, of course, a delicious sourdough hot cross bun with moscato custard to finish.

Oma will also be serving up a special ‘hot cross bun sour’ cocktail with bourbon, cinnamon vodka, egg white, fig and ginger syrup for $18.
Bookings available here.


Ria Pizza + Wine
Get your fix of pizza and wine over Easter from Ria, open for dine in and takeaway from 5pm–11pm throughout the whole long weekend.


Single O

For those road tripping this Easter long weekend, Single O has you sorted with a range of coffee, hot chocolate and chais, perfect for adventurers.

Single O ‘Parachutes’
Brew on the fly! The Single O Parachute is a pre-filled drip coffee bag, or ‘hanging ear drip coffee bag’, as it’s known to some in Japan. Single O Parachutes are about cutting to the chase of specialty coffee. These are coffee drip bags that enable a fuss-free & delicious brew when travelling, working or for at home use. Coffee is roasted, ground, pre-weighed and pre-filled into handy bags.

Purchase Single O Parachutes between now and April 15, to go in the chance to win the ultimate adventure bundle valued at over $1,700 – in celebration of Single O’s partnership with Unyoked. Prize includes:
  •  2 × weekends away at an Unyoked cabin
  •  A year’s supply of Parachutes
  •  A Single O Thermal KeepCup so you’re set to brew up a chute anywhere.

Single O has also collaborated with Artist Nick Potts on their latest range of hot chocolate and chai products, including:

Good Chaibrations
Made by ex-Single O trainer Zac, who spent 10 years perfecting this masala chai. Good Chaibrations is made of Sri Lankan Ceylon black tea, chai aromatics & spices. Finely ground for speedy prep (without flavour compromise). Available here in 500g format for $40.

Sweet Choc O’ Mine
Single O’s sweet cocoa go-to, tropical fruit sugars balanced with cocoa & panela. Produced by the Dominican Republic’s Conacado cocoa co-op, this choc is helping 182 small-scale producer associations & their extended communities. Available here in 750g format for $26.

Cocoa One
Chocolate aficionados with a thing for the darker side will be at one with this. Super high-quality organic cocoa, with jammy dried fruit, vanilla & honey. From Guatemala’s Alta Verapaz region, via ex-rebel leader & pal Roberto. Available here in 750g format for $30.


Sunday Potts Point
Chef Morgan McGlone’s (Belle’s Hot Chicken) recently opened chicken joint Sunday is open for takeaway all long weekend so you can bring a classic roast home (with all the fixings) to enjoy with the family.

Friday, 2 April: closed
Saturday, 3 April: open for takeaway only from 11:30am–10pm
Sunday, 4 April: open for takeaway only from 11:30am–9pm
Monday, 5 April: open for takeaway only from 11:30am–9pm
 
Three Blue Ducks
Three Blue Ducks will be serving up a range of special dishes this Easter long weekend across their Bronte and Rosebery venues, in addition to Nimbo Fork Lodge for those travelling south.


•  Rosebery
Enjoy entrees including lamb kofta with labneh, smoked eggplant, quinoa tabbouleh and sumac ($22) or BBQ prawns with seaweed butter, avocado puree, charred greens and finger lime ($28). For mains, choose from the rainbow bowl with harissa-roasted pumpkin & carrot, poached eggs, avocado puree, quinoa, daikon, sauerkraut, shaved vegetables, seeds, cos lettuce ($21, add kingfish pastrami for $6) or share a whole wood-roasted harissa-glazed Dory with charred spring onion and lemon for $69 for 2 people.
Bookings available here.


•  Bronte
Enjoy Three Blue Ducks’ Easter breakfast special of hot smoked salmon with confit cherry tomato, chilli, soft herbs, poached eggs, toasted buckwheat, poppy seeds and sourdough ($24) or for those dining for lunch or dinner, enjoy crumbed John Dory with preserved lemon, capers, parsley, dill, lettuce and salsa verde.
Bookings available here.


•  Nimbo Fork Lodge
Nestled at the bottom of the Snowy Mountains, Nimbo Fork Lodge is a boutique hotel with six cottages and five suites, as well as a bar and restaurant. Three Blue Ducks restaurant shares the same passion for sustainable and ethically farmed produce as their other venues. Mark LaBrooy leads the kitchen, shining a light on the best of regional produce and suppliers – and that is no different for the Easter menu.

For those looking to make the most of the long weekend, head to Three Blue Ducks at Nimbo Fork Lodge and enjoy Easter specials starting with citrus-cured rainbow trout with quinoa cracker, lemon crème fraîche, trout roe and herbs ($24) then enjoy a main of rabbit ragu pappardelle with olives, fried capers, garlic, parsley and lemon ($38).
Bookings available here.


Yellow
Yellow’s new outdoor terrace is the perfect spot for a long lunch or dinner over the Easter weekend, and your furry friends can even join the fun too.

Friday, 2 April: closed
Saturday, 3 April: open from 12pm–2:30pm for lunch; 6pm–11pm for dinner
Sunday, 4 April: open from 12pm–2:30pm for lunch; 6pm–11pm for dinner
Monday, 5 April: open from 6pm–11pm for dinner

Main image: Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash

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