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Where to celebrate the Easter long weekend

Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly

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. Enjoy the feast with a glass (or two!) of Squealing Pig frose on the jetty.

To continue the festivities, DJ Cut Snake hits the decks on Easter Sunday with their atmospheric dance music and sultry beats, enough to keep you dancing well into the night. Supporting acts include Sydney local talents Fear of Dawn, Two Much DJs and Oliver Jennings.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 11am-12am
Easter Saturday: 11am-1am
Easter Sunday: 11am-12am
Easter Monday: 11am-12am

Website: manlywharfhotel.com.au
Address: Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
Phone: 02 9977 1266

Easter Sunday at Manly Wharf Hotel

DJs: Cut Snake, Fear of Dawn, Two Much and Oliver Jennings
Time: Doors open from 11am, DJs from 3pm till close
Cost:
GA 1st release: $15 + BF; 2nd release: $20 + BF
Tickets: via Moshtix

The Royal, Leichhardt

This Easter, head to the inner west’s favourite local watering hole, The Royal Leichhardt. Kids hang with the Easter bunny (2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday) while grownups sip on chocolate cocktails: a blend of Mozart chocolate crème liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, vanilla vodka, Kahlua and fresh cream topped with chocolate sauce and Cadbury chocolate flake. Enjoy the festivities while overlooking Leichhardt’s bustling Norton Street on the pub’s new balcony terrace.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 10am-10pm
Easter Saturday: 10am-5am
Easter Sunday: 10am-12am
Easter Monday: 10am-3am

Website:
theroyalleichhardt.com.au
Address: 156 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Phone: 02 9569 2638

The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks

Celebrate the Easter long weekend at historic Sydney pub, The Australian Heritage Hotel. The Easter bunny makes an appearance and comes baring gifts for the kids on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Enjoy a $10 bloody Mary (or two!) and feast on the pub’s famous all-Aussie pizzas featuring crocodile, emu and kangaroo as you listen to live music on Saturday and Sunday.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 11am-10pm
Easter Saturday: 11am-midnight
Easter Sunday: 11am-midnight
Easter Monday: 11am-midnight

Website:
australianheritagehotel.com
Address: 100 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Phone: 02 9247 2229

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, the Easter bunny makes an appearance and surprises the kids with chocolate treats. 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.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 11am-10pm
Easter Saturday: 11am-1am
Easter Sunday: 11am-12am
Easter Monday: 11am-12am

Website:
theglenmore.com.au
Address: 96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
Phone:  02 9247 4794

The Tudor, Redfern

Satisfy all those chocolate cravings this Easter long weekend at The Tudor in Redfern. Sip on chocolate cocktails: Baileys, Mozart chocolate cream and vodka, and chocolate beer while the kids stay happy with a choccy egg giveaway. If you’re feeling lucky, why not enter the Easter egg guessing competition.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 10am-10pm
Easter Saturday: 10am-12am
Easter Sunday: 10am-10pm
Easter Monday: 10am-12am

Website:
tudorhotel.com.au
Address: 90 Pitt Street, Redfern 2016
Phone: 02 9310 4314

Seabreeze Beach Hotel, South West Rocks

Heading to the north coast for the Easter long weekend? Round up family and friends and visit Seabreeze Beach Hotel overlooking South West Rocks. Celebrate with a visit from the Easter bunny on Saturday (2-3pm and 5.30-6.30pm) 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. South West Rocks’ talent Craig Stewart plays live music from 2pm on Easter Sunday.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 12pm till late
Easter Saturday: 9am -12am
Easter Sunday: 10am -10pm
Easter Monday: 9am -12am

Website: seabreezebeachhotel.com.au
Address: Cnr Livingstone Street & Prince of Wales Avenue, South West Rocks
Phone: 02 6566 6205

Venues open over the Easter long weekend – opening hours:

Anason, The Streets of Barangaroo

Good Friday: 11:30am-11pm
Easter Saturday: 11:30am-11pm
Easter Sunday: 11:30am-11pm
Easter Monday: 11:30am-11pm

Website: anason.com.au
Address:
5/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
Phone:
02 9188 1581

Efendy, Balmain

Good Friday: 5pm-10pm
Easter Saturday: 9am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Easter Sunday: 9am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Easter Monday: closed

Website:
efendy.com.au
Address:
79 Elliott Street, Balmain
Phone:
02 9810 5466

Lotus Barangaroo, The Streets of Barangaroo

Opening hours:
Good Friday: 12pm-10pm
Easter Saturday: 11:30am-10pm
Easter Sunday: 11:30am-9pm
Easter Monday: 12pm-10pm

Website: lotusdining.com.au
Address: Shop 8/9 Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo
Phone:
02 8318 3688

Lotus, The Galeries

Good Friday: closed
Easter Saturday: 12pm-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Easter Sunday: 12pm-9pm
Easter Monday: 12pm-3pm, 5pm-10pm

Website: lotusdining.com.au
Address:
Level 1, 500 George Street, Sydney
Phone:
02 9247 6868

Lotus Dumpling Bar, Walsh Bay

Good Friday: closed
Easter Saturday: 12pm-3pm, 5pm-10pm
Easter Sunday: 12pm-9pm
Easter Monday: 12pm-3pm, 5pm-10pm

Website: lotusdining.com.au
Address:
Level 1, 500 George Street, Sydney
Phone:
02 9247 6868