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Where to spend the Easter long weekend

We have put together a list of the top spots to spend the Easter long weekend across Sydney, the North Coast and Burleigh Heads.

Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly

Good Friday feast

What better way to celebrate Good Friday, than with a feast by the water? Manly Wharf Hotel’s head chef Flick has created some limited-edition dishes for the occasion. Think, half a lobster with café de paris butter and chips; S.A. black mussels with smoked napolitana sauce, parmesan, gremolata and house garlic bread; and a smoked salmon pizza with capers, spinach, cream cheese, pine nuts and basil. Wharfy’s full menu will also be available including seaside faves burgers, seafood platter and salads. There’s local DJs hitting the decks across the weekend.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 11.30am-12am
Easter Saturday: 11am-1am
Easter Sunday: 11am-12am
Easter Monday: 11.30am-12am

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

Burleigh Pavilion, Burleigh Heads

Spend the Easter long weekend beachside at Burleigh Pavilion, head chef Guillaume Zika adds in a number of seafood specials just for the weekend. At The Terrace, dig in to the seafood pizza with pomodoro, prawns, mussels, calamari and garlic oil; or the house made spaghetti with prawn, clams, mussels, parsley and chilli to The Terrace’s menu. At The Tropic, see a twist on the classic prawn cocktail served on ice with pink grapefruit and mint; or try a feast for two with the whole rainbow trout served with dill oil, pomegranate, tahini dressing and lime. Sit back to enjoy one of the best views in Burleigh Heads surrounded by friends and family.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 12pm-12am
Easter Saturday: 12pm-12am
Easter Sunday: 12pm-12am
Easter Monday: 12pm-12am
Website: www.burleighpavilion.com
Address: 3/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh
Phone:  07 5661 9050

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. There’s an adult Easter egg hunt, with tokens to redeem various cocktails, Glenmore goodies, and of course the Easter Bunny is making an appearance. Live acoustic music plays on the rooftop from 3pm-6pm for a relaxed Sunday. Feast on the pub’s favourites such as the teriyaki katsu burger and the classic chicken parmi whilst taking in the sights of Sydney harbour.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 12pm-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 Royal, Leichhardt

Head on down to The Royal Leichhardt this Easter Sunday for a day out with the whole family. The Easter Bunny hops past from 2pm to say hello to the kids and the team have whipped up an Easter cocktail special of Frangelico & Mozart chocolate cream ($15) for the parents. Enjoy the festivities while overlooking Leichhardt’s bustling Norton Street on the pub’s wrap-around balcony terrace or in the botanical dining room.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 12pm-10pm (bottle shop closed)
Easter Saturday: 10am-5am
Easter Sunday: 10am-12am
Easter Monday: 10am-3am
Website: theroyalleichhardt.com.au
Address: 156 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Bookings: 02 9569 2638

The Tudor Hotel, Redfern

Join the team at The Tudor Hotel this Easter long weekend, where there will be activities for everyone. On Friday take a punt and purchase raffle tickets to go into the draw to win a selection of meat, vege and chocolate baskets. All proceeds go to James Street Reserve Community Gardens in Redfern. Easter Sunday has the Easter Bunny roaming the halls with some special chocolate treats, there’s also an egg hunt and if you make a purchase at the bar you can enter the Easter egg jar competition by guessing how many eggs we’ve squeezed in.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 12pm-10pm
Easter Saturday: 10am-12am
Easter Sunday: 10am-10pm
Easter Monday: 10am-12am 
Website: tudorhotel.com.au

Address: 90 Pitt Street, Redfern
Phone: 02 9310 4314

Seabreeze Beach Hotel, South West Rocks

Celebrate the Easter long weekend with family and friends at Seabreeze Beach Hotel overlooking South West Rocks. This year enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny who arrives in the SWR Rural Fire Service’s big red truck, grab a photo and test your egg counting skills by entering the pub’s Easter egg guessing competition with any childrens meal purchase. Still feeling hungry? The chef has created a number of food specials for the occasion, just ask the team.

Opening hours:

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


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

Toormina Hotel, Toormina

Toormina Hotel transforms into an Easter wonderland with activities for everyone over the weekend. Book a table at The Palms with the whole family, where kids can join in the Easter egg hunt in the play area or snack on some wonderland themed food and drink specials. There’s a bit of fun for the adults as well, with a mad hatter dress up competition, cocktails from $10 and live music from Phat Tracta from 8pm Saturday. Indulge in all the pub favourites including the Texan steak sandwich and chips; chicken parmi with chips salad; or some beef nachos served with chilli beef, jalapenos, sour cream and guacamole.

Opening hours:

Good Friday: 10am-10pm
Easter Saturday: 10am-12am
Easter Sunday: 10am-10pm
Easter Monday: 10am-12am 
Website: toorminahotel.com.au

Address: Lot 1, 13 Minorca Place, Toormina
Phone: 02 6653 1039

Other venues open over the Easter long weekend with a la carte menus– opening hours:

Anason, Barangaroo

Good Friday: 11:30am-10pm
Easter Saturday: 11:30am-10pm
Easter Sunday: 11:30am-10pm
Easter Monday: 11:30am-10pm

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


Efendy, Balmain

Good Friday: 5pm-10pmEaster Saturday: 9am-10pmEaster Sunday: 9am-10pmEaster Monday: closed
Website:
efendy.com.au
Address:
79 Elliott Street, Balmain
Phone:
02 9810 5466

Devon Café, Surry Hills

Good Friday: 8am-3:30pm

Easter Saturday: 8am-3:30pm

Easter Sunday: 8am-3:30pm

Easter Monday: 8am-3:30pm

Website: devoncafe.com.au

Address: 76 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

Phone: 02 9211 8777

Devon Café, Barangaroo

Good Friday: 8am-3:30pm

Easter Saturday: 8am-3:30pm

Easter Sunday: 8am-3:30pm

Easter Monday: 8am-3:30pm

Website: devoncafe.com.au

Address: 19/200 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

Phone: 02 9262 4660

Devon Café, North Sydney

Good Friday: 7am-10pm

Easter Saturday: 8am-10pm

Easter Sunday: 8am-4pm

Easter Monday: 7am-3:30pm

Website: devoncafe.com.au

Address: 36 Blue Street, North Sydney

Phone: 02 8971 0377

Devon Garden City

Good Friday: 7am-10pm

Easter Saturday: 8am-10pm

Easter Sunday: 8am-4pm

Easter Monday: 8am-3:30pm

Website: devoncafe.com.au

Address: Restaurant R5, Westfield Garden City, 2049 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt

Phone: 07 3422 1870