Where to eat in Sydney over the Easter long weekend 2017

Leave it to the professionals: Lamb roast with all the trimmings available this Easter at  Kensington Street Social.
Leave it to the professionals: Lamb roast with all the trimmings available this Easter at Kensington Street Social.  Photo: Supplied

Brunches, lunches, dinners and family feasts are on all over Sydney this long weekend. Get amongst it.

Kensington Street Social

Jason Atherton's restaurant is putting on a grand spread known as the 'Easter Brunch Feast', a hearty (hardly brunch) three-course share menu. It includes a roast with all the trimmings partnered with crisp roast potatoes and fresh salad, followed by cheeses and dessert. Bring your hungry face.

Open: Fri 14th-Mon 17th, 11.30am-3.30pm.

Cost: Easter Brunch Feast $80 per person; regular brunch menu also available (if you can't do without bacon and eggs).

3 Kensington Street, Chippendale

Ormeggio at the Spit

Spend Good Friday evening at Ormeggio who are offering a six-course seafood degustation special. That means paprika chips, trout tartare, charcoal scampi and more.

Open: Fri 14th dinner only; Sat 15th-Sun 16th normal service; Mon 17th closed

Cost: $145 seafood degustation, no a la carte available/regular menu Saturday and Sunday plus 15 per cent public holiday surcharge.

D'Albora Marinas, Spit Road, Mosman


Pasta Emilia

For a traditional Italian Easter, Pasta Emilia is putting on a Sunday lunch that will make it feel like you're in Rome.

Cost: Set menu $85 per person, additional $33 per person for three glasses of matching wines.

When: Sunday 16th, bookings reservations@emilia.com.au

259 Riley Street, Surry Hills

Alpha's baklava muffins loaded with roast walnuts, hazelnuts, baked in filo pastry and drizzled with spiced honey syrup.

Alpha's baklava muffins.


Celebrate "Pascha" aka Orthodox Easter at Alpha Restaurant with a traditional midnight feast at 12.30am on Sun 16th. The supper will include traditional Greek dishes like mayeritsa lamb shank, tsoureki Easter bread and red dyed eggs by Chef Peter Conistis. All net proceeds will be donated to the soup kitchen at the Greek Orthodox Parish of Saints Constantine and Helen, Newtown.

If you can't make it at midnight, be sure to try Alpha's baklava muffins ($5) loaded with roast walnuts, hazelnuts, baked in filo pastry and drizzled with spiced honey syrup.

Cost: $100pp, $60 for pensioners and children under 15, children under five eat for free.

When: Sun 16th at 12.30am, bookings at eat@alpharestaurant.com.au or (02) 9098 1111.

238 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, alpharestaurant.com.au

Sotto Sopra Cacciucco Pie.

Sotto Sopra Cacciucco Pie.

Sotto Sopra

This northern beaches newbie is holding an Early Bird Egg Hunt on Sunday 16th. From 5pm children can participate in the egg hunt while parents can enjoy a complimentary Aperol Spirtz or Peroni. Bookings are essential.

Open: Fri 14th-Sun 16th normal service, Easter Monday closed.

Cost: Normal menu prices plus 8 per cent public holiday surcharge.

316-324 Barrenjoey Road, G04 The Palms, Newport

Manly Wharf hotel

Kick off the Easter long weekend with a Good Friday seafood barbecue and an open salad bar at Manly Wharf Hotel. Continue festivities through to Easter Sunday with DJ Cut Snake and local DJs.

Cost: $35 (available lunch and dinner) barbecue fish, jumbo prawn and open salad bar.

Open: All weekend, 11.00am-midnight.

Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly, manlywharfhotel.com.au

The Old Clare Hotel

The celebrated pub has collaborated with Kakawa Chocolates for Easter Monday offering an an interactive chocolate workshop, including a tempering demonstration, bean-to-bar talk, tastings and DIY truffles. To top it off, they're including a complimentary drink from their beverage menu.

Cost: $60, tickets here

When: Mon 17th 1.30pm-3.30pm

1 Kensington Street, Chippendale

The Royal, Leichhardt

While the kids are busy with the Easter Bunny, from 2.30pm on Sunday parents can enjoy grown up chocolate (read: chocolate cocktails!) with Mozart chocolate creme liqueur, butterscotch schnapps, vanilla vodka, Kahlua and fresh cream topped with chocolate sauce and a Cadbury chocolate flake.

Cost: Normal menu prices.

Open: Fri 14th-Mon 17th.

156 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Easter inspired treats at KOI dessert bar.

Easter inspired treats at KOI dessert bar.

KOI dessert Bar

Reynold Poernomo (ex-MasterChef dessert maestro) has created a particularly gorgeous, gold Easter egg and a nest of chocolate full of surprises. If you're going to eat chocolate, it might as well be the good stuff, right?

Open: Fri-Sun normal hours, Easter Monday closed.

Cost: $65/$77 "Just Got Laid", a plated golden mannitol shell filled with vanilla rum panna cotta, mango gel, passion fruit curd and jelly on a soft milk chocolate nest available as part of the set dessert or dinner menu; $18 "Eggilicious", almond soil, vanilla rum mousse, lemon yoghurt sponge and mango sphere; $20 for an "Easter Garden", almond sable, chocolate brownie, hazelnut praline and a popping candy bonbon, caramel, passionfruit curd, raspberry mousse, vanilla anglaise and matcha soil.

47 Kensington Street, Chippendale

The Glenmore Hotel

Enjoy views of Sydney Harbour, along with the Easter Bunny on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Cost: Normal Menu prices.

Open: Fri 14th-Mon 17th.

96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

Seabreeze Beach Hotel

Heading to the north coast for the long weekend? Celebrate with a visit from the Easter bunny on Saturday (2pm-3pm and 5.30pm-6.30pm) and Sunday (3.30pm-4.30pm) plus enter the Easter egg competition from 2pm Sunday.

Cost: Easter egg guessing competition with the purchase of a kids' meal (Kids' menu $9-$11, includes ice-cream).

Open: Fri 14th-Mon 17th

Cnr Livingstone Street & Prince of Wales Avenue, South West Rocks

Sydney Fish Market

Stock up for an Easter feast this long weekend with the Sydney Fish Markets extended trading hours on Good Friday, the market's busiest day of the year. The Easter bunny will also make on appearance from 11am to 2pm.

Open: Extended trading hours on Good Friday 5am-5pm. Regular trading hours for the remainder of the long weekend 7am to 4pm.

Bank Street and Pyrmont Bridge Road

The Tilbury Hotel's Crispy Skin Barramundi, Caramelised Onion Puree, Vongole Clams, Steamed Kale

The Tilbury Hotel's Crispy Skin Barramundi, Caramelised Onion Puree, Vongole Clams, Steamed Kale

The Tilbury Hotel

New head chef and MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Mark Holland's new autumn menu will be available on Easter Saturday and Sunday with charred tiger prawn skewers, Asian slaw, fresh oysters and more.

Bar/Grill Open: Fri 14th-Mon 17th.

Restaurant Open: Closed Friday 14th & Mon 17th; Sat 15th noon-3pm and 6pm-10pm; Sun 16th noon-5pm.

12-18 Nicholson Street, Woolloomooloo

Chefs Gallery

Come for the Chinese food and stay for the limited edition 'Easter Garden' dessert, served as an edible pot plant with layers of sponge cake and ice-cream. Crushed Oreos become pot plant dirt, there's green coconut grass, plus Easter eggs and a Lindt chocolate bunny.

Cost: The dessert is available Fri 14th-Tue 18th for $13.90 at all locations excluding Chefs Gallery Yum Cha, Jamison.

Open: Fri 14th-Mon 17th.

Assorted locations: Town Hall, Regent Place, 12/501 George Street; Macquarie Shopping Centre, Shop 402, North Ryde; Bankstown, Little Saigon Plaza Ground Floor, 462 Chapel Road; Parramatta, Westfield Parramatta Ground Floor, 159-175 Church Street; Hurtsville, Westfield Hurtsville 256 Forest Road; see chefsgallery.com

Blue Wren Tasting Room

If you find yourself northwest of Sydney, Blue Wren winery in Mudgee is a must. This Easter long weekend chef's kitchen will be showcasing a five-course tasting meu.

Cost: Lunch or dinner autumn five-course tasting menu from $98 per person and matching Blue Wren wines from $35.

Open: Available Fri 14th to Sun 16th.

433 Ulan Road, Mudgee

Harvest Newrybar

Find some extra treats with Easter eggs from Byron Bar Cacao, Simon Johnson and Valrhona and freshly baked, organic wood fried hot cross buns.

Cost: Hot cross buns baked every morning until Easter Monday, $15 for half dozen.

18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar village, Byron Bay


Treat yourself to the festive dark chocolate nest with chiffon cake, salted caramel mouse and popcorn ice-cream for $14 (15 per cent surcharge on public holidays).

Open: Fri 14th-Mon 17th normal hours (Easter Sunday extended breakfast 7am-1pm)

The Darling, The Star, G/80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont

Now you're hot then you're cold at Love Crepe's in Pyrmont with their  Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream Sandwich.

Now you're hot then you're cold: Love Crepe's hot cross bun ice-cream sandwiches.

Love Crepe

Gelateria and creperie Love Crepe is launching a hot cross bun ice-cream sandwich. Yes, I repeat a Hot Cross Bun Sandwich using Pioik bakery buns with hand-made cinnamon gelato.

Open: Fri 14th-Sun 16th, Closed Easter Monday.

104 Miller Street, Corner Mount Street, Pyrmont

More venues open over the Easter long weekend:


Open: Fri 14th, Sat 15th & Mon 17th (Closed Sun 16th).

The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont


Open: Fri 14th-Sun 16th, Closed Easter Monday.

The Star Sydney, Harbourside Entry, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont

Chocolate warm couverture ganache at BLACK Bar & Grill at The Star.

Chocolate warm couverture ganache at BLACK Bar & Grill at The Star.

BLACK Bar & Grill

Open: Fri 14th-Sun 16th, Closed Easter Monday

Level G, Harbourside, The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont

The Apollo

Open: Fri 14th (closed for lunch, dinner from 5.30pm), Sat 15th and Sun 16th (business as usual), closed Mon 17th.

DeVere Hotel, 44 MacLeay Street, Potts Point

Dead Ringer

Open: Fri 14th-Sun 16th, closed Mon 17th.

413 Bourke Street, Surry Hills


Open: Normal menu, open all weekend.

33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo


Open: Fri 14th-Mon 17th.

5/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo


Open: Fri 14th- Sun 16th, closed Mon 17th.

79 Elliott Street, Balmain


Open: Dinner Fri-Sun, closed Mon 17th. 10 per cent surcharge on Sunday and public holidays.

85 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills


Open: Fri 14th-Mon 17th.

Shop 8/9 Wulugul Walk, Barangaroo