If you’re at a loose end for what to do this Easter long weekend, read on. Don’t sweat it if you haven’t organised anything, because we’ve compiled a list of our fave Brisbane restaurants, cafes and bars that will be keeping their doors open for the long weekend. Here's what's open this Easter long weekend in Brisbane.
Florence Cafe has a standing date serving Sunday lunch, and this Easter long weekend is no exception. For just $40 a head including corkage, Florence will furnish your table with a shareable six-course lunch and save you the havoc of washing up.
Open all weekend, Little Loco will be serving up the goods from 7am to 2:30pm every day, which is perfect because nothing soothes a hangover like waffles and coffee.
Paw Paw Café
Paw Paw Café will be open all weekend long except Friday night, giving you plenty of opportunities to stuff your face full of their top notch food and drink.
Bars And Pubs
All of Brisbane's best breweries will be open this Easter long weekend.
Felons Brewing Co
Howard Smith Wharves
After taking a brief breather on Good Friday, Felons will be back on Saturday, serving flights of their famous brews and plates of their finest feeds for the rest of the weekend.
The Regatta Hotel
The Regatta Hotel will be open and thriving this Easter weekend, kicking off the festivities with their luxe luncheon for Good Friday. Nothing says a good time like a buffet piled high with scrumptious seafood.
The Flying Cock
The Flying Cock is getting right stuck into the Easter spirit with Good Sunday. Starting at 9pm and going until at least 3am, Good Sunday will see a line-up of The Flying Cock’s favourite acts perform back-to-back all night long.
The Dalgety Public House
Two words: Bottomless Brunch. Yep, The Dagety Public House will be hosting one heck of an Easter Sunday session. Plant yourself on one of their alfresco tables and settle in for a chilled out weekend.
Sake Restaurant & Bar
Eat Street Northshore
Not sure what to eat this Easter? Then why not sample it all at the iconic food Mecca, Eat Street Northshore. They are open all weekend long.
The iconic Saké Restaurant & Bar will be open all weekend for lunch and dinner. Satiate your sushi cravings and work your way through their sake cellar for a suitably seafood-heavy Easter feast.
Howard Smith Wharves
Open over the whole weekend except Good Friday, Greca will be serving up plates of Brisbane’s finest Greek. Expect fresh octopus, spanakopita, and extra servings of Mediterranean hospitality right on the water.
South Brisbane and Fortitude Valley
One of Brisbane’s most exciting openings of 2019, Gelato Messina is keeping the masses happy this Easter, staying open until late on Friday and Saturday in South Brisbane and Fortitude Valley. Lickety-split, go and see what all the fuss is about.
Darling & Co
Unshaken by the long weekend, Darling & Co will be hosting their Sparkling Springs as usual on Easter Sunday. Starting at 2pm and featuring two hours of grazing boards and a prosecco and spritz fountain, this is definitely the place to be this Sunday. Then fading into live jazz in the evening. They will also be open for the entire long weekend so feel free to swing by when you’re after a good time.
Bavarian Bier Café
Eagle Street Pier
Settle in for some Bavarian Easter festivities this year because Bavarian Bier Café will be open for business and pouring premium biers all weekend long.
Howard Smith Wharves
The newly-minted place to be, Mr Percival’s overwater bar will be providing libation and recreation until late on Easter Saturday through to Easter Monday. Expect refreshing spritzes, cocktail jugs, and some of the finest snacks in the precinct.
Setting the city standard for contemporary Australian dining is Drum Dining. Book a table and treat the family to a leisurely lunch of exquisite share plates and round everything off with one of everything from the cheese menu.
The Defiant Duck
The Defiant Duck will be open for the entirety of the long weekend with all their usual weekly deals on offer. Come by on Sunday for $15 parmy and chips, or time your visit to coincide with the festivities of Margarita Sundays, which promises two tacos and two hours of margaritas from 3pm to 5pm every Sunday.
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