As another Easter long weekend rolls around, it’s time to prepare yourself for the traditional food coma, celebratory bevies, family time, and who could forget the chocolate!
If you’re lucky enough to be staying in town for the four-day long weekend, we’ve got you covered. All our faves have come to the party, and can’t wait to ring in the long weekend with you.
Here’s what’s open this Easter long weekend in Brisbane.
Bavarian Bier Café
Enjoy drinks and German fare by the river this Easter long weekend at Bavarian Bier Café, where the doors are open from 12pm on Good Friday, and from 11am the rest of the long weekend.
Riverbar & Kitchen
Not only is Riverbar open this Easter long weekend (Good Friday: 12pm-10pm, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8am till late), but this Brisbane favourite is also serving up a special Hot Cross Bun Martini to mark the occasion.
Artie & Mai
Hole-in-the-wall fave, Artie & Mai is open all Easter long weekend from 8am to 3pm, for breakfast and lunch.
The Fox Hotel
Keeping its doors open all Easter, The Fox has got your long weekend covered. Head down on Easter Sunday and Monday for their 'I'm In Love With The Cocoa' event, for Ferrero Rocher cocktails and live music throughout the day and night.
NEXT Hotel Brisbane
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this Easter long weekend (Friday through to Monday), Lennons Restaurant & Bar is a gorgeous inner-city option for whiling away those glorious free hours. The pool terrace is also open from 4pm all long weekend for lounging.
Port Office Hotel
The Port Office is open this Saturday for good food and drink, and great times, closed Good Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The Balfour Kitchen
The gorgeous Balfour Kitchen is open all Easter long weekend: Friday and Saturday they're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday for breakfast and lunch; and Monday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Sake Restaurant & Bar
Japanese restaurant Sake is open all long weekend for lunch and dinner, from 12pm each day.
Beach Burrito Co.
Beach Burrito Co. are celebrating the long weekend with a full moon party on Saturday night, with free fluro face painting, music by Finehouse and Friends, and a new cheeky tiki cocktail jug courtesy of Sailor Jerry. The fun kicks off from 6pm.
Seven Stones is open this Easter long weekend on Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday for breakfast and lunch.
Alfred & Constance
TUL fave, Alfred & Constance as per usual, are gearing up for a four-day party. Open right through the long weekend, A&C should be your go-to for all your Easter long weekend celebrations.
Chester Street Bakery & Bar
Whether it’s a wood fire pizza, a slab of Chester’s legendary cake, or an all-day breakfast (um, we’re so there), make sure you stop by Chester Street this Easter long weekend. Open till 4pm Good Friday, and Saturday, and Sunday from 8am till midnight.
Rogue Bar & Bistro
Join the team at Rogue Bar & Bistro this long weekend, opening as usual on Easter Saturday and Sunday.
When it comes to Easter long weekends, we can’t go past an Italian feast. And where better to indulge than Alfredo’s? Our Italian pals have made the decision even easier, by opening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12pm till late (we’re talking really late).
Brisbane CBD and Garden City
Hatch & Co Garden City
If you’re yet to witness the brilliance that is Westfield Garden City, make this long weekend your time to do so. Hatch & Co. Garden City will be open Saturday and Sunday from 8am till late.
High above the bustling Alfred Street precinct, Limes Hotel is always up for a party. Open this Easter long weekend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 3pm til late.
Like their fellow Alfred Street family members, Kwan will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plating up their oh-so-delish modern Asian cuisine.
One of TUL’s valley haunts, Laruche has jumped aboard the long weekend wagon, and will be open Thursday 5pm till midnight, returning to regular hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Blackbird Restaurant & Bar
Eagle Street oasis, Blackbird Restaurant & Bar will be open Thursday till midnight, Easter Saturday and Sunday as usual. Make sure you stop by!
Gerard's Bistro will be open on Easter Saturday and Sunday from 8am till late, and Easter Monday from 6pm till late. No excuses for missing out on that long weekend brunch now, is there?
Hatch & Co
Gassy share-plate fave, Hatch & Co Gasworks are open as usual from 8am till late on Saturday, Sunday, and from 11:30am on Monday (winning!), and are closed Good Friday.
The Mero Kitchen & Bar
Tucked in amongst the prestigious Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, you’ll find The Mero open from 8am-10pm on Easter Saturday, for all your pre-Easter festivities.
West End whisky legend, Cobbler, is another one of our local loves getting set for the long weekend. Open from 4pm till midnight on Thursday, 3pm till midnight on Saturday and Sunday, and 5pm till midnight on Monday. Whisky lovers, get a move on!
Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess
Alfred Street is set to be party central this long weekend, with Dutch Courage adding to the fun. DC will be open Thursday through to Sunday for all you Brisbane gin lovers.
If you’re a James Street regular and are staying put for the long weekend, Gerard’s Bar is the place to be. Open Easter Saturday and Sunday from 12pm till late.
West End locals (and anyone for that matter), you’ll be pleased to know that Lychee will be open this Easter long weekend. Lychee will be serving up their usual delicious menu (food and drink) and good times Easter Saturday, Sunday, closed on Monday. Get your fix from 3pm till late!
Easter is set to be a huge weekend at e’cco Bistro! Open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday as usual, E’cco will also play host to a three-course Easter Sunday lunch, courtesy of head chef Philip Johnson.
Kettle & Tin
Paddington locals who are staying in town for the long weekend, Kettle & Tin is ready to party! Open Thursday to Sunday from 7am till late, and 7am-5pm on Monday.
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