What’s Open In Brisbane This Easter Long Weekend

By Lauren Kavanagh
30th Mar 2015

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

Brisbane CBD

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

Brisbane CBD

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

South Brisbane

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

Brisbane CBD

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

Brisbane CBD

The Port Office is open this Saturday for good food and drink, and great times, closed Good Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Balfour Kitchen

New Farm

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

Brisbane CBD

Japanese restaurant Sake is open all long weekend for lunch and dinner, from 12pm each day. 

Beach Burrito Co.

Fortitude Valley

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 


Seven Stones is open this Easter long weekend on Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday for breakfast and lunch.

Alfred & Constance 

Fortitude Valley

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 

Fortitude Valley

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.


Fortitude Valley

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

Chocolate not really your thing come Easter time? Don't freak out, Vapiano CBD and Garden City will be open all long weekend from 11am serving up 'real' Easter treats like pizza and pasta. Glorious.

Hatch & Co Garden City 

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. 

Limes Hotel 

Fortitude Valley

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. 

Kwan Brothers 

Fortitude Valley

Like their fellow Alfred Street family members, Kwan will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plating up their oh-so-delish modern Asian cuisine. 


Fortitude Valley

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 

Brisbane CBD

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 

New Farm

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 

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 

Fortitude Valley

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. 

Gerard’s Bar 

New Farm

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. 

Lychee Lounge

West End 

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!

e’cco Bistro

Brisbane CBD

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. 

Image credit: Daniel Maddock

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