The Easter long weekend is finally here, and you best believe we’re counting down the minutes until we can clock off work and start tucking into chocolate bunnies and hot cross buns. Oh, and we’re also excited to spend some extra quality time with our friends and family.
If you’re not road-tripping north or south this long weekend, check out all of the best things to do in Perth this Easter long weekend.
An Indulgent Easter Feast At Samuel’s On Mill
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to treat yourself to a gourmet lunch or dinner, there’s no time more perfect than the long weekend. Samuel’s On Mill has crafted a special Easter menu for you to enjoy all weekend long, and with dishes including WA half cray, scallops, kumato tomato, baby carrot with parsley oil and two delicious chocolate desserts to finish with, you’re going to want to book in here ASAP. And because no gourmet feast is complete without an indulgent cocktail, sip your way through the Cream Eggtini, the Berry Choctini or the Drunken Rabbit. Or how about one of each?
Eggspresso Martinis At The Aviary
By now, you should’ve heard that The Aviary is where it’s at this Easter. Their iconic Eggspresso Martinis have got everyone talking, and if you want to get in on the action you’ve got until the end of Sunday to check them out. Whether you’re keen to try their caramel concoction with spiced rum, Kahlua and cold brew coffee or you’d rather keep it simple with a standard espresso martini, the only way to get your hands on one of these bad boys is by ordering through the Mr Yum app—there are only a limited number available each day, so you really need to hop to it.
Thursday 1 April
Bad Thursday At The Windsor Hotel
Tomorrow is a public holiday, and for the team at The Windsor Hotel, that means it’s time to throw a Bad Thursday Party so epic it’s guaranteed to have you spending your Good Friday hungover in bed. They’ve invited HERO DJs to spin tunes in the garden bar from 4pm until late, and DR FISH will be taking over the Mends Street bar from 8-11pm. Plus, they’ll also have a mystery chocolate-y cocktail to help get you into the Easter spirit.
Hop Around The Clock At The Newport
When we think of Easter, things like hot cross buns, chocolate bunnies and egg hunts come to mind. But at The Newport Hotel, their ideal Easter celebration includes three different happy hour deals, New York style pizza, live DJs and karaoke. Hop around the clock and enjoy $5 pints at 5pm, $6 pints at 6pm plus $7 pints at 7pm, then go and wrap your hands around one or two of Tony Pepperoni’s nice slices.
Nacho Typical Thursday At Caballitos
If you want to kickstart your long weekend off right, head to Caballitos for a speciale Mexican Easter fiesta. They’re giving their ‘Nacho Typical Thursday’ night an Easter twist with a sweet cocktail served up in a chocolate bunny. Plus, they’ve also got their tattoo artist in again, offering up some fresh Easter themed tatts for just $25 a pop.
Friday 2 April
Harbourside Fremantle’s Good Friday Seafood Feast
Head down to Harbourside Fremantle to get your Good Friday seafood fix. Book in here and you’ll be feasting on four delicious courses of natural oysters, Hervey Bay scallops and marinated salmon, Shark Bay prawns and buffalo mozzarella and an orange and lemon cake in no time at all. Top it all off with a special Easter chocolate cocktail and you’ve got yourself the perfect Good Friday.
Sweetwater’s Seafood Feed Me Menu
Here’s another fantastic Good Friday seafood feast going down in Fremantle. Sweetwater’s Head Chef Alex Baglin has carefully curated a gourmet feed me menu, and you’re going to want a seat at the table when he serves up all kinds of local seafood goodies including freshly shucked local oysters with orange nahm jim, seared local scallops with smoked corn and chilli black bean dressing, crispy skinned barramundi and so much more.
Saturday 3 April
Forgive Me Father For I Have Sinned
Leave your long weekend worries at the door as you step into Magnet House this Saturday night. Kicking off at 8pm, Maggie’s event Forgive Me Father For I Have Sinned is your chance to indulge in a night of unbridled dancefloor debauchery.
Westend Festival is taking over Freo.Social this Saturday night, and they’re hosting a rocking line up of seven WA bands to help celebrate their inaugural event. Round up your live music-loving gang and get up close and personal with the local legends from Dear Sunday, Old Mervs, The Washing Line Economy, Pretty Ugly’s, Cloud Local, Residents Club and Sugarwood—tickets are available here.
Cocktails On The Terrace At Hadiqa
Head to Hadiqa’s lush rooftop on Saturday for two hours of mixology mayhem and nibbles. Kick it off with a spritz on arrival and enjoy some tasty Easter choccies alongside Hadiqa’s signature grazing board while their pro bartenders take you through how to create some snazzy Easter-iffic cocktails. Then step behind the bar and try your hand at crafting the special Easter-inspired cocktail yourself, followed by one of their signatures like the delish Turkish Delight Martini. Tickets are $70 and will also get you 20% off dinner if you choose to stick around for a meal.
Sunday 4 April
The Biggest Easter Egg Hunt At The Camfield
Enjoy a well-earned Easter Sunday sleep in and then make your way to The Camfield for the biggest Easter egg hunt in Perth, which will kick off at 11am. There’ll be 300 eggs hidden around Australia’s largest pub, and it’s completely free to join in! Easter egg hunting is hungry work, so make sure you book a spot at the Easter Lunch in The Hall so that you can enjoy a share style three course menu with dishes such as toasted sourdough, Sicilian olives, slow cooked lamb shoulder, grilled barramundi and more.
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Image credit: Louise Coghill