With Easter eggs having now successfully replaced our scrambled eggs, we are well prepared for the chocolate infestation to happen this weekend and we are far from complaining. But if you need some help spacing out the time between your next choc binge, here’s 10 things happening in Sydney this weekend, so hop to it!
Butter Nespresso Menu
Said to be the biggest collaboration since Kanye and Jay Z—coffee chicken and sneakers—are coming to your belly this weekend. Nespresso and Butter are launching the smallest ever coffee machine, the Essenza Mini, with a coffee infused menu created by butter head chef Julian Cincotta. There is nothing we don’t love about the sound of sweet and sticky coffee glazed chicken tenders, chicken burgers with coffee mayo, coffee and icing sugar dusted donuts and a Nespresso martini slushie. Put down the chocolate and make some room.
What: Butter Nespresso Menu
When: Sunday 10 April – Sunday 16 April
Where: Butter, 6 Hunt St, Surry Hills NSW 2010.
Kick It At Kingpin
If you're hanging around Sydney for the Easter long weekend bookmark that trashy novel, pause Netflix and take a seat — we’ve got some news for you. Sydney’s two Kingpin Bowling venues have thrown open their cocktail-filled spaces and you’re about to be bowled over. Weekend entertainment will never be the same (wave goodbye to Saturday night on the couch) with laser tag, arcade games and state-of-the-art bowling lanes available every night. Chow and drink through a myriad of cocktails and finger-licking bar food including Belgium Waffles and Curly Fries. Be gracious and offer a few to your foodie friend, when you inevitably crush them at laser tag.
What: Kingpin Bowling
Where: Kingpin Bowling North Strathfield & Darling Harbour
Thursday 13 April
Bottomless Rosé @ Nour
‘Tis the season but if you’re not the typical Easter traditionalist, Nour is your go-to this weekend. Swap hot cross buns for a Middle Eastern share spread complete with bottomless rosé #winning. Think twice cooked potato with garlic, coriander and chilli, as well as baby prawn falafels with smoked black tahini, and we know it’ll be hard to share.
What: Bottomless Rose at Nour
When: 5-7pm, Monday – Friday
Where: Nour, 3/490 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010.
Thursday 13 April
Blue Latte @ TOPSHOP
Don’t feel blue this Easter, drink it. The team at TOPSHOP has just launched a pop-up blue algae latte cart (delicious?) at their CBD store every Thursday of this month. And with it being April—the month for unpredictable weather—the choice of a hot or cold latte is the only sure thing you can count on. Get trending and ‘grammin this Thursday.
What: Blue Lattes
When: 5-8pm, Every Thursday in April
Where: TOPSHOP CBD, 45 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000.
Argyle’s Birthday Bash
Hop, skip and jump into the Easter long weekend at the Argyle’s epic birthday bash. This one is sure to top any Easter event you have planned, think magicians, candy, an epic DJ line up, and basically whatever birthday party wish you’ve ever had all rolled into one. This p-a-r-t-a-y is sure to get you perked up for the loooong weekend ahead.
What: Argyle Birthday
When: Thursday 13 April
Where: The Argyle
Friday 14 April
High Tea Intercontinental Double Bay
If Easter eggs don’t quite cut it and you’re after more for an indulgent chocolate binge, make a beeline for the Intercontinental Double Bay. They’ve teamed up with Velrhona Chocolate High Tea, which means you’re in for a decadent and luxurious treat for your taste buds. We’re talking offerings like azelia milk chocolate pear and macadamia parma brownie, caraibe dark chocolate pink salted caramel macaroon, and caramelia milk chocolate hazelnut praline choux all served with tea or coffee. If you’re going to have a four-day long cheat day, you might as well do it right.
What: High Tea Intercontinental Double Bay
When: April 7 – May 15
Where: The Intercontinental Double Bay 33 Cross St, Sydney NSW 2028
Cost: From $59pp, book here.
Saturday 15 April
Alice in Wonderland High Tea
We’re convinced the Easter bunny is hiding at out at the Intercontinental. Behold the Alice in Wonderland high complete with Barney’s Egg Cocktail on the menu. The Cortile will transport you to the infamous whimsical lollipop swirling scene as you nibble on hot cross bunnies, vanilla shortbread crème brulee, crepes, macaroons, sandwiches and oh so much more. Get your tickets and whatever you do, don’t be late.
What: Alice in Wonderland High Tea
When: Friday 14 April – Monday 16 April
Where: The Intercontinental Sydney, 117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000.
Cost: From $60pp, book here.
Sunday 16 April
Cracking The Grounds Easter Egg
This one is the holy grail of anything chocolate and Easter related. The Grounds is hosting their annual cracking ceremony which is pretty much our favourite Easter tradition of recent times. The eggnormous chocolate egg towers over 3 metres and we’re pretty sure it could feed a small country, so bring everyone you know and eat your weight in chocolate shards.
What: Cracking The Grounds Easter Egg
When: 2pm, Sunday 16 April
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria
Brunch At Dead Ringer
Whether you’ve forgotten you’re hosting Easter breakfast, or you just need to make the festive affair bearable, Dead Ringer has you covered. This epic back up plan will make you the favourite relative as duck rillettes; morcilla omelettes and tomato and ricotta tarts come out by the plate. Top it off with bourbon, cold drip, vanilla and spice cocktail for good measure and if your still feeling the heat from your family, bottomless mimosas will help them forget your disorganisation. You’re welcome.
What: Brunch at Dead Ringer
When: 11am, every Sunday
Where: Dead Ringer, 413 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Monday 17 April
Ahhhhh, nothing like a four-day long weekend. Head to New Shanghai and replace those Easter eggs with dumplings. Tuck into the savoury saviour of your weekend with pork belly steamed buns, Shanghai mini pork wonton soup, and the always satisfying prawn dumplings. This is a Monday we could get use to. We’ll have dim sum and dim some more.
What: New Shanghai
When: 11am – 9pm, Monday 17 April
Where: Chatswood, Westfield Sydney
Too much chocolate? Try Sydney’s Best Maple Everything instead.
Image credit: Topshop