This is no ordinary weekend, people. It’s a looooong one and we have the best things to do in Sydney to make it four days of F-U-N. We’ve got rooftop cinemas (weather be kind to us), seafood craziness and, as usual, a whole lotta eatin to do. So strap yourselves in, this is going to be a big one.
Sky Terrace Rooftop Cinema
There’s nothing like kicking back and relaxing (with a free cider on entry!) on a cosy beanbag and soaking up Sydney’s skyline all while watching a movie. Chill out on the Sky Terrace rooftop at The Star to watch your favourite blockbuster classics in style this weekend. This Thursday you can watch Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb. For more information, head here.
Easter cocktails at The Clock
This Easter long weekend, head down to Surry Hills fave, The Clock for some wonderfully delicious Easter themed cocktails. The Whisky Room will be putting on a "Frank the Rabbit" with Makers Mark, Amaro, fresh carrot juice and toasted cumin seeds. Head upstairs and get in on a "Dirty Birdy" with gin, limoncello and a little yellow chick garnish. If chocolate and coffee sounds like a match made in heaven, the "Sailors Salty Bunny" should be on your list - it comes with Sailor Jerry rum, White Créme de Cacao, espresso Tim Tams all garnished with a Créme Egg. Cheers!
Seafood Bonanza at Sydney Fish Market
With some spare time on your hands this weekend, take a plunge into the deep blue. Sydney Fish Market will be your one-stop shop for all your Easter seafood needs and makes stocking up for your big feasts and get-togethers that much easier. Reel in some fresh fruits, gourmet deli items, baked goods and a whole tonne of seafood to make your weekend festivities a major hit!
Crab Carnival at The Morrison
Celebrating all things crustacean for the third year running, Crab Carnival at The Morrison is set to be bigger and better than ever. Roll up your sleeves and get cracking with a crabalicious menu created by award winning Executive Chef and owner Sean Connolly. There’ll also be hermit crab racing to keep every punter entertained. Sink your teeth into salt and pepper crab legs and Sean’s soft shell crab burger and be sure to get your claws on a Crabby Mary cocktail. The Crab Carnival is on until 22nd April.
Waterman’s Lobster Co. pops up at Young Henrys
Young Henrys is having a giant love affair this Easter weekend. Teaming up with Waterman’s Lobster Co. to bring lobster love to their Newtown brewery, the tasting bar will serve up mini Maine and Connecticut style lobster rolls (drool-worthy) with chips and your pass to chug it down with as many of Young Henrys quality beers as you please.
Once Upon a Time at The Grounds
Sprinkle some magic into your weekend as Australia’s largest chocolate Easter egg takes prime position at The Grounds of Alexandria. For all sweet creations and fresh hot cross buns, take a step into the storybook of The Grounds with a Golden Easter Egg Hunt, a Humpty Dumpty Wall built for selfies and your chance to mingle with real-life roaming children’s book characters.
The Cortile’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired High Tea
Creating a dizzying selection of treats and savouries, the InterContinental Sydney is transforming into a land reminiscent of wonky time clocks, whimsical hats and lollipops. Hosting a verbose feast with the likes of buttermilk vanilla scones, Belgian waffles, toffee apples and creme brûlée, you’ll your sweet tooth well catered for.
Saké's famous Dragon Egg goes on tour
If there’s one egg you’ll need to look out for this weekend, it’s the famous Saké Dragon Egg. Touring a number of major Australian cities over the long weekend, the Dragon Egg is an over-the-top, temperature controlled dessert that looks almost too cool to eat. Taking three days to make, the delicate, dark chocolate shell is topped with gold dust, opens with liquid nitrogen to reveal chocolate mousse and passionfruit curd, mango, caramel, chocolate soil and yoghurt chips. Sold? So are we. But there’s only 50 available each day. So, you’ll have to race us there.
Legends of House at Manly Wharf Hotel
The Manly Wharf Hotel knows how to make your Easter long weekend even better. Hosting the anticipated Legends of House with awesome sounds by the sea, the event is set to pump the best British house music by DJ Danny Rampling and Sydney faves Tim Boffa and Brenny B Sides.
The Easter Bunny Visits The Royal Leichhardt
You can put all your eggs in one basket for this one, The Royal Leichhardt has made a mission of making sure there’s something for everyone this long weekend. Join all of the Easter hype from delicious chocolate martinis and an Easter egg hunt for those who want to get in on some extra choc! And to put the cherry on it all, the Easter bunny will make a sneaky visit.
Captains Club at Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel
After a day of scoffing down Easter eggs, it only makes sense to wind down (not really) on a Sunday arvo among palm trees, waterfront views and fresh beats from Touch Sensitive and DJ Hansom. An ultimate party must before your week starts up again, get to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel between 2pm and 4pm for a free Captain Morgan.
Easter Sunday Feast at Q Dining
For the real Easter Sunday feast, Q Dining has set the mark (and the table for that matter). With floor to ceiling glass windows and harbour views to accompany a seven-course shared feast plus a complementary bottle of Veuve Clicquot—you’re guaranteed a dining experience that easily takes the cake this Easter.
And one more because we love you...
Alliance Francais French Film Festival
Whether you’re a well-cultured movie buff or just want something different, the Alliance Francais French Film Festival is being held around Sydney to exhibit the best contemporary French films in the industry. In its 27th year, the festival hosts glamorous nights, Q&As and special events for us Sydneysiders who love all things sophisticated, vibrant and daring straight from France.
Image credit: Jackielyn Powell at Sake Double Bay