What’s on this Easter? From mouth-watering Easter recipes to venues open over the Easter break in Sydney, this list is choc-full of Easter ideas to keep you entertained and fed. 

Easter eggs with a difference

Flat Eggs by Pana Organic

Pana Organic has a range of irresistible chocolate eggs with five delicious flavours. Thick, flat, and beautifully packaged, they’re ready for sharing and indulging. The Pana Organic egg range is made in Australia, 100% organic, handmade, vegan, and gluten-free. Flavours include:

  • Mint Crunch
  • Hot Cross Bun
  • Macadamia 
  • Golden Comb 
  • Peanut Butter and Strawberry 

All flavours are available at independent retailers and on the Pana Organic website for $10.00. 

What's on Easter 2024 Pan Organic Eggs

Limited edition handmade chocolates from The Charles’

Rhiann Mead, The Charles’ esteemed dessert and chocolatier extraordinaire, has crafted two exquisite limited-edition handmade chocolate delights exclusively for Easter 2024. Ideal for gifting to chocolate enthusiasts or as a standout centrepiece for a leisurely Easter lunch at home.

  • The super cute selection of six pastel-coloured white, milk and dark handmade chocolate eggs are filled with Valrhona crispy pearls and encased in a gorgeous, pastel pink Easter carton. $37 for a set of six.
  • Salted caramel fans will love the set of six, bite-sized Easter eggs made with a dark chocolate and edible gold foil shell and filled with indulgent salted caramel. $21 for a set of six.

The limited-edition Easter chocolate gifts are available to order exclusively via The Charles online shop for pick up from The Charles, 66 King Street, Sydney.

What's on Easter 2024 Sydney

Colomba – The Easter Dove from Mia Dolci

This Easter, Orazio D’Elia’s Mia Dolci is offering the perfect sweet and savoury items to enjoy with family and friends.

Colomba di Pasqua or Easter Dove is a traditional Italian Easter bread. Colomba Traditionale is filled with candied orange and vanilla, topped with pearl sugar and almonds before being baked. Order here for $75.00.
It’s available in three flavours:

  • Colomba alla Amarena: Filled with white chocolate and amarena cherries. After baking the Colomba is glazed with ruby chocolate and sprinkled with dried raspberries.
  • Colomba al Pistacchio: Filled with white chocolate and pistachio paste. After baking the Colomba is glazed with pistachio flavoured white chocolate and roasted pistachios.
  • Colomba al Coco: Filled with dark chocolate and coconut. After baking the Colomba is glazed with dark chocolate and sprinkled with coconut flakes.
Orazio D'Elia's Mia Dolci

Venues open over Easter

Loulou Boulangerie & Traiteur

Loulou Bistro:

  • 28th March (Good Friday) : 12pm – 10pm
  • 29th March (Easter Saturday) : 11:30pm – late
  • 30th March (Easter Sunday) : 11:30pm – late
  • 1st April ( Easter Monday) : Closed
  • Where: 61 Lavender St, Milsons Point

The Charles:

  • 28th March (Good Friday): Closed
  • 29th March (Easter Saturday) : 11:30pm – late
  • 30th March (Easter Sunday) : Closed
  • 1st April ( Easter Monday) : Closed
  • Where: 66 King St, Sydney
What's on Easter 2024 Sydney Poetica

Poetica:

  • 28th March (Good Friday) : 12pm – 10pm
  • 29th March (Easter Saturday) :  12pm – late
  • 30th March (Easter Sunday) : Closed
  • 1st April ( Easter Monday) : Closed
  • Where: Mezzanine level, 1 Denison St, North Sydney

Tiva:

  • 28th March (Good Friday) : Closed
  • 29th March (Easter Saturday) : 8pm – late
  • 30th March (Easter Sunday) : Closed
  • 1st April (Easter Monday) : Closed
  • Where: 68 King St, Sydney
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Sailmaker Restaurant

Sailmaker is offering fresh, sumptuous seafood menus over Easter the whole family can enjoy. Other family-favourites include mouth-watering roasts, and a decadent dessert buffet filled with Easter-themed sweets. Find out more here. 

Good Friday Seafood Dinner – Friday 29 March from 6:00pm
Three-course dinner and Easter-themed dessert buffet
Cost: Adults: $110 // Children (7-12 years): $55pp / 0-6 years complimentary

Easter Saturday Seafood Dinner – Saturday 30 March from 6.00pm
Three-course dinner and Easter-themed dessert buffet
Cost: Adults: $110 // Children (7-12 years): $55pp / 0-6 years complimentary

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet – Sunday 31 March from 11.00am
Family-style brunch buffet featuring classic roasts and Easter-themed desserts.
Cost: Adults: $110pp, Children (7-12 years): $55pp / 0-6 years complimentary

Chiswick 

  • Thursday, 28 March: 12pm-11pm 
  • Friday, 29 March: 12pm – 10pm 
  • Saturday, 30 March: 12pm-11pm 
  • Sunday, 31 March: 11.30am-10.30pm 
  • Monday, 1 April: 12pm-11pm 
  • Where: 65 Ocean Street, Woollahra

On the morning of Good Friday, Chiswick will host their annual community Easter Egg Hunt. From 11am – 1pm on the Chiswick lawn there will be a coffee cart, Chiswick pastries and classic hot cross buns for parents to enjoy while the children take part in the egg hunt. They will also offer Kids Eat Free on Easter Friday lunch. Find out more here.

Easter special menu items available in addition to the a la carte, all weekend long: 

  • Cocktails: Hot Cross Bun Espresso Martini ($23) 
  • Dessert: Hot Cross Bun Pudding (Malfroy honey gelato, vanilla custard) ($18)
  • Seafood: wood fired Moreton bay bug with fermented chilli butter ($38), market fish fillet with woodfired tomatoes, preserved lemons and capers ($MP)

North Bondi Fish

  • Thursday, 28 March: 12pm – 10:30pm 
  • Friday, 29 March: 11.30am – 10pm 
  • Saturday, 30 March: 11.30am – 12am 
  • Sunday, 31 March: 11.30am – 10.30am 
  • Monday, 1 April: 11.30am – 11pm 
  • Where: 120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi

North Bondi Fish is celebrating the ‘long’ in the Easter long weekend. If you’re looking for a spot to relax for lunch or dinner, look no further. The fun kicks off on Good Friday 29 March and goes until Monday 1 April. NBF’s autumn a la carte menu will be available all weekend, along with their twist on the classic seafood Bouillabaisse with traditional accompaniments (including rouille, croutons and gruyere, $48 per serve). Dine on the freshest seafood with a seasonal cocktail in hand, overlooking iconic Bondi Beach. Plus, local DJs will be spinning the decks from noon til’ late into the night. Find out more here

Anason

At Anason, executive chef Arman Uz joins Somer Sivrioglu in creating Anason’s seasonal, modern Turkish menus and providing Sydney with its own waterfront meyhane. A seafood focused restaurant, Anason is the ideal location for a Good Friday seafood lunch or dinner. A la carte available all weekend (menu here). A feasting menu is available for $99 per person, and paired wines can be added for $49 per person. Find out more here.

Where: 5/23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo

Franca

 A la carte available all weekend with specials below menu here

  • Good Friday – Fruits de Mer with complimentary caviar & mini martinis included ($150 half /$275 full serve)
  • Easter Saturday – Surf and Turf, Wagyu Flank & grilled lobster  served with Bearnaise, butter lettuce, fries (half $120 / full $210)
  • Easter Sunday – Chateaubriand 600g Tenderloin Diane sauce, Served With Seasonal Sides $199 
  • Add On Foie Gras Poêlé $25
  • Where:  2/81 Macleay Street, Potts Point

Armorica

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday lunch from 12pm dinner from 5pm. Easter Monday dinner from 5pm. Armorica will be offering the full a la carte menu for the entire weekend. Create your own Easter journey. Find out more here.

Amorica easter

NOMAD Sydney

  • Good Friday – open dinner (6pm – late)
  • Easter Saturday – open lunch (12pm – 2.30pm) and dinner (5.30pm – late)
  • Easter Sunday – open lunch (12pm – 2.30pm) and dinner (5.30pm – late)
  • Easter Monday – closed
  • Where: 16 Foster Street, Surry Hills

Endless Summer bottomless lunch menu available all weekend. Find out more here.

Three Blue Ducks Rosebery

  • Friday 29th – Closed
  • Saturday 30th – open all day
  • Sunday 31st – brekky & lunch – Sunday roast lunch for $39
  • Monday 1st – closed
  • Where: 1/85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery

Find out more here

love.fish

At love.fish there is no set menu requirement, simply a $75pp minimum spend on food and beverages. Children under 12 have a $30 min spend, with a children’s menu available. Your Easter, Spent Your Way. Find out more here.

Where: Wulugul Walk, 7/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

BrewDog

  • Good Friday: 12pm – 9:30pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 11:30pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 9:30pm
  • Monday: 11am – 10pm
  • Where: Bays 1 & 2, Locomotive Workshop, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh

Bring the family to BrewDog for lunch or dinner over the Easter long weekend and guess the number of Easter eggs in the jar. The closest guess gets to take the whole jar home. Plus there are Easter-themed kids colouring books with all kids meals. Dogs are welcome too. Find out more here.

Centennial Homestead

  • Good Friday 29th March: 8am – 5pm
  • Easter Saturday 30th March: 8am – 5pm
  • Easter Sunday 31st March: 8am – 5pm
  • Easter Monday 1st April: 8am – 5pm
  • Where: 1 Grand Dr, Centennial Park

Breakfast and lunch menus available as usual. Find out more here

Queens Park Kitchen

  • Good Friday 29th March: 7.30am – 5pm
  • Easter Saturday 30th March: 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Easter Sunday 31st March: 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Easter Monday 1st April: 7.30am to 5.00pm
  • Where: Darley Rd, Queens Park

All day menu available as usual. Find out more here

Bar Conte

Open for dinner on Good Friday. Saturday open for lunch and dinner from 12pm. Closed rest of weekend. A la carte menu. Saturday bottomless lunch $99 per head 2-hour package also available. Find out more here.

Where: 340 Riley Street, Surry Hills

Single O 

  • Good Friday 29th March: 8am-3pm
  • Easter Saturday 30th March: 8am-3pm
  • Easter Sunday 31st March: Closed 
  • Easter Monday 1st April: Closed 
  • Where: 60/64 Reservoir St, Surry Hills

Cafe menu available as usual. Find out more here

What's on Easter 2024 Speckled Easter Egg Cake

Bake the ultimate Easter Egg Cake

Speckled Easter Egg Cake by Amanda Michetti

Load up on chocolate with this show-stopping pastel layer cake covered in Easter eggs for a divine on-theme dessert! Whether you’re whipping up something to take to friends or family, hosting the celebrations yourself, or looking for an afternoon delight to share, this impressive and super easy Easter Layer Cake will be the talk of any table.

Ingredients: 

  • 155g unsalted butter, softened
  • 155ml vegetable oil
  • 415g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste•
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 560g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • Pink, blue and yellow gel food colouring

Buttercream:

  • 300g unsalted butter, softened
  • 540g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 80g speckled mini eggs, to serve
  • 80g mini chocolate eggs, to serve

Method: 

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base and sides of 3 x 20cm (8 inch) Wiltshire Rose Gold Round Cake Pans with baking paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer) beat together the butter, oil, sugar and vanilla until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, mixing between each addition until incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together until combined.
  4. Fold through half the flour mixture to the butter mixture then add the buttermilk and fold through. Repeat with remaining flour and buttermilk folding each through until just combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly into three bowls and add a few drops of each Gell food colouring until you have pink, blue and yellow batter.
  6. Transfer each coloured better to one of the cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool in tip for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. Trim around the edges of each layer cake to expose the coloured crumb.
  7. To make the buttercream, beat butter and vanilla bean paste in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for 8 minutes until pale and fluffy. Turn the mixer off and sift in the icing sugar. Mix on lowest speed until icing sugar has begun to incorporate, then increase speed and mix on high for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Transfer the buttercream to a piping bag with a large round nozzle and pipe a layer of icing on top of one the blue cake layer, top with the yellow cake layer and pipe more buttercream on top, then top with the pink cake layer and pipe on the remaining buttercream. Scatter mini eggs in the centre to serve. 
What's on Easter 2024 Camplify

Quick Easter getaway

RV rental platform, Camplify, has a few vans still available to hire for your Easter NSW weekend getaway.

Lenni

  • $190 per day
  • Newcastle, NSW
  • This Easter weekend, why not take an adventure in Lenni. This modern, stylish and fully-equipped caravan is perfect for those who are seasoned travellers, and those ready to disembark on their first-time adventure. Sleeping 3, this van will provide you with a home away from home, perfect for your family road trip this Easter. Find out more here. 

Fannie

  • $225 per day
  • Woll, NSW
  • This Easter, how about disembarking on an adventure fit for a celebrity with Fannie? The restored 78 Kombi with a snail motorhome conversion gains enough attention, making everyone who hires feel like a celebrity. Fitted out with a lush interior, double bed, AC and even a wellness shelf of extracts and essential oils, Fannie offers the perfect opportunity to rest and relax this Easter weekend. Find out more here. 

The RA

  • $175 per day
  • Byron Bay, NSW
  • Complete with a stove top, sink, fridge, indoor and outdoor dining all alongside a super comfy bed, The RA is the perfect home on wheels to spend your Easter long weekend exploring Byron Bay and the Northern Rivers of NSW. Find out more here
Green Square Market Cambridge Markets

Head to the Markets over Easter

Cambridge Markets has announced the Ultimate Easter Market at the Entertainment Quarter (EQ) at Moore Park, on Easter Sunday March 31 from 10am-4pm. They will also launch a weekly produce market on Easter Saturday at Green Square, which will be held every Saturday from 8am-2pm. The market will feature 50 food-forward stalls that will bring fresh food, produce, baked goods, prepared meals, global hot food and beverages to this exciting precinct. Some of Sydney’s finest micro-retailers across homewares, fashion and gifting will also be represented.

Find out more here