WITH THE EASTER long weekend right around the corner, a city-escape might be on the cards. However, for those staying put, these are some of our favourite food spots for your Easter long weekend. Thinking lunch somewhere? Why not make it a long one?
Rest assured knowing some fantastic coffee and breakfast spots are open over the Easter long weekend. We hear your resounding sighs of relief... us too. Brickfields is all about European style breads and pastries and aromatic Mecca brews!
While you certainly visit Brewtown for its innovative menu and delicious coffee, you stay for the brewnuts. Think a melt in the mouth donut meets croissant. Post breakfast in the industrial surrounds of Brewtown (the cafe is housed in a 19th century warehouse), take a stroll along the buzzy King Street!
There's nothing to not enjoy about Harry's in Bondi Beach. What was once a convenience store is now a beautiful cafe, where food and design offer the most modern Bondi experience you could ask for. Ricotta hotcake with blueberries, organic maple and double cream? Ensue mouth-watering.
Feeling fancy? Catalina at Rosebay is open for lunch on Easter Monday and, as per usual, they will be serving up their delicious signature seafood dishes and desserts (Peach and Pear Crumble with Golden Pear Sorbet, anyone?). To sign out a Monday masquerading as a Sunday, we're indulging in a Rose Bae cocktail too!
FRATELLI FRESH, POTTS POINT
When someone says "I just wanted good hearty Italian food", we immediately think of Fratelli Fresh. Whether you visit their Potts Point, Alexandria, Sydney CBD or Melbourne outposts, you're bound for good food in warm surrounds.
THE GROUNDS OF ALEXANDRIA
So the whole family wants to get together for Easter lunch, but the thought of hosting everyone just seems a bit too much. We vote booking a long table at The Grounds of Alexandria - kid friendly, delicious coffee and pastries, and table service! While this may all seem a bit too good to be true, we advise booking early as The Grounds certainly draws a crowd.
DA ORAZIO, BONDI
Da Orazio is the perfect spot for an early dinner. At 5PM - post shop on Gould Street - circle back to Da Orazio for wood fire pizza and an Aperol Spritz. The Diavoletta pizza and Squid Ink Tagliolini with Spanner Crab are certainly worth writing home about!
THE BOTANIST, KIRRIBILLI
While the entrance to The Botanist may be somewhat nondescript, this is part of it's charm. Head downstairs to the bar and restaurant and be inspired by your surrounds. The Botanist pays homage to Gerard Fothergill, a well-travelled pioneer in the study of plants and spices and their medicinal qualities. In every sense, the legacy of Fothergill plays into the food, the cocktails... and the wallpaper!
There is something about The Winery that has you feeling like you've stepped back in time in a glamorous 1950s Hollywood film - that Grace Kelly might just be taking up a plush corner chair surrounded by fabulous friends, while she sips a martini. The Winery, as the name would suggest, has an extensive wine list, accompanied by a delicious menu to graze on. However, it is the dark, moody surrounds that will have you settling in for the evening (that, and the entire room dedicated to none other than Mr Elvis Presely).