We can’t get enough of Easter here at Style. From the crisp and dewy mornings that turn into warm days to spending precious time with friends and family, it truly is a special time of year. Oh, and let’s not forget the extra days we get off work to relax and recharge! The best way to spend an Easter long weekend is (obviously) eating your weight in delicious food and attending the hottest events around town. So, to help you get the most out of your Easter long weekend, we’ve rounded up our pick of the events worth checking out.

Brisbane Quarter

In case you missed it, one of our favourite luxury retail and dining precincts, Brisbane Quarter, is celebrating Easter in the best way possible – with lots of free food! Run, don’t walk because from April 16-18, Brisbane Quarter will be serving up 200 free hot cross buns between 8am-10am! And, exclusively on April 18, The Simple Life Café will be handing out 100 free chocolate Easter bunnies in the morning too. The deliciousness doesn’t stop there though. For the entire month, W Brisbane will be hosting their scrumptious High Tea of Easter, and The Simple Life Café has an awesome coffee and scone deal going. For more details about what’s happening at Brisbane Quarter this Easter, head here.


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Sanctuary Cove

Grab the family and get set to hop along an Easter trail at Sanctuary Cove this long weekend. This year, the Gold Coast’s popular lifestyle precinct has plenty of choc-filled Easter offerings that everyone is sure to love. Since there is so much to see and do at Sanctuary Cove, we’ve put together the ultimate Easter itinerary together for you so that you get the most out of your day. Starting bright and early at 8am with a coffee at Pier B and ending with a chocolate overload, you will be delighted at every twist and turn at Sanctuary Cove! For your full long weekend itinerary, click here.


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Victoria Park

While tickets are sold out for Victoria Park’s Easter Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch and Easter Eggstravaganza activities, you can still visit on Good Friday and Easter Monday! If you fancy a swing on the green, Victoria Park’s putt putt course and driving range will be open. And, if you are feeling peckish afterwards, you can head on down to The Bistro to taste the delicious autumn menu – featuring some chocolate twists. For the kids (or big kids), free Easter craft activities will be available for everyone from 9am-2pm over the entire long weekend. For all the details, head here.


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Covent Garden

What’s better than overloading on chocolate over Easter? Overloading on gin, of course! If you want to try out one of 200 craft gins, Covent Garden is the place to hang over the long weekend. Oh, and if you are vegan or have any food intolerances to gluten or dairy, Covent Garden’s menu can cater to you.


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Easter Cruise

Is sailing the seven seas (well, Brisbane River) more your style? Jump onboard an iconic Kookaburra Showboat Cruise this Easter Sunday. You can select from a High Tea or Lunch cruise which will feature plenty of entertainment and Easter themed treats for the kids. To get a taste of what’s in store over the weekend, head here.


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How does some champagne, lobster rolls and a stellar waterfront view of Brisbane sound? From Good Friday until Easter Sunday, Jellyfish restaurant (which provides some of the absolute best views of the city) is open all long weekend to delight your taste buds. For just $49, Jellyfish’s bar invites you to enjoy an indulgent lobster brioche roll and a glass of Moet Ice – topped with delicious, season fruit. You can peruse the rest of Jellyfish’s menu here.


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Brisbane’s newest inner-city oasis is set to get into the Easter spirit with an irresistible cocktail and Easter egg hunt. If you didn’t think Espresso Martinis could get any better, think again. Celebrate Easter all month long with Goldfinch’s Belgian Chocolate Espresso Martini – a concoction of mouth-watering rich Belgian chocolate, espresso, Kahlua and Belvedere vodka. And, to top it all off, the cocktail will feature a sprinkling of chocolate and gold leaf! On Easter Sunday, get set for a day of indulgence with a buffet featuring plenty of seafood favourites. There will even be an Easter egg hunt for the kids plus live entertainment! For more details, head here.


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Little Valley

Craving something a little more Oriental this long weekend? Well, you’re in luck because Little Valley is open all long weekend – yep, even on Good Friday! Plus, exclusively just for Easter, Little Valley will be plating up a special Dim Sum menu. With dumplings that pay homage to the classic fish cake and a special Pumpkin Puff option, there’s no way you will go hungry at Little Valley this weekend. For the full menu, head here.


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Saké Restaurant & Bar

Okay Brisbanites, we are in for a treat at Saké over the next two weeks! This restaurant is finally bringing its famous Sydney dessert, The Dragon Egg to our neck of the woods, but only for a limited time. This dessert is decorated in a stunning silver and red pattern and features some mouth-watering almond, passionfruit, milk chocolate and white chocolate. If you didn’t think The Dragon Egg could get anymore delicious, it is topped off with a warm, salty-sweet miso caramel sauce. Saké is open for Easter and this dessert is available until April 25. Gosh, we are drooling! To make a booking, head here.


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Sea Legs Brewery

If you want to keep things nice and low key this Easter, Sea Legs Brewery has got you covered. These guys are closed for Good Friday, but will be pumping out the pizzas and coldies from noon until late on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Who knows, you could even score yourself some awesome prizes from Sea Legs Brewery’s Easter Lucky Dip while you’re there! Here’s where you can find all the event details.


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