Open for Easter Weekend

Looking for a place to celebrate Easter in style this weekend? Here's a helpful guide to what's open for Easter weekend in Brisbane.


By Guest Styler | 2nd April 2015

By Amber Lowther

RIVERBAR & KITCHEN

Riverbar & Kitchen will have a special Hot Cross Bun Martini available over the Easter Weekend!
Spiced rum, lemon, lime, cinnamon, toasted marshmallow syrup, and egg white make up the yummy Hot Cross Bun Martini. It will be available from Thursday 2 April – Easter Monday 6 April, so get in down there! Riverbar & Kitchen also have loads of other options too!

Good Friday – 12 noon – 10pm
Easter Saturday – Monday: 8am – late

71 Eagle St, Brisbane
P 3211 9020

NEXT HOTEL BRISBANE

Lennons Restaurant & Bar is a brasserie-inspired and edgy, Lennons offers timeless food using the best local produce from the region.
There are some delicious seafood dishes such as Mooloolaba spanner crab & Squid Ink Liguini and Mulloway Fillet with charred baby corn.

Open Good Friday – Easter Monday for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Level 2, 72 Queen St, Brisbane
P 3222 3232

BAVARIAN BIER CAFE

Bavarian Bier Café is located upstairs at Eagle Street Pier. Guests can enjoy schnitzels, pork belly and seafood over German brewed organic biers. Bavarian Bier Cafe is great for couples, groups and families having an affordable Kinder (children’s) menu between $5-$7 a meal.

Good Friday: 12 noon – 10pm
Easter Saturday – Monday: 11am – late

45 Eagle St Pier, Brisbane
P 3877 5900

SAKE RESTAURANT & BAR

During the Easter weekend, Sake Restaurant & Bar is open for lunch and dinner in the restaurant, or a casual drink at the SAKE Bar overlooking the Brisbane River.

Open Good Friday – Easter Monday: 12pm – late

45 Eagle St Pier, Brisbane
P 3015 0557

STAMFORD PLAZA

Take your Easter celebrations to riverside this year and settle in for The Easter Long Weekend Buffet at the Stamford Plaza! With an extensive amount of flavours and a fresh seafood bounty, desserts and a range of hot and cold selections, it’s an ideal location to celebrate the Easter long weekend!

Open Good Friday – Easter Monday for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Morning High Tea will operate on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Cr Margaret St and Edward St, Brisbane
P 3100 5749

BLACKBIRD BAR & GRILL

Black Bird is situated on Brisbane City’s Eagle St. This venue has fantastic views, two private dining rooms, and a public bar. It is a fine location to celebrate the Easter weekend. Black Bird will be open for lunch and dinner on Easter Sunday, the perfect way to spend the long weekend Sunday session (remember Monday’s a public holiday).

Friday 3 April: Closed
Saturday 4 April:
 Restaurant – open for lunch at 12pm, open for dinner at 6pm
Bar: 11:30am – late with DCUP (MEL)

123 Eagle St, Brisbane
P 3229 1200

EAT STREET MARKETS

The Eat Street Markets won’t disappoint over the Easter weekend, as they’re open on Good Friday and Eater Saturday. You can also order delicious Easter Eggs & Bunnies from New Farm Confectionery in their shop container this coming weekend. Every vendor provides an experience for you to enjoy.

Macarthur Ave, Hamilton
P 3358 2500

LARUCHE

These guys will continue on the party for most of the weekend, aside form the obligatory shut down midnight Friday morning. Back it up here on Saturday night!

Thursday April 2: 5pm until midnight
Good Friday: Closed
Saturday April 4: 5pm until 5am
Sunday April 5: 7pm until 3am

THE FOX HOTEL

The Fox Hotel, one of Brisbane’s icons, will be open over the Easter long weekend serving their delicious food and drinks as usual. If you’re down for a drink, two or a few, head to their Soho Sundays event I’m In Love With The Cocoa with a free photo booth, delicious cocktails and great music to enjoy.

71-71 Melbourne St, South Brisbane
P 3844 2883

THE BARRACKS

The shops and cafes at The Barracks will remain lively over the Easter weekend. The Barracks will be hosting live music to entertain shoppers and diners all Easter! So, you can eat, drink, shop and unwind to some great tunes with your friends!

61 Petrie Tce, Brisbane

HATCH & CO. GASWORKS AND GARDEN CITY

Satisfy your tastebuds and head to Hatch & Co. for a delicious meal and to take a break from the chocolate coma that is just around the corner. With an impressive menu on offer, you are sure to find something irresistibly delightful.

Good Friday: Closed
Saturday April 4: 8am until late
Sunday April 5: 8am until late
Monday – Gasworks (open as usual) Garden City (closed).

THE EMPORIUM HOTEL – COCKTAIL BAR AND BELLE EPOQUE PATISSERIE

Head to the luxurious Emporium Hotel and sip on cocktails which will be available from 3pm – close from Saturday – Easter Monday. If you have a sweet tooth and need a break from Easter eggs, head to Belle Epoque Patisserie. Open from 7am – 3pm Good Friday – Easter Monday.

QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY/GALLERY OF MODERN ART (GOMA)

For an outing that doesn’t require big spending, you can fritter away some hours strolling through the Queensland Art Gallery and GOMA. Closed on Good Friday, the galleries will be back open for your enjoyment on Saturday and Easter Sunday.
Open: Daily 10am-5pm
Closed: Good Friday

Stanley Pl, Cultural Precinct, South Bank
P 3840 7303

TREASURY CASINO

The Treasury Casino will be closed on Good Friday. But not to worry! It will be open from Saturday –  Easter Monday for your leisure. Why not head to The Kitty and try one of their delicious cocktails? Sounds like a fabulous long weekend treat!

MYER CENTRE AND WINTERGARDEN

If you need a bit of retail therapy to get your head away from chocolate (and to avoid the ongoing temptation), head to Queen St Mall and wander to The Myer Centre or down to Wintergarden. The Myer Centre will be open Saturday and Easter Monday, 10am -5pm. Alternatively, Wintergarden will also be open Saturday 9am – 5pm and Easter Monday 10:30am – 4pm.

Myer Centre
91 Queen St, CityP 3223 6900

Wintergarden
171 – 209 Queen St Mall, City
P 3229 9755

WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTRES

One of the best ways to spend a day is of course shopping! The Westfield shopping centres (Carindale, Chermside, Garden City, Helensvale, North Lakes and Strathpine) will be open on Easter Saturday. There is bound to be something there to keep you occupied or to stock up for your holiday.

Open Easter Saturday: 9am–5pm

PALACE CENTRO

Need an evening activity? The Palace Centro Cinema will be open all Easter. With a fully licensed bar and café, you can see some of the best cinematic art to hit Brisbane, the Palace Centro Cinema is the best place to watch a movie.

39 James St, Fortitude Valley
P 3852 4488

FRESH FOOD MARKETS

Hitting up the markets is a classic way to spend a sunny day in Brisbane on the weekend. Luckily there are a few markets still bring out their stalls this Easter. The Jan Power’s Farmers Market in New Farm will be open on Saturday; The Eagle Farm Markets will be held on Easter Sunday and the Rocklea Markets will be going all out, open both days. Remember, fresh is best!

INDOOROOPILLY SHOPPING CENTRE

If ‘Indro’ is your local shopping destination, have no fear! Indooroopilly Shopping Centre will be open on Saturday and Easter Monday. This way, you can snatch up your last minute eggs or wait until they go on sale on the Monday. Why not also incorporate a sneaky shop at some of the designer stores since you’re already there?

322 Moggill Road, IndooroopillyP 3378 4022

IKEA LOGAN

IKEA will be open on Saturday and Easter Monday from 9am-6pm. There will be a range of Easter deals with up to 60% off selected items. Take along the kids to meet the Easter Bunny on Saturday from 9am – 1pm before he has to hop to work that night! You can also start the day with a hot breakfast for $3.49..bargain!

Exit 24, 3539-3565 – Pacific Highway, Slacks CreekP 3380 6800

LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY

Take the kids along to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary this Easter where they can play on the jumping castle, get their face painted, take part in an Easter Animal Quiz, receive some special Easter Treats and sit down for a FREE movie screening of ‘HOP’. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will be open from Good Friday – Easter Sunday, 9am to 5pm. What do you say? Hop to it!

708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket
P 3378 1366