Hop To It, Here Are The Sweetest Things To Do For Easter In Brisbane
Hoppy daysBy Dinushka Gunasekara | 31st March 2023
It’s officially a sweet tooth’s favourite time of the year! The Easter Bunny is just around the corner and he’s bringing with him boozy chocolate cocktails, egg-cellent high teas, sugar-coated putt putt, and a whole lot more. No hunt needed, here are the best things to do to celebrate Easter in Brisbane this year.
Treat yourself to a grown up take on Easter goodness at Sirromet Winery. During the month of April, the Cellar Door will play host to an Easter-inspired wine and chocolate tasting experience with a curated selection of chocolate flavours that pair perfectly with wines chosen by their head winemaker. Available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12pm, live entertainment will also be on hand to set the vibe as you sip and munch away.
Easter fever has taken over Brisbane Quarter with a bunch of their resident restaurants slinging sweet treats inspired by the holiday. Hop on over to Brisbane Phoenix for an adorable bunny coconut jelly that’s almost too cute to eat, or head to Persone for their Choconutty Bunny cocktail and Easter Bombe dessert – an indulgent version of a Bombe Alaska with milk chocolate, coffee semifreddo, and chocolate egg soil. Meanwhile, Japanese restaurant Tenya will be pouring up a delicious Easter Bunny cocktail with a vanilla vodka base, banana chocolate liqueur, and coconut rim.
Burrow your way to this stylish South Bank locale because there’s plenty to cheers to come Easter! Up on level 21, the bartenders at The Terrace will be shaking up two Easter-inspired cocktails including a Crème Egg Cocktail served in a giant chocolate Easter egg. On the ground, Parisian-style patisserie Belle Èpoque will offer a seasonal twist to their popular high teas until 12 April, featuring mouth-watering bites such as roasted baby carrot frittatas, chocolate egg nests, bunny cookies, and an edible garden. The high tea is also available as takeaway – why not hop on over to South Bank Parklands and enjoy a sweet feast by the river?
Sprout Artisan Bakery is upping the ante this Easter with a downright breathtaking hot cross bun wheel made up of 30 delicious buns hand-rolled and baked together. The perfect centrepiece for your Easter spread or ride straight to hot cross heaven, the hot cross bun wheel is available for pre-order only until 9 April with 48 hours notice required for all orders. Just email email@example.com to make yours.
Need plans for the long weekend? Then head into the city for Brisbane Marriott’s Easter High Tea brimming with sweet and savoury delights alongside a three-hour beverage package. Hop into Motion Dining and be greeted by a Toblerone Cocktail served in a chocolate bunny, before digging into the likes of passionfruit dark chocolate sandwiches, jasmine tea mousse, and strawberry cream groove tarts. There’ll even be an Easter egg hunt for the little ones!
Pinkies up for Living Room Bar’s High Tea in Bloom – a curated Easter rendition of their usual three tiers, highlighting fresh local produce and flavours. With a creative Sunshine State spin, all-time Easter favourites are given a new life like Queensland rum and banana cake with edible moss and mini egg nest, and classic hot cross buns with cream and spiced plum jam. The main event? A cracked open gold Easter egg hiding an Easter-inspired puzzle on Belgian white chocolate.
Hit the town on the long weekend with Lennons’ sweet-as-can-be Easter offerings! Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 April to 10 April and Easter Monday, indulge in a Sweeter For Easter afternoon tea, featuring Moreton Bay bug and prawn rolls, chicken and truffle wraps, white chocolate carrot cake, and, of course, warm hot cross buns. Plus, on Easter Sunday, Lennons will play host to a lavish long lunch for the whole family, serving up three courses of seafood and seasonal produce. From the mouth-watering roast to the decadent desserts, you’ll be happily rolling up post-lunch!
You’re in for a tee-riffic time with the return of Victoria Park’s sugar-coated putt putt course! Swing through the fairways sprinkled with moments of sweetness, from Candy Corner to Ice Cream Court, Bakery Bunker, Gumball Green, and Bunny Hop. Open from 6am to 10pm on Sunday to Thursday and 6am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, it’s guaranteed fun for the whole family. The course is also fully licensed, with QR codes throughout the course so you can order drinks and snacks at each hole.
Celebrate Easter with your loved ones over a delicious feast with all the trimmings at Goldfinch Restaurant in Pullman Brisbane King George Square. From a decadent seafood platter to Greek lamb chops, and mango coconut mousse, the three-course spread on 9 April will have even the pickiest tastebuds reaching for more. With the Easter Bunny himself making an appearance, it’s one you most definitely won’t want to miss.
Your favourite French bakery in New Farm has launched its first ever dedicated Easter menu, with two new treats to complement their traditional hot cross buns. Available for pre-order now, you can dig into a decadent and deluxe large Easter egg or pick up a Potager d’ Alex – an Easter specialty that’s basically a Ferrero Rocher in cake form with praline croustillant, noisette dacquoise, chocolat cremeux, and lait chantilly.