Where to dine over the Easter long weekend | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Where to dine over the Easter long weekend

Ah, Easter, the celebration of our lord and saviour: chocolate.

Not only do we get to gorge ourselves on bags of Easter eggs in the weeks prior, but feasting of all forms takes to the forefront to be enjoyed across four days choc-full of food comas.

In the spirit of long weekends and great food, we’ve put together a tasty list of where you should be eating and drinking over the Easter long weekend.

Easter weekend buffet and high tea | Sofitel Brisbane Central

Get a little bit fancy this Easter long weekend with Sofitel’s Thyme2 Restaurant’s famed buffet experience or a whimsical Easter high tea in Cuvee Lounge Bar!

From Friday, April 2 to Monday, April 5, enjoy the interactive live cooking experience at the buffet for breakfast (from $42pp), lunch (from $80pp) or dinner (from $99pp), where Thyme2’s chefs will be whipping up all your favourites including plenty of seafood for Easter, of course! Head here to book in for your gourmet Easter meal.

Those with a sweet tooth should instead look to the Easter-themed high tea in Cuvee Lounge Bar, available between 11 am and 3 pm every day over the long weekend. For $59pp, delights including pastries and desserts, scones with jam and chantilly cream, and salmon brioche sandwiches will be on offer alongside a range of teas and barista-made coffee, making for the perfect Easter indulgence! Bookings for Easter high tea can be made here.

Seafood platter at The Terrace and high tea at Piano Bar | Emporium

Emporium Hotel has Easter covered with an array of sweet offers. Enjoy exquisite delights with a chocolate martini at the indulgent high tea experience at Piano Bar, or sip on a Death By Chocolate Easter cocktail served in a chocolate bunny at the Terrace while revelling in sensational views of the City and South Bank. For the bougie seafood lovers, The Terrace is also offering a gourmet seafood platter for two accompanied by a bottle of Mumm Grand Brut. Learn more and book in here.

High Tea of Easter | W Brisbane

Extending the Easter feasting on Fridays-Sundays until April 18, W Brisbane is revamping its coveted high tea at the Living Room Bar with a curated menu of Aussie Easter classics. We’re talking an Aussie meat pie using beef with a marble score of 8+, hot cross scones with clotted cream and marmalade, and Mini Chocolate Raspberry Easter Egg Nest tarts. Easter high tea is available from $55pp, with cocktail upgrades available, too! Head here to learn more and book your spot.

Easter high tea | The Lab at Treasury Brisbane

Indulge in a decadent Easter high tea at The Lab at the Treasury Brisbane this Easter Saturday and Sunday, with seatings at 1 pm or 2 pm. Offering Easter-inspired sweets,  plenty of chocolate and savoury delights, the high tea is served with bottomless La Maison Du Thé handcrafted teas from $45pp, or a two-hour Moet & Chandon package from $65! Make a booking by calling the venue on 1800 506 889.

Peter Rabbit-themed high tea | Fixx at QT Gold Coast

Everybunny’s gonna love this one… If you’re heading down to the coast for a long weekend getaway (or between March 29 and April 7), don’t miss this enchanting special high tea at Fixx at QT! Expect choccie hot cross buns, Easter bunny popcorn macarons with salted buttercream, and smoked salmon eclairs among so much more… Tickets are $55 and available here.

Great Friday lunch | One Fish Two Fish

What’s better than Good Friday? Great Friday! On Friday, April 2, One Fish Two Fish is serving up a seven-course lunch brimming with delicious seafood including crispy fast-fried calamari and seared scallops, and a tasty chocolate Easter egg and Oreo soil dessert. There’s even the option to add on a two-hour beverage package to kick off your long weekend! Head here to see the full menu snap up your spot.

Endless Seafood lunch | Regatta Hotel

Offering a sumptuous four-course seafood feast, it’s no surprise why the Regatta Hotel’s annual seafood lunch at the Boatshed is so popular! On Friday, April 2 from 12 pm to 3 pm, stuff your stomach with a delicious selection of dishes including buttered Aussie lobster, Moreton Bay bugs and pan-seared barramundi. With main course top-ups available, you’ll be sure not to go home hungry. Head here to book a spot for you and the crew.


We don’t want none unless it’s hot cross buns, hun.


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