All the delicious things you can do in Sydney this Easter long weekend

More than just an excuse to fill up on chocolate, Easter means a long weekend filled with good food, friends and family (usually in that order). There’s no lack of exclusive Easter treats to eat around Sydney this year, both for the savoury and sweet lovers, so we’re rounded up five of the best to get your hearts, minds and mouths around over the stretch of Good Friday to Easter Monday.

An Easter feast at Mode Kitchen & Bar | Image: Mode Kitchen & Bar

Enjoy an exclusive Easter feast at Mode Kitchen & Bar

Created especially for this coming Easter long weekend, an exclusive three-course menu lovingly curated by Head Chef Francesco Mannelli will reiterate just how essential Mode Kitchen & Bar has become to Sydney’s discerning gourmands.

Truly earning its place in the opulent lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, the highly regarded Mode Kitchen & Bar has for quite some time now been regarded as one of the area’s most essential restaurants. Mannelli, a produce-forward chef with more than 20 years experience in some of the finest kitchens across both his home country Italy and Australia (think est., Bistrode CBD, and Balla), maintains a strong focus on technique and fresh, seasonal produce.

Making use of some of Australia’s finest seasonal produce, Mannelli and his team will start the menu with a Potato Gnocchi that’s served with red snapper ragu and fresh oregano. After that’s all done, the main of Herb Crusted Lamb Cutlets will surely be a hit, especially with a side of rocket & tomato salad as well as yoghurt tartare sauce. The three-course menu will then wrap up with a simple dessert of Tarte Tropézienne.

Keep in mind that this Easter menu will only be available from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April (inclusive) so act fast, your taste buds will be forever grateful. Bookings can be made RIGHT HERE

Address: Ground Floor/199 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Contact: +61 2 9250 3160

Grab some buttery Vegan Hot Cross Buns at Black Star Pastry

Black Star Pastry at The Galeries will take the attention of their iconic watermelon cake for a few days while they bake up some 100% Vegan Hot Cross Buns. Sweet, warm, buttery – BSP are known for their annual Easter treats so make sure you grab one of those buns slathered with fragrant frankincense syrup.

The buns will be available from this Wednesday through to Easter Monday, but remember that The Galeries is closed on Good Friday.

Address: The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW

Rainbow Dessert Lane | Image: The Grounds of Alexandria.

Stroll “Rainbow Dessert Lane” at The Grounds of Alexandria

As if the venue couldn’t get more instagrammable, The Grounds of Alexandria plan to light their considerable digs for a special celebration of all things sugary this month as they curate “Rainbow Dessert Lane”. Between the hours of 6pm and 9pm on every Friday and Saturday from now until the end of April, the laneway installation will illuminate a wide selection of dessert carts selling their goods, from doughnuts and gelato sandwiches, to rainbow pavlovas and lemon beignets.

If there was ever a time to head along though, it would be on Easter Saturday from 3pm, where The Grounds will host their annual Easter egg cracking event where a giant communal egg is broken down and shared amongst guests.

Address: 7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia

Easter tea at T Totaler | Image: T Totaler

Slurp on some Easter tea at T Totaler

Head to The Galeries and visit T Totaler. The tea boutique have always had some incredibly playful treats on their menu, but for Easter they’ll step it up to include a Limited Edition Golden Waffle Egg, which is a Crème Caramel Easter egg with a Native Wattle seed tea custard encased inside a chocolate Easter egg, as well as some Easter Tea which captures the taste of hot cross buns, and finally a Pink X Bun made from ruby pink chocolate with an Easter character cookie on top.

Note that The Galeries is closed on Good Friday, but will be open as normal on Saturday through to Easter Monday.

Address: The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW

Devour the Holy Trinity at Messina

You can never count Messina out of notable calendar events, and each year their creative team works hard to try and top their last efforts. For Easter 2019, they’ll be doing up “The Holy Trinity” of gelato specials, offered all weekend in a custom made box for a very limited time. Head along to any store to try the following:

Holy Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross bun gelato with chunks of house made ‘holy’ hot cross buns, gooey dulce de leche ‘yolk’, coated in a milk choc glaze.

Lord Lamington
Coconut gelato, raspberry gel, coconut and chocolate dacquoise, milk choc parfait, all dipped in red choc glaze and desiccated coconut.

Saint Pistachio
A gluttonous Italian egg filled with Italian nougat, chocolate honey gelato and a pistachio fudge ‘yolk’

Feature image: Messina.

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Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review, an obsessive hip hop nerd, a whisky drinker, and a lover of all things travel. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter with @chrisdsingh.