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The 10 Best Easter Restaurant in Sydney

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by The Grand Palace

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Sydney is known for its vibrant food scene and diverse culinary offerings. As Easter approaches, food lovers in the city are on the lookout for restaurants that serve delicious meals to satisfy their Easter cravings. From traditional hot cross buns to sumptuous seafood feasts, Sydney’s restaurants offer a range of options to indulge in during the festive season. In this article, we have curated a list of the top 10 restaurants in Sydney that serve scrumptious Easter meals to cater to every taste bud. Whether you’re looking for a cozy brunch spot or a fancy dinner venue, this list has got you covered. So, get ready to tantalize your taste buds and enjoy the Easter festivities with some of the best food in Sydney.

1 The Grand Palace – Indian Restaurant

If you’re on the hunt for some delicious Easter-themed food in Sydney, then you need to visit The Grand Palace, a popular Indian restaurant located in the heart of Sydney CBD. During the Easter festivities, The Grand Palace offers an exciting range of flavorful dishes that will leave you craving for more. From traditional Easter-inspired curries to mouth-watering biryanis and naans, the restaurant’s culinary experts have curated a menu that will cater to all your Easter cravings.

  • The stunning decor and cozy ambiance of The Grand Palace make it the perfect spot to enjoy a scrumptious meal with your loved ones.
  • So, head down to The Grand Palace and indulge in a tantalizing culinary experience this Easter season.

Basement, 261 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

+61 280217696

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2 Mode Kitchen & Bar

Celebrate Easter with your family at a 1920s-inspired restaurant that combines simplicity with a touch of jazz-age glamour. Mode Kitchen & Bar has an elegant atmosphere featuring fluted glass screens around tables and touches of velvet, brass, marble, and timber flooring.

Their set menu includes starters such as Easter duck and pork terrine with quail eggs, pickled baby radish, and grilled focaccia. They also have classic crowd favourites like wood-roasted zucchini flowers with buffalo ricotta, truffle, fresh peas, and sprouts.

For mains, enjoy pan-roasted snapper with organic spelt, broccoli, and acqua pazza. And don’t forget to try their signature frozen Easter pavlova, a beloved Aussie classic made with banana, pineapple, passionfruit, and bee pollen. The food at Mode Kitchen & Bar is bold and flavourful, offering both comforting mainstays and creative new flavours to satisfy any palate.

Ground Floor/199 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

+61 292503160

3 Sailmaker

If you’re looking for a seafood-focused Easter buffet, Sailmaker at Hyatt Regency in Darling Harbour is a great choice. They source the best fish and farm produce from New South Wales to create a simple yet refined menu. The seafood bar offers a wide selection of fresh seafood, including Pacific and Sydney rock oysters, chilled Jonah crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, sake-marinated mussels, Hawaiian tuna poke, scallop ceviche, and lime-juice grilled Mediterranean octopus.

For meat lovers, there are also delicious main courses to share, such as slow-braised lamb shank with cured lemon, parsnip puree, and artichokes. The beef tenderloin is served with herb butter, potato croquettes, and baby carrots, while crispy pork belly is accompanied by a pea and asparagus risotto cake and pickled mushrooms. To finish off the meal, indulge in Easter egg panna cotta, poached apricot Florentine cookies, and dark bitter chocolate Tiramisu.

Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

+61 280991234

4 Saga bar sydney

Do you remember Andy Bowdy? He’s the pastry chef and tambourine man from Inner West who gained fame for his elaborate soft serve desserts at Hartsyard in Enmore, causing a sugar rush among customers. Now, he has opened his own cafĂ© and bakery, making it easier for people to get their sugar fix.

His new place used to be a meatball shop on Enmore Road, which he found while searching for sneakers on Gumtree. After painting over the NYC-themed murals, he lined the narrow concrete space with blonde timber scaffolding and indoor plants to transform it into his own. Previously, he had been baking after hours at Messina kitchens, but now everything is made onsite at Saga.

At Saga, you can enjoy a variety of treats like salted honey tarts, miniature versions of custom column cakes, and tiramisĂș soaked in tequila, with a mix of white chocolate and Kahlua jelly. Their Paris-Brest is a best seller, made with a ring of puffy choux pastry lined in fudgy caramel, raised up on soft whipped Chantilly cream. But this place is not just a sugar rodeo, as they also serve proper breakfast, monster sandwiches at lunchtime, and smooth Artificer coffee to help you start your day.

One breakfast option that stands out is the corn pudding, which comes with a soft and creamy poached egg in the center of a ring of chewy spelt grains, charred corn kernels, sweet creamy corn puree base, and bits of corn bread. Parmesan and celery slices add a savory and fresh touch. Their breakfast rice with chorizo and bacon also sounds delicious, paired with a nectarine soda.

Despite the presence of popular sweet spots like Black Star Pastry, Bourke Street Bakery, Cow and the Moon Gelato, and Haikiki Turkish ice cream in Enmore/Newtown, Saga’s popularity proves that there’s always room for more dessert.

49 Goold St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia

+61 497454222

5 Flour and Stone

With a focus on community and small-scale production, Ingram has transformed seemingly simple baked goods into cult favorites through unwavering dedication to precision, quality, and flavor. Since its inception in 2011, Flour and Stone has become a Sydney institution, with long lines snaking out the door – even after expanding to an adjacent space.

It’s hard to believe that a team of 22 can fit behind the tiled wall when you peek through the communal seating area at 53, the new annex. The space offers a high table, outdoor seating, and a banquette, but it’s not nearly enough to satisfy demand. Colorful Dave Teer artworks inspired by old-fashioned vanilla cake adorn the room, but the real eye-catcher is the display case brimming with madeleines, lemon drizzle cake, brulee tarts, and chocolate, raspberry, and buttermilk cakes.

Don’t overlook the savory treats, though. Spanakopita features textbook-perfect spinach and feta filling between layers of delicate puff pastry, while crisp iceberg lettuce plays a surprisingly important role in the success of a chicken ciabatta sandwich with buttered corn, avocado, and chili aioli. The lamb, potato, and rosemary pie delivers the hearty comfort of a Sunday roast under a flaky, blistered pastry lid. Even the housemade tomato sauce is a rustic delight, a perfect complement to the pork sausage spiked with the anise bite of caraway.

Both the salon and annex are tight spaces, with most of the annex given over to the pastry chefs. What’s left is reserved for takeaway orders to help manage the crowds at this wildly popular bakery. The popularity of the zesty, orange-blossom-scented orange and fennel drizzle cakes shows no signs of waning as Flour and Stone approaches its 10-year anniversary.

53 Riley St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia

+61 280688818

6 Khamsa Café

At this community-oriented eatery in Erskineville, Sarah Shaweesh puts a modern spin on traditional Palestinian dishes. Khamsa CafĂ©, a bustling vegan restaurant, can be found nestled between Erskineville and Newtown. The bright, white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows inside the restaurant create a lively atmosphere with the sounds of clinking cutlery and coffee frothing. Outdoor seating spills out to a wraparound verandah where local dogs can often be found grazing on their owners’ fallen crumbs.
Although Khamsa was founded in 2019, Sarah’s story began much earlier. Ten years ago, she moved from Jordan to Australia and began exploring veganism. As a child, her father took her to rallies, protests, and events advocating for Palestinian human rights in the face of Israeli occupation, while celebrating Palestinian culture. This instilled in her a sense of responsibility and a desire to minimize harm to all living things around her. “Because of the Palestinian struggle, it was important for me not to be involved in anything that caused harm to the environment,” she explains.

Shop 3/612-622 King St, Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia

7 Circa espresso

Aykut Sayan, the owner of Circa, can be found at the forefront of the cafĂ©, greeting customers with a smile, delivering coffees to tables, and checking in with the chefs. The layout of the cafĂ© places you in the center of a narrow room, surrounded by the tiny open kitchen and coffee bar. As you wait for your order, take in the old-fashioned paintings, posters, books, and artifacts that adorn every wall. Don’t forget to look up and appreciate the ornate ceiling fans above you. If you venture to the back of the cafĂ©, you’ll discover a quiet booth perfect for a romantic date or a business meeting.

Circa’s menu changes seasonally but is always inspired by the flavors and textures of the Middle East. The dishes are hearty and restaurant-level quality, all priced around $20 per plate, making it an excellent value. Each component is carefully prepared, and even simple items like halloumi and cauliflower fritters are crisp and perfectly cooked. A crunchy bed of greens and radishes awaits to cradle a perfectly cooked egg yolk, with poppy seeds sprinkled on top.

If you’re curious about the much-hyped Ottoman Eggs, the answer is a resounding yes. The dish is deserving of its legendary status, with a golden disc of eggplant providing a crunchy foundation for a rich garlic labneh, leeks, and crispy sage leaves, all drenched in beurre noisette and served with house-made focaccia.

Circa roasts and sells its coffee beans, with both a house blend and single-origin options available. The milk coffees are rich and balanced, beautifully presented, and served quickly. The filter coffee is a popular option, with several variations on the menu. The hot brew is crystal clean, with sparkling jasmine florals that could convince anyone to quit dairy.

Like the food, Circa’s drinks change seasonally. For the colder months, a warming shrub of rhubarb, pear, and date may be on offer, a tart and sweet brew served at your table. It’s so comforting that it might just lull even the most caffeine-sensitive into an afternoon nap.

Ten years is well beyond the life expectancy of most cafes, but Circa continues to thrive, thanks to its understated elegance and mastery of flavor.

21 Wentworth St, Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia

8 Four Ate Five

What makes this unpretentious cafĂ© stand out from the rest in town? They serve exceptional food, great juices like watermelon, lemon and mint or apple, pineapple and mint, Single Origin coffee, and while they offer herbal options such as chai and organic soft drinks, as well as small-estate teas, they don’t try to be something they’re not.

Stop by the open-plan cafĂ© for lunch and try the pulled pork sandwich. It’s a marvel not just because pork is the king of all meats, but because the sweet, succulent meat blends seamlessly with refreshing fresh cucumber and apple, spiced up with tomato chutney and smothered with aioli on dark sourdough.

Coming in a close second is the rare roast beef sandwich. The combination of sweet Polish pickled cucumbers (polski ogorki), thick slices of tomato, Dijon mustard and cos lettuce with onion relish is a sloppy, messy, fall-apart-in-your-hands-before-it-gets-to-your-mouth affair. You’ll need to tuck a napkin into your shirt and place another on your lap. This is a sandwich that requires commitment.

Of course, you could always opt for the burger, which is served with delicious hand-cut chips, all crispy and golden with their skins still on. It’s a classic beef burger with melted cheddar cheese, pickled beetroot, onion, lettuce, and tomato.

They also have pies, with a pumpkin and eggplant option that’s decent, but we prefer the free-range chicken version. Other must-try items include the Caesar salad with poached egg, white anchovies, and bacon, and their old-fashioned chocolate milkshake. But then again, we can’t resist the mango and vanilla or the banana, cinnamon, and honey flavors either.

485 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

+61 296986485

9 Aria

Aria Restaurant, located in the picturesque Circular Quay, has become a popular destination for food enthusiasts seeking a fine dining experience. The restaurant boasts an impressive menu that has earned it numerous accolades. Despite the stunning views of the Opera House forecourt and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it is the food and wine that truly capture the attention of diners.

The owners, Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon, appointed Thomas Gorringe, who has worked at reputable establishments such as the Bentley Restaurant and Bar and The Gantry, as the head chef in 2021. Gorringe continues the restaurant’s legacy of using only the finest Australian produce to create exceptional dishes.


Some of the standout items on the menu include Abrolhos Island scallops served with cauliflower, miso, and saltbush, glazed Wollemi duck paired with beetroot, mulberries, and nettle, and a cherry soufflĂ© with pistachio and vanilla. These delectable dishes are complemented by one of the country’s most highly regarded wine lists.
In summary, Aria Restaurant’s location and views are impressive, but it is the restaurant’s commitment to using high-quality Australian ingredients and creating exquisite dishes that truly sets it apart.

1 Macquarie Street Sydney, 2000 NSW

+61 0292402255

10 10 William St

10 William St, run by the same brothers behind Fratelli Paradiso in Potts Point, is a small but exciting Italian wine bar that offers a mix of classic Italian style and Australian experimentation. You could visit this cozy spot multiple times a week without getting bored.

As a wine bar, 10 William St boasts an impressive and ever-changing list of reds, whites, skin-contact orange wines, and natural wines, all listed on a blackboard near the front window. The bar team encourages patrons to try something new and will happily suggest unique bottles they have recently discovered.

But it’s not just the wine that makes 10 William St so special. The bar menu, which has been curated by several of Australia’s most talented chefs including Dan Pepperell, Luke Burgess, Trisha Greentree, and current head chef Francesco Ruggiero, is exceptional. The menu changes with the seasons but always features Italian ingredients and techniques. In the summer, the menu may include salads, cruditĂ©s, and steamed dishes, while in the winter, guests can enjoy comforting dishes such as ragu, polenta, and risotto.

Despite its small size, the tight and cozy space creates a lively and vibrant atmosphere that’s perfect for a night out with friends. If you’re looking for a fun and casual spot that’s full of surprises, 10 William St is the perfect place for you. And remember, there are no rules here, so just relax and enjoy the experience.

10 William St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia

+61 293603310

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