Easter eating?

GardeningGirl 8 April 2009 8

I’ve been asked about dining in Canberra over Easter.

Will a lot of places be closed on Easter Sunday or on Monday?

Any suggestions for a BYO suitable for a family with young teens, preferably in the Civic area?


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8 Responses to Easter eating?
Dacquiri Dacquiri 10:12 am 03 Apr 10

Saw on the net that Bellucci’s (Dickson, and maybe the others) was open all weekend, but their prices put them in the ‘overly-pretentious and totally unnecessary’ category. We ended up at Lemon Grass Thai (Civic)– to whom I would give top marks for first-class food and service — with no surcharges.

Kathleen Kathleen 5:39 pm 02 Apr 10

Lots of places in Manuka were open around lunchtime, so that’s a fair bet too.

I saw an ‘open’ sign for the Pancake Parlour out on Northbourne this morning, if you want an expensive carbolicious meal. They always surcharge heavily.

Dacquiri Dacquiri 11:23 am 02 Apr 10

Given that the Can.Times doesn’t publish today (Good Friday), so no ads from restaurants, there doesn’t seem to be any way to find out which restaurants/cafes are open this evening and with what surcharges (I have just read a very interesting previous discussion about ‘penalty rates’, surcharges, etc. on public holidays…). He Who Did Nothing for My Birthday wants to take me out to dinner tonight, but it sounds like we should go to Dickson and try to find something open?

poptop poptop 8:55 am 09 Apr 09

If Xmas is anything to go by, many of the Chinese places in Dickson should be open. Something to do with not celebrating Easter, probably.

ant ant 11:24 pm 08 Apr 09

I’d suggest issuing the teenagers with cookbooks and pointing them at the kitchen… Bring Back Child Labour!

bd84 bd84 10:37 pm 08 Apr 09

Restaurants open over easter will be a hit and miss, most closed but some open.
Hey but maccas are open all weekend lol

Furry Jesus Furry Jesus 9:45 am 08 Apr 09

Mecca Bah opens at 12 on Monday, and Verve at 9.00 am, or possibly 8.00 – they weren’t sure when I asked them yesterday.

pug206gti pug206gti 9:03 am 08 Apr 09

I can tell you that Easter Sunday is pretty woeful for dinner. Last year the best we could find in the cheap-and-cheerful cohort was the now-closed Hong Viet. I think it closed for good reason – it was terrible!

During the day the usual cafes in the Gus’ area seemed to be open as I recall.

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