Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter in Sydney...

We arrived in Sydney about 3.30pm on Thursday and found our hotel. We met our girls at the airport on Good Friday and checked into a bigger apartment.

With most things shut, we planned to have dinner in our little apartment. We went for a stroll late in the afternoon and Gus thought the bar up in the Shangri-La hotwl would be open so up we went - 36 floors up to the Altitude Bar!

Gus did a superb job in the tiny kitchen to produce linguini with roasted cherry tomato and basil, Moroccan spiced potatoes, tomato pesto topped baked salmon and a green salad. We thought up this combo as we were driving to Sydney - magnificent!

Saturday, we took the ferry from Circular Quay out to Watson's Bay (express ferry took 18 minutes). We had time to relax with a cocktail before being seated for lunch.

I had an Aperol Spritz!

Doyle's is a Sydney institution for the freshest seafood. Where else can you sit with the waves gently lapping the beach right in front of you?


Oysters mornay...

Scallops with a cucumber, onion, capsicum, chilli salsa with ginger and caramel dressing...

Chorizo and prawn, sundried tomato pasta...

John Dory fillets ...

Snapper, prawn and scallop pie...


White chocolate and raspberry creme brulee...



It was a lovely way to spend the afternoon. I had a cup-o-soup and toast for dinner, I was so full!

Do you catch up with family for Good Friday and Easter?

Cheers - Joolz xx



  1. Happy Easter! Australia and New Zealand are on my bucket list!

  2. What a fun weekend getaway. Looks like there was plenty of yummy food and enjoying your girls. :)

  3. Looks like the perfect family get away Joolz! As usual beautiful food pics...made me hungry just looking at them! thanks for sharing!

  4. What a great trip and wonderful weather! It's hard to believe it's autumn when you see those blue skies and sunshine.

    Doyles... that's a blast from the past. A trip to Sydney was never complete without fish and chips from Doyles. Everything looks delicious. I hope you all have a great time. We have a quiet Easter, with opening up the summer cottage and getting the garden in order (trying and failing to discourage the dog from rolling in the cow manure!). The children will be down later today for an Easter buffet, which we can have outside for once as the weather is warm and sunny.


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