SYDNEY – Tim Tam Margarita or Vegemite Pizza Anyone?
Rockpool Dining Group’s casual restaurants are super-sizing Australia Day with extended celebrations that include BBQ snags and steins of beer and limited-edition menu items, including Tim Tam Margaritas and Vegemite pizzas.
Fratelli Fresh has a limited-edition Vegemite pizza ($16) available at all seven restaurants from Monday 22nd January to Sunday 28th January. The crust is smeared with Vegemite and topped with smoked mozzarella and buffalo mozzarella. It’s a ripper!
Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café and The Bavarian are hosting true blue, four-day Australia Day celebrations from Thursday 25th January to Sunday 28th January.
Swap snags for bratwurst, tinnies for steins of beer, and pucker up for the limited-edition Oz Day Schnitzelmeister – a 1kg schnitzel with bacon, three eggs and cheese ($100, serves four diners), which is available over the long weekend.
The Australia Day weekend kicks off at all Bavarian restaurants on Thursday 25th January with happy hour (Munich Brauhaus 5-7pm, The Bavarians 4-6pm, Bavarian Bier Café check website for various times) and house DJs in all venues from 6pm.
On Australia Day, the line-up includes live music from 3pm, a free BBQ snag with the purchase of a stein between 3-6pm, and Aussie Pale Ale on tap all day (excluding Bavarian Bier Café Entertainment Quarter). The Australian Open Women’s Doubles Final and Men’s Singles Semi Final will be screened live, and the customer dressed in the best Australia Day outfit will score a $100 voucher.
On Saturday 27th January enjoy all that the Bavarian venues have to offer while listening to the countdown of the Triple J Hottest 100 from 12pm (excluding The Rocks, Entertainment Quarter, York Street and Penrith venues). Tennis enthusiasts can catch live screenings of the Australian Open Women’s Singles Final and Men’s Doubles Final.
It’s family day on Sunday 28th January, when kids under 12 can eat for free and there are face painters on site at Munich Brauhaus and The Bavarians. The Australian Open Men’s Singles Final will be screened live.
The Bavarian portfolio of restaurants include Munich Brauhaus The Rocks, Bavarian Bier Café (Entertainment Quarter, Parramatta, Bondi, Chatswood and Miranda) and The Bavarian (Manly, Penrith and World Square).
El Camino Cantina is celebrating Australia Day with an extended four-day Weekend Fiesta that will showcase limited-edition BBQ chorizo fajitas ($30) and frozen Tim Tam Margaritas (15oz – $16, 24oz – $19) all weekend. Or enjoy a la carte Tex Mex favourites, including chipotle BBQ kangaroo fajitas, buffalo wings and 1kg chilli smoked BBQ beef ribs, paired with Sydney’s best Margaritas, frozen and on the rocks, in classic, strawberry and mango flavours.
El Camino’s celebrations start on Thursday 25th January with happy hour from 5-7pm and live band The Bedlams from 7pm.
On Australia Day relax in the Cactus Bar and watch the Australian Open live, with an optional food and drink package available ($137, serves four diners). A DJ will play classic Aussie hits from 7pm.
On Saturday 27th January enjoy Tex-Mex flavours and Sydney’s best Margaritas while listening to the countdown of the Triple J Hottest 100. Tennis enthusiasts can tune into the Australian Open.
On Sunday, take advantage of El Camino’s bottomless brunch from 12-5pm, with brunch dishes from $15 and a bottomless drinks package for an additional $19.
*Information & images Courtesy of Rockpool Dining Group – Rachel Lebihan
Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times News
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