Sunday sessions epitomise a lifestyle of leisure and indulgence, inviting individuals to bask in the essence of brightness, lightness and luxury - it’s a day dedicated to unwinding, shedding the cares of the week and relishing the finer moments of life.
The atmosphere is characterised by an air of relaxation and unhurried enjoyment where every element from the ambience to the offerings, is carefully curated to enhance a sense of well-being.
Whether it is sipping a chilled glass of Champagne under the sun’s warm embrace, lounging in comfortable seating surrounded by serene landscapes or savouring gourmet delights – Sunday sessions are an oasis of tranquillity and opulence where time seems to slow down, allowing you to enjoy life’s pleasures to the fullest.
Here are six of our fave spots for a weekend sesh:
Modern Japanese Dining
Modern Japanese cuisine awaits discerning Toowoomba diners at Kuro Beko on Margaret Street. Located in Grand Central Shopping Centre, take time out from retail therapy to refuel and recharge at this stylish restaurant, where a full glass frontage lets in an abundance of natural light and cosy blond wood table settings beckon; or take a seat at the kitchen counter and watch busy Chefs in action creating dishes to tempt all tastes.
Stop in on Sunday for lunch or dinner and sit alfresco at wooden benches while sipping a sake and delving into juicy karaage chicken to start with house dressing and smoked yuzu mayo; before tonkatsu pork with sesame blend and Japanese mustard sour cream.
Enjoy Country Hospitality
Embark on a culinary journey that transcends the ordinary along with country hospitality at Holbrook Hotel on Albury Street in Holbrook. Established in 1914, this classic country hotel boasts a wrap-around verandah, a beer garden for balmy days and an elegant white-clothed dining room where a paddock-to-plate menu awaits, embodying the values of quality, sustainability and fresh ingredients.
Bring family and friends for a Sunday sesh in the garden and chow down on lightly cured kingfish, fennel and lemon oil to start, before wrapping your hands around a beef burger with butter lettuce, tomato, bacon jam aioli, tomato sauce and chips; or braised lamb shoulder, pepperonata, caramelised onion, rocket, tahini yoghurt and pine nuts.
Appease Indian Cravings
Delivering authentic flavours and a memorable dining experience, discerning North Adelaide foodies head to Indii Flavours on O’Connell Street to appease serious Indian cravings. This stylish restaurant boasts a wall of wine to tempt all palates along with an elegant vibe of softly glowing pendent lights and white-clothed tables as diners peruse a traditional menu with modernist presentation.
No Sunday Session should start without dishes like prawn cutlets tossed in a mild garlic sauce, or tender and juicy Bombay lamb cutlets; moving onto curries such as beef Madras with coconut, mustard seeds, ginger and sides of saffron rice, papadums, cheese and garlic naan.
Family-owned & Operated
Bringing Italian fine dining to life, discerning Western Sydney diners head to Candelori’s on The Horsley Drive in Smithfield to appease cravings for pasta, pizza and contemporary dishes. Open for more than 20 years, this family-owned and operated restaurant has been refurbished to boast a huge floor space catering for every occasion from business meetings to long family get-togethers, in surrounds of white-clothed tables and sparkling glassware.
For Sunday lunch say grazie to entrées of Albrolhos scallops and caviar, or fried baby calamari, pangrattato, pea tendrils and lime aioli; then twirl your fork around pappardelle with osso buco ragu, or pick up a slice of wood-fried gamberi pizza, topped with prawns, fior di latte, zucchini, lemon and chilli.
Fresh Sea Breezes
There is nowhere better for a Sunday Session than the absolute beachfront views and innovative fare with flair at Siblings Kirra on Marine Parade in Coolangatta. Bringing a breath of fresh sea breeze air to the Gold Coast, this dining destination is housed in the iconic former Pizza Hut building at Kirra delivering uninterrupted ocean views from the outside desk as guests watch locals and visitors frolic in the surf.
Dive right in with a cocktail from the 52 signature drinks on offer, then say surfs up to starters of steak tacos, with pineapple salsa, peanuts and avocado crema; hang ten with larger plates like Moreton Bay bugs and King prawns, kombu butter, dill and lemon, or cavatelli pasta, pork and fennel sausage, Tuscan kale, artichoke and pecorino.
Breathtaking Indian Ocean Views
Located in a stunning position overlooking ancient basalt rocks, Bunbury’s Basalt by the Sea on Marlston Drive offers breathtaking 180-degree views of the Indian Ocean, Leschenault Inlet and the city. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, catching up with friends or spoiling your partner, sit back and relax in Mantra Bunbury’s premium restaurant to peruse a menu inspired by earth, fire and water.
Sundays are for buffet breakfast sessions with family indulging in cereal of choice, pastries such as flaky, golden croissants, delicious muffins, fresh fruit and toast; while hot options such as eggs, bacon, baked beans and hash browns will satisfy everyone’s early morning hunger pangs.