Nothing says Spring and Summer more than a Sunday session at your favourite venue with family and friends.
Spend lazy warm days and evenings with a drink in hand and bite to eat as you celebrate the end of the weekend in style – rewind to the 1970s when pubs were only open on Sundays for two short hours, morning and afternoon.
The morning session was inadvertently known as ‘going to church’ and generally occurred around lunchtime, so many pubs started serving outdoor BBQ lunches in their sprawling beer gardens.
Whatever the reason for your Sunday Sesh – here are six of our favourite spots to indulge:
Bringing a taste of Alsace to Auchenflower, Haig Rd Bistro
charms locals with everything French. Located on Haig Street and housed in a colonial cottage, this eatery presents a chic, cosy dining room with polished timber floors, an aqua green front door, potted greenery and picture windows ideal for people watching while perusing a menu boasting traditional French dishes.
Stop in on a Sunday for a drink with friends or treat the family to a special meal, perhaps starting with Spring white asparagus, mousseline gribiche, radish and parsnip chips; for the main, delve into Dijon-marinated spatchcock, crushed potatoes, olives, sauce vierge and tarragon.
Those looking for a cosy, family-friendly café to enjoy a brew and bite with friends, head along Brewer Road in Bentleigh to find District Brewer
. A children’s play area and baby seating make this locally-loved café a popular choice for breakfast and lunch - the little ones are entertained as you sip a coffee and catch up on conversation in a light, bright vibe of polished concrete floors and potted greenery.
Drop by for an early Sunday breaky session with family, friends and fur babies in the courtyard and chow down on slow-cooked pork belly Benedict with poached eggs, house hash, apple slaw, spinach and maple Hollandaise; or enjoy a lunch of signature pork and prawn nasi goreng, carrot, peas, coriander, fried egg, ketchup manis, crispy prawn crackers and fried shallots.
Nestled amongst nature in Kings Park with inspiring city and Swan River views, discerning Perth diners head to Fraser's Restaurant
on Fraser Avenue for a meal to remember. An elegant dining destination with floor-to-ceiling windows and an inviting alfresco terrace to soak up rays with a glass of wine in hand, Fraser's is the ideal spot for a romantic rendezvous with someone special, or join the family for your next Sunday session.
From a regularly changing menu showcasing the best seasonal and local produce, start with char-grilled octopus, taramasalata, oregano, new potatoes and rocket; before twirling your fork around fresh tagliatelle with lamb ragu and lemon pangrattato, best enjoyed with a glass of Pinot Noir.
Authentic and delicious African and Mediterranean food awaits hungry Kensington diners at Sahara Restaurant
on Macaulay Road. Expect a stylish vibe of geometric pendent lighting, dark wood table settings, traditional artefacts and accents as you peruse a 100% halal menu, sure to tempt all palates.
Treat family and friends to a Sunday bonding dining experience over a sizzling hot plate of lamb cutlets, shish chicken skewers, caramelised onion, grilled peppers and tomatoes; or slow-cooked lamb with traditional African spices and chips and a garden salad on the side.
Founded on the philosophy of fresh and fast food, Love Italy
on Cavill Avenue in Surfers Paradise serves Champagne taste on a millennial budget. This revamped restaurant emits a cute and cosy setting with industrial décor and mood lighting to create an ideal vibe for lunch or stroll up from the golden sands of this iconic GC beach for a Sunday session to remember.
It might be cheesy, but their housemade dough will steal a pizza your heart with its secret mixture concocted from the freshest ingredients, topped with the likes of tomato sauce, chorizo, spicy pepperoni, chilli and mozzarella. Sundays are for pasta – think plates such as fettuccine gamberi with rocket and Parmesan, or fusilli with herb tomato sauce, cherry tomato and basil pesto.
restaurant and bar on King Street in the heart of Newcastle is all about sharing and socialising with food to match this ethos. Housed in the historic old Methodist Mission building, expect spectacular chandeliers, high ceilings and tiered theatre-style balconies; this dining destination is a feast for the eyes with luxe velvet touches adding a dash of extravagance to a space that’s perfect for unwinding with friends and family.
Sundays are for sipping at Bartholomew’s with house spirit specials and cocktails to pair with plates like crispy fried duck, wild rice waffles, maple Manhattan jus and purple kale; or devour the house beef burger, with bacon, spiced tomato chutney, Swiss cheese, paprika aioli and sautéed kipfler potatoes.