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 five of our favourite spots to indulge:
Come and enjoy Sunday the right way with a fun day at Ten 06
on Sims Esplanade in Yorkeys Knob, the latest hot spot for a caffeine fix and bite to eat. Wander up from the golden sands of Cairns’ northern beaches and sip a latte alfresco, taking in ocean views and salty sea breezes under the shade, or perch on a stool at the wood-panelled bar for a catch-up with family and friends.
Sundays bring live music along with $1 oysters – natural or Kilpatrick – or order from the all-day menu and devour Durban Bunny Chow, a fragrant South African mild beef curry, served on a bread roll with carrot salad.
Friends quickly become family at Pikkio Pizzeria Trattoria
on Tower Street in Panania. This Sydney Italian dining destination is a place where people meet, relax and share relationships over authentic cuisine in a casual ambience ideal for lingering over a meal with a glass of vino.
Choose any pizza or pasta from the standard menu (no blackboard specials) on Sundays for just $20 and take away an easy family weekend meal; while on Sunday, October 1, you can ‘Luncheon with Psychics’ in a special event, including a three-course meal.
Expect a ‘heart-beating’ experience when dining at Asian fusion restaurant Doki Doki
on Victoria Avenue in Chatswood. Named after the Japanese words for the sound of the heartbeat, linger alfresco on balmy Sundays amid flowering planter boxes; or indoors where trailing and potted greenery add an oasis of calm, ideal for memorable meals with family and friends.
Serving premium made-to-order sushi, locally sourced sashimi and à la carte dishes, watch the Chefs at work in the open kitchen while sipping your favourite beverage and delve into share plates of chicken karaage or pan-fried pork gyoza and sesame vinegar.
Inspired by the traditional recipe but with a modern twist, Lasagna Lab
on High Street in Prahran makes guests’ food experiences a top priority. A rustic interior vibe of exposed brick, potted greenery, vibrant artwork and Edison bulb lighting sets the scene for a romantic rendezvous over a glass of red or a celebration with family and friends.
Expect classic Italian offerings such as duck taleggio with macadamia and fresh oregano; or slow-cooked Sher Wagyu beef lasagne in a classic sauce with fior di latte cheese and rich and creamy béchamel.
For café fare that’s a cut above the rest, Pacific Pines locals head to Cut & Grind Café
on Pitcairn Way. Nestled in the Stockland Shopping Centre, this unique community-focused diner incorporates a unisex haircutting facility; settle in with your favourite cup of Joe and get a trim at the same time!
A warm, inviting space awaits inside, while furry friends are welcome on the outside terrace ideal for a Sunday session with all the family; delve into brunch plates like chorizo and red pesto bruschetta on artisan sourdough with pecorino, poached egg and sriracha mayo swirl.