Rockpool Dining Group restaurants are turning things up a notch on Australia Day, with a line-up of true blue festivities from Friday, 25 January to Monday, 28 January.
The Argyle is turbocharging its long weekend celebrations by transforming its two floors, six bars and outdoor courtyard into an Australian-themed extravaganza. The Potbelleez kick-start the weekend festivities on Friday, 25 January, taking to the stage at midnight to play an all-star set of electronic-pop hits.
The fun continues on Australia Day – Saturday, 26 January – with a sizzling summer BBQ in The Argyle's courtyard from 11am, featuring snags, burgers, prawn skewers and lamb chops. Bringing Saturday night to a close is Australia's very own DJ Tigerlily, who is hitting the decks at midnight with a fusion of house, dance and electronic hits. Sign up for free entry before 9pm.
Partygoers can kick on with an outdoor courtyard party from 11am on Sunday, 27 January, featuring table tennis competitions, live music, DJ entertainment and $25 cocktail jugs. Additional information can be found here.
Munich Brauhaus, The Bavarian and The Bavarian Beerhaüs are kicking off the Australia Day long weekend on Friday, 25 January with happy hour from 4pm to 6pm. Craft beers, spirits and house wines are all $5, with $1 chicken wings also on offer. Guests at The Bavarian Beerhaüs can indulge in a selection of free royal snacks, including buffalo wings, loaded fries and bratwurst rolls.
A limited-edition Australia Day loaded schnitzel is also available all weekend for $25, featuring a classic chicken schnitty smothered, covered and loaded with authentic Aussie toppings of beetroot, pineapple, bacon, egg and cheese.
Fratelli Fresh and El Camino Cantina restaurants are throwing tradition out of the window on Saturday, 26 January, each putting an Aussie spin on some of their best-loved menu offerings.
Fratelli Fresh's exclusive Australia Day offering is a limited-edition Vegemite pizza for $20. The pizza, available at all seven Fratelli Fresh restaurants across Sydney, is coated with Vegemite and topped with smoked and buffalo mozzarella. Bookings can be made here.
Meanwhile, El Camino Cantina's classic margarita is being given an Australia Day Tim Tam twist. The Tim Tam Rita, a smooth blend of tequila and caramel liqueur, comes topped with a caramel Tim Tam biscuit. It's available from both restaurants at The Rocks and Manly for $15 (15oz) or $19 (24oz). Bookings can be made here.