ANZAC Day is a time to come together, raise a glass, and commemorate our fallen soldiers. Although this year it may not be a long weekend, rest assured you can still make it a great one!
For those wanting to pay their respects this weekend, there is no shortage of ways to do it at South Bank. We’re giving you the low-down on what’s on, who’s open and where you can get a feed (and caffeine hit) after hitting up the Dawn Service…
Missed the Dawn Service? Don’t worry- you can catch the live broadcast straight from the shores of Gallipolli in South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt. Beginning at 12.30pm, bring a picnic lunch and come along with friends and family to watch comprehensive live coverage of the Anzac Cove commemorations.
Following the screenings, take a short stroll to the Piazza where Aussie country superstar Troy Cassar-Daley will be performing a mix of Anzac-themed pieces and contemporary songs in a concert starting at 3pm. Did we mention it’s free?
Where to Head Post- Dawn Service…
For a much needed post-Dawn Service caffeine hit, stop by MySweetopia who will be serving up coffee and their sweet treats from 5am.
Down by the river, Cove will be serving up their signature brekky fare from 8am.
For those looking for a special lunch, you can’t go past Che Asado’s ‘Anzac Asado’ which is a selection of grilled meats, tiger prawns and kangaroo served with green salad, hand cut chips and chimichurri for $32 pp. Delish!
Alternatively, you can raise a glass (or 2!) and tuck into some great food at Greystone Bar which will be open from 1pm on Saturday.
Where to dodge the Public Holiday Surcharge…
As for those places where you can beat the Public holiday rates, look to Popolo, South Bank Surf Club and Live Fire who will be ‘waving’ the PH surcharge a big goodbye.
For a Sweet Treat…
Chow down on some de-licious Anzac cheesecake from Denim Co. for afternoon tea (those biscuits ain’t got nothin’ on this baby!)
Dinner for a cause…
Next Door Kitchen and Bar, South Side Diner and Ahmet’s will be donating the proceeds from one chosen main meal all day to ‘Mates 4 Mates.’ If you order any of these ‘allocated dishes’ on Anzac Day, every cent you pay for it will go to this wonderful charity that helps supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who have suffered physical or psychological wounds, injuries or illnesses as a result of their service.
Don’t Forget Dessert:
Everyone’s fave ice-creamery, Cold Rock, will be offering limited edition mix-in’s this weekend. With a uniquely Aussie flavor, they include Lamington and, of course, Anzac biscuits. We suggest mixing them through good ol’ Aussie Vanilla ice-cream.
One thing’s for sure, this ANZAC Day is sure to be an eventful one (especially if you are already counting the Woolie’s marketing gaffe!).