Inside Portside – August 2018 – What To Do At Portside Wharf On The Ekka Public Holiday

How great is it that we have a day off work for the Ekka public holiday? Ignore the alarm, stay in bed and take it easy—you deserve it. If you’re not visiting the EKKA, why not head to Portside Wharf to enjoy a day by the river and indulge in gourmet food and fabulous drinks. So here’s what’s open this Ekka public holiday at Portside Wharf.

For the fitness fanatic, why not get your sweat on and begin your morning with a reformer class at Studio Pilates?! Offering a dynamic range of 40-minute classes that will challenge you while simultaneously working on your six-pack, you’ll be entering the public holiday on an endorphin high!

Open from 6:30am to 9:30am

07 3268 3300

Looking for something to entertain the kids? Spend the afternoon with your family and enjoy the sunshine and river breeze with a piping hot plate of fish and chips from Fresh N Wild Fish. If you prefer the surrounds of your own home then head in store to select some fish, prawns and some oysters for the adults and have a BBQ at home! Better yet, invite your friends over to laugh the afternoon away.

Open from 8am to 8pm.

07 3268 2470

If you’re not visiting the Ekka, why not make your own show bags?! Take the kids into IGA and let them fill their bag with a variety of lollies, chocolates and small toys. We’re  excited just thinking about it!

For those who enjoy the finer things in life, pack your picnic blanket and pick up the cheese board essentials from IGA. Choose from the drool worthy selections of antipasto, cheeses, gourmet deli meats and premium crackers

Open from 7am to 9pm.

07 3216 4900

If you haven’t tried Hello Harry yet, now is the perfect opportunity! Indulge in a lamb, chicken, beef, pork, fish or veggie burger that will make your Instagram followers green with envy. For our vegetarian foodies, Hello Harry has created a delicious Middle-Eastern inspired chickpea burger topped with pumpkin, onion, rocket and honey mustard. *Drools*

Open from 11am to 8pm.

0477 277 280

If you’re after quick and easy food on the go, Subway is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drop in for a delicious breakfast sub, filled with poached egg, shortcut bacon and cheese. Who doesn’t love a classic?

If you love a good sub but are looking for something lighter, we recommend trying the Greek lamb salad with tzatziki. You’ll be on your way to Mediterranean food heaven!

Open from 8am to 8pm.

07 3268 7779

Looking to relax before heading back to work on Thursday, why not enjoy an espresso martini on the wharf at Byblos. If you choose to stay and dine, share a mezat platter and enjoy the spectacular view overlooking the river. Is there anything better?

Open from 11:30am to midnight.

07 3268 2223

For the shopaholics, head to Costa Moda for a small surprise. Between you and me, they have 10% off sale items in store. Peruse through their range of sparkly clutches, handbags and accessories on sale – you won’t want to miss out on that piece you’ve been dying to buy!

Open from 11am to 3pm. 

07 3268 7620

With Spring almost upon us, Lieve Boutique is ahead of the summer trends. View their range of soft silk kaftans, kimonos and fashion pieces by Sacha Drake, Seven Sisters and See Saw. You’ll never leave empty handed and you might even find that cute pair of earrings that match your new outfit!

Open from 10am to 4pm.

07 3268 3298

* EKKA Public Holiday trading hours may vary. Please check with individual retailers for trading hours.

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