Where to Eat Easter Brunch in Calgary
Celebrate Easter with weekend brunch or a Mad Hatter Afternoon tea.
The Fairmont Palliser is holding a Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea from March 21 to April 11.
Photograph courtesy of Fairmont Palliser
This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The only thing better than spending time with family over Easter is spending some of that time enjoying a delicious brunch together. Plan to visit one of these local restaurants on Easter Sunday (or over the Easter weekend, depending where you go) to create some new memories over an Easter brunch.
If you're busy on Easter Sunday but still want to celebrate with brunch, consider dining at Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant — it's offering Easter brunch on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1. Once you've made a reservation, get ready to choose between delicious appetizers like rainbow carrot salad, Belgian sweet waffles and a charcuterie board. The main courses are largely savoury, with options like pineapple glaze roasted ham, chicken and turkey pot pie and vegetarian frittata. But those with a sweet tooth can also try the honey butter French toast featuring almonds, fresh berries, banana foster and chantilly.
When: Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1
Cost: Prices vary
15979 Bow Bottom Tr. S.E., 403-476-1310, bvrrestaurant.com
The Calgary Zoo holds a Safari Sunday Brunch every week for most of the year. But on Easter Sunday, there will be a special Easter brunch menu available. Look for dishes like buttermilk pancakes, eggs Benedict, maple sausages and bacon, roasted lemon pepper chicken, baron of beef and more. The dessert selection includes options like an ice cream Sundae station, a chocolate fountain and white chocolate and wild berry bread pudding.
When: Sunday, April 1
Cost: Click here to see the range of ticket options.
210 St. George's Dr. N.E., 403-232-9300, calgaryzoo.com
Once again, the historic Fairmont Palliser has two exciting Easter offerings this year. The first is an Easter brunch on Sunday, April 1. The brunch features baked goods, salads, a seafood bar, a carving station and various hot entrees in the hotel's Rimrock Dining Room. The second Easter offering is the hotel's Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea, which has been extended to run for three weeks this year. During the afternoon affair, you'll dine on smoked salmon pin wheels and vanilla scones, plus themed desserts like sugar cookies that look like clocks, cherry macarons that say "Eat Me" and opera sponge chocolate cake that looks like playing cards.
When: Easter brunch is on Sunday, April 1. The Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea is offered from March 21 to April 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Sunday brunch is $49 for adults and $24.45 for children between the ages of 6 to 12. The Mad Hatter-themed tea is $49 for adults and $28 for children between the ages of 6 to 12.
133 9 Ave. S.W., 403-262-1234, fairmont.com/palliser-calgary
Add some history to your Easter brunch by dining at the Wainwright Hotel in Heritage Park. The Easter Sunday brunch menu includes dishes like cinnmon brioche French toast, buttermilk pancakes, eggs Benedict, cedar plank salmon and more. The meat carving and custom omelette stations are sure to also be popular options. There will also be Easter eggs to decorate at the brunch event. Heritage Park is also hosting Easter Teas in the afternoon over the Easter weekend, where you can snack on petit finger sandwiches and baked goods such as mini hot cross buns, buttermilk scones and butter tarts.
When: Easter brunch on Sunday, April 1. The Easter Teas run from March 31 to April 2 at 1:30 p.m.
Cost: The Easter brunch is $34.95 for adults and $24.95 for children between the ages of 3 to 11. The Easter Teas are $28.95 for adults and $20.95 for children younger than 12.
1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca
Head to Stephen Avenue to spend Easter Sunday at Thomsons Restaurant inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The restaurant's Easter brunch menu features stations for omelettes, chilled seafood and meat carving, dim sum and soup for adults, while children will be happy to see their own buffet offering macaroni and cheese, potato barrels, crudités and chicken spring rolls. Afterwards, indulge in a creative selection of desserts that includes hot cross buns, cream egg brownies, mini cinnamon doughnuts, mango panna cotta and a candy station.
When: Sunday, April 1
Cost: $45 for adults and $20 for children
112 Stephen Avenue Walk S.E., 403-537-4449, hyatt.com
[This article was last updated on March 18, 2018 to reflect 2018 Easter brunches]