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Foodie Fiesta: Weekend Escape

Get ready for a taste-filled adventure in Canterbury-Bankstown! Dive into a weekend packed with flavour, culture, and nature that’ll leave your taste buds tingling and your heart happy. On day two, we’re cranking up the excitement! Kickstart your morning with a caffeine fix and wrap up your day with a breathtaking sunset sipping drinks at Lady Banks. Get ready to uncover the hidden gems of Canterbury-Bankstown for an unforgettable weekend like no other!

Day One: Morning

Fusion Breakfast – Kinx Bankstown

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at Kinx in Bankstown. This trendy cafe offers a fusion of flavours, from classic breakfast staples to innovative culinary creations. Savour your morning coffee amidst stylish interiors and a welcoming atmosphere right on Chapel street.

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Day One: morning

Sweet Indulgences – Chhade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets – Chapel Road

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Chehade El Bahsa & Sons Sweets at 288 Chapel Road Bankstown. Indulge in a delectable array of Lebanese pastries, where each bite is a celebration of traditional and rich flavours. From decadent baklawa, cheese knafe, Mafrouke, sweet cheese, Turkish delight, or some delectable Ladies Arm.

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Midday

Matinee Magic – Bryon Brown Theatre – Bankstown

Enjoy an afternoon matinee show at Bryon Brown Theatre, or just come and explore the theatre. Immerse yourself in the local arts scene with a diverse range of performances, from plays to musicals, showcasing the vibrant cultural spirit of Bankstown. If you're hungry you can grab a coffee and a bite to each at BLaKc Cafe.

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Afternoon

Garden Serenity – Bankstown City Gardens – Bankstown

Take a leisurely stroll through the Bankstown City Gardens, a serene oasis in the heart of the city. Enjoy the beauty of manicured landscapes, vibrant flowers, and peaceful pathways, offering a tranquil escape.

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Twilight Walk

Lambeth Reserve – Picnic Point

Trade the urban hustle for the tranquility of nature at Lambeth Reserve, only 9 minutes from Frankies Food Factory by car. Located on the beautiful Georges River at Picnic Point, it’s a beautiful place for a walk, kayak, or canoe. You can take the Lambeth reserve walk, which is an easy 35-minute walk.

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Dinner

Vietnamese Culinary Delights – Green Bamboo Restaurant – Panania

Conclude your day with an authentic Vietnamese dinner at Green Bamboo Restaurant in Panania. Indulge in the rich and diverse flavours of Vietnamese cuisine, served in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.

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Stay Overnight

Mecure Hotel Bankstown

Mercure Sydney in Bankstown is part of the Mercure hotel chain, known for its modern accommodation options and is an ideal base for working and relaxing, conveniently located in Western Sydney. With its upscale amenities and its prime location just 15 minutes’ drive to Sydney Olympic Park, it's the ideal spot for both work and play, making it a great destination for any discerning traveller.

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Day two: 9:00 AM

Coffee Cult – Frankies Food Factory – Milperra

Embark on your journey with a cup of liquid gold at Frankies Food Factory. This quaint spot tucked away amidst lush gardens boasts a serene atmosphere and serves up expertly brewed coffee that will kickstart your day. Don't miss the avocado and fetta smash, Uncle Joe’s eggs, delectable pancakes, bruschetta or burgers, the choice is endless.

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Day two: Late morning

Nature Escape – The Ridge Walk – Georges River National Park – Picnic Point

For the adventurous souls, embark on The Ridge Walk, a 1.6km track in Georges River National Park. Encounter nature's wonders and revel in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Alternatively, for a more laid-back stroll, head to Deepwater Park and walk to Kelso Beach.

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Day two: Lunch: 12:30 PM

Bankstown Bazaar – Bankstown Central Shopping Centre – Bankstown

Refuel with a diverse array of culinary delights at Bankstown Central Shopping Centre. Explore Bankstown Bazaar, a food haven offering a mix of international cuisines. Whether you crave sushi, kebabs, or dumplings, this vibrant food court has something to satisfy every palate.

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Day two: Afternoon: 2:00 PM

Need for Speed – Go Karting Bankstown

Get your adrenaline pumping with an afternoon of go-karting in Bankstown. Challenge your friends or family to a thrilling race around the track and experience the rush of speed. It's a unique and entertaining way to spend your afternoon.

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Dinner: 6:30 PM

Yum Yum Lebanese Pizza – Bankstown

Head to Yum Yum's Lebanese Pizza for a dinner feast. Indulge in the unique flavours of Lebanese-style pizzas, combining fresh ingredients with traditional spices for a culinary experience like no other.

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Evening: 8:30 PM

Sunset Cocktails – Lady Banks Rooftop Bankstown

Wrap up your day with a visit to Lady Banks, a stylish and contemporary bar in Bankstown. This local hotspot offers a chic ambiance, signature cocktails, and a selection of craft beers. Relax on the outdoor terrace as you savour your drink, enjoying the picturesque sunset that marks the end of your Canterbury-Bankstown adventure.

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