Birthday Treats In Sydney
It’s our birthday and we’ll spoil you if we want to! As our shiny, happy Sydney hotels celebrate their first birthday this month we’ve decided to share the love by filling you in on all the birthday treats you can enjoy for free across Sydney.
Food & Booze
Nothing says happy birthday like a free pizza and the kind folks at Bondi Pizza give you just that if you’re a member of their ‘Inner Circle’. Famed for their thin press pizzas, Bondi Pizza are not just in Bondi. (Admit it, the name got you for a minute there!) Their Sydney locations include Bondi Junction, Brighton Le Sands, Eastgardens and soon Broadway (in Glebe) too. To claim your birthday pizza sign up here and you’ll get a voucher at 12pm on your b’day.
If you’d like to celebrate with something a bit meatier, Manly’s Ribs and Rumps will treat you to a $30 voucher on your birthday. Known for their BBQ glaze ribs, succulent rumps and legendary Chicken Parmy*, the $30 should cover your main so only your mates have to pay for their meal. #Winning.
*Translation: iconic Aussie dish consisting of breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce, ham, mozzarella and piles of parmesan.
Once you’ve chowed down on free meat and pizza every birthday boy/girl deserves a sweet treat. At the cheesecake shop they won’t give you a whole cake for free but members will get a $5 voucher to put towards a baked cheesecake, gateaux or mudcake of their choosing. You have to move fast for this one though as birthday vouchers are sent out 14 days before your birthday and if you sign up within the fortnight before your birthday you’ll have to wait a whole year for your voucher.
They’re a little more chilled at Cold Rock ice creamery. (Geddit?!). VIP members get a free ice cream on their birthday if they sign up within 8 days of the big day. You’ll also get a $10 ice cream cake voucher if you give them more than 35 days notice.
Can we get three cheers for free churros? If you’re a San Churro Socialite you’re rewarded with free churros that can be redeemed the day before, day of or the day after a Socialite’s actual birthday. Perfect for those who like to stretch the celebrations out.
And finally, you shouldn’t have to pay for your own booze on your birthday. Whilst some friendly Sydney bartenders may treat you if you ask nicely, you can be sure of a complimentary drink at Vapiano. This pizza/pasta/bar joint on King Street in the CBD offers complimentary house wine or draught beer by signing up for Vapiano’s Fanaticos club.
If you want to enjoy a scenic day in Sydney for your birthday you’re in luck as we’ve uncovered some great sightseeing offers too. Captain Cook will treat you to a free Sydney Harbour Story Cruise – a 2-hour journey where you’ll uncover Sydney’s history and munch on complimentary tea and coffee. (Usual RRP $39 per person.) Sign up to the Captains Club and the voucher (valid for travel within 7 days of your birthday) comes through via email immediately.
The kids are in for a treat too with free child (aged 3-13) entry to Sydney Tower, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Oceanworld, Wildlife World on their birthday.
What’s a birthday without some retail therapy? Most major Aussie stores offer members of their loyalty club a treat or two on their birthday. We’ve rounded up the best offers from our personal favourite stores, all of which you’ll find on or close to Pitt Street.
Kikki K (you’ll love their Scandi-chic stationery) – free $20 gift voucher with no minimum spend.
Myer – $10 voucher for silver members, $20 voucher for gold.
Witchery – $20 gift voucher valid for 1 month
Saba – $25 birthday voucher with no minimum spend
Sportscraft – $25 birthday voucher with no minimum spend
Wanna get really well looked after? In celebration of its first birthday in Australia, Ovolo’s launching its own birthday rewards to spoil guests on their own special day. Starting from November, all guests at Ovolo Woolloomooloo or Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour celebrating their birthday will get the royal treatment while staying at any of the group’s Sydney properties – kicking off with a lavishly decorated birthday-themed room, as well as a special badge entitling them to a suite of surprises throughout their special stay. Surprises will range from special F&B offerings at the hotel’s dining outlets, personalised selfie sticks, a special hotel-wide music playlist, to even a signature cocktail at the hotel bar, named just after you!
If that’s not a birthday well spent, I don’t know what is…
Book your next stay with them right here: www.ovolohotels.com
Jayne Gorman is a freelance travel writer and award-winning travel blogger who blogged her way around 40 countries before her 30th birthday. Now Sydney-based you’ll often find her sniffing out the latest street art and sweet treats around the city.