If you can’t be trackside, we will find you the next best thing! Here are some of our picks of places to go to enjoy this year’s Melbourne Cup Festivities and the “Race that Stops the Nation” on Tuesday 4th November.

Quay – not only do you have that amazing location and view you have fabulous food.  A 3 course menu with a glass of Charles Heidsieck Champagne will cost $180 per person. For Bookings call 9251 5600

Chiswick – within the pretty, tranquil gardens in Woollahra, Chiswick is offering a 3 course shared style lunch with a glass of Taittinger, coffee and petit fours for $150 pp. “Dress to Impress” MC Kerri-Anne Kennerley to win prizes.  For bookings call 8388 8688

nomadNomad – hot spot Nomad is offering 3 course shared style lunch with a glass of Arras Sparkling on arrival for $120 per person.  For bookings call 9280 3395

Rushcutters is offering a glass of chilled Veuve Cliquot on arrival and a 3 course set menu for $110pp with the races live on the big screen and sweepstakes. Call 8070 2424 for bookings

Vicinity Dining  in Alexandria is serving Prosecco on arrival and a three course shared style lunch for $95 pp. Please call 9002 1333 to book

Aria – Celebrate the race in true carnival style at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Northern Foyer with lunch hosted by Jackie Loeb.  Enjoy canapés and a glass of Champagne Taittinger Brut on arrival and a two course lunch designed by Matt Moran and a beverage package serving Australian wines.  $200pp including live viewing of the race, please call 8274 9600.

The Grounds of Alexandria are having a Garden Party starting at at 12pm with live entertainment then take a seat or wander the new garden with signature cocktails, champagne, wine and beer as well as a variety of mouth watering canapes, endless grazing tables, roving mini desserts and ice blocks. The cost is $140 pp and includes all food, beverages and a goodie bag. Call 9699 2225

Sake is has a 10 course banquet lunch with Champagne on arrival, screen and TAB betting at $119pp, call 9259 5656 to make a booking

Melbourne Cup4Hotel Centennial – Glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival and set menu in both the Dining Room and at the High Tables, Sylvia Jeffreys is the host and there will be best dressed male and female and best hat prizes, the cost is $150.00 pp, call 9362 3838 to make a booking.  For those after the Race celebrations – enjoy bottles of Veuve Cliquot for $99 per bottle and a live DJ from 4 pm.

North Bondi Fish – great new summer spot by Matt Moran, dress to impress MC Magdalena Roze and win some fabulous prizes. View the race live on big screens. Enjoy a glass of Taittinger and nibbles on the balcony upon arrival followed by a three course shared lunch with coffee and petit fours for $135 pp.  To make a reservation for this event please call us on 02 9130 2155

Felix – add a French twist to race day with a three course lunch and a flute of Moet & Chandon, cost if $175 pp, call 9240 3000 to make a reservation

Mr. Wong- Gather a group of 4 or more to book a table at hot to trot Mr Wongs serving up a 10 dish shared banquet menu starting with a glass of Moet & Chandon, cost is $140 pp and call 9240 3000 for a booking.  Make a Melbourne Cup Booking with Merivale to enter the draw to wine a trip for two to Paris with Moet & Chandon.

The Governors Table – new bar and dining at the Museum of Sydney with catering by FRESH is offering a three course lunch  for $95 pp and includes a glass of bubbles or beer on arrival – 9241 1788


Glass Brasserie – Luke Mangan has put together a race menu including 3 courses and a glass of bubble for $165 pp, call 9265 6068 to secure your table

BATEOFThe Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf at Sydney Theatre Company has picturesque views over Sydney Harbour – horse racing with a view.  Melbourne Cup package includes a special three course menu for $95 pp and a glass of bubbles, wine or beer on arrival, call 9250 1761 to book your table with a view.

They Keystone Group’s King St Wharf venues setting the style stakes include the Cargo Bar with a 3 course menu for $110 pp, 3 glasses of Mumm champagne or peronis or it’s neighbour, Bungalow 8 with a 3 course set menu for $130 pp, 3 glasses of Mumm champagne or peronis.


Continue the celebrations and enjoy your winnings at Bar Ananas after the race, enjoy the champagne and glamour of the day in this sexy French Bar, call to get on the guest list – 9259 5668