Melbourne Cup Guide 2018

The race that stops the nation is just around the corner and if you can’t make it to the track this Cup Day, try one of these alternative venues for a celebration of your own.

 

Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly

Event Details: Manly Wharf Hotel provides the perfect waterfront destination to take in the race that stops the nation. A glass of Chandon or Furphy beer is served on arrival before sitting down to a three-course set menu designed by head chef Kristen Hooper. The racing action will be streamed live on the TVs throughout the venue and TAB facilities provided so punters won’t miss a thing. Last year’s lunch sold out quickly so be sure to book early.

Time: Midday

Price: $110pp  

Bookings:  02 9977 1266

Website:  http://manlywharfhotel.com.au/

 

Anason, Barangaroo

Event Details: Where else to celebrate the race that stops the nation than at Anason situated on the Barangaroo waterfront. Chef and owner Somer Sivrioglu has created a Turkish four-course share menu moving through traditional starters and hot and cold mezes finishing with a black sea borek (filo pastry) with milk and rose pudding, hazelnuts and berries.

Time: Midday

Price: $120pp

Bookings: 02 9188 1581 or bookings@anason.com.au

Website: http://www.anason.com.au/

 

The Royal Hotel, Leichhardt

Event Details: See the Melbourne Cup in style at The Royal Leichardt. Enjoy a glass of G.H. Mumm or tap beer on arrival before sitting back to watch the race with a two-course lunch. Make sure you dress to impress because there are prizes for best dressed and best fascinator/hat. For all you punters, TAB facilities will be open from 8am.

Time: Midday

Price: $75pp – for bookings please call 02 9569 2638

Website: http://theroyalleichhardt.com.au/whats-on/

 

The Tudor, Redfern

Event Details: Celebrate Melbourne Cup at The Tudor with a glass of sparkling on arrival followed by a shared entrée with alternate drop main. Watch the race live with best dressed awards and mystery trifectas to follow!

Time: Midday

Price: $50pp or $110pp for drinks package with same menu.

Bookings: Call on 9310 4314 or email acharas@tudrhotel.com.au

Website: https://tudorhotel.com.au/whats-on/

 

Misfits, Redfern

Event Details: Melbourne Cup celebrations truly kick off at Misfits with race coverage being streamed live and loud. Enjoy roaming canapés and if you don’t have to get back to the office, add a three-hour beverage package.

Time: Midday

Price: $49pp canapés and add $70pp beverage package.

Bookings: Call on 9318 1497 or email hello@misfitsredfern.com.au

Website:  https://misfitsredfern.com.au/

 

The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks

Event Details: Enjoy a cocktail on arrival with a two-course lunch and premium beverage package to take in the race that stops the nation. The race is streamed live on the indoor and outdoor screens, with the essential sweeps and prizes throughout the day. TAB facilities are available and live entertainment to follow the race.

Time: Midday

Price: $120pp

Bookings: 02 9247 2229 or info@australianheritagehotel.com.au

Website: http://australianheritagehotel.com/whats-on/

 

The Buena, Mosman

Event Details: Celebrate Melbourne Cup in style on the North Shore at The Vista Bar & Restaurant. Receive a cheeky glass of Moët upon arrival before sitting down to a delicious three-course meal while you watch the race.

Time: Midday

Price: $130pp

Bookings: https://www.thebuena.com.au/whats-on-details/?eventId=1&venueId=454&fromPage=381

Website: https://www.thebuena.com.au/

 

The Streets of Barangaroo, Barangaroo

Event Details: Following the success of last year’s event, Barangaroo transforms into a public live site again to host Sydney’s ultimate Lexus Melbourne Cup Day celebration. In partnership with Victoria Racing Club, Cup Day Festival allows Sydneysiders to experience all the thrill and excitement from Flemington along the water’s edge at Barangaroo.

Barangaroo’s waterfront is brimming with pop-up eateries and bars, a Mumm Champagne Terrace, Craft Beer Garden and live entertainment to keep Sydney in high spirits all afternoon. Entry to the waterfront celebrations is free and open to all looking for a fabulous day out by the water. There are multiple screens broadcasting Channel Seven’s coverage from Flemington and TAB facilities on site for those who fancy a flutter.

The restaurants throughout the precinct are hosting in-venue events with curated menus and packages, which are selling out fast. See below, for those with bookings still available.

 

Banksii

With lucky door prizes & best dressed fashions on the field, it’s going be a great day to kick back at this waterfront venue and enjoy the race on the big screen. Indulge in a five-course shared menu & a glass of champagne on arrival.

Price: $125pp

Bookings: http://www.banksii.sydney/reservations

 

Bel & Brio

Celebrate cocktail-style at Bel & brio with European-style canapes and a charcuterie banquet with free-flowing G.H. Mumm Champagne. There’s also sweepstakes and best dressed prizes.

Price: $130pp

Bookings: Eventbrite

 

Born by Tapavino

Enjoy a five-course menu inspired by the tapas bars and restaurants of El Born, Barcelona. All diners also receive a glass of Cava on arrival to get the celebrations started.

Price: $95pp

Bookings: https://www.tapavinobarangaroo.com/melbourne-cup

 

Butcher’s Block

Work your way through a two or three-course set menu with a glass of champagne, house beer or soft drink on arrival. Start with the butcher’s grazing table, and end with the delectable cheese board.

Price: $90pp for the two-course set menu and $105pp for the three-course set menu

Bookings: http://butchersblockgroup.com.au/set-menu-s.html

 

Cirrus

Celebrate the race that stops the nation at Cirrus with a four-course shared-style menu and glass of champagne on arrival.

Price: $120pp

Bookings: https://www.cirrusdining.com.au/menus/melbournecup/

 

Fujisaki

Celebrate with a six-course banquet menu ($99 pp), a glass of Gosset Grande Reserve Champagne on arrival, and views of the harbour. There’ll also be in-house sweep stakes, large screens and best-dressed prizes.

Price: $99pp

Bookings: https://www.lotusdining.com.au/restaurant/fujisaki/

 

Lotus Barangaroo

Feast on a 13-dish banquet menu of Shanghai-inspired dishes and enjoy a complimentary glass of Gosset Grande Reserve Champagne on arrival.

Price: $129pp

Bookings: https://www.dimmi.com.au/make-booking/lotus-barangaroo-barangaroo

 

love.fish

Enjoy a glass of Ruinart Champagne on arrival, then indulge in a shared-style three course seafood menu showcasing local and sustainable Australian produce. Take part in the annual love.fish “Fashions on the Field” that will be judged by the international stylist Heather Cairns.

Price: $130pp

Bookings: https://www.lovefish.com.au/melbourne-cup/

 

Muum Maam

Devour an eight-course banquet menu with the option of a three-hour drinks package including selected wines, beers and soft drinks. Door prizes are up for grabs for three lucky diners.

Price: $90pp food only

Bookings: barangarooinfo@muummaam.com.au

 

Old Town Hong Kong

Enjoy all-you-can eat “Hong Kong Style Seafood Lunch” with 2 hours unlimited order of selected seafood tasting dishes from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

Price: $78pp food only

Bookings: http://www.oldtownhongkongcuisine.com.au/gallery/?outlet=barangaroo#

 

Phomo

Suit up, frock up and gather your friends and colleagues to celebrate the races at Phomo. Serving mouth-watering pho and a variety of Viet-style tapas for $69pp (incl. a complimentary sparking in arrival) or $119pp (incl. 3 hour unlimited drinks).

Price: $69pp food and a drink on arrival or $119pp with a three-hour drinks package

Bookings: kevin@phomo.com.au

 

Shirt Bar

Book yourself into Shirt Bar’s Melbourne Cup function – featuring substantial canapés and a cocktail on arrival. Best of all, if you feel like an outfit change midway through the afternoon, you can pick up a new shirt, tie or pair of socks right there!

Price: $55pp

Bookings: barangaroo@shirtbar.com.au

 

Spiced by Billu’s

Indulge in a four-course Maharaja’s Banquet with a glass of Champagne on arrival.

Price: $80pp

Bookings: spicedbybillus.com.au/bookings

 

Untied

Head to Untied’s rooftop for a cocktail-style event. There’s a three-hour beverage package including selected wine, tap beer and soft drinks and a variety of substantial canapes, as well as sweepstakes, live racing action, dress-to-impress competitions and DJs from 3:30pm.

Price: $120pp

Bookings: https://untiedsydney.com.au/event/melbourne-cup-party/

 

Zushi

Enjoy an eight-course Japanese menu and complimentary glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne, with an optional cocktail and wine package. Join in the sweepstakes for some extra fun.

Price: $99pp food only with complimentary glass of champagne, or an additional $49pp for a cocktail and wine package

Bookings: http://zushi.com.au/locations/barangaroo/

 

12-Micron

Enjoy some of Australia’s best produce with a four-course lunch and a glass of champagne on arrival at 12-Micron this Melbourne Cup. Sweeps, best dressed and door prizes are up for grabs.

Price: $145pp

Bookings: https://12micron.com.au/event/melbourne-cup-day/