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Where to spend Melbourne Cup 2015

Melbourne Cup options for those who like harbourside dining through to those wanting to get away to wine country and everything in between…

Manly Wharf Hotel:

Celebrate Cup day harbourside with a three course sit down lunch at the Manly Wharf Hotel. Indulge in a little daytime drinking with a glass of Chandon or James Boags Premium on arrival, and catch all of the action on the huge plasma screens. There will also be on-site TAB facilities making it quick and easy to place bets on your favourites for the day. Don your most stylish fascinator, put on your finest frock, and head to the venue for some seaside Melbourne Cup fun.

Price: $75 per person for a three course lunch and a glass of Chandon or James Boags Premium
Bookings: 02 9977 1266 or visit the website
Address: East Esplanade, Manly
Website: manlywharfhotel.com.au

Bookings essential.

Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar:

Experience Melbourne Cup against a stellar Sydney Harbour backdrop at Flying Fish. Enjoy an a la carte menu with a view, before watching the highly-anticipated race at one of Sydney’s best waterfront small bars, Little Fish.

Bookings: 02 9518 6677
Address: Jones Bay Wharf, 19-21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
Website: flyingfish.com.au

Bishop Sessa:

Bishop Sessa is hosting a five course degustation lunch in honour of the race that stops the nation. This delicious dining experience will be complemented with a live screening of the Cup, and champagne and oysters on arrival. Indulge in the glamour, exquisite food and racing that comes with a great Melbourne Cup Day out.

Price: $109 per person for a five course lunch, $169 with matched wines
Bookings: 02 8065 7223
Address: 527 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Website: bishopsessa.com.au

Mrs Sippy:

Mrs Sippy is the place to party for Melbourne Cup Day in the Eastern Suburbs. The Double Bay venue is offering a three course lunch with a flute of Moet & Chandon on arrival to nurture your winning streak. Big screens will showcase the race that stops the nation, and there will be fashion parades and prizes for the best-dressed men and women – the perfect excuse to dress to the nines!

Price: $120 per person for a three course lunch and a flute of Moet & Chandon
Bookings: info@mrssippy.com.au or phone: 02 9362 3321
Address: 37 Bay Street, Double Bay
Website: mrssippy.com.au

The Australian Heritage Hotel:

If you can’t get down to Melbourne, let The Australian Heritage Hotel bring the Melbourne Cup to you in the heart of The Rocks. This pub institution is offering a two course lunch with three hours of drinks. There will be big screens showing the race live both indoors and outdoors, sweepstakes and live entertainment that will be sure to keep you entertained all day long.

Price: $99 for a two course lunch and three hour beverage package
Bookings: info@australianheritagehotel.com or phone: 02 9247 4794
Address: 100 Cumberland St, The Rocks
Website: australianheritagehotel.com

The Royal Leichhardt:

The Royal in Leichhardt is offering two courses of race day fun with a glass of G.H. Mumm or tap beer on arrival. Catch all the Cup action on the plasma screens and place your winning bets at the on-site TAB facilities. The Royal will be rewarding the best-dressed man and woman, and best hat and tie on the day, so be sure to wear your finest outfit. You will also have the chance to win a horse in the Calcutta live auction from 7pm on the Monday night before.

Price: $65 per person for a two course lunch and a glass of G.H. Mumm or tap beer
Bookings: hello@theroyalleichhardt.com.au or phone: 02 9569 2638
Address: 156 Norton St, Leichhardt
Website: theroyalleichhardt.com.au

The Greens North Sydney:

The Greens in North Sydney is hosting Cup Day celebrations with a decadent three course seafood grazing table. You’ll enjoy a glass of Domaine Chandon or James Boags on arrival and there will be a giant screen to catch the race that stops the nation. ‘Fashions on the Greens’ will be out in full swing, so dress your best and be ready to party with music by the Swinging Gypsies. Oh, and there’s crab racing too!

Price: $95 per person for a three course lunch and a glass of Domaine Chandon or James Boags beer
Bookings: 02 9245 3099
Address: 50 Ridge Street, North Sydney
Website: thegreensnorthsydney.com.au

Melbourne Cup in Wine Country at Circa 1876:

Escape the city and head to wine country for Melbourne Cup Day. The Convent in Hunter Valley is offering a three course lunch at Circa 1876 with a welcome glass of bubbles. Prior to lunch, enjoy an optional tour of the organic kitchen garden with executive chef, Trent Barrett. There will be a ‘Fashions on the Field’ prize, so ladies and gentlemen, dress your best! Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes, the music will be electro swing.

Price: $110 per person for a three course lunch and a glass of sparkling wine
Bookings: info@circa1876.com or phone: 02 4998 4998

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