Can’t make it trackside for the biggest race of the year? Here are some great spots to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day in style - giddy up!

Sydney

Mode Kitchen and Bar

Mode kitchen and bar is the perfect balance between fine dining and casual bistro. You can expect a three course lunch menu featuring fresh produce for $95pp. Includes Cup Day activities such as prizes for best dressed.

Mr G's

Mr G’s shared Melbourne Cup menu has everything you need to kick off race day. $100pp includes three course shared menu and a bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial NV Champagne (min 4 guests).

Whitewater

Get a little bit fancy this Melbourne Cup Day at Whitewater restaurant, located just stones away from Manly’s glittering foreshore. Enjoy sparkling on arrival, a three course set menu and lucky door prizes for $90pp.

The Song Kitchen

Pick a winner at The Song Kitchen with your choice of 2 Melbourne Cup lunch offers. Both include a 3 course lunch and for $89pp you'll get a glass of champagne on arrival or for $150pp you'll receive bottomless flute for the duration of the luncheon.

Toko Sydney

This chic Japanese bar is offering a $78 Tasting Menu per person with a complimentary glass of Moet Chandon on arrival.

Rockpool

Celebrate Melbourne Cup at Rockpool Bar and Grill with a three course choice menu with a glass of champagne on arrival for $180pp.

Rosetta Sydney

Head to one of Australia’s most elegant and sophisticated Italian restaurants this Melbourne Cup Day and indulge in a three course choice menu with a glass of champagne for 180pp.

Nomad

Nomad is offering their famous ‘Bigger Feast’ banquet featuring 8 of their signature dishes and a glass of champagne on arrival.

Criniti's Darling Harbour

Get racy with Criniti's for the race that stops the nation! Enjoy a flute of La Gioiosa Prosécco Superiore or a schooner of beer on arrival as well as a three course meal and a three hour drinks package while you watch the race on the big screen. Don’t forget to dress to impress for their best dressed competition.

Long Chim

Head to Long Chim to enjoy the flavour of Bangkok street food. This Melbourne Cup Day Long Chim are offering a glass of champagne and an 8 dish Maa Long Chim menu, with screen to watch the race.

Bowery Lane

Bowery Lane is hosting a stellar Melbourne Cup shindig this year. Watch the race on the screens knowing you’ve already won big on the food stakes, with a four course meal for $115pp. If you're looking for something a little less extravagant, enjoy an unlimited drinks package and bespoke canape selections for $99pp.

Hunter and Barrel - Cockle Bay

Indulge in a three course feast with champagne on arrival on the rooftop of Hunter and Barrel overlooking Harbour views for $99pp.

SoCal

They're dishing up a SoCal special with tasty shared banquets for $85pp. Add to the action while you sit back and relax with their 2 hour beverage package for $55pp. Groups of 8 or more will receive a free bottle of champagne!

Pilu at Freshwater

Join Pilu at Freshwater for the festivities of Melbourne Cup Day while enjoying a three course menu overlooking beautiful Freshwater Beach for $98pp. Celebrations on the day include a fashion parade, sweeps and large screen televisions.

Bar Machiavelli

Enjoy mouth-watering Italian dishes this Melbourne Cup Day at Bar Machiavelli. The $110pp package includes a three course set menu with a glass of champagne on arrival.

Bekya Middle Eastern Kitchen

Join Bekya for a $60 pp Middle Eastern banquet with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, before watching the race on the big screens in the Tramsheds.

Endeavour Tap Rooms 

Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival and feast on pacific oysters, smoked mushrooms, bbq prawns, wage beef sliders + more with their canape menu includes a 2 hour beverage package all for $99pp. Groups of 8+ will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne.

Fratelli Fresh Crows Nest

Melbourne Cup Menu with Bottomless Cocktails, Beer and Wine Enjoy Cup Day the Fratelli Fresh way, with a 3-course Melbourne Cup menu filled with Italian favourites for just $99pp.

I’m Angus

I’m Angus located at Cockle Bay Wharf is hosting a Melbourne Cup Luncheon. For $80pp, you’ll get a  3 Course Menu, Sweeps, Big Screens, TAB facilities, Waterfront Views, Prizes & more!

Vaucluse house

Vaucluse House Tearooms Melbourne Cup High Tea Event! For $125pp you’ll receive a decadent Melbourne Cup special High Tea - Pol Roger Champagne & canapés on arrival.

The Winery

Head to The Winery on Cup Day for their special 3 course set menu with a glass of champagne on arrival. All for $135pp.

Melbourne

Criniti's Southbank

Head to this relaxed Italian bistro to enjoy a flute of prosecco or schooner of beer on arrival, then indulge in a 3 course meal and a 3 hour drinks package while you watch the race on the big screen!

Port Phillip Estate

If you’re looking for an ultra chic and modern dining area to watch the race, this beautiful venue is offering a two course menu for $75pp or a three course menu for $95pp.

O’Connell’s Centenary Hotel

Looking for a laid back atmosphere to celebrate the Melbourne Cup? Head to O’Connell’s Centenary hotel to enjoy a two course set menu plus a glass of wine for $55pp.

College Lawn Hotel

The College Lawn Hotel is a great place to gather with a bunch of friends to watch the race that stops the nation. The kitchen is open all day whether you’re after a meal or a snack to fuel your winnings!

The Crafty Squire

The Crafty Squire brewhouse is offering a 3 course menu for $65. Enjoy mouthwatering food while watching the race on the big screen at this iconic venue.

Mr Mason

Put on your best hat because there are prizes to be own at Mr Mason this Melbourne Cup Day! This French inspired restaurant is offering a glass of bubbles on arrival followed by a 3 course meal.

Queensland

Public

This uber cool Brisbane restaurant is the perfect place to spend your race day! The Public Restaurant and Bar will be serving their special cocktail or Asahi on arrival, followed by deluxe canapes with oyster bar and cheese station.

Customs House

Treat yourself to a fine dining experience this race day! Watch the race and take in the spectacular view of the Story Bridge, while indulging in a 3 course lunch, Louise Roederer and Leeuwin Estate Wine package for $190pp.

Jellyfish

Enjoy a three course set menu for $90, at this stunning venue with striking views of the river and Story Bridge!

Bacchus

Indulge in an exquisite high tea in the luxurious surrounds of Bacchus restaurant this Melbourne Cup Day! Receive a champagne on arrival and a glass of Moet during the race.

Mecca Bah - Gold Coast

Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day at this Gold Coast favourite. The package includes a 4 course menu and 2 hours standard beverage package for $75pp. Don’t forget to dress to impress to win a prize!

Sake Brisbane

For something a little different this race day, celebrate Melbourne Cup at Sake with a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival followed by a six course degustation menu for $110pp.

Ecco Bistro

For people who want to celebrate high fashion, good food and fine wine head to Ecco Bistro! Their delectable Melbourne Cup luncheon includes a set menu and drinks package for $189pp.

Madame Rouge

This 1920’s Paris inspired restaurant is offering a $198pp set menu and drinks package for Melbourne Cup Day!

Kingsleys

Looking for a sophisticated yet relaxing dining experience this race day? Kingsleys package includes a 3 course set menu with a glass of champagne on arrival!

Thyme2

Enjoy a relaxed yet luxuriously indulgent Melbourne Cup Day at the Thyme. Indulge in a Pimms cocktail on arrival before feasting on an array of market fresh seafood, hot and cold savoury dishes and spectacular deserts created in the hotels own patisserie.

Adelaide

Watermark Hotel

Enjoy a premium international buffet complete with bubbles on arrival, sweeps, prizes and a big screen to watch the race that stops the nation.

La Boca

Head to this super stunning and wildly colourful venue for Melbourne Cup! Watch the big race whilst you enjoy a delicious 2 course menu with a glass of sparkling for $45pp.

The Barn Bistro

Head to The Barn Bistro for their 6th annual Melbourne Cup Lunch. They’ve got an incredible 3 course menu, live acoustic music, big screens, sweeps throughout the day and prizes to be won!

Rigoni’s

Rigoni’s is offering the ultimate Melbourne Cup experience. Enjoy a 3 course lunch and drinks on consumption for $130pp. There are also prizes to be won and free entry to the after party. Each ticket sold includes a $10 donation to Variety SA, The Road Home and SA Rugby.

Sammy’s on the Marina

Be apart of a VIP Buffet lunch this Melbourne Cup Day for $110pp at Sammy’s on the Marina. Tickets include a delicious seafood buffet plus a 3 hours drinks package so you can sit back and watch the races on the big screen or socialize outside on the terrace overlooking the ocean and marina.

Perth

Julio’s

This is the place to go for fine Italian cuisine that is accessible and great value. Julio’s is offering a 3 hour cocktail event with live music for $99pp.

Rockpool

Hosted by comedian Peter Rowsthorn! Celebrate this Melbourne Cup Dayin style at Rockpools annual Melbourne Cup day luncheon. Enjoy Champagne and canapes on arrival, followed by a 3 course lunch with matching wines for $229pp.

Miss Maud

Expect a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, door prizes, best hat and best outfit prizes, and sweeps at Miss Maud this Melbourne Cup Day!

Lalla Rookh

Head to Lalla Rookh with a bunch of friends on Melbourne Cup for a heavenly 3 course set menu and beverage package!

Benny’s

Celebrate Melbourne Cup in style at Benny’s. Watch the race that stops the nation while enjoying a glass of sparkling on arrival followed by a delicious 3 course lunch for $70pp. Plenty of prizes, sweepstakes, best dressed and hat prizes with part proceeds going to Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

Wild Swan at Mandoon Estate

Dress up and celebrate Melbourne Cup at Wild Swan! Enjoy canapes and oysters with Mandoon Estate wine on arrival. Watch the race on the big screen and then move to the ballroom for a 3 course lunch.

Adelphi

This industrial American inner-styling restaurant is perfect for lovers of fine meat and succulent grills. This Melbourne Cup Day Adelphi are offering a choice of yummy meals for just $25pp.

Rustico Tapas

Rustic Tapas is primed and ready to go this Melbourne Cup screening the race on 3 large screens! Enjoy prosecco on arrival, tapas lunch, oyster bar, live music, sweepstakes, event styling and flower crowns for $99pp.

Canberra

Kokokomos

Head to Kokokomos for their Melbourne Cup Lunch. $55pp will get you a banquet lunch and a glass of French champagne.

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