There’s no doubt that Melbourne oozes racing fever in November – but you don’t have to be at the track-side to indulge in all the fun.
Whether a long lunch or an afternoon of cocktails and champagne – it’s time to throw on those gowns, suit up and enjoy the very best of Melbourne’s wining and dinning this Melbourne Cup …
8 Whiteman St, Southbank
Celebrate Lexus Melbourne Cup Day at The Atlantic with a three-course menu crafted by Nick Mahlook, live racing coverage, sweepstakes and giveaways.
Price: $110 per person
Booking: 9698 8888
212 High Street, Windsor
Cup Day Champagne Breakfast at Neptune Food & Wine
Start the festivities early with a Ruinart Champagne breakfast, featuring fresh fruit plates, granola, cooked morning staples and pastries, as well as return transfers to and from Flemington racecourse.
No pre-racing breakfast would be complete without the all-important flower installation, photo booth and Instagram printer.
Time: 9.00am – 11.00am, 11.15am departure to Flemington, 4:30 pm return to Neptune
Price: $95 per person, inclusive of three-course breakfast, Champagne, tea and coffee, return transfers to Flemington racecourse and ‘recovery’ kit
Melbourne Cup Boozy Race Banquet at Neptune Food & Wine with Capi
Sit back and soak up the atmosphere from the comfort of the venue’s booth seating and watch the action unfold on the various screens scattered throughout the venue.
Free-flowing booze featuring Capi bottled cocktails, wine, beer and Prosecco will be accompanied by a central grazing table and set two-course lunch.
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm (doors open post this and DJ arrives)
Price: $145 per person
30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda
Stokehouse will visually transform into a spring haven from 1-8 November with a stunning race-inspired floral installation by renowned designer, Joost Bakker.
A signature racing cocktail will also mark the occasion, ‘The Fascinator’, featuring Ketel One vodka, hibiscus syrup, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and egg white, topped with Champagne and toasted meringue, along with a very limited edition Bollinger Champagne menu.
Patrons will also be able to watch the races beachside rather than trackside in the venue’s stunning dining room with screens showcasing the live action as it unfolds.
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 9525 5555
1 Southbank Blvd, Southbank
The Iconic Melbourne cup lunch at Left Bank Melbourne is back! Join us for a dazzling three-course lunch at Melbourne’s most exciting cocktail, bar and dining destination.
Soak up the atmosphere and witness the world’s best at the pinnacle of horse racing in Australia, sensational spring menu, with two beverage package options.
Three courses with a glass of GH Mumm Champagne on arrival – $85 per person
Three courses & bottomless GH Mumm Champagne; complete with our premium wine selection- $135 per person
Booking: 03) 9682 4500
69 Cruikshank St, Port Melbourne
Celebrate the most anticipated day of the Spring Racing Carnival at Port Melbourne’s The Cricketers, where patrons can enjoy the races away from the hustle and bustle of Flemington with all-inclusive classic or premium drink packages.
$50 per person, the classic package includes house wine and beer, Aperol spritz and soft drinks.
$65 the premium package includes Perrier Jouet champagne, spirits, house wine, beer, Aperol spritz, soft drinks and selected cocktails, all for
Packages available from 12.30pm-3.30pm