Believe it or not it’s that time of year again where we reach for our best and favorite frocks, dress our hair up to the 9’s and have bubbly for breakfast; the race that stops the nation is (nearly) upon us! Here is a list of amazing Melbourne Cup in Brisbane events that rival being trackside for the main event, all you need to do is make the tough decision of which to join!
Sake Restaurant and Bar – “The Sake Melbounre Cup Sweepstakes”: If you’re looking to shake things up this year, head to The Sake Melbourne Cup Sweepstakes. Located at the heart of Brisbane on Eagle St Pier, your race day is sure to be a winner with award-winning Japanese banquet and bubbles on arrival. Price: From $95PP Bookings: Essential. To make a booking simply head http://www.sakerestaurant.com.au/reservation/ before they all get swept up! What to Expect: Award winning Japanese inspired banquet menu, a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival and a selection of wine, sake and cocktails and of course champagne.
Cloudland – “Rainbow Room Gala Luncheon”: For an unforgettable Melbourne Cup experience, the Rainbow Room Gala Luncheon at Cloudland is the place for you. Starting at 12pm and rounding up around 3:30pm, you will be treated to extensive bereave and dining options. Plus $10 from every ticket sold and all raffle proceeds will go to event charity partner AEIOU – so really everybody is a winner this year! Price: $195 per ticket or $2,220 for a table of 12. Bookings: Essential. Available via Moshtix, link on their Facebook page event https://business.facebook.com/events/590208517825138/. What to Expect: Canapés upon arrival, a 3 course sit down lunch accompanied by a 3.5 hour drinks package including Mumm Champagne and a selection of premium red and white wine.
Clouldland – “Madame Hedges Cocktail Party”: If you love Cloudland but are looking for something a little more ‘relaxed’, their Madame Hedges Cocktail Party is for you. From 12:30pm -3:30pm you’ll be immersed into a whole other world as you spend the day sipping on Cloudland’s finest beverages. Price: $99 per ticket. Bookings: Available via Moshtix, link on their Facebook page event https://business.facebook.com/events/590208517825138/. What to Expect: Treat yourself to a 3 hour drinks package including French bubbles, wine and Cloudland’s very own cocktail.
Darling & Co – “Melbounre Cup Seafood Luncheon”: Paddington’s newest kid on the block, Darling & Co, is hosting a Melbourne Cup Seafood Luncheon! From 11:30am-3:30pm you will be treated to the finest seafood in Brisbane with race day activities such as fashion on the fields. A day with Darling and Co at the races will be all the more worth while as this event will go towards supporting the Women’s Legal Service who work effortlessly to provide legal advice to women on family and domestic violence issues and to those women who cannot afford legal assistance. Price: $199 per person. Bookings: Essential. https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v257a3302132ca5/melbourne-cup-garden-party-2016/evs57a330214026b/. What to Expect: A wonderland featuring a 3 course seafood lunch, 4 hour premium beverage package including free flowing Veuve Champagne, premium wines, local and craft beers, premium spirits plus cocktails including Tanqueray Sprtiz and Espresso Martinis and prizes from Brisbane MINI Garage, QT Hotels and Resorts Gold Coast and Cocobliss Paddington are up for grabs plus many more!
Darling & Co – “Melbourne Cup Cocktail Party”: If seafood isn’t your thing, Darling & Co has another event on just for you! Join them for their Melbourne Cup Cocktail Party, 11:30am-3:30pm which will also be supporting the Women’s Legal Service – Darling and Co just can’t seem to do no wrong! Price: $159 Bookings: Essential. https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v257a3302132ca5/melbourne-cup-garden-party-2016/evs57a330214026b/. What to Expect: You will be treated to hot and cold canapés, canapés and risotto station, selection of desserts, a 4 hour premium beverage package including free flowing Veuve Champagne, premium wines, local and craft beers, premium spirits plus cocktails including Tanqueray Sprtiz and Espresso Martinis and prizes from Brisbane MINI Garage, QT Hotels and Resorts Gold Coast and Cocobliss Paddington are up for grabs plus many more! You will also have the chance to have a play at their very own Fashions on the Field.
The Fox at Long Bar – “Melbourne Cup Lunch”: Everyone’s favourite Sunday sesh location is vamping it up big time! Join The Fox at Long Bar for a Melbourne Cup Lunch starting from 11am. Enjoy lunch and drinks while you watch all the live action on the big screen. Price: $44PP. Bookings: Essential. https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v2578449189cd70/melbourne-cup-at-the-fox-hotel-/evs578449189e952/ What to Expect: You will be treated to a 1 course lunch with your choice of main, 3 beverages of your choice including beer, wine, basic spirits all while watching the years biggest races live on the big screen.
The Fox at Fish Lane Bistro – “Melbourne Cup Lunch”: If you know you want to spend the day at The Fox but want more of a sit down experience, head to Fish Lane Bistro for just that from 11am! It’s the perfect shindig to head to with all of your nearest and dearest for the day. Price: $77PP. Bookings: Essential. https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v2578449189cd70/melbourne-cup-at-the-fox-hotel-/evs578449189e952/. What to Expect: Fish Lane Bistro will be serving up entrée, main and dessert alongside a glass of bubbles upon arrival, sweepstakes, and of course live race coverage.
The Fox at Dandy’s Rooftop Bar – “Melbourne Cup Rooftop Party”: Brisbane has some amazing rooftop bars, one of the best would have to be Dandy’s Rooftop at The Fox. They’re shaking things up a bit and throwing a Melbourne Cup Rooftop Party up on the roof from 11am. Grab your pals, get your frocks and suits on and spend the day with Brisbane city as your backdrop. Price: $139PP. Bookings: Essential. https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v2578449189cd70/melbourne-cup-at-the-fox-hotel-/evs578449189e952. What to Expect: Free flowing beverage package for 3 hours including cocktails, premium spirits, fashions on the field and sweepstakes all paired beautifully alongside a gourmet spring BBQ with Brisbane city in the background.
Bavarian Bier Cafe – “Melbourne Cup Lunch”: Everyone’s favourite German café is throwing a Melbourne Cup lunch! Pop along to the Bavarian Bier Café to experience in a way you never have before, with stunning river views and The Story Bridge in sight, it’s bound to be an incredible race day. Price: $57PP. Bookings: Essential. http://www.bavarianbiercafe.com/book-now/ What to Expect: Bavarian Bier Café is serving up a 3 course set menu, a glass of chandon on arrival, sweepstakes and prizes for best dressed! And not to mention of course, beer.
Woolly Mammoth – “Melbourne Cup Lunch 2016”: Everyone loves race day but if you’re looking for a slightly more ‘low key’ lunch, Woolly Mammoth is throwing a Melbourne Cup Lunch 2016 from 12pm-3pm. Treat yourself to a mind-blowing generous lunch while sipping drinks alongside their iconic THE WORLD IS (Y)OURS sign. Price: $90PP. Bookings: Essential. https://tickets.myguestlist.com.au/v257c667897bbe0/melbourne-cup-2016/evs57c667898233a/ What to Expect: Dive into a 3 course feasting lunch paired with a 3 hour mammoth beverage package including lager, house wines, basic spirits and soft drinks. Woolly Mammoth has something for everyone this year!
Staler and Waldorf – “Melbourne Cup Lunch”: Caxton Street is home to one of Brisbane’s best gastropubs, Staler and Waldorf. For Melbourne Cup 2016 their hosting a lunch from 11am that is sure to impress just as much as your fascinators will! Price: $120PP. Bookings: Essential. Call 07 3368 1932 or book online to secure yourself a spot at statlerandwaldorf.co What to Expect: Staler and Waldorf will be celebrating race day with a glass of sparkling on arrival, a 3 course lunch accompanied by a 3 hour drinks package and everyone’s favorite, sweepstakes!
ARIA Brisbane – “Premier Riverfront Dining for Melbourne Cup”: Celebrating in true spring carnival style, ARIA Brisbane is starting race day off with a bang with an extensive lunch from 12pm-3pm. Immerse yourself into some of the best riverfront dining Brisbane has to offer as you sip the day away with bubbly. Price: $170PP Bookings: Essential. Call 07 3233 2555 to secure your tickets before they’re all snatched up. What to Expect: What better way to spend Melbourne Cup than with premier riverfront dining, a spring menu designed by Chef Matt Moran and Head Chef Ben Russell, a 4 course menu, a glass of Taittinger on arrival, petits fours, coffee and to top it all off… prizes from Coach Handbags for those who dress to impress!
The Granite Belt Winery – “Melbourne Cup Lunch with Sirromet Winery”: If you love your frocks and putting them to the absolute best use at this time of the year, The Granite Belt Winery is calling your name! Spend Melbourne Cup at Restaurant Lurleen’s, 11am-3pm for a lunch paired with Sirromet wines that are there to impress just as much as you are. Price: $145PP. Bookings: Essential. Call 3206 2999 to ensure you don’t miss out on this amazing race day celebration. What to Expect: Rivaling all events, race day here treats you to canapés, Sirromet sparkling wine on arrival, a 2 course lunch matched with premium Sirromet wines, live entertainment, fashions on the field and prizes from NEXT Hotel Brisbane, $850 Urban Prima fashion voucher!
Attending any of these Melbourne Cup 2106 events in Brisbane will ensure that you back winner this race day, regardless of the Melbourne Cup outcome!