Melbourne Cup, the Race that stops a nation and a day for getting dressed up and enjoying an afternoon out of the office with colleagues, clients or friends for lunch and racing.
This year, like many other events, we are celebrating differently.
Our team has your guide to making your Melbourne Cup celebration special with a selection of delicious Spring Carnival hampers delivered to your door for our friends in Melbourne; and for our Sydney the hottest spots for this year’s Melbourne Cup festivities.
Watching at home? … Why not order in a delicious hamper get frocked up, feast with friends and family, enjoy a virtual mini sweep.
Blakeaway by Blakes Feast – Melbourne BLAKEAWAY encompasses everything that Blakes Feast is known for. No fuss great food. A prepared meal service for those who want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time watch the Races. The menus are prepared by chefs and delivered with care to your door, or available for collection.
MPD Steak Kitchen – Melbourne Offering a special Spring Racing Carnival Pack to serve 4, including heat & eat food and beverage items and comes with easy to follow instructions that take less than 30 minutes to prepare. All you have to do is Heat and Eat!
Packages includes fresh oysters, Ōra King salmon, a selection of charcuterie & cheeses, porterhouse steaks, jumbo prawns, sides, desserts & the ingredients to make your own Aperol Spritz.
Deliveries are made two days prior to race day events (Caulfield Cup – October 15th, Victoria Derby Day – October 29th, Melbourne Cup – November 1st).
Peter Rowland – Melbourne – Celebrate Australia’s most followed Race with a picnic hamper at home. Choice from dining hampers, cocktail and beverage hampers including options for the the little ones.
Providoor – Melbourne Spring Carnival dining at home from all your favourites including MoVida, Botanical Hotel, Taxi Kitchen, Cecconi’ Flinder Lane, The Ugly Duckling, Sunda and more.
Atlantic Group – Melbourne From lavish raceday hampers to nostalgic nibbles, sweet treats and kits for the the family.
Rochford Wines – Melbourne Bringing the best wine, gin and produce together to create memorable experiences. Hampers have been designed by Rochford head chef, Raki Andriana, so customers can still enjoy the quality they have come to know and expect from Rochford’s wine, gin and food.
Crown – Melbourne Celebrate the Spring Racing season with the best of Crown delivered to your home. Experience French fine dining with Bistro Guillaume, world-class Japanese with Spring Racing Nobu Boxes from Nobu @ Home Spring Racing Edition or an Afternoon Tea delivery from Crown Conservatory filled with savoury and sweet treats.
Vue to you have partnered with Vue Events to bring the opulent experience of the races to you at home. Indulge in a choice of one of the three different celebration boxes – Breakfast Box, Grazing Box and Sweet Box or purchase all three to receive the ‘Vue Trifecta’.
Royal Randwick Ballroom Luncheon – Sydney
Set in the heart of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand, this glamorous Ballroom provides an exquisite lunch and immaculate service. Dual balconies provide stellar views overlooking the Winning Post, Theatre of the Horse and city skyline from Level 2 of the Grandstand.
Includes full waiter service, three-course table d’hôte menu with afternoon tea, ATC beverage package, racebook, access to betting facilities, complimentary infield parking, located on Level 2 of the Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand. Guests must be over 18 years to reserve a booking. Dress code applies.
$250 per person
Celebrate Cup Day with an ATC The Thoroughbred Hamper delivered to you at home, filled with all the treats you would enjoy trackside. Available for groups of 4, 6, 8 or 10.
NOMAD – Sydney
With a much anticpated re-openign date of 27 October, the Nomad team are taking bookings for Melbourne Cup. Set Menu $250 per person with 3 hour drinks package
Fried green olives, n’duja | Wood fired flatbread, our za’atar | Smoked eggplant, toasted olive seeds, burnt butter | Duck mortadella
Burrata, fennel jam, extra virgin olive oil | Zucchini flowers, truffle honey, pecorino | Raw kingfish, avocado, finger lime, coriander
BBQ king prawns, vine leaf salsa verde | Lamb neck, brik pastry, saffron & olive oil braised broad beans
Olive oil ice cream sandwich, halva, pistachio, honeycomb
The Argyle – Sydney
The entire venue will be transformed into a plush floral oasis for a Garden Party soiree! Indulge in one of our 2-hour food and drink packages from 1-3pm. $79 per person
Bathers Pavilion – Sydney
Bathers Pavilion Restaurant – 3 course a la carte menu with prizes for best dressed, sweeps, lucky door prize and screens to watch the big race. $220 per person
Betel Leaf @ Bathers – enjoy a banquet style share menu including champagne on arrival and full wine package. $165 per person
Republic Hotel – Sydney
Celebrate Melbourne Cup in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Spread across four floors The Republic Hotel has four unique spaces suitable for every race day occasion.
Enjoy a delicious 3 course set menu with a glass of Champagne on arrival in the light and airy Republic Dining. $140 per person
Taylor’s Rooftop includes a deluxe grazing menu and beverage on arrival with fashions on the field, partake in some sweeps & take in the race on our big screen tv’s. $70 per person or upgrade to a 3 hour premium beverage package for $129 per person.
One World – Sydney Harbour
Enjoy a 4 hour Sydney Harbour cruise with cocktails on arrival, free flowing bubbles, beer wine and basic spirits, delicious canape, the race played on over 3 TV’s in real time throughout the yacht. What better way to spend the day. $400 per person
Restaurant Pendolino – Sydney
Offering 3, 4 or 6 course a la carte options allows you to select from a range of signature and new menu items all while watch the events of the day on the big screen. Each guest will enjoy a selection of The Restaurant Pendolino’s premium house-baked breads and extra virgin olive oils, as well as an Artisan Olive Oil Tasting Plate, comprising Butternut Pumpkin Vellutata, Basil & Cashew Pesto, an Olive Oil Crisp, Veal & Free Range Pork Fried Ascolana Olive and House Cured Baccala Cream Cannolo.
3 courses (Olive Oil Tasting Plate, Entre & Main) $125 per person
4 courses (Olive Oil Tasting Plate, Entre, Main & Dessert) $145 per person
6 course Signature Tasting Menu $195 per person
Toppi – Sydney
One of Sydney CBD’s favourite new venues. With three screens and a DJ to get the vibes going enjoy a glass of French Champagne on arrival and be seat for 5 course Italian lunch featuring new seasonal dishes. $195 per person
Franca Brasserie – Sydney
Enter the sunlit room decorated in Spring flowers and colours to celebrate the race that stops the nation. Enjoy the live HD streaming of all races, the choice from two set menus, Champagne by Ruinart and Dom Perignon all day, DJ entertainment and Dom Perignon Lucky Draw.
Zephyr Bar – Sydney
Ascend above the city streets to an open-air rooftop oasis, boasting panoramic views of Darling Harbour and watch the race that stops the nation, sky high. Enjoy a day filled with racing on the big screen, stunning water views, delicious food and drinks, prizes, music and fun.
Includes a glass of Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne on arrival, three hour beverage package including wine, beer and soft drinks, a selection of food stations and the race on the big screen.
$199 per person
Cirrus – Sydney
Be treated to a glass of Champagne on arrival, followed by a selection of dishes from Cirrus’s new menu including Crumbed Tiger Prawns with Shellfish Aioli and Cobia Rillettes with Carrot and Tarragon as you take in the Barangaroo waterside for an elegant Melbourne Cup lunch. $120 per person
Bentley Restaurant + Bar – Sydney
Indulge in a glass of NV Louis Roederer Champagne on arrival followed by a four course menu, specially designed for the occasion featuring dishes such as Rangers Valley Rump Cap + Charred Onion + Bone Marrow Toast from our new Spring menu. $120 per person
Restaurant Hubert – Sydney
An extravagant one-day Melbourne Cup event, complete with a five course menu and five piece French New Orleans jazz band playing from lunch until late. The race will be screened in the Beatrix Dining Room and our Theatre Royale is available to hire for a private screening and grand dining experience.
A glass of Charles Heidsieck will be served upon arrival, and Champagne sommeliers have prepared a special menu for the afternoon. Restaurant Hubert’s famous digestif trolley will be circling the tables dispensing joy, goodwill and luck. $180 per person
The Merivale group of dining precincts have a range of venues for your Melbourne Cup celebration.
Locations: Berts Bar & Brasserie, Coogee Pavilion Ground Floor, Fred’s, Hotel CBD, Ivy Pool Club, Mr Wong, Queen Chow Enmore, Queen Chow Manly just to name a few.
No need to make a reservation, bring the joy of dining with Merivale to your door with Merivale at Home. Select from one of the the specially designed Spring Racing Kits Fred’s or Totti’s.
Contact our Business & Lifestyle Concierge team to secure your booking or Racing Hamper to celebrate Melbourne Cup Carnival.