Where to eat out for Melbourne Cup


Ohh the race that stops the nation… it is fun, it is frisky, it is fabulous! The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race. More than that, it is an opportunity to enjoy a good meal and some drinks with colleagues and friends. Whether you want to pop out of work for a quick drink or host your own celebration – we have the right venues just for you.

The Botanical
South Yarra, VIC

Located next to the luscious Botanic Gardens, and in one of Melbourne’s most admired hotels, The Botanical features a formal restaurant, café a bar and delightful alfresco-inspired ‘Archer Room’. The beer garden is a great venue to pop in and watch the race. Whether you prefer fine dining or prefer something more casual, The Botanical has endless options on where to celebrate.

Cataract on Paterson
Launceston, TAS

Centrally located in the CBD, the venue boasts industrial design paired with contemporary yet casual service and an elegant yet quirky charm that will guarantee an experience unlike any other. This restaurant creates the perfect setting for drinks or, or if you prefer to bask in the sun while joining in on all the action, an outside breakout area is available. The choice if yours!

Meat District Co.
NSW

Prefer a venue closer to work? At Sydney’s King St Wharf you can enjoy waterfront views, big screens, prizes and sweepstakes. Choose from either a 3 course sit down lunch for $75pp or canapes and beverage package for $70pp.

Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
Noosaville, QLD

Noosa Waterfront Restaurant is perfect for a casual yet elegant dining experience. Pay $105 per person to enjoy a 3-course set menu overlooking parklands and tranquil waters. On Melbourne Cup day, the venue offers big screens, live music and best dressed prizes! And why not make the night even more special and arrive by boat along the beautiful Noosa River.

Get in early, as no one wants to be left without somewhere to go on Melbourne Cup Day! Buy the Gourmet Traveller Gift Card to create your next unforgettable food discovery experience. https://gourmettravellergiftcard.com.au/

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