We all know Melbourne Cup day in Melbourne isn’t just about backing a winner on the field; it’s about backing a winner when it comes to where you, your crew and most importantly your social media, spend the day.
Gone are the days of sad office sweeps and Susan from account’s sausage roles, now the only way to spend Melbourne Cup is to frock up and make a day of it. So we’ve teamed up with the Urban Purveyor Group who are the brains (and culinary masters) behind some of Melbourne’s best race day venues, to round up the best of the best for Cup day. So now, whether you’re ballin’ on a budget, or living large, all you have to do is organise your mates.
Ballin’ On A Budget
Guys, we get it, sometimes you’re caught in a constant battle between treat yo’ self and, well, feed yo’ self. That’s where Fratelli Fresh comes in. They’re making it possible for all of us to enjoy Cup Day with a $70 set menu, for three courses, and the best part? Plenty of champagne! You’ll be greeted with a glass of sparkling on arrival and it’ll only be up from there. Their a la carte menu is also available. Click here to book.
Raise a stein to the cup and get ready to party like only the Germans know how. With live DJs, Oom Pah band, best dressed prizes, sweeps, big screens and of course, platters of Bavarian fare and ice-cold steins of bier, you know you’re in for one hell of a good time. There will even be Chandon on arrival, should champagne be the only cold bevvy you care about on race day. Click here to book.
The Cut Bar And Grill
Prepare those bellies for steaks and stakes at New York style steakhouse, The Cut Bar And Grill. Starting your day off right with a complimentary glass of Ruinart Champagne (fancy) you’ll then feast on a 4-course set menu for $125 per person. Hot tip, you may want to opt for the forgiving dress, because you’ll want to eat everything. Their a la carte menu is also available. Click here to book.
Sake Restaurant And Bar
Hamer Hall and Flinders Lane
Nothing says Melbourne Cup like sitting down to a glamorous banquet at Sake Restaurant and Bar. Take your beautiful self out for a long lunch complete with sake, wine, cocktails and of course, Veuve Clicquot champagne. For $95 a person you’ll start (and end) the day with bubbles, so you’re a winner no matter which horse you back. Their a la carte is also available. Click here to book.
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