Where to celebrate Melbourne Cup at South Bank

It’s coming up to that time of year again, so make sure your fascinators are at the ready! Get yourself off and racing with these Melbourne Cup Day options available in South Bank. 

Southbeach Social Dining

Southbeach Social

Chill out by Streets Beach at Southbeach Social, with a cup day package including a drink on arrival, 3 glasses of Oyster Bay, a chef’s selection of canapés and a fork dish at $49 per person. Click here to book.

Soleil Pool Bar

Soleil Pool Bar

Soleil Pool Bar offers The Lawn Party package at $135 per person including champagne on arrival, canapés and premium beverages, food stations, lawn games, live entertainment and best dressed prizes. Click here to book.

The Terrace Emporium Hotel South Bank

The Terrace

Brisbane’s hottest new roof top bar at Emporium Hotels South Bank has a four-hour premium package including champagne, cocktails, substantial stand-up canapés, live entertainment, charity sweepstakes and prizes for best dressed at $260 per person. Click here to book.

Bacchus Restaurant


For a Melbourne Cup experience with a difference, get dressed up in your finest white attire to attend the Bacchus Restaurant Melbourne Cup White Luncheon. The $149 per person package includes Moët & Chandon with freshly shucked oysters on arrival and a three course luncheon. Click here to book.

The Charming Squire

The Charming Squire

The Charming Squire offers two Melbourne Cup package options. Choose from the Brewhall package for $110 including canapés, grazing stations, a premium beverage package and live music or a three-course, sit-down Restaurant package at $85 per person including a drink on arrival (drink packages are also available). Both packages offer the opportunity to partake in best dressed competitions, lucky door prizes and sweep stations. Click here to book.

Munich Brauhaus South Bank

Munich Brauhaus

For a Melbourne Cup day with a German twist head to Munich Brauhaus. Touting a big day of entertainment with big biers and big food, Munich is offering a $49 per person set menu. Click here to book.

Aquitaine Brasserie


Enjoy a Melbourne Cup luncheon with a river view at Aquitaine. A three-course lunch menu is on offer accompanied by a 2.5 hour beverage package for $99 per person. There will be sweeps and a prize for the best dressed on the day. Click here to book

The Fox Hotel

The Fox

The Fox is offering two premium Melbourne Cup package options. The Long Bar Sit Down package at $54 per person includes a sit-down lunch and three drinks. The Rooftop Cocktail Party at $146 per person includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival, 3 hour premium drinks package, roaming canapés, mini substantials and dessert canapes. Click here to book.

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