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Where to go for Melbourne Cup in Brisbane City 2019

The race that stops a nation is just around the corner, which means it's time to frock or suit up, don a fancy hat and crack the champagne. So you don't go off the bit, we have rounded up the best places for you and your friends or colleagues to celebrate Melbourne Cup in Brisbane City.

OTTO Brisbane

OTTO Brisbane

Cheer on your jockey and horse with sweeps and city views. Guests will enjoy a signature OTTO three-course menu with views over the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. This race day special includes three-course lunch, sweeps, screens and prizes​.

When:
From 12pm onwards
Cost: $130pp. Beverage package $20pp per hour

Donna Chang

Four hours of free flowing cocktails, champagne, wine and spirits accompany an epic and indulgent four-course Asian banquet from head chef Jason Margaritis. The race will be splashed across huge screens with charity sweepstakes and live entertainment running all afternoon. The after party kicks on downstairs in Boom Boom Room. 

When:
12noon arrival
Cost: $220pp

Isles Lane

Isles Lane - Brisbane City

Watch the CBD workers go by their day while you party at the cocktail party or sit down to a gala luncheon. The cocktail party will have with gourmet canape stations and the sit-down Gala Luncheon will be a three-course meal. Both include a three-hour drinks, fashions on the field prizes for best dressed and best race day hat, race day sweeps and more.

When:
12-3pm
Cost: Cocktail party $109pp, Gala Luncheon $149pp

Sofitel Brisbane Central

The Sofitel has come to the races with four different options spanning from its Cuvee Lounge Bar to Thyme2 Restaurant. All include differing levels of dining and beverages depending on your tastes and budget.

When:
Between 11.30am-3pm
Cost: Long lunch with Dom Perignon? $289pp. Other options at $149pp and $179pp.

Ovolo Incholm

Ovolo Inchcolm

Cheer on the historical horse race within the walls of a 1930s medical practice turned chic and sophisticated boutique hotel. Enjoy an Aperol Spritz and canapes, cheese and charcuterie stations, three-course alternative drop lunch and three-hour beverage package all while watching the action on multiple screens. There will be prizes for best dressed and live music. 

When:
12-3pm
Cost: $139pp early bird, $149pp

Blackbird

You can hedge your bets at Blackbird this year with its The Cup Affair event (the cocktail-style garden party is already sold out!). The 4.5-hour package includes French champagne, cocktails and premium spirits and is paired with a three-course meal and canapes on arrival. Oh, and big screens, charity sweeps, live entertainment and more.

When:
11.30am-4pm
Cost: $249pp

Boom Boom Room

Celebrate Melbourne Cup at The Boom Boom Room. Located in the basement of 171 George Street, The Boom Boom Room is a unique lounge bar offering avant-garde design. Enjoy an all inclusive four-hour package that includes canapes, food stations, free flowing premium wines, cocktails and spirits. There will be live music, charity sweeps and more.

When:
11.30pm - 4pm
Cost: $130pp

Mr Percivals

Giddy up to the riverside for Melbourne Cup at Mr Percival's. Celebrate the race that stops the nation with a three-hour package with free flowing champagne, wine, beer, spirits and a cheeky spritz selection. Delicious snacks include oysters, zucchini flowers, pizza and so much more. 

When:
12-3pm
Cost: $199pp

Sake Restaurant and Bar

Sake

Six-courses of awesome Japanese food, including oysters, salmon tataki, crab croquettes, wagyu sirloin, sushi and a green tea chocolate tart, plus a glass of Veuve Clicquot all to be enjoyed while cheering your horse to gold. You can add a two-hour beverage package for $79pp.

When:
From 12pm onwards
Cost: $129pp, add $79pp for two-hour drinks package

Motorwagen

Enjoy all the style and sophistication of Motorwagen with a free-flowing four-hour drinks and food package of either deluxe canapes or a three-course lunch. There will be big screens, live DJs and plenty of prizes.

When:
11.30pm - 3.30pm
Cost: $129pp three-course lunch, $99 deluxe canapes

Cha Cha Char 

Cha Cha Char

Cha Cha Char claims to be hosting the classiest long lunch at Eagle Street Pier. Only one way to find out! Join host Josh Holt and enjoy a three-course menu with champagne on arrival. There will be big screens, live sweeps and fashion on field.

When:
from 11.30am
Cost: $135pp. Four-hour beverage package is $100pp.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Enjoy Melbourne Cup day with a waterfront view at Jellyfish. Dine by the river and enjoy a three-course menu with free flowing Verve Clicquot, spring cocktails, craft beer and wines.

When:
from 11.30am-3pm
Cost: $240pp all inclusive, $120pp for just three-course meal 

Treasury Brisbane

Treasury Brisbane is throwing out five individually-themed rooms inspired by the world’s greatest racecourses. Head to the Kentucky Derby for American-style slow-cooked meats, drink Pimm's and Tanqueray in the garden cocktail bar, enjoy an Aussie Picnic with lamb chops, sliders and fresh Furphy beers. To top it off there will be a mega LED screen in the Treasury courtyard. 

When:
11.30am-3pm
Cost: $149pp 

Lennons Restaurant & Bar 

Lennons Restaurant & Bar

Watch the race in the heart of the Queen Street Mall. Enjoy a long table three-course lunch with a three-hour beverage package, including a bubbly tower. Dress to the nines with a lucky door prize from Lululemon. 

When:
11.30am-2.30pm
Cost: $125pp 

Jade Buddha

Catch the race at one of Jade Buddha’s two Melbourne Cup packages. Upstairs the Shadow Lounge is putting on four hours of canapes and drinks, including tap cocktails. Then Jade Buddha has a more premium package, that adds seafood canapes, basic spirits and all taps to the equation. 

When:
11am-3pm
Cost: $95pp for Shadow Lounge, $139 for Jade Buddha 

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