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Where to go for Melbourne Cup in Brisbane City

The Spring Racing Carnival that stops the nation is only a week away! The Melbourne Cup is the perfect excuse to dress up, suit up and take the afternoon to enjoy the atmosphere of race day. We’ve rounded up the best places you can kick back, pop the champagne and catch the race.

Rico Bar & Dining and Fatcow

Treat yourself to an exclusive Melbourne Cup Day while lounging at Eagle Street Pier. Fatcow Steak & Lobster and Rico Bar and Dining have come together to give you the ultimate race day party. Over a 3 hour event you’ll be able to indulge in free flowing drinks and canapes, while not missing a beat of the race-day coverage. There will also be sweepstakes and best-dressed prizes, so be sure to wear your finest get up! 

When: 2 November, 12pm - 3pm

Cost: $250

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Donna Chang

If you’re looking for an opulent Cup Day adventure, indulge in the lavish five-course Modern-Chinese banquet at four-hour beverage package at Donna Chang. There will be free-flowing Veuve Clicquot, live race coverage, roving entertainment and prizes for the best dressed. Tickets are $288 and can be purchased here.

When: 2 November, 12pm

Cost: $288

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Isles Lane

Isles Lane Bar and Kitchen is hosting the ultimate Melbourne Cup soiree at their unique gastropub near Post Office Square. You can choose to celebrate Cocktail style on the green for $129 or opt for a 3-course sit down luncheon for $159. You’ll also be doing your bit for charity with AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism running sweeps, raffles and Fashion on the Field for best dressed at the event. 

When: 2 November, 12pm

Cost: From $129 per person

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Madame Wu

Take in gorgeous Brisbane River view, a delicious Asian-fusion menu and extensive wine and cocktail menu at Madame Wu’s Melbourne Cup party. For just $120pp you can enjoy a 3-course banquet and glass of Mumm on arrival. 

When: 2 November, 12pm

Cost: $120

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Motorwagen

Indulge in decadent European inspired food at the chic and refined Motorwagen Restaurant for Melbourne Cup. You’ll get to savour a glass of Clover Hill Cuvee on arrival with a duck parfait cornette followed by a 3-course lunch and free flowing beverages. The race will be broadcast on big screens and there’ll be prizes for best dressed, best hat and most creative outfit. 

When: 2 November, 11.30am

Cost: $148

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Blackbird

If you’re looking for a longer lunch that takes your Cup party into the night, then Blackbird is the spot for you! Revel in a four-hour deluxe Melbourne Cup package complete with Veuve Clicquot, wine and spirits. There will be all the usual Cup day action with race coverage, sweepstakes and live entertainment. Choose from two deluxe events: a 3-course feast or or a more casual cocktail style celebration. 

When: 2 November, 11.30am 3 course meal, 12.00pm cocktail party. 

Cost: From $269

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Boom Boom Room

Head underground to the Boom Boom Room and indulge in a delicious Omakase Japanese banquet, along with a 4-hour beverage package including cocktails, beer, wine and spirits. The event will include all the Race day action you would expect with live race coverage, sweepstakes and prizes for best dressed. 

When: 2 November, 12pm

Cost: $179 

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OPA

Opa! Enjoy the Melbourne Cup at Brisbane’s best Greek Restaurant. Watch the race during lunch with their full menu available - saganaki anyone? From 2.30pm you can head to the bar to kick on and celebrate while soaking in the Brisbane River location. 

When: 2 November 

Cost: No set pricing.

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Persone

Enjoy a luxe Italian dining experience hosted by Jonathan Uptin at Persone Restaurant and soiree the day away for Melbourne Cup. There will be an exquisite 3 hour food and beverage package on offer, live race coverage, fashions on the field, sweepstakes and more! 

When: 2 November, 11:30am

Cost: $195

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Massimo

Experience the delicious, authentic taste of Southern Italy on Eagle Street Pier while catching the Melbourne Cup race at Massimo. The venue is hosting an a la carte lunch with a glass of Moet on arrival. This is the elegant, laid back way to enjoy race day.

When: 2 November

Cost: No set prices.

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Treasury Brisbane

The Treasury Brisbane is taking the stress out of your race day event with their Melbourne Cup Takeaway High Tea. Whether you’re enjoying the race with your office or at home with friends, The Treasury’s handmade delights are the perfect accompaniment. 

When: 2 November

Cost: $30pp 

Enquire here: Contact [email protected] or 07 3306 8852.

Leonards Bar & Bistro

If you’re looking for more of a casual vibe then Leonards Bar & Bistro has the long lunch for you! Grab your friends or colleagues and sit down for a delicious 3-course food and beverage package. There will be multiple screens around the venue so you don’t miss any of the race day action. 

When: 2 November, 12pm

Cost: $279

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Malt Dining 

Enjoy Malt Dining’s incredible modern Australian cuisine this race day with a 3 course menu with a cocktail on arrival, sweepstakes, a best dressed competition and champagne specials. Watch the race in the charming and rustic venue in Brisbane’s iconic Wenley House.

When: 2 November, 12pm

Cost: From $89 

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Living Room Bar, W Brisbane

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Pinky’s up for Melbourne Cup! Dress to impress for a day of high tea and fashion at W Brisbane’s Living Room Bar. Catch all the live action on the big screens while feasting on sweet and savoury treats. Sip on endless Tea & Coffee and a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, or Rose Champagne on arrival. Their DJ will get the tunes going as you strut your stuff on our pink runway for your chance to win ‘best dressed’ and ‘lucky door’ prizes. 

When: 2 November, 11am 

Cost: $119

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Riverbar

Giddy-up and take your Melbourne Cup celebrations to the iconic River Bar and Kitchen. Saddle up for a fabulous day of eating and sipping, with standard and premium beverage packages on offer. Menu highlights include ceviche, oysters and grilled half-lobster and a drink on arrival with any food package. On top of all that, guests will be able to make use of the Chandon Garden that is set up for spring and surrounded with fresh florals. 

When: 2 November, 12pm 

Cost: From $65

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Walter’s Steakhouse

Head to Walter’s Steakhouse for some timeless charm to elevate your Melbourne Cup celebrations. You can choose between the a la carte or a set menu and enjoy the race from a big screen at Walter’s Wine Bar. 

When: 2 November 

Cost: No set pricing.

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City Winery 

Love your wine? Head to City Winery and enjoy a selection of local Australian wines and fresh local produce for your Melbourne Cup lunch. For only $79 you can have an exceptional 2-course lunch, beverage on arrival, watch the race on the big screen and get in on the action of best dressed prize draws.

When: 2 November, 

Cost: $79

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