Keep it casual

Melbourne Cup packages – Keep it casual

Tuesday, 6 November

There are plenty of places to kick up your heels this Cup Day. Whether you’re looking for a city spot close to the office, or celebrating in your hood, you’ll find just the place.
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El Loco at Slip Inn - Sand & Garden Bar

$85 / person

Make Cup Day a Mexican fiesta at our Sand & Garden bar at Slip Inn. For $85 you’ll receive a glass of Chandon Brut or Furphy when you arrive, then spend the day feasting on our massive paella and shared Mexican platters. We’ll have live music and DJs playing throughout the day and into the night for a fun and festive Cup Day that’ll have you saying olé!

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Palings Restaurant

$120 / person

Do Cup Day the right way at our open-air eatery and bar in the heart of the city. Located in the ivy complex, head up the stairs to level one and you’ll be greeted with a glass of Chandon Brut or Furphy, followed by a three-course menu, all included in our $120 package. When lunch and the big race is done, get into the celebrations with drinks and dancing to our resident DJs as day turns into night.

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The Collaroy - Ground Floor

Walk-ins

Let your hair down this Cup Day with a relaxed beachside vibe at The Collaroy. At our downstairs bar it’s business as usual and everyone is welcome. Come in for a drink or two, grab a bite, put on a bet and settle in for a great day, your way. With resident DJs playing well into the night, this is just the place for chilled beachside celebrations.

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Coogee Pavilion - Ground Floor

Walk-ins

Spend Cup Day in Coogee for some beachside fun. On the Ground Floor, everyone’s invited to drop in for some drinks, a bet at the on site TAB, and a casual bite, or treat yourself to freshly shucked oysters and Champagne. Get down early to grab a spot for your group to watch the race and settle in for a day of festivities.

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El Loco at Excelsior

Walk-ins

For those of you who like to keep your Cup low-key, walk-ins are welcome in our lively front bar. Choose your Mexican feast from our main menu or take advantage of our special Melbourne Cup menu for $40 per person that includes a with mix of lighter options, classic Mexican mains like nachos and tacos plus some desserts. Just add a few margaritas and you’ll be off and racing for the day.

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angel hotel - Ground Floor

Walk-ins

If you’re planning on keeping your options open this Melbourne Cup, we warmly welcome walk-ins at angel hotel. Get in early for lunch and have one of our famous angel sandwiches – a crowd favourite is The Raphael with hot pepper salami, provolone cheese, relish, rocket and spinach served on Sonoma miche - then nab yourself a good spot for watching the race and soak up the pub atmosphere.

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Hotel CBD - Ground Floor

Walk-ins

For a fun day in the middle of the city without all of the fuss, check out Hotel CBD Ground Floor. We’re open for business as usual on Cup Day, and have TAB facilities on site - but we’re louder and livelier. Have a classic pub lunch and a few drinks before the big race. Sorted.

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Queen Chow Manly

$120 / person

The Queen is calling this Cup Day. Make your way to Manly Wharf for a Cantonese feast with a side of fun at Queen Chow. For $120 you’ll get a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label or Furphy on arrival, followed by an eight-course banquet with all your favourites. Once you’re full of delicious dim sum, have a drink and look out across the water post race.

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Queens Hotel

Walk-ins

Giddy up and get down to the Enmore favourite for a lively and loud Melbourne Cup. We’ve kept the ground bar at Queens Hotel open for walk-ins and our locals, so get in early and secure a spot. Order a beer, Champagne, cocktail or whatever you fancy and if you’re feeling peckish, grab some delicious bar snacks courtesy of Queen Chow upstairs. We’ll have a TAB for those wanting to place a bet and DJs playing all day to get you into the party vibe.

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The Grand Hotel - 30 Knots

$65 / person

Celebrate Melbourne Cup in our maritime-themed 30 Knots for a day of quality pub food, craft beer and good times. For $65 you’ll receivea glass of Chandon Brut or Furphy when you arrive, followed by a delicious three-course set menu including shared starters, choice of main and a dessert. For a day of good old-fashioned race day fun without all the fuss, make yourself at home at 30 Knots.

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The Royal George

$60 / person

In the middle of the CBD you’ll find a great place to spend a lively and loud Melbourne Cup with a cool and casual vibe. Reserve your spot at our classic English-style pub and receive a glass of Chandon Brut or Furphy when you arrive, as well as a two-course shared lunch for $60. There’s a TAB for the punters, a pool table for some friendly competition and plenty of lounges to settle in with a drink or two.

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Tennyson Hotel

Walk-ins

For a classic Melbourne Cup day at the pub, head to one of the best in the inner west. We’re open to everyone, so get down early (we open at 8am) and score the best spot to watch the race on one of our many screens, tuck into one of our specials on the day and back a winner in the TAB. The Tennyson is a race day spot you just can’t beat.

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The Vic on the Park

Walk-ins

If Melbourne Cup is all about having a few drinks, putting on a bet or two and tucking into a good pub meal, come down to Vic on the Park. Walk-ins are welcome in our main bar and it’s business as usual when it comes to ordering food in the bistro. This is the perfect place to drop in for a few, or settle in for the day.

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The Vic on the Park - Deck

$45 / person

Get down to the inner west for a loud and lively Melbourne Cup Day. For $45 you can secure a spot on our deck and enjoy a glass of Chandon Brut or Furphy when you rock up, followed by shared starters, mains and dessert. We’ll have the TAB ready to go for those who love a punt and vinyl DJs spinning classics and soul for a fun fun-filled Cup Day on the deck.

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The Vic on the Park - Bistro

$45 / person

We’re putting on a party in the inner west and you’re all invited. For $45, secure a spot in our Bistro and enjoy a glass of Chandon Brut or Furphy when you arrive, followed by a delicious three-course shared banquet. We’ll have a TAB on the day for anyone keen to put on a bet, and for those wanting to kick on, we’ll have DJs playing into the evening.

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Wynyard Hotel

Walk-ins

Everyone’s welcome at the Wynyard this Cup Day. Come on in from 12pm for a classic pub lunch and a warm welcome before the big race. With old-world character and plenty of spaces to settle in, this is the perfect place to spend the day, or simply pop in for a pre or post-race beverage.

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