Brisbane's best events for Melbourne Cup 2021
Melbourne Cup: Tuesday, November 2.
Frills, fascinators, fillies and a whole lot of fun. While things will be a little different (and socially distant) this year, catch us (if you can) dropping into a delicious venue this Melbourne Cup!
Cru Bar + Cellar | Fortitude Valley
Fashion and racing go hand-in-hand, and Cru Bar is the place to show off your finest on November 2! For $125pp, Cru Bar + Cellar is serving up a three-course menu curated especially for the event with menu highlights including Stradbroke Island oysters, baked Noosa scallops and grilled spatchcock, with sweepstakes, stylestakes, a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival and the all-important race live on their screens on offer. To make a booking, contact Cru on 3252 2400 or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prince Consort | Fortitude Valley
Don your finest silks for Melbourne Cup at The Prince, with four-hour drinks packages (including Moet & Chandon bubbles, cocktails and premium wines and beers), prizes for best-dressed, and an afterparty with live entertainment and DJs on the race cards!
The La La Luncheon, with tables available for groups of 6-10 for $166.26pp, will offer arrival antipasti and a three-course feast… not to mention the main event on Australia’s largest indoor LED screen! Learn more and book your table here.
Downstairs at the Garden Party, the festivities will include canapés and food stations boasting fresh seafood and sweets. You’ll also have access to TAB facilities and multiple screens to catch the action (including a massive outdoor stadium screen). Tickets to the Garden Party start at $141pp and are available here—race over to nab yours while they’re still available!
Riverbar and Kitchen | CBD
Saddle up for a fabulous day of eating and sipping at Riverbar and Kitchen with standard and premium food and beverage packages including salmon ceviche, oysters and grilled half-lobster!
What’s more, their latest Chandon Garden activation means that you will be surrounded by beautiful greenery and florals, with a Chandon Garden Spritz add-on available especially for Melbourne Cup. Browse the packages and book in here.
Cloudland | Fortitude Valley
Go big, go bougie at Cloudland with The Birdcage, Gala Luncheon, or Bubbles & Pearls Pavilion on offer to amp up your Tuesday!
The Birdcage tickets are $139pp and include a three-hour beverage package, charcuterie, cheese and canapés. Once you’ve purchased your tickets to The Birdcage, you can even upgrade to a booth with free-flowing G.H. Mumm champagne from $1000 for groups of up to 10.
The G.H. Mumm Gala Luncheon will serve up a three-and-a-half-hour package with flowing G.H. Mumm alongside a three-course luncheon, welcome canapés and live entertainment for $209pp (with $10 from every ticket going to charity).
Last, but certainly not least, tickets to the Perrier-Jouët Bubbles & Pearls Pavilion are $259pp and include a four-hour package of Perrier-Jouët, cocktails, premium spirits, reserve wines and premium tap beers with a selection of hot, cold and dessert substantial canapés including fresh and cooked seafood.
All ticketing options offer fashions on the field, prizes for best-dressed and best hat, race day sweeps and more. Browse all your options for an unforgettable Cup Day at Cloudland and purchase tickets here.
Regatta Hotel | Toowong [SOLD OUT]
Whether you’re chasing a sensational spring feed or more about the socialising, the Regatta has you covered for Cup Day with their $130pp Melbourne Cup Gala! Hosted in the historic level-one function space, guests will enjoy a three-hour beverage package (including spritzes!) alongside gourmet appetisers and a seafood bar, with menu highlights including crab brioche rolls, three-cheese arancini, and Moreton Bay bugs! Book in for the Melbourne Cup gala event (which also includes charity sweeps, TAB facilities and access to the after-party with DJs and live music in The Walrus Club) here.
Where will your crew be racing into on Tuesday, November 2?
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