IT’S the race that stops the nation and while some like to head trackside, we’ve found the best places to enjoy a meal, a drink or two and a punt.
Here’s our favourite places to catch the race:
Classique at Crown Ballroom
Hosted by Lisa Wilkinson, Classique is set to be bigger and better than ever this year.
With a Gordon’s Pink Gin Cocktail on arrival, a four-course lunch, premium beverages, high-end runway spectacular the event will also include entertainment by Hugh Sheridan and California Crooner’s Club.
Tickets $233 per person www.crownperth.com.au
Celebrate your Melbourne Cup Day with lunch at Bistro Guillaume.
Lunch includes a spectacular menu, premium beverages as well as live entertainment, runway shows and of course a live telecast of the race.
Tickets at www.crownperth.com.au
COTTESLOE The Beach Club
Enjoy Melbourne Cup beachside at The Beach Club.
Guests will enjoy GH Mumm Champagne Lounge, a pop-up Blossom Rose Garden serving a range of Lexington Hill cocktails, gourmet roving canapes and fresh oysters plus all the entertainment and fun.
Tickets are $95 and sold through Sticky Tickets.
Intercontinental – The Loft Lounge and Bar
The Intercontinental’s Loft Lounge and Bar will be transformed into Melbourne Cup High Tea.
Guests will enjoy a glass of Veuve on arrival and be invited to an exclusive Pearl Appreciation at Kailis on King Street prior to the event, where they will receive a Kailis leather clutch.
For tickets visit www.perth.intercontinental.com/promotions/melbourne-cup
State Buildings – Race on the rooftop
Take the race that stops the nation to new heights with a three-course lunch at the State Buildings’ Wildflower.
Enjoy the pre-race excitement with flowing Taittinger Champagne on the terrace before watching the big race and being seated for lunch.
Fort tickets phone 08 6168 7780
The Vale Bar & Brasserie
Enjoy a meal, a drink or two and a punt at The Vale.
Guests will enjoy live music, a fashion parade, sweepstakes and one lucky guest will walk away with a prize for best-dressed.
Tickets are $45 per person from https://thevalebar.oztix.com.au
HILLARYS The Breakwater
Celebrate in style with a glass of Veuve Cliquot on arrival followed by a three-course lunch while watching the race.
Be inspired by a Jonte Designs runway, or win a door prize as part of the event’s “fashion on the fields”.
Bookings are essential, tickets are $125 per person, phone 08 9448 5000.
BAR Therapy – Mandurah Terrace
Enjoy Melbourne Cup on the Terrace while tasting endless tapas, cocktails and wines and then party on into the night from 2pm with music.
Tickets are $45 plus booking free at eventbrite.
Melbourne Cup Day Rooftop Party – Hosted by Tradewinds Hotel
Celebrate the race from the Rooftop Terrace at The Tradewinds Hotel while overlooking the Swan River.
Guests will enjoy delicious Canap menu including substantial fork food items, premium beverage package, entertainment, custom fashion illustrations and access to a pamper suite.
Tickets are $165 from www.stickytickets.com.au.
NORTHBRIDGEMelbourne Cup at Henry Summer!
Go green for the Melbourne Cup – Henry Summer style.
Enjoy a choice of two events – a cocktail garden party $54 which included a cocktail on arrival and roving canaps or go all out for $147 and enjoy a three-course meal and beverage package.
For tickets head to https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/melbourne-cup-at-henry-summer.