Where to celebrate Lexus Melbourne Cup Day
Experience the thrills of Lexus Melbourne Cup Day locally.
Looking for the perfect spot to celebrate the Lexus Melbourne Cup in your own city? We’ve got you covered with our guide to some of the best venues across Australia and New Zealand celebrating the great race. Wine, dine and cheers to the best day on the Australian racing calendar.
DOMA HOTELS, REALM PRECINCT, CANBERRA
With some of the largest and most luxurious spaces in the nation’s capital, celebrate the Lexus Melbourne Cup at the Realm Precinct. A four-hour package includes access to multiple spaces and sponsored bars, food and beverages, screens for all the races, VIP tables with bottle service, entertainment and DJs. Food is available from Ostani bar and Buvette Bistro, and beverages will flow from many brands. There will be a Fashions on the Field event and complimentary Champagne on arrival. Bookings are essential.
DARWIN TURF CLUB, DARWIN
There is no better place to watch the ‘the race that stops a nation™’ than at the Darwin Turf Club. Enjoy local and interstate racing with premium dining packages and entertainment throughout the day. There is something for everyone with a variety of packages to suit all tastes and budgets. Join in the fun with giveaways, raffles and Lexus Melbourne Cup Sweeps. Visiting members from the Victoria Racing Club can purchase up to two member’s tickets to the Lexus of Darwin Lexus Lexus Melbourne Cup functions. Members will need to show proof of membership.
MR WONG, SYDNEY
This inner-city icon is serving up Lexus Melbourne Cup lunch, Cantonese style. Rock your race-day best and head to this hatted Cantonese restaurant for a Lexus Melbourne Cup lunch your taste buds won’t soon forget. For $250pp, you’ll receive a beverage on arrival, followed by an elaborate shared banquet created by star chef, Dan Hong.
PADSTOW PARK HOTEL, PADSTOW
If you are looking for plenty of fun on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, head to the Padstow Park Hotel. Celebrate the running of the iconic race with a two-course luncheon, which includes a complimentary glass of sparkling or schooner of Furphy for just $50. With multiple betting facilities and a sweepstakes competition, you may even come out a winner.
QUEEN CHOW, MANLY
Make your way to Manly Wharf for a Cantonese feast with a side of sea breeze. Enjoy Lexus Melbourne Cup lunch Cantonese style, and join us at Queen Chow for a lavish day of feasting. For $195pp you’ll enjoy a cocktail on arrival followed by a tasty banquet featuring all your favourites and a matching drinks package. Tuck into delicious dim sum, sit back, relax, and raise a glass with friends as you take in the water views.
THE STREETS OF BARANGAROO, BARANGAROO
Revel in the glitz and glamour of the 2020 Lexus Lexus Lexus Melbourne Cup from one of the many waterfront restaurants at The Streets of Barangaroo, the ultimate Lexus Melbourne Cup destination. You'll be spoilt for choice with a selection of premium indoor and outdoor dining spaces, all with large screens to watch the action live from Flemington. Check out all the Cup Day menus and book now to secure your race-day experience. Food and beverage packages start at $65pp, which includes tipples from G.H. Mumm.
PORT OFFICE HOTEL, BRISBANE
Gather your friends for a Lexus Melbourne Cup Day to remember at the Port Office Hotel. For $155 you will be treated to a three-course menu inclusive of a three-hour deluxe beverage package and a glass of champagne on arrival. You’ll feel like a star with a red-carpet arrival with photo wall entry, then enjoy the fashions off the field, offering prizes for men and women as well as the best hat. With sweeps, live-action racing, TAB, live music after the main race and much more, it will be a day to remember.
THE ISLAND, GOLD COAST
Celebrate in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day with bubbles and delicious Spring-inspired food. Get giddy with excitement from the live entertainment and race-day action as you saddle up for a fun-filled day. Three different packages aim to suit all styles and budgets: The Birdcage ($109 per person plus booking fee), the G.H. Mumm Gala Luncheon ($209 per person plus booking fee) and the Bubbles & Pearls Pavilion ($259 per person plus booking fee).
LAKES HOTEL, WEST LAKES
The Lakes Hotel has once again teamed up with Bird In Hand Winery to host a Lexus Melbourne Cup Luncheon at its Lakeside Function Centre. For $130 you’ll enjoy a delicious three-course luncheon and an all-inclusive three-hour premium drink package. Complimentary coffee, tea and chocolates will be available, and you can watch all of the Flemington action live on the big screen. Dress in your finest and you may be in contention for Best Hat or Best-Dressed Lady or Gent! Once again this event proudly supports the Childhood Cancer Association (CCA), with $15 from each ticket sold going directly to CCA.
TRC LEXUS MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON, LADBROKES PARK, ELWICK
Celebrate Lexus Melbourne Cup Day in style at the Level 1 Function Centre, Ladbrokes Park Elwick. Dress your best and enter the SILK Laser Clinics Fashions on the Field competition, or enjoy the fashion show. Watch the big race live from Flemington on the screens or the local action on the track at Elwick. The all-inclusive ticket ($150 members, $165 non-members) includes a three-course meal, five hours of beverages, and $5 basic spirits. A Lexus Melbourne Cup sweep, tipping competition and raffle and lucky door prizes make it a fun day out.
ATRIUM BUFFET, CROWN PERTH
Set within the vibrant Crown Metropol Lobby, don’t miss a minute of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day action with the race broadcast live on big screens at Perth’s best buffet. For $95 per person, guests will receive a glass of bubbles on arrival and enjoy a delicious lunch at Atrium Buffet. With live music and various door prizes on offer, it’s not to be missed.
BISTRO GUILLAUME, CROWN PERTH
Experience the excitement of the Lexus Melbourne Cup in the beautiful Parisian-inspired surrounds of Bistro Guillame, overlooking Crown’s resort-style pool. For $195 per person you’ll be treated to freshly shucked oysters and Champagne, before a decadent three-course menu of French classics and premium beverages. With entertainment from MC Angela Tsun and DJ Sian plus door prizes, sweepstake prizes and best-dressed prizes, it will be a day to remember.
CROWN BALLROOM, CROWN PERTH
The Lexus Melbourne Cup at Crown Ballroom will feature a delicious three-course set menu complemented by premium beverages. There will be iconic Australian entertainment, including MC Jo Beth Taylor and live music by 1927. All the racing action will be on multiple big screens live from Flemington, and a breathtaking fashion parade and Fashions on the Field showcase judged by Bethany Brajkovich will satisfy all the fashionistas. Tickets are priced at $225 per person.
EPICUREAN, CROWN PERTH
With an open dining experience featuring an array of cuisines and desserts situated within the luxurious surrounds of Crown Towers Perth, you’ll celebrate Lexus Melbourne Cup Day in style. For $155 per person, guests will receive a glass of Champagne and a serving of lobster on arrival. Choose from many cuisines and the finest seafood selection, including lobster halves cooked on the grill, Kilpatrick oysters and Fremantle octopus and Spanish chorizo salad. Everything is created in-house from the finest ingredients for a decadent and memorable Lexus Melbourne Cup lunch. There will be a host of screens to watch the racing action live from Flemington, and DJ Selina will be on the decks playing her unique mash-ups.
MARKET & CO, CROWN PERTH
Experience the thrill of race day in the relaxed yet vibrant surrounds of Market & Co. For $150 per person, treat yourself to a delicious three-course menu and premium beverages as you join in the fun with MC Tod Johnston, giveaways and live music by Perth’s fun-loving party band Hi NRG, playing hits from across the decades to today’s hottest tracks. Kick up your heels and experience the fun of Cup Day.
MODO MIO, CROWN PERTH
Capture the essence and glamour of Lexus Melbourne Cup Day in the warm and inviting surrounds of Modo Mio at Crown. For $195 per person you’ll receive freshly shucked oysters with Sturgeon Caviar on arrival, followed by an indulgent three-course menu of traditional Italian fare, all accompanied by a selection of premium beverages. MC Carmelo Pizzino and singer-songwriter Louise-Anton will entertain you, while door prizes, sweepstake prizes and best-dressed prizes will delight.
NOBU, CROWN PERTH
With its exquisite surroundings, Nobu is the perfect place to celebrate the Lexus Lexus Lexus Melbourne Cup in style. Admire the highly skilled chefs as you enjoy world-renowned Japanese cuisine that is nothing less than exceptional. For $220 per person you will enjoy an exclusive four-course omakase or teppanyaki menu, a premium beverage package and various giveaways. The day’s proceedings will be hosted by MC Rebecca Johns with DJ Roughsoul on the decks.
THE WINDSOR HOTEL, SOUTH PERTH
The Windsor Hotel invites you to celebrate Lexus Melbourne Cup Day at its Garden Bar Party or in the Mends St Bar Party. The Garden Party costs only $25, which includes canapés & drinks on arrival, DJs, races on the big screens, sweepstakes and drink specials. Make sure you dress to impress as there will be plenty of prizes to be won. The Mends St Bar also promises live music, prizes and the races live on the big screens. With no entry fee, it is a fantastic option to meet up with friends for a day to remember.
JARDEN LEXUS MELBOURNE CUP DAY, ELLERSLIE RACECOURSE, AUCKLAND
Join the thousands that descend onto Ellerslie Racecourse for Auckland’s biggest Lexus Melbourne Cup Day party. Featuring fine hospitality, fashion and live horse racing (a thrill offered nowhere else in the city), there will be a live broadcast direct from Melbourne. The best-dressed female will pre-qualify for the regional final of New Zealand’s National Fashions in the Field competition, The Ned Prix de Fashion. With cool activations from the Club’s partners and the famous afterparty, its one social event you don’t want to miss.
NON SOLO PIZZA, AUCKLAND
If you fancy a long Italian lunch in the best courtyard this side of Palermo on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, look no further than Non Solo Pizza. With multiple screens, fashion on the fields and a live DJ, it will be a fun-filled day to remember. Enjoy an Italian-style four-course meal for $160 including a flute of Champagne, a Big Race pack and a goodie bag.