A long-lasting tradition which began in 1861, the Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most hotly anticipated annual racing event. That’s why everyone gets so hyped up for the first Tuesday of November every year – it’s the perfect opportunity to get all dolled up, pop on your finest hat, and spend the day enjoying the race surrounded by general merriment.
Keep reading to find out the best spots to celebrate the Melbourne Cup in Perth.
Prince Lane Bar
What better way to enjoy a beautiful day in the Perth sun, than on a rooftop bar bang in the middle of the CBD? That’s what Prince Lane will bring you this Melbourne Cup Day – tickets include 2 hours of free-flowing drinks, delicious canapés and a thrilling day of watching the race. Be quick though, tickets are going like hot cakes!
The Stables is the perfect place to watch the race – and no, not just because of its name. Their long luncheon may have sold out, but fear not: the Chandon Garden Party kicks off at 11am, filled with live music, cocktail specials, door prizes and delicious canapés.
Perth fave Bob’s Bar is jumping on the Melbourne Cup bandwagon: their Rooftop Spritz Party is bound to impress. Grab your tickets for 3 hours of fun, including a drinks package (for the entire time, so you won’t go thirsty) as well as some delicious canapés, live entertainment and a door prize.
James St Bar + Kitchen at DoubleTree Hilton
Take a chilled-out seat at James St Bar + Kitchen at DoubleTree Hilton, for a day of boozy Melbourne Cup watching. Tickets are just $55 per person, and they include bottomless drinks and some delicious canapés to nibble on while you watch.
Get frocked up at Tiny’s this Melbourne Cup for a day of action – with a range of different food and drink packages on offer, you’re bound to have a fantastic time at this awesome bar. The nibbles on offer include crispy eggplant with nam jim, plus caviar whip with sourdough. Yum.
This may not technically be a lunch, but a brunch will certainly do. The Globe is offering up a bottomless brunch from 10:30am ‘til 12:30pm, with free-flowing sparkling, wine and beer, and a mimosa station. There are also delicious, shared grazing boards to start with your choice of brunch main, plus sweeps and prizes. Need we say more?
Another fantastic choice awaits you here on Melbourne Cup Day at The Standard. Opt for the 3-course luncheon with bubbles, filled with tasty bites like confit red duck and baked goat brie, or for the party animals, hit up the Garden Grazing tickets – these ones are just $55 per person, including nibbles and a glass of bubbles.
Samuels on Mill at the Parmelia Hilton
Chandon garden spritz on arrival? That’s the perfect way to kick off a big day. Samuels on Mill at the Parmelia Hilton is putting on a spectacular show on Tuesday 2nd November this year for the Melbourne Cup. Starting at 11am is a divine 3-course lunch with a drinks package, plus DJ entertainment post-race, sweeps and door prizes. You won’t want to miss this.
This Melbourne Cup celebration at Hadiqa is the perfect solution for those who just can’t make up their mind: you have the option of the Rooftop Terrace ticket with prosecco, a Laurent-Perrier oyster bar, a bottomless grazing table and more. Alternatively, go for the Rooftop Dining ticket, filled with a Moroccan inspired lunch with a set menu and drinks package for 3 hours. We think yes.
The Flour Factory
Last but certainly not least, The Flour Factory is putting on quite the show for the Melbourne Cup. A gin-tastic long lunch across three hours await you, with a glass of champers on arrival plus a 3-hour drinks package. Hurry, there’s only a few tables left.
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