Melbourne Cup at Portside Wharf
It’s the race that stops the nation – and this year Portside Wharf is kicking its Melbourne Cup celebrations into a full gallop! The riverside dining destination has a bunch of fabulous soirees to choose from, plus free live music on the wharf from 3:00–7:00 pm to keep the good times rolling well into the evening. Whether you’re keen for Italian vibes, all-day grazing or a lavish banquet, there is something to suit every mare and filly.
@Mr & Mrs Jones: For those who want to keep it casual with class, @Mr & Mrs Jones is the one to watch. Revellers can graze all day on hot and cold canapes with a glass of French bubbles on arrival. Hosted by the hilarious Anita Service, guests will also be privy to lucky door prizes, sweeps, fashions on the field, a silent auction and three TVs broadcasting the race – plus live tunes from Strictly Acoustic to really up the ante. Tickets are $59 per person, with the party running from 12:00–4:00 pm. Book via email at [email protected] or call 0408 238 498 to secure your spot.
Belvedere Bar n Grill: Make your Melbourne Cup day one to remember with a sumptuous three-course set menu and 2.5-hour beverage package, all accompanied by a gorgeous river view. The fun all kicks off from 12:o0 pm and you can make a booking online or by calling 07 3630 0411.
Byblos Bar: Feeling fancy? Celebrate Melbourne Cup with a lavish three-course banquet and premium four-hour beverage package at Byblos Bar complete with full race-day coverage, entertainment, charity sweepstakes and best-dressed prizes. Email: [email protected] or call 07 3268 1998 to book.
Gusto da Gianni: Feast on a decadent four-course set menu of Italian eats paired with a two-hour drinks package at Gusto da Gianni. Some stunning live entertainment and a wharf-side bar just sweeten the deal! You can book online or call the venue on 07 3868 2011 to lock in your party.