Winning Venues for Melbourne Cup Day




The most glamorous of race days, the Melbourne Cup deserves to be celebrated in style. Whether it’s a chance to escape the office for an extra-long lunch or a social gathering in celebration of friends, fun, fashion and a casual flutter, practically every restaurant and pub will be putting on their own Melbourne Cup lunch especially for punters keen to watch all the action from race day live and loud.


Almost every Solotel venue celebrates Melbourne Cup in its own special way, and outside attending the race itself.


Where to Watch the Melbourne Cup in Sydney...

No one does The Cup better

Golden Sheaf

Melbourne Cup at The Golden Sheaf is always bursting with colour, excitement, live entertainment, flowing drinks and delicious food. This year, we have two packages available starting from $90 per person.


French inspired

Clock Hotel

Join us at The Clock this November for a day like no other, with French inspired food & sparkling on our famous balcony and in the leafy courtyard.


Tickets are $65 per person and includes a French-style grazing platter & a Kir Royale (sparkling wine + Cassis) on arrival.

Fabulously Festive

Chophouse Sydney

It's certainly time to celebrate and there's no better excuse than Melbourne Cup at Chophouse.

With an incredible 4-course menu specially created by Chef Scott Kim, guests get to watch the race live and loud and enjoy a day of beautiful food and drinks. Find all the details below, spaces are limited, so make a booking to avoid disappointment. $130 per person.

Heavenly Harbourside

Opera Bar

Celebrate Melbourne Cup 2021 at Opera Bar. With magnificent views of the Harbour Bridge and city skyline all under the sails of the Sydney Opera House - there's no where else you'd rather be! $85 per person 

Fancy Shmancy

Albion Hotel

Enjoy a fun day out with your friends whilst watching the races live & loud on the big screen, with live entertainment from midday and a delicious three course menu it will be a day not to miss. We will also have best dressed & lucky door prizes. $65 per person.

Deliciously Decadent


The place to BEA this Melbourne Cup day! Our kitchen team have created a fuss-free share feast for the day and a Fever-Tree & Belvedere Spritz on arrival for $145 per person plus booking fee. 

Marvellous Melbourne Cup


Join us on the rooftop and revel in Smoke for Melbourne Cup 2021. We'll take care of everything - a generous parade of shared plates and a FeverTree & Belvedere Spritz on arrival for $115 per person. 

Magical Melbourne Cup

House Bar

Melbourne Cup at House Bar is always a good time, made better with it's chilled waterside vibes. For $90 plus booking fee per person, you'll enjoy a shared menu of our signature bites plus a Chandon Garden Spritz on arrival.

Lavishly Lush

Aria Sydney

Celebrate the race that stops the nation harbourside at Aria. With a spectacular view, an impressive wine list and a memorable spring menu, this year is sure to be a winner and one for all to enjoy. Revel in executive head chef Tom Gorringe specially designed 4-course lunch menu with a glass of Ruinart champagne on arrival. $250 per person

Live & Loud

Paddo Inn

No need to lock into a package; get your friends together, book a table, and we'll look after the rest. 

There will be drink specials like peach & passionfruit bellinis and bottles of Veuve, delicious Italian food supplied by our friends at Il Baretto, and, of course, the race LIVE & LOUD on the big screens.

Blooming Brilliant

Sackville Hotel

The Sacky does the race that stops the nation like no other.

Join us in your best frock for a day of glitz, glamour and racing action. Tickets are $65 each and will entitle guests to a drink on arrival and an amazing three course meal from our kitchen.

Ritzy & Racy

Edinburgh Castle Hotel

Watch the race that stops a nation LIVE and LOUD on the big screen and dine from our À la carte menu. Grab your colleagues, plan your outfits and book a table today. Make a booking of 6 or more people and receive a free bottle of Chandon on arrival. Giddy Up!

Divinely Decadent

Chiswick Woollahra

Doing it style, overlooking our surrounding gardens, drinking champagne, diving into an exclusive collective spring men and watching the race that stops the nation live and loud. 




No Boring Fascinators

North Bondi Fish

Spend the day overlooking Bondi Beach with a multi-course menu, best dressed and lucky door prizes and the race played LIVE & LOUD.

Enjoy a four-course lunch including a choice of starter, shared entree, main and dessert. Watch the race live and loud at NBF. $140 per person.


Sumptuously Splendid

Bridgeview Hotel

Melbourne Cup at The Bridgy is a day filled with fun and flutters. Watch the race live and LOUD on our big screens.


This year for just $55 we're offering a three course menu.


Dress to impress in those fancy fascinators and your best suit because we'll be picking out male and female prizes for the most extravagant outfits of the day.

Kick Up & Kick On

Kings Cross Hotel

This year we are doing things a little different at Kings Cross for just $65 per person, you'll enjoy grazing boards to share, Bellini on arrival and of course the race live & loud on all the big screens.