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What’s On: Melbourne Cup

If you’re planning on galloping down to James St for Melbourne Cup (MC) on Tuesday 2 November allow us to help you pick a winning lunch or dinner destination. If you’re avoiding the celebrations we respect that too – you do you.

 

Biànca

Pasta if you win, pasta if you lose – the comfort cuisine by this local trattoria will be there for you no matter which way your bets sway. Cup goers can expect a set menu accompanied by Perrier-Jouët Champagne, signature Biànca cocktails (Oh That’s a Bingo!), wine and beer.

Time: 11:30AM – 3:30PM

Tickets: sold out

Bookings: seatme@biancarestaurant.com.au

Dinner: open

 

CRU Bar + Cellar

Get your crew and head to CRU for the big day. Head Chef Richards Ousby has designed a three-course menu featuring local ingredients like Stradbroke Island oysters and Noosa scallops, and on arrival Veuve Clicqout will be served –  delightful!

Tickets: $125

Bookings: functions@crubar.com

Dinner: open

 

Essa

All you need to know is that there will be caviar and champagne, and caviar and champagne!

Time: 12PM – late

Tickets: $390

Dinner: open from 3PM

 

Gemelli

Gemelli know how to party! Their MC party will include a dining and drinks package, live music, race viewing and fashions on the field, followed by a sunset DJ session at Bar Tano.

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Ticket: $250

Dinner: open

 

Gerard’s Bistro and Gerard’s Bar

The MC veterans will be serving a Middle Eastern long lunch with free flowing Louis Roederer Champagne, wine, beer and sprits.

Time: 12PM – late

Tickets: $230

Bookings: info@gerardsbistro.com.au and info@gerardsbar.com.au

Dinner: Gerard’s Bar will be open for bar snacks.

 

The Green

These newcomers know what’s up… a four-course Middle Eastern inspired lunch with bottomless Chandon Garden Spritx, Habibi Cocktails and Almaza Beer.

Time: 12PM – 3PM

Tickets: $175

Bookings: hello@thegreen.com.au

Dinner: closed

 

Hellenika

Sold out – better lucky next year. However, if you’re staying at The Calile on the night, you’re invited to attend post-lunch drinks at Hellenika.

 

Harveys Bar + Bistro

Every day is a good day to go to Harveys – MC included.

Time: you pick

Tickets: pay as you go

Bookings: info@harveys.net.au

Dinner: closed

 

Lobby Bar

The Calile’s in-house restaurant will be open as per usual – everyday is a good day for a lobby luncheon – so, whilst reservations aren’t essential, they are encouraged.

Dinner: open

 

Mosconi

Cup Day isn’t their jam – this loved locale will be closed all day and night.

 

sAme sAme

Street-inspired Thai food is set to meet a track-inspired event. A generous banquet will be matched with Perrier-Jouët Champagne, signature sAme sAme cocktails, wine and beer.

Time: 11:30AM – 3:30PM

Tickets: sold out

Bookings: seatme@samesame.com.au

Dinner: open

 

Sixes And Sevens

You can count on ‘Sixes’ to be open for lunch, dinner and everything in-between.

Time: 11AM – late

Bookings: info@sixes.com.au

Dinner: open

 

SK Steak & Oyster

Lucky number four! Enjoy a four hour beverage package and four course menu, plus fashions ‘in the restaurant’ and entertainment.

Time: 11AM – 3PM

Tickets: sold out

Bookings: 3252 1857

Dinner: closed

 

QA Hotel

Place your bets the old fashion way. A three hour luncheon is also on the cards with Mumm Champagne, live entertainment and prizes for the best dressed.

Time: 12PM – 3PM

Tickets: $165

Bookings: 3358 2799

Dinner: open

 

Tinderbox Kitchen

Get your pizza fix from 5.30pm. Our pizza pick? The ‘Savoyarde’ with potato, rosemary, leek, raclette, chilli, lyonnaise, onions and scarmoza.

Dinner: open

 

Tipplers Tap

Good beer is on tap here – and MC just happens to fall on Taco Tuesday…you know what to do.

Time: 12PM – 10PM

Bookings: pay as you go

Dinner: open

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August 21, 2021