Pick your winner

Steaks or Stakes?

It’s a dangerous day to be a set menu lunch on Tuesday 7 November. The stakes are high and so are the quality of the feasts set to be enjoyed.

Pick your winner from our list below:


Say sì to an Italianissimo cup day with a Biànca set menu, champagne, signature cocktails, beer and wine. More details to come.

Price: $285pp

Book here


Cru Bar

We’ll take a long lunch with the Cru crew any day, but especially when it’s a three-course set menu with champagne on arrival. Be sure to wear your finest as you could win on more ways than one.

Price: $135pp

Book via email to functions@crubar.com



Sips, DJ sounds and Essa signature dishes will be on the menu for this Melbourne Cup lunch. Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Essa without caviar bumps and oysters too.

Price: $390pp

Book here



Gerard’s is back with a fresh new look and is race day ready. Enjoy a long lunch Levantine banquet featuring fresh local seafood and Gerard’s favourites. The good times and drinks will be flowing.

Price: $290pp

Book here


The Green

Make Melbourne Cup simple and tasty at The Green with a garden spritz and chicken and toum Lebanese feast with chicken hawajj – pickled chilli, fattoush, green spice and pink peppercorn aioli jalapeno lime tzatziki.

Price: $55pp

Book here



On this Tuesday the Hellenika drinks are pink with magnums of sparkling rosé, pink-hued cocktails and beer (amber not pink). In true Greek stylethe four-course banquet will not let you go home hungry with fresh oysters, taramosolata, chargrilled King prawns, baked ocean trout and Greek salad.

Price: $375pp

Book here


Jocelyn’s Provisions

If you can’t escape the office for a long lunch that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the tasty stuff. Jocelyn’s Provisions have all your sweet and savoury snacks covered with their Melbourne Cup catering.
Order here


The Nixon Room

Be in the know and be at The Nixon Room from 3PM for their after-the-cup-after-party.

No bookings necessary


sAme sAme

Add some spice to race day with a Thai feast from sAme sAme with a sAme sAme banquet, champagne, signature cocktails, wine and beer up for the taking.

Price: $285pp

Book here


Sixes and Sevens 

A relaxed and informal alternative, stop by Sixes to watch the race and settle in for live DJs. It is race day, so there will be champagne and oysters and if you wear your finest fit you may just find yourself in first place.

Book here to secure a seat or walk on in

SK Steak & Oyster

Four hours, three courses, live DJ and a SK-quality drinks menu including champagne on arrival and specialty race day cocktails.

Price: $415pp

Book here

Posted on

October 3, 2023