The Race That Stops a Nation is finally here, and November 3, 2020 will be a most unusual running of this iconic event. In its 160th year, this will be the first time that the Melbourne Cup will be run behind closed doors, with no spectators or members allowed at Flemington Racecourse due to Covid restrictions. Luckily for us here in Sydney, recent easing of restrictions means that many local venues are hosting Melbourne Cup events, with 30 people now allowed in a single restaurant booking. Please check with each venue as to availability and their Covid plans.

The Alcott

FROCK UP, SUIT UP, GIDDY UP! Enjoy a three course sit down lunch and a glass of champagne or beer on arrival.  We have the fun covered with DJ’s, sweeps, prizes and big screens. Price: $85pp  Time: 12pm – 4pm  Doors Open: 11:45am CLICK HERE FOR MENU

No. 1 Birdwood Avenue, Lane Cove
(02) 9428 5155
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The Fernery


Dine in style over a three course lunch and a glass of Lanson champagne. Don’t miss a race while enjoying sweeping Harbour views. Tickets are booked out but a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted.

Rooftop, 719 Military Rd Mosman
(02) 9960 2888
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The Treehouse

This year we are bringing Paris to The Treehouse… No need for a passport, all you need to do is book & we’ll take care of the rest! We are offering two sittings for you to choose from:  Brunch Event: Join us for a true Parisian brunch from 9am to 11am, giving you enough time to head on back to the office or kick on to your second celebration for the day!
* Set Brunch Menu.  * 2 hours of flowing bubbles, beer and juice plus a cocktail of the day. * $70pp
Lunch Event: For the lunch option, our doors will open at 12.30pm. This gives you some time to arrive in style and grab a drink. The drinks package will run from 12.30 to 3.30pm (that’s 3 whole hours!). You can book your lunch service for either 12.45pm or 1.15pm. With the race televised at 3pm, you will have plenty of time to settle in, enjoy the atmosphere, place a bet or two and be ready to cheer on your winning horse!
* 3 course Set Menu  * 3 hour drinks package including bubbles, wine and all tap beers * $140pp

60 Miller Street North Sydney
(02) 8458 8980
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The Buena

Celebrate Cup Day in style with an exclusive menu, accompanied by a glass of Moët & Chandon NV or Stella Artois on arrival to take the edge off those race day nerves. Place your bets on either a four course ($119pp) or five course ($139pp) offering – both featuring the likes of tempura zucchini blossoms, herb and pistachio crusted lamb rump, and seared Blue Eye Cod. There will also be sweeps and additional TAB facilities to ensure you can place your bets. Break out your best fascinator for the best dressed prizes too! What’s more, celebrate your win with $99 bottles of Moët & Chandon NV – all day!

76 Middle Head Road Mosman
(02) 9969 7022
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The Greens

The Melbourne Cup is one of the most anticipated dates of the year and you can be a part of the celebrations! Food & Beverage Service 12-4pm | $150pp  Your ticket includes: Glass of Chandon on arrival, Garden Luncheon, Beverage Package, Live music, Lucky door prizes, Racing action live on the big screen. Minimum booking size of 2 | Maximum booking size of 30.

50 Ridge Street, North Sydney
(02) 9245 3099
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Bistro Mosman

After a long Covid winter, this is the year to dress for the occasion.  At Bistro Mosman your fabulous appearance will be matched with fine dining.  This year, a decadent 4 course sit down meal is on offer, which includes a glass of Veuve or Stella Artois on arrival for $229/person.

Prizes for best dressed, sweeps, huge screens capturing all the coverage and TAB facility available.

76 Middle Head Road Mosman
(02) 9969 7022
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The Willoughby Hotel

The Willoughby Hotel has a range of bookings available for smaller and larger groups and is offering a three course lunch with complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival, as well as sweeps throughout the day and TAB facilities.

315 Penshurst Street North Willoughby
(02) 9417 2119
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Greenwood Hotel

The Greenwood is very excited to be hosting a COVID-safe Melbourne Cup event, offering a $130pp package which includes a two course sit down lunch, and three hours of free-flowing wine and tap beer. Tickets are available as a table only (table sizes from 4-30 people).

In addition to our delicious offering, your group will receive full race day coverage on the outdoor mega screen and indoor screens, sweeps and live entertainment. TAB facilities are also available at the venue. Ticket holders will also be able to take prime position as North Sydney’s official after party kicks off at the end of the race.

36 Blue Street North Sydney
(02) 9964 9477
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NORTHS

Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day in a Covid-Safe environment at Norths. “We have a fantastic day planned for you! With a drink on arrival, two-course meal and a phenomenal show from The Vallies Stage Show you’ll be all sorted for pre-race entertainment. Then we’ll have the race day action covered on the big screen, TAB facilities in the room, sweepstakes and of course Best Dressed prizes to be won on the day. A Melbourne Cup Day not to be missed at Norths. Book your tickets online at https://norths.com.au/events/melbourne-cup-2020-lunch-show/

Abbott St, Cammeray
(02) 9245 3000
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