Giddy up! It’s that time of year again where one race stops the nation in their tracks for a few fleeting moments at 3pm on Tuesday November 5th, 2019.
Where best to watch the race than from one of these five great local venues. Whether you’re dressing to impress and sitting down to a three-course lunch, or just casually dropping in for a few drinks with friends, no need to go further than the Northern Beaches to celebrate cup day in style!
Recently reimagined, Harbord Diggers Club has something for everyone with beautiful indoor and Alfresco facilities. It’s an all-weather no brainer type of venue and a perfect option for Melbourne Cup!
What’s on Offer: Enjoy a glass of Chandon on arrival at the ticketed Melbourne Cup event on the Ocean Terrace. Canapes will be served throughout and there’ll be live entertainment and DJ’s to follow the big race. Sweeps, Best Dressed Prizes, Huge Cinema Screen and Betting Facilities complete the smorgasbord on offer here. Tickets $60pp.
The Collaroy – Downstairs Bar and Café
For a more casual, last minute Melbourne Cup option Merivale’s The Collaroy downstairs bar and Café is an ideal walk-in option, straight off the beach or b-line at the door.
Whats on Offer: Full betting facilities onsite, bar and café open for drinks and coffees – order a snack or meal from the menu whilst you wait to watch the race on screen. Children can be entertained in the adjacent play area. No cover charge/Bookings
Arguably Manly’s most lively beachfront venue, Daniel San at The Novotel Manly Beach offers great options for enjoying your Cup Day ocean side.
What’s on Offer: Take in the views of the Pacific from upstairs and indulge in all-inclusive drinks and canapes. Perfect for taking the whole workplace, the ‘Canape Soiree’ package includes 8piece options of delicious canapes, washed down with a three-hour beverage package that includes a fun ‘Frose’ station $119 pp.
For a more casual option there’s the Long Luncheon package in the main downstairs restaurant and bar area complete with the option of beverage package upgrades ontop of Omakase Banquet and complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival. $79 pp.
Bookings: (02) 9977 6963
Park House, Mona Vale
Feast your eyes and your appetite at the Park House this Cup Day! A great option for local workplaces to ‘knock off’ early and enjoy Melbourne Cup facilities in the cool surrounds of this indoor/outdoor venue, conveniently situated in the heart of Mona Vale shopping and business district, serviced by transport including the popular Keoride.
What’s on Offer: Three course, shared style feast menu plus a free glass of Champagne on arrival. $85pp.
Bookings: 8998 3000
Whether you choose to go upstairs and ‘upmarket’ at Bert’s or downstairs amongst the party for the infamous ‘Fashion on The Fields’ – The Newport rarely disappoints in delivering a fun Melbourne Cup Day out!
What’s on Offer:
Bert’s Brasserie: Dress to impress and match the stunning interiors of Bert’s Brasserie. You’ll be greeted with a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial or Kirin on arrival and offered a selection of delicious bar food whilst you await the big race. Carry on the fun downstairs afterwards with entertainment by The Newport’s resident DJ’s. $95 pp.
Bookings: 9114 7350
Main Entry Area – Reserved: Take the stress out of Cup Day by guaranteeing your group a reserved spot in the main entry area. Includes $60pp pre-paid bar tab to spend. Watch the race on the Big Screen and enjoy the Fashions on the Field competition. $60 pp. (Minimum 10 guests required for a reservation)
General/Walk in: Come on down and try your luck with the crowds and enjoy all that’s on offer at The Newport. We suggest coming early to avoid disappointment! Free