Where to spend Melbourne Cup Weekend

The Melbourne cup may be held in Melbourne but who said we couldn’t enjoy the festivities and a day off too?

Not sure where all the food, drinks and festivities will be this race season? Not to worry! You are in luck! Here are some of the attractive events that will be held around town this Melbourne Cup.

Windsor Hotel Perth 
112 Mill Point Rd, South Perth WA 6151


The Windsor Hotel knows we all agree the best way to spend any day off is enjoying good food with refreshing drinks and great company. With multiple screens throughout the restaurant and bar you won’t miss a thing. Their restaurant deal includes an exclusive set menu with the choice either 3 courses $65 or 2 courses $55.

The Royal on the Waterfront 
60 Royal St, East Perth WA 6004


How can you go lose with watching the race that stops the nation in your own reserved area, on a private screen with grazing food and premium beverage packages?  You can’t. For a winning day full of food, festivities and fizzies remember to book your spot at The Royal.

The Guild Hotel
159 James St, Guildford WA 6055


The Guild Hotel has something for everyone this race season. Whether you’re looking for a casual place to watch the race with your mates or want to celebrate in style.

THE GROUND FLOOR FROM ELORIC is free entry from 10.30am with access to the beer garden. Enjoy all the race day action on the big screen. If that wasn’t enough entertainment there is a live band from 1.30pm, roving sweepstakes and a Mumm Champagne Bar in the beer garden. The full food and beverage menu will also be available.

MUMM LOUNGE PASS $60PP will give you exclusive access to level 1 from 10.30am-2pm with GH Mumm Rose` Champagne on arrival. The day will be filled with food, food, on more oh more food with roving Gilly canapés, snack grazing station and a donut wall (yasssss!) Plus a gorgeous flower wall for all your Instagram worthy photos.

Cottesloe Beach Hotel 
104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe WA 6011

The-Cottesloe-Beach-Hotel-Function-Venues-Perth-Rooms-Venue-Hire-Party-Wedding-Beachfront-Birthday-Corporate-Event-melbourne-cup-weekend-long-fun-drinks-food-funHit up Cottesloe Beach hotel this Melbourne CUP. For the first time the beach club will have GM Mumm Champagne lounge to relax and drink in style plus a pop up Tanqueray Gin Garden. Decked out and complete with a photo booth to capture all the fun, excitement and memories.

It doesn’t stop there! There will be roving gourmet canapés, Oyster shucker and a range of food stations that will keep you well fed.

Tickets are $95pp including 3 drinks per person, substantial catering menu, Plus all the entertainment and fun.

Pure Bar 
331 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008


Indulge on a 3 course set menu ($69pp) while sipping on $10 Espresso Martinis. Providing the perfect combination of caffeine to wake you up and alcohol this race season. Spring into Pure Bar for great service and even better cocktails while enjoying live music and give-aways. It is sure to be a day of Pure bliss and nothing but wins and delicious food to celebrate.

The Standard
28 Roe St, Northbridge WA 6003 


Anything but standard, The Standard bar and garden will have you mingling with a spring style menu for $65pp, holding a cold glass of champagne in one hand and food in the other.

With a big screen inside and one outside in their wine garden you won’t miss the race day action.
What a spectacular way to spend Melbourne Cup with friends with plenty of champagne, food and all the race day antics.

The Left Bank
15 Riverside Rd, East Fremantle WA 6158 


The cocktail party at The Left Bank will see your day start at 11am. Tickets include 3 hours of drinks, premium cocktail food and oysters. Plus a ‘Horse Race’ gambling table and photo booth.
With a Garden Party downstairs everyone is welcome to continue the party with DJ’s and more race day fun.

The Aviary 
Level 1/140 William St, Perth WA 6000 


Time to put your fascinator on and enjoy Melbourne Cup day this year on the roof top of the aviary. For $70pp you will enjoy a day filled with roving canapés and a smooth glass of GH Mumm Rose Champagne to welcome you to all the hype. With races on big screens and a flower wall for all those Instagram photo posts, its guaranteed to be a winner day.

Happy long weekend.   

By Adriana Vanni

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