Still haven’t confirmed your Melbourne Cup event plans? Have no fear, there are still some brilliant options available. This year we thought we’d look a little wider for names that may not immediately spring to mind when one thinks of Melbourne Cup plans, with venues offering ambiance and menus you’ll certainly want to consider. Each place will include live coverage of the event and at the time of publishing, all had space remaining for reservation. Wherever the afternoon finds you, enjoy the race that stops the nation!

Brasserie L’entrecôte

A local favourite since opening, Brasserie l’Entrecotê will bring their characteristic French elegance to this luncheon event, along with the famous dish from which the name derives. Sweeps will be offered on the day. The three-course set meal begins with a chacuterie plate, presents a main of char-grilled top sirloin with green pepper sauce and potato wedges, and finishes with a white chocolate crème brulée.
Price: $65pp

1047 Pacific Highway Pymble
(02) 8021 2433

Café Patina

Ever conscious of its clientele, Café Patina has two options for the Melbourne Cup this year. Brunch will be offered from 9-11am with a light à la carte menu, of course open to whomever it suits and designed for caregivers who have obligations in the form of littlies later on. Both events will play the races on both TV’s and a bottle of sparkling wine will be awarded to the Best Dressed. Lunch will feature a three-course set menu from 12pm onwards at $75 per person, with sweepstakes also available. The trio of choices for each course includes seafood options, vegetarian selection alongside a slow cooked and spiced roasted lamb rump, with both sweet and savoury dessert possibilites.

64 Coonanbarra Road Wahroonga
9489 0980

The Cook’s Garden

The Cook’s Garden will have both the main dining and alfresco courtyard open to Cup day celebrations, as well as The Garden Tap, their English-style pub. The three-course lunch includes a glass of Jansz and two selections for each course. Seafood will feature as an entrée and main, alongside a tomato tart with whipped feta and braised beef cheek, with artfully selected accompaniments. Dessert will prove no easier a choice with sticky date pudding and a vanilla bean panna cotta. Sweepstakes, lucky door, and Best Hat will be awarded through the afternoon.
Price: $95pp

272 Bobbin Head Rd North Turramurra
9144 5086

The Killara Golf Club

Looking for a bit more action than a lunch? The Killara Golf Club will have an 8am Shotgun start followed by lunch at 1pm. A drink will be served on arrival and a two-course lunch will follow. Sweeps will be available and there will be many prizes, including Best Dressed. If you’d like a lunch only booking, or have any dietary requirements, please advise upon booking. Price: $70pp

556 Pacific Highway Killara
9498 2700

The Roseville Club

Don’t hold membership? Still be invited to a three-course luncheon at The Roseville Club’s Larkin Lane Kitchen, where you’ll be greeted on arrival with a glass of sparkling wine. Entrée selection will present not one but two fresh seafood selections, mains of snapper fillet or frenched pork cutlet and complements. Desserts include tempting creations using fresh mango, and chocolate with fresh strawberries. Through the day will be raffles, sweepstakes and drink specials.
Price: $70pp

64 Pacific Highway Roseville
9419 6849

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