Melbourne Cup Sydney Restaurant Round-Up

Sydney might be a long way from Melbourne during the running of the race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations are limited to Victoria, only!

Here’s a round-up of restaurants in Sydney that are turning on the festivities for the annual Cup that are worth checking out.


Flying Fish, Pyrmont

Experience Melbourne Cup against a Sydney Harbour backdrop. Head chef Ian Royle creates a fine dining experience that features seasonal produce. Enjoy an a la carte menu before watching the highly-anticipated race on screens at Flying Fish’s waterfront bar, Little Fish.

Bookings: 02 9518 6677 – Opening hours: 12pm-5pm

Address: Jones Bay Wharf, 19-21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont



Bouche on Bridge, Sydney

Enjoy a three course lunch in the heart of Sydney’s CBD this Cup Day. Bouche on Bridge offers a modern European dining and bar experience. Executive chef Harry Stockdale-Powell designs his dishes to showcase local produce and reflect his passion for sustainability. Screens broadcast the races throughout the day. The venue’s basement bar The Cellar fits up to 50 guests and is also available as a function space on the day (minimum spend $10,000)

Price: $130 per person for a three course lunch and glass of champagne

Bookings: 02 8278 9400 – Opening hours: 11.30am-late

Address: 6 Bridge Street, Sydney



Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly

Celebrate Cup Day harbourside with a three course lunch at Manly Wharf Hotel. Indulge in a daytime tipple with a glass of Chandon or James Boags Premium on arrival. Catch all of the action on the 12 plasma screens around the venue. On-site TAB facilities make it quick and easy to place bets. Don your most stylish fascinator and put on your finest frock. There are prizes for best dressed.

Price: $75 per person for a three course lunch and a glass of Chandon or James Boags Premium

Bookings: 02 9977 1266. Bookings essential – Opening hours: 11.30am – 12am

Address: East Esplanade, Manly



The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks

The Australian Heritage Hotel offers a two course lunch with three hours of unlimited drinks. There are indoor and outdoor screens broadcasting the races, sweepstakes and live entertainment throughout the day.

Price: $99 per person for a two course lunch and three-hour beverage package

Bookings: 02 9247 4794 – Opening hours: 8am-12am

Address: 100 Cumberland St, The Rocks


The Royal Hotel, Leichhardt

The Royal in Leichhardt offers a two course lunch with a glass of G.H. Mumm or tap beer on arrival. Catch all the Cup action on the big screens and place your winning bets at the on-site TAB facilities. Prizes for best-dressed man, woman, hat and tie.

Price: $65 per person for a two course lunch and a glass of G.H. Mumm or tap beer

Bookings: 02 9569 2638 – Opening hours: 8am-1am

Address: 156 Norton St, Leichhardt


The Seabreeze Beach Hotel, South West Rocks

The Seabreeze Beach Hotel hosts Melbourne Cup by the sea at South West Rocks. Canapes and drinks are on offer in the beer garden marquee. There are fashions on the field and a prize for best dressed. TV screens broadcast the races all day and the TAB is open from 7am. From 7pm on Monday 31 October, there is a chance to win a horse in the Calcutta live auction.

Bookings: 02 6566 6205

Opening hours: 9am-12am

Address: Cnr Livingstone Street and Prince of Wales Avenue, South West Rocks


Melbourne Cup after parties:

The Glenmore rooftop will be hosting an after party with live entertainment from 4pm.





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