MyCityLife | 24 October 2018

With Melbourne Cup approaching quickly, Brisbane is spoiled for choice when it comes to the best places to watch the race that stops the nation. Here is our selection of the top five venues that will no doubt make the day a winning occasion for all who attend.

1) Cloudland Cocktail Party & Gala Luncheon:
Promising to be their biggest event yet, spread across three levels, Cloudland will host food, drink, fashion and live entertainment. Offering party goers the option of a cocktail party or gala luncheon. With the cocktail party including a 3-hour drinks and canapes package starting at 12:30, this is available for only $99 per person. For those wanting to take their experience to the next level, the option to enjoy a 3-course luncheon, canapes and a 3-hour drink package for $195 is also available. There are fabulous prizes available and giant screens to watch the races on, creating the perfect atmosphere for this year’s Melbourne Cup.


2) All White Luncheon with Bacchus Restaurant:
For those who prefer a different pace, experience the Melbourne Cup festivities in a super stylish and elegant affair at Bacchus Restaurant. For an afternoon of fine dining created by head chef Massimo Speroni, the event will also raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation with sweeps available throughout the event. For $149 per person each guess will receive a glass of Moet upon arrival with oysters and canapes followed by a three-course menu. The event offers a Melbourne Cup experience like no other.

Photo Credit: @bacchusbrisbane via Instagram

3) Indulge with the culture of the Middle East at Gerard’s Bistro:
Continuing the Melbourne Cup legacy, Gerard’s is transporting cup goers to a springtime bazaar to indulge in the culture of the Middle East. Set to the backdrop of the prestige and fashion-forward James St, guests will be offered an award-winning menu, assorted cocktails and VIP booths for an all-inclusive five-hour package. Teaming up with the likes of Mercedes Benz Brisbane, G.H Mumm, The Calile Hotel and much more, those attending must be prepared to be dazzled. Secure your tickets now for an early bird special of $200. (Originally $230)

Photo Credit: @gerardsbistro via Instagram 

4) Sweeps, Screens and Prizes with river views at Otto:
Experience the iconic Melbourne event by the Brisbane River for sweeps, screens, prizes and a three-course choice menu at Otto. The team is committed to providing a luxury showcase of fine food, service and ambience. Brisbane locals are able to embrace one of their favourite riverside views for a day of fun under the sun. Tickets are available for $120 per person.

Photo Credit: @ottoristorante via Instagram 

5) The Ultimate Inner City Garden Party at Eleven Rooftop Bar:

Transforming into a rooftop garden, embrace the spirit of Melbourne Cup with the likes of GH Mumm Champagne, Hendricks Gin, Land Rover and Ovolo Hotels. On top of live racing coverage, music and entertainment from Brisbane’s most well-renowned DJ’s, setting the perfect summer vibe against the iconic Brisbane skyline. Experience the garden oasis for $190 per person.

Photo Credit: @nelledale_ via Instagram 

Treat yourself this Melbourne Cup and pop champagne bottles all day long with one of these amazing venues!


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