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THESE Are The Best Places In Syd To Celebrate Melbourne Cup

If you love getting your giddy… up on Melbourne Cup day, you’re certainly not alone.

Sydneysiders may not have as great of a trackside position as those in Melbourne, but what we DO have is a bevy of hotels with water views, or exceptional atmosphere… I think we do it to make up for the fact that we don’t get a public holiday… it’s insanity.

So, no matter where you live, we got together a list of AWESOME places you can enjoy the race that stops the NATION.

Pelicano, Double Bay


For just $125pp you get an indulgent three-course lunch, including share plates made up of tuna and truffle bruschetta, chicken liver parfait, and goat’s cheese filo, as well as alternate drop third and fourth courses. Bookies will also be on site.

Also, from 5pm Pelicano hosts Sydney’s HOTTEST Melbourne Cup after party, attended by Sydney’s celebrities and most glamorous.

The Bucket List, Bondi


For $120pp smackers in quite possibly the best location in Australia, you’ll get entry into The Bucket List’s Melbourne Cup activities, champagne on arrival, 3-hour drinks and roving canapés package from noon until the big race, plus sweeps, live DJs, lucky door prize and best dressed prizes from Venroy and Winona.

Papi Chulo, Manly


For just $120pp, you’ll indulge in a shared banquet and a flute of Chandon NV on arrival. Plus you’ll get to overlook one of Sydney’s prettiest beaches.

Wests Leagues Club, Campbelltown


An exquisite seafood luncheon complete with a four-piece band, bubbles on arrival, plus trivia and a photo wall will put you in the celebrating mood - and you can get in on the race with lucky door, best dressed and sweep prizes! $54.90pp for Members, $63.10pp for visitors. Plus $35pp for members and $40.30pp for visitors if you want to add the beverage package.

North Bondi Fish, North Bondi


In partnership with Veuve Clicquot, North Bondi Fish are dishing up and extra special three-course lunch by head chef, Zac Sykes for $155pp. You’ll also score four complimentary drinks throughout the arvo. There’ll be prizes on the day, with the Best Dressed Female prize kindly provided by Sass & Bide. And of course, a screening of the race!

Newtown Hotel, Newtown


Just $69pp gets you a canapé and drinks package on arrival, including a cocktail on arrival! Plus, there’ll be Live racing on their big screen, sweeps hosted by the delightful Minnie Cooper, and live bands after the racing's done.

Ravesi’s, Bondi


$95 per person includes 3 courses, a glass of champagne on arrival and a glass of champagne at 3pm just before the race kicks off! Party into the night with a stellar line-up of DJ’s and if you really want to make a night of it reserve one of Ravesis boutique hotel rooms and call in sick to work on Wednesday...

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