Hoi Polloi, located at Old Parliament House, has something for everyone on Melbourne Cup day. If your stuck on where to celebrate the race that stops the nation this year, make Hoi Polloi your destination and toast race day in a place of great beauty and design.

Old Parliament House’s first Melbourne cup saw the three-year-old Trivalve take the honours in 1927. Now, 89 years later history will be made again as you and your friends soak up the surrounds.

Harking back to the origins of this iconic building, a 1920s swing band will set the mood as you arrive and are greeted with a glass of French champagne.

Join Hoi Polloi for delectable food stations that will showcase an array of local and seasonal produce, with everything from cured meats to cheeses and freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters. Throughout the day, you won’t go hungry with a range of house-made hot and cold roving canapés.

With big screens to watch the race, glamour and fashion in the venue’s beautiful outdoor courtyard, where there will also be sweepstakes, prizes and giveaways, this will be the place to be on Melbourne Cup day.

Back a winner whilst sipping on champagne and enjoy the delights available from one of the pop-up bars, including Tanqueray, Pimms and Fat Yak.

Although the formalities will be done and dusted by 4pm, guests can continue into the night at what is sure to be Canberra’s biggest after party!

Limited tickets are available for $110. Phone 1300 870 433 or visit hoipolloi.com/reservations to book online now.