Looking for the most decadent and ever so OTT fun in Canberra for Melbourne Cup day? Well, QT Canberra is celebrating with a racing renaissance so exciting, you’ll be calling round the troops to get off work, get dolled up and celebrate the biggest race day in Australia.

Kicking off at Capitol Bar & Grill from 11:30am on Tuesday 7 November, we’re talking 3-hour canapes and 3.5-hour drinks with not one, but three cocktail pop-ups including a Patron cocktail bar and a Hendricks G&T and an Aperol Spritz cart.

“Our canapé selection is seriously delicious. You’ll find all the highlights from Capitol Bar & Grill’s spring menu including scallop crudo with blood orange, dashi vinegarette and pink peppercorn and the Queensland spanner crab roll with togarashi and celery seed mayo. You also can; go past our award-winning proteins, like our slow-roasted prime rib dip roll with black truffle pepper sauce,” says Executive Chef, Michael Box.

For entertainment, in between races HIT 104.7’s Ned & Josh will be on the mics and the Baker Boys will be live on the deck, and QT’s version of everyone’s favourite race day competition, ‘Fashions on the QT Field’ will crown fashion royalty in a sartorial sweepstakes.

Then, from 3pm QT invites you to head 15 floors up top to the unofficial Melbourne Cup after-party in the QT Lounge, just in time to soak in the sunset.

An event where the champagne is flowing, the entertainment is non-stop, and the food is lavish, celebrate Cup Day with a twist that is purely QT.

Tickets are $160 per person, to make a booking, visit qthotels.com/canberra