It’s that time of the year again, where you put on your best suit and stylish fascinators and watch the biggest Aussie horse race of the year. Come together for the 2021 Melbourne Cup race on November 2 for Canberra’s biggest celebration post-lockdown.

Ostani Bar

Enjoy a 5-star experience at the Hotel Realm with Ostani Bar and Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar’s cup day packages. Choose the Ostani lounge bar package and receive a 4-hour food and beverage package from 11:30am, plus canapés and a live cooking station, TV’s to watch all the action and pop-up bars from Bacardi, Select, Hendricks, Underground Spirits and Piper Heidsieck. Or if you choose the Buvette VIP experience, enjoy the added luxuries of champagne on arrival, personalised food and bottle service and premium canapés and charcuterie. To make a booking, head to their event page.


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The Duxton

Come prepared in your Sunday best, because The Duxton has a very special cup day event for you. Watch the races on the big screen with a 3-hour drinks package and 4-course meal, featuring shaved squid and crispy pork, buttermilk chicken breast, braise lamb shoulder and chocolate parfait with rocky road and honeycomb cream. Head to their website to make a booking.


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Capitol Bar & Grill

Come together at Capitol Bar & Grill at the QT Hotel as they kick off the day with heaps of entertainment. Ned & Josh from the HIT Network will be on the MCs, plus sweepstakes and fashion on the field prizes. And for food and drink, enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival, a 3-hour drinks package and a 2-hour feast, that will include delicious dishes such as, prawn linguine, Riverina rib eye and a seafood platter. To book, jump on their website.


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First Edition

Soak up the charm of the Novotel Hotel during a great day celebrating the races. With a choice between two venues, choose the First Edition restaurant and be treated to a glass of champagne on arrival, canapés, a main course meal and high tea dessert selection. Or if you choose to dine at The Terrace, enjoy a 3-hour canapés service, 4-hour drinks package and 4hr DJ. Guests will also even be treated to 2x complimentary overnight stay vouchers. Grab your tickets via their website.


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