Melbourne Cup event guide

BENNELONG
Take to Sydney’s most iconic waterside setting for an elegant, all-Australian Melbourne Cup affair. Guests will be treated to a glass of Charles Heidsieck Champagne on arrival, followed up with a three-course lunch menu designed by Executive chef Peter Gilmore and Head Chef Rob Cockerill, harnessing the best of local produce. As the races play out live on plasma screens, sweeps, lucky door prizes and “fashions off the field” will run overlooking the stunning harbour.

$220 per person
Includes champagne on arrival, four course lunch, sweeps, screens and prizes.
To book, call 02 92408000 or email reservations@bennelong.com.au

OTTO SYDNEY
The race that stops the nation gets a dose of la dolce vita at Otto. Kick off with a glass of Charles Heidsciek Champagne and an assaggi on arrival amid the bustling Woolloomooloo wharf, followed by a three-course lunch – choose from one of four of our signature modern Italian dishes for each course – and plenty of merriment. Think sweeps, plasma screens to follow the races live and awards for the best hat and best dressed.

$185 per person
Includes champagne on arrival, three course lunch, sweeps, screens and prizes

To book, call 02 9368 7488 or email reservations@otto.net.au

FIREDOOR
Sit fireside and watch the action unfold both on the field and in the kitchen. Enjoy champagne on arrival, five-course menu cooked over fire by Head Chef Lennox Hastie, sweeps, and prizes for best dressed.

$150 per person
Includes champagne, five course lunch, sweeps, screens and prizes
To book, call 8204 0800 or email info@firedoor.com.au 
OTTO BRISBANE
Cheer on the race that stops the nation with sweeps and city views this Melbourne Cup Day at OTTO Brisbane. Guests will enjoy signature OTTO three-course menu with views over the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. Prizes for best dressed.

Three-course menu $98
Classic beverage package $40
Premium beverage package $65
Includes three course lunch, sweeps, screens and prizes
To book, call 07 3835 2888 or email reservationsbrisbane@otto.net.au

Bar OTTO
Italians know how to put on a spread, and Melbourne Cup at Bar OTTO will be no exception. With sweeping views, pizza’s from the wood-fired oven and bubbles, cocktails and tap beer, pop into Bar OTTO to continue the Melbourne Cup celebrations into the afternoon.

Live Italian Jazz from 3pm
No bookings, simply walk in