It’s coming up to spring racing carnival time and all our pubs are gearing up for the special day – the day to watch the race that stops the nation. Fashion, fun, and fascinators are far more important than actually working regular office hours!

It’s carnival time and yes, it’s Melbourne Cup party time!

Still undecided on the location of your boozy lunch for race day? or where to have your Melbourne cup party?

Whether you want to go all out with no expense spared, or would rather celebrate on a budget, look no further, we have all options covered.

Here are our top pubs with events and parties for Melbourne Cup Day 2019 on Tuesday 5th November at 3pm


1) Bridgeview Hotel, Willoughby

The Bridgeview Hotel in Sydney is a North Shore institution, especially for events, so you can bet your bottom dollar tickets will sell quickly for Melbourne Cup!

Melbourne Cup at The Bridgy is a day of fun and flutters!  Watch the race live and LOUD on the big screens. Enjoy a special A la carte menu and a glass of bubbles on arrival for all bookings. Awesome prizes for the best dressed. Grab your friends, plan your outfits and book a table today.

2) The Coniston Hotel, Wollongong

Don’t miss the race that stops the nation at Coniston Hotel!


Raffles | Best Dressed Competition | All Day Dining* | Share Platter Specials

Bookings Essential – Book Now, Call: 4229 1666


3) Port Macquarie Hotel

Just like Makybe Diva, Melbourne Cup is racing around the corner, and the Port Macquarie Hotel is one venue that can’t be beaten!

This November 5, saddle down to the Port Macquarie Hotel as we stirrup an unforgettable race day event.  Soak up the exciting atmosphere (and hopefully a big win) as the race is shown live and loud across all screens, so you won’t miss a second of the action!

Our BRAND new betting facilities will have you feeling like you’re in a punter’s paradise, but the big ticket event will be incredible entertainment! Continue horsing around into the evening as live music takes over at 7pm.

Need another reason to trot along? With a delicious set menu available, sweepstakes and ice cold beer, we’ve got more race day entertainment on offer than you can shake a jockey’s whip at! Regardless of the race outcome, you’ll be in for a winning afternoon! Hedge your bets with the Port Mac Hotel this Melbourne Cup and secure your place now!


4) Charing Cross, Waverley

Located in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, The Charo as it’s called by the locals has become infamous in the area for its Melbourne Cup Day festivities.

The race that stops a nation has never looked so good as our Melbourne Cup Lunch at the Charing Cross Hotel. Since the inception of their Cup Lunch they have sold out well in advance & we expect this year to be no different.

$125 pp includes a 4 x course lunch & glass of GH Mumm on arrival. Fashions on the Field, TAB, Sweeps & Live Music after the event.

For bookings email: or call 9389 3093


5) Southern Cross Hotel

Melbourne Cup 2019 at the Southern Cross Hotel

• Banquet Lunch | $40 per person
• Bubbles on arrival
• Two course menu
• Dessert options available for an extra $15 per person
• Sweeps
• Best dress prizes? Races broadcast LIVE around the venue


Bookings Essential |

6) Duke of Wellington Hotel, New Lambton

Grab your tickets, and head to the Duke of Wellington Hotel in New Lambton. They have a Melbourne Cup Package that includes a 3 course meal and drink tickets. Enjoy sweeps and prizes as well as live music.

Bookings essential, email or Phone: 02 4957 1170

7) The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney

Head to the Australian Heritage Hotel in the Rocks on Tuesday 5th November for our annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon!

Indulge in a delightful Melbourne Cup spread, priced at $120 per person and inclusive of shared entree, alternate mains and 3 hour deluxe beverage package.

We will have large screens with live Cup coverage on Sky 1 & 2 racing, sweeps and great prizes for the best dressed, with live entertainment and after party following the race.

**Please note this event is limited seating and reservations must be made through our functions team. Send through your details to to secure a booking.



8) Lakes and Ocean Hotel, Forster

Well, you can’t get a better view for your Melbourne Cup Day, that’s for sure! Overlooking beautiful Wallis Lake, Lakes and Ocean start their fun at 12pm, with a free champers on arrival, followed by a selection of canapes served every half an hour through the afternoon. Talk about drink specials!

There are limited numbers so book your $50 ticket now.


Other noteworthy Melbourne Cup functions around include:

Melbourne Cup at the Coolangatta Sands Hotel

Cup Party at the Brewhouse