Melbourne Cup Events Sydney

Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation

It’s not just a horse race. It’s an institution in Australia, and it’s a day that people look forward to all year long. It’s a celebration of everything Australian: the horses, the people who love them, and the people who make sure they get to run.

A lot of things make Melbourne Cup so special—the history, the pageantry, and of course, the beer. But what really makes it such an important part of our culture is that it brings us together. No matter where you are in Australia or around the world, if you’re an Aussie citizen or have Aussie blood running through your veins (and even if you don’t), you can watch this race and feel like everyone else is watching with you.

Sydney’s Best Melbourne Cup Events

We’ve rounded up all of the best Melbourne Cup events Sydney has to offer, so you can enjoy all the fun of this horse-racing extravaganza while staying right where you are.

Whether you’re looking for a restaurant that’s offering a special menu or a bar that’s playing some exciting live horse racing on their screens (or both!), we’ve got all the info you need right here.

6 Head

Enjoy the festivities this Melbourne Cup Day from Sydney Harbour’s Campbell Stores. The fabulous restaurant 6 Head will have a Cup Day Lunch celebration package. Be entertained with full race coverage and entertainment. Plus get in the spirit of the occasion and dress in your race day finery.


Join the giddy up fun at Cargo this Melbourne Cup Day for a Cup Day Lunch. You’ll be treated to a 3 Hour Canapes and Beverage Package with Cocktail on Arrival. Plus Entertainment and of course it wouldn’t be a Cup Day party without LIVE racing. Bookings essential. Dress to impress.

Bungalow 8 & The Loft

Join Bunglaow 8 for a delicious 3 course Lunch by Sydney’s Darling Harbour this Melbourne Cup Day and see all the action from Flemington. Dress to impress with prizes for best dressed plus get on a winner in the sweepstakes. Package includes 3 course lunch and drinks.

Beer Deluxe

Enjoy a Melbourne Cup Day Lunch dining at Sydney’s Beer Deluxe King St Wharf. You’ll be treated to fabulous lunch main meal. Celebrate the race that stops a nation and watch all the action from this harbourside location. Plus don’t forget to get in on the cup day fun and dress to impress.

Sir Stamford

Enjoy a glamorous Melbourne Cup Day experience at the Sir Stamford in Sydney. Watch all the races LIVE on the Big Screens whilst you are treated to refined luxury of a HighTea that only the Sir Stamford can offer. This is a packaged event. Giddy Up!

Sail Australia

If you are not into the horse races then why not break from the barriers for a romantic getaway sailing on Sydney Harbour. Great short packages available to with Sail Australia in Spring in Sydney. Love is in the air!

Glass Island – Melbourne Cup Cruise 2022

Enjoy a glass of Moet Champagne on arrival followed by a 4 hour food & beverage package. Watch the race that stops the nation as we cruise the iconic Sydney Harbour.

Bar Topa

Melbourne Cup meets Spanish flavour at Sydney’s much-loved tapas bar located in the ivy precinct. Walk ins welcome all day.

Charlie Parker’s

Do things a little differently this year and spend Melbourne Cup day in our Paddington speakeasy with seriously good cocktails.


Make Melbourne Cup day trés magnifique with a long lunch at our French brasserie tucked away in the CBD.

Bert’s Bar & Brasserie

Spend an extra special Melbourne Cup with champagne in hand on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.


Looking for a farm-to-table feast in elegant surrounds? Our two-hatted kitchen in Paddington ticks all the right boxes.


Be transported to the Amalfi Coast and spend Melbourne Cup wining and dining at ivy’s hatted poolside restaurant.


Celebrate Melbourne Cup In Sydney

Looking for the best Melbourne Cup events Sydney has to offer? We’ve got you covered.

If you’re looking for a casual day out with friends or family, consider heading to Randwick Racecourse for the day. You can watch the races from the comfort of your own picnic blanket while enjoying live entertainment, delicious food, and more.

If you’re feeling more adventurous and want to get up close to the action, book your tickets early so that you can secure a spot at one of the many exclusive hospitality areas.

If you prefer something more formal than a picnic blanket, there are several restaurants and bars around town offering elegant dining experiences with beautiful views of the course. You can even book a private booth or table so that only your group has access when it comes time for betting on your favourite horse (or if you simply need some peace and quiet!).



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