It’s the race that stops the nation, and there’s no shortage of places to celebrate Melbourne Cup in Perth. From big bashes that go all out with DJs and free-flowing champagne to elegant sit-down dinners and garden cocktail parties, we’ve handpicked the best places to watch the Melbourne Cup race in Perth in 2021.
Brookfield Place Melbourne Cup Party
The biggest Melbourne Cup party in the city! Immerse yourself in the golden age of Palm Springs and 1950s glamour with Perth’s CBD Melbourne Cup Party in Brookfield Place. The event is set to be all glitz and glamour with a theme that oozes sophistication and mid-century modernism. The party will be hosted by Jordan Bruno of My Kitchen Rules fame, and set to kick off from 11 am with festivities going until 2 pm.
Brookfield Place’s Main Square will transform into a Palm Springs paradise, where you can watch the Melbourne Cup races across several massive screens while sipping champagne with your friends and coworkers. Food and beverages will be available from the pop-up Print Hall Bar, an onsite TAB will take your bets, and there’ll be plenty of entertainment from DJs, roving polaroids, and a Melbourne Cup themed trivia game. Drinks will flow from the pop-up bar with a range of beer, wine, champagne, mocktails, and Aperol Spritz, all for the good price of $10. There’ll also be Bao Bun snack boxes to soak up the alcohol.
Tickets cost $25 and include a fun day out feeling glam, priority entry, a free drink and snack on arrival, and the luxury of jumping the queue at Print Hall Bar for the after-party (the actual bar, not the pop-up). Those who want to keep partying after the event can disperse into one of the many venues surrounding Brookfield Place, including Bar Lafayette, Choo Choo’s Bar, The Heritage Wine Bar, and W Churchill. Read more and grab your tickets here.
Melbourne Cup at C Restaurant in the Sky
Watch the race from 33 storeys up in the air at C Restaurant in the Sky, WA’s only revolving restaurant. Perched atop of St. Martins Tower on St George’s Terrace, the restaurant offers unrivalled views of Perth as well as the fun and action from Flemington Racecourse. Head here for a fabulous Melbourne Cup lunch and cocktails, with an innovative menu of modern Australian cuisine with hints of international inspiration brought to you by Slovakian Head Chef Frantisek Eliza. Menu and drinks packages for the Melbourne Cup event are still TBA, but you’re sure to be in for a great time with the dedicated event going from 11:30 till 6. The C Restaurant in the Sky is always booked out on Melbourne Cup Day, so grab your tickets now! Read more and book here.
Fraser’s Restaurant Garden Party
Put on your fanciest outfit and head to Fraser’s Restaurant in King’s Park for a cocktail-style Melbourne Cup garden party. What’s better in early November than being out in the sun sipping a cocktail, mingling with friends, and watching the race on huge screens? The party kicks off at 10:30 am with a free drink on arrival and incredible views overlooking Perth CBD and the beautiful Swan River.
Take in the excitement while snacking on gourmet canapes and watching the big race on several big screens. After the main race, there’ll be five different food stations offering delectable delights to keep you full so you can continue partying late into the day. There’ll also be live DJ entertainment, sweepstakes, and a competition for best dressed (hence the need to pop on your most stylish attire!) In the gardens, there’ll be an outdoor gin & tonic bar serving Botanical Garden Gin. Read more & book tickets here.
The Globe’s Bottomless Brunch
Sip through Melbourne Cup day in style at The Globe’s Bottomless Brunch. From 10:30 – 12:30, one of Perth’s oldest restaurants will play host to a Melbourne Cup event that’s as fancy as it is relaxed and casual. Go all out with two hours of free-flowing sparkling, house wines, and selected beers, a share grazing platter as a starter, and your choice of a delicious brunch main. The menu at The Globe is outstanding, an equal collaboration between Executive Chef Graham Arthur of Il Lido and Balthazar fame, and Head Chef Alexandra Haynes. You’ll be in for a treat with a mimosa station, sweepstakes, and plenty of prizes to go around. Read more & book your tickets here.
Suited Events Melbourne Cup Party
On the picturesque banks of the Swan River, Suited Events is taking over the Camfield to host a splendorous Melbourne Cup Party that’s bigger and better than ever. The event is hosted on November 5 and packed with entertainment, fun, and different headlining acts to keep you partying until late into the night. Partnering with Tab Touch, there’ll be live betting stations and Sky Racing vision throughout the day with 20 screens on which to watch all the action from Flemington and Ascot.
This event is sprawling with myriad areas to enjoy throughout the day. There are six different bars with a total of 175 beer taps, 2 extreme screens, air conditioning, and indoor & outdoor stages with premium facilities. Explore seven different zones including an 80-metre main bar, terrace, cocktail garden, rooftop lounge, and special stables. An after-party kicks on from 6 pm till late, flowing on from the day’s proceedings. And if you can’t make it to the main event during the day, you’re always welcome to join in the after-party fun.
There are three ways to enjoy the Suited Melbourne Cup party:
- Precinct guests receive a free drink on arrival, A-class service, and all-day entertainment with music, dancing, and the livestreamed race. They can access the main bar, luxury outdoor cocktail garden, terrace, and rooftop lounge, and head to the main stage after all the action for the dance party.
- The Moet & Chandon Long Table Luncheon is a sensational 3-course meal and 4 hour all-inclusive premium beverage package, with free flowing Moet and cocktails from 11-3. Guests can revel in exclusive entertainment including live bands, the Suited Runway show featuring local designers, and sweepstakes, as well as views of the Melbourne Cup race in the privacy of their own venue.
- Suited Stables is a lavish VIP section with substantial canapes circulating throughout the day, complimentary oyster bar, 4 hour premium beverage package with free flowing Moet and cocktails from 11-3, exclusive facilities and bars, private entertainment, and the exclusive Fashions on the Field event. There’s also a special extreme screen for these guests to watch the race.
Read more & buy tickets here.
Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Mingle with friends and colleagues in the peaceful surrounds of King’s Park and enjoy a lavish 3-course sit-down lunch with free-flowing wine, bubbles, beer and soft drinks at this fundraising event. Take in the stunning views of Perth CBD and the beautiful Swan River while treating yourself to a delectable meal and doing some good for charity. The Melbourne Cup Luncheon is coordinated by the Institute for Respiratory Health and is one of Perth’s largest Melbourne Cup fundraising events.
Now in its 18th year, the luncheon started as a tribute to Glenn Brown, a Kalgoorlie schoolboy who lost his life to cystic fibrosis at the young age of 15. Since its inception, the Melbourne Cup Luncheon has helped to raise more than $476,000 to fund nine life-saving research projects that help people living with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis. Every dollar raised in this event goes towards funding research projects, so if you’re more into Perth fine dining than horse races, this may be the right event for you. Read more & book tickets here.
Host your own Melbourne Cup event in Perth
There’s no shortage of incredible venues in Perth for you to host your own Melbourne Cup event. Whether it’s a corporate party for employees & clients or a big bash with your friends, Melbourne Cup day is a fantastic opportunity to partake in an Aussie festivity, wage a bet, and sip on champers during the day. Find the perfect location, hire a private chef Perth, and dream up some fun games and sweepstakes for your guests to enjoy throughout the event.
Our incredible personal chefs Perth are available to cater your event with luxurious gourmet foods including canapes, buffet lunches, sit-down meals, and more. With a crew of Perth’s best chefs, we can offer sensational cooking that’s innovative, unique, and tailored to your unique tastes and favoured cuisines. Perhaps you’d like casual corporate catering Perth like an American or Brazilian BBQ, or you want to take the elegant route with a multi-course meal or complete degustation. Whatever it is, our personal chefs will treat your guests to a memorable and delectable feast that’ll elevate your Melbourne Cup party and make sure everyone leaves happy and full.
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