Brisbane's Ultimate 2015 Melbourne Cup Guide

Written by Jessica Lunan

There is no excuse for not celebrating the race that stops the nation, regardless if you’re in Melbourne or not. With Melbourne Cup just a few weeks ago, we have you covered for all of your race day celebrations here in Brisbane!

Bacchus Restaurant 


Celebrate Melbourne Cup with a traditional high tea at Bacchus Restaurant. Attendees will be treated to a fashion show by Brisbane label White Label Noba’s latest collection, with designer Tracey Watkins judging fashions on the field, all the while raising funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

What: Bacchus Restaurant, Melbourne Cup High Tea
When: Tuesday 3 November
Where: Bacchus Restaurant South Bank
Price: $70 per ticket

Ecco Bistro


E’cco Bistro are offering their Melbourne Cup event once again, an in-demand occasion which sold out last year. Attendees will be spoilt with an all-inclusive beverage package, three course meal and the chance to win over $10K in prizes, with QWeekend editor Kylie Lang emceeing the event.

What: Melbourne Cup at E'cco Bistro  
When: Tuesday, 3rd November, 12-3pm
Where: e’cco Bistro, 100 Boundary Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Price: $185 per person

Emporium Hotel


Emporium Hotel’s Melbourne Cup – A Vanity Affair will feature an exclusive fashion parade by iconic Australian designer Carla Zampatti, delicious canape’s and exclusive racing inspired cocktails, including the Aperol Spritz and Havana Mojito Embassy.

What: A Vanity Affair – Emporium Hotel
When: Tuesday 3 November, 11.30am-2.30pm
Where: Emporium Cocktail Bar
Price: $145 per person or $130 per person early bird

Delfina's Bistro


For the very first time Delfina’s Bistro are hosting their own Melbourne Cup extravaganza. The package includes fee drinks, a 3 course meal inspired by Spring racing, live music and in-house games.

What: Delfina’s Bistro Melbourne Cup Day
When: Tuesday 3 November
Where: Delfina’s Bistro, The Emporium, 50/1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Price: $89 per person.

Les Bubbles


Celebrate Melbourne Cup at Brisbane’s iconic Les Bubbles, with free Veuve flowing for three hours. Attendees will receive canapes upon arrival, a main meal and dessert. The after party will take place in the Bath House downstairs for patrons wanting to celebrate their wins.

What: Melbourne Cup at Les Bubbles
When: Tuesday 3 November, 12-3pm
Where: 144 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Price: $129

Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar


Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar are hosting a 3-course luncheon in celebration of the race that stops a nation. Attendees will receive a complementary glass of Sparkling or Rose and appetiser on arrival, with lucky door prizes, best dress and best hat competitions to entertain all afternoon.

What: Melbourne Cup Lunch Celebration
When: Tuesday 3rd November, 11.45am-3.30pm
Where: Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar, 1/60 Macgregor Tce Bardon
Price: $89 per person, call 07 3161 1858 or email

Limes Rooftop Bar


Limes Rooftop Bar are hosting a Garden Party with a 3-hour beverage and canape package, filled with the very best Moet, Chandon Champagne and in house spirts and brews. With canapes being crafted by Alfred and Constance, roving entertainment, sweeps and awards for best dressed, this garden party is set to be one not to miss.

What: Limes Rooftop Bar: Limes Hotel Garden Party
When: Tuesday November 3rd, 12-3pm
Where: 142 Constance St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Price: $149 per person.

Soleil Pool Bar


Like the sound of Bacchus high tea, yet want something a little less formal? Well Soleil Pool Bar’s chic garden party in celebration of the Melbourne Cup is definitely for you! White Label Nobu’s latest collections will also launch at the event, delicious gourmet canapés from the Bacchus will be available as well as flowing premium drinks and live entertainment.

What: Soleil pool Bar Melbourne Cup Garden Party
When: Tuesday November 3rd, 12-3pm
Where: Bacchus Restaurant South Bank
Price: $115 per ticket

Stokehouse Q


Stokehouse Q are hosting an exclusive 4-hour spectacular featuring an all-inclusive beverage package and 4-course meal offer. Prizes for best dressed will be on offer, as well as sweeps and live entertainment.

What: Soleil pool Bar Melbourne Cup Garden Party
When: Tuesday 3 November, from 11.30 am
Where: Stokehouse Q, 1 Sidon St South Brisbane
Price: $250 per person, call (07) 3020 0600 or email

Palazzo Versace


Wanting to celebrate Melbourne Cup in absolute fabulous style and elegance? Than festivities hosted at Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast , are perfect for you! The Palazzo is be hosting numerous events, including an elegant garden party, a 4-course meal and 3-hour beverage package at the Vanitas restaurant or La Medusa Ballroom (where attendees will be spoilt with an exclusive fashion show) or a High Tea Buffet in Il Barocco.
Best dressed to the garden party will be in the running to win over $20,000 worth in prizes (including a trip to New Zealand exclusive Versace products), with all raffle ticket donations going towards the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation.

What: Palazzo Versace’s Melbourne Cup Celebrations
When: Tuesday 3 November
Where: 94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD
Price: $175 upwards (depending on event)