Where to be in Brisbane this Melbourne Cup?

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Where: Limes Hotel's Rooftop, 142 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: $165 + bf, or $155 + bf for groups of 5 or more. Call Limes Hotel on (07) 3852 9000 or email info@limeshotel.com.au



Known for their fabulous, fresh produce and wood-fired fare, Alfred & Constance are holding a delicious Melbourne Cup lunch for this year's race day. This three-course affair is sure to make your mouth water. Bet on juicy Josper-grilled prawns and wood-roasted pig carved from the whole hog itself, or play it safe with chickpea & zucchini fritters and harissa chicken to follow. Revel in your winning choice of a banoffee pie, passionfruit pavlova or tiramisu for dessert. Celebrate your wins with an accompanying three-hour beverage package including sparkling, white and red wine, draft beers and cider as well as basic spirits and soft drinks. No matter how you place your bets, you'll come out on top!

What: Alfred & Constance's Vanguard Melbourne Cup Lunch
When: Tuesday November 5, 12noon - 3pm
Where: Alfred & Constance, corner Alfred and Constance Streets, Fortitude Valley
Tickets: Tickets are $130 per person. Seats are limited. To book please call 3251 6500 or email party@alfredandconstance.com.au


With a casual, bohemian vibe, West End's Depo is something a little different to your usual racing soiree. Sink into a comfy lounge or seat yourself on a fur-covered armchair as you watch the race that stops the nation. Guests are treated to a four-hour food and beverage package from 12pm-4pm, with Louis Roederer Champagne, wine and beer. There will also be a DJ and live telecast of the race with lucky door prizes. Enjoy hot and cold canapés, and delicious petit foursthroughout the afternoon as you take a chilled approach to this year's Melbourne Cup.

When: Tuesday November 5, 12noon - 4pm (package) with DJs until late
Where: Depo, 16 Horan Street, West end
Tickets: Tickets are $110 per person and can be purchased by emailing book@the-depo.com or calling 3846 6537.


A Spring Affair celebrates its third year as the ultimate Brisbane trackside event. 2013 will see the centre of Doomben's track transformed into the ultimate spring time market bazaar where guests will be treated to Mumm French champagne, cocktails, gourmet canapés, fresh seafood, and an incredible live performance from Aria-award winning electronic dance duo 'Sneaky Sound System'. If this isn't enough guest DJs, charity sweeps and the all-important Spring Racing staple 'Fashions on the Field' will keep fashionistas on their toes with the winner receiving $5000.00 in cold hard cash!

Tuesday 5th November 2013 | 11:30am

Doomben Racecourse

General Admission $350

Inclusions: Mumm Cordon Rouge French Champagne, Cocktails & Premium Drinks Package, Gourmet Canapés and Fresh Seafood, Track Entrance, TAB Facilities, Fashions-On-The-Field
Bookings - www.aspringaffair.com.au

REGATTA HOTEL Spring Racing Cocktail Event

The Regatta Hotel's Winterford Bar will be transformed into a stunning spring-time wonderland this Melbourne Cup. Filled with lush bouquets of fresh flowers, this off-the-track celebration will be Brisbane River's finest cocktail event. Enjoy Moet on arrival, delicious drinks throughout the day, as well as a variety of delectable canapés and noodle boxes designed by Regatta Hotel's Executive Chef Shane Keighley. The all-important 'Best Dressed' prize will be awarded, along with a host of charity sweeps benefiting the PA Foundation, and ample TAB facilities for the serious Cup fan.

Tuesday 5th November 2013 | 11.30am

Winterford Bar | Regatta Hotel

$120pp (pre-sold) or $130pp on the day

Inclusions: Substantial Gourmet Canapés & Gourmet Grazing Boxes + 4 hr Premium Beverage Package sponsored by Moet Chandon, Charity Sweeps and TAB Facilities

Bookings - 07 3871 9595 | www.regattahotel.com.au

Saké Restaurant & Bar is off and racing for the Melbourne Cup 2013


Let Saké Restaurant & Bar wine, dine and entertain you this Melbourne Cup day! With the race displayed on multiple screens across the venue, it's the ideal place to experience the race that stops the nation.

If the race itself isn't enough entertainment, Saké Restaurant & Bar will also be hosting a salon showing from iconic Australian fashion house Easton Pearson, alongside Canturi Jewels and Maryon's shoes. Showcasing summer's best looks, you'll also be inspired by the season's hottest hairstyles by Corcorz and make up by Issada. Experience the looks for yourself at the Issada Lip Bar, who will be offering a complimentary lipstick touch up service throughout the day.

In true Saké style, you're spoilt for culinary choice when booking your Melbourne Cup afternoon. Two options are available, with both menus created by Head Chef Shinichi Maeda, packed full of the season's freshest produce and finished off with our famous contemporary Japanese style. You can choose from a fabulous $99, 9-course set sharing menu or a casual Cup afternoon on the Saké Deck for $45, including canapé service from 1 to 4pm. Both options include champagne on arrival to kick off the festivities.

Choose to sit with your friends and colleagues in our main dining room, book one of our private dining rooms or, watch all the action from the Saké Deck under our famous cherry blossom tree.

DJs will be playing all day to set the mood, and for those looking to celebrate long after the race has finished, the after party will start at 4pm.

Sweepstakes will be available and prizes will be on offer for best dressed female, best dressed male and best hat. Prizes includes a $500 Corcorz Hair package, a $250 Easton Pearson clothing voucher, a Canturi Jewels Fragrance gift set valued at $195, a 1 hour makeover voucher plus $250 worth of Issada makeup products, a $200 Saké dining voucher and a magnum of Veuve Clicquot champagne. Each guest will also leave with a complimentary makeover voucher from Issada.

Tickets are $99pp for seated banquet in the restaurant or $45pp for the Saké Deck canapé package bookings can be made on (07) 3015 0557 or by email at reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au.

Saké Restaurant & Bar Brisbane
Level 1, 45 Eagle Street Eagle Street Pier,
Brisbane QLD
P: 07 3015 0557

The Fashion Weekly team will be out and about, so stay tuned for our post Melbourne Cup wrap up.