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August 1, 2016
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If you’re not hanging trackside at Flemington this year here are some great places to celebrate in Sydney - giddy up!

Image: Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Bondi Beach

Dine at one of Sydney’s most iconic eateries with breathtaking views of Bondi beach this Melbourne Cup. Owner Maurizio Tersini has put up a pretty damn tasty set menu for the event – think grilled mulloway, king prawn, beetroot and herb gnocchi or tiramisu chocolate cups. Oh so fancy! Book now.

Gather your pals, order margaritas and watch the Flemington drama unfold on the big screen at Soho. And while you’re at it graze your way through their decadent Mediterranean tasting menu. This is a sweet, moody summer spot where you can drown your betting losses with fun cocktails and fresh food. Book now.

It’s all happening at Bridge Street Garage this year. Opt for their Cocktail Carnival (roaming canapés) or Members Lunch – both of which guarantee you’ll down gourmet American soul food and some tasty tasty drinks whilst spectating (and sweeping!) in one of the CBD’s grooviest spots. Book now.

This popular Italian gem is throwing quite the feast on Melbourne Cup day. For $130 you’ll get five courses of pure culinary bliss (plus a glass of champers). Pair food heaven with an award winning wine list, large screens, sweeps, a cool venue packed to the rafters – both indoors and outdoors – and you’re set for a winning day out. Book now.

This vibey wine bar and restaurant is serving a special 4 four course lunch with a glass of bubbles on arrival for $68 on Melbourne Cup day. It’s contemporary Chinese/Japanese/Indigenous Australian fusion at its absolute best, paired with a funky wine list. If you want to eat a delicious meal in peace on the first Tuesday of November this is the place to be. Book now.

Its equine name isn’t the only reason Pony Dining is an ideal spot to cheer on your lucky horse this Melbourne Cup day. This place will be buzzing with punters eager to take in the waterfront view and down some Veuve champagne. Get ready to indulge in three courses of honest Australian food whilst watching the race. Bets are you'll love it. Book now.

Escape the hubbub of the city with a three course luncheon at this picturesque fine dining haunt. With unspoiled views over peaceful and sparkly Balmoral beach, you’re doing well if you can bring yourself to watch the races being screened. Book now.

Join Nelly Robinson on November 3rd to celebrate the richest two mile handicap in the world... without breaking the bank! Indulge in an incredible five course degustation feast complete with a glass of Louis Roederer on arrival. With live screens broadcasting all the action, sweeps and prizes aplenty, this is where you want to be on Tuesday! Book now.

You're in luck blac cats, Le Chat Noir is serving a three course speciality lunch this Melbourne Cup in addition to live music, live TV coverage from 12 noon, champers and canapes. Oh how fancy! Book now.

Race into Wilcoz for this years Melbourne Cup and enjoy a five course lunch with a glass of proseco for $70, they've got sweepstakes on all day as well as the race live on the big screen. Yeeehaa! Book now.

Mundo Bar & Grill have got cocktails and canapes on the go this Melbourne Cup and bookings are a must. Enjoy a wide selection of canapes, some complimentary bubbly, sweepstakes and all day competitions. Book now.

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