The race that stops the nation has returned for another year, and there is no reason not to celebrate it in Perth. From the iconic racecourse to many hotels, restaurants and bars, there are a wide array of places to don your finest dresses, heels and suits and toast to winner of the Melbourne Cup
Could there possibly be any better place to celebrate this year’s Melbourne Cup than at Perth’s very own Ascot Racecourse? Embracing the atmosphere of the racecourse whilst watching the race itself live on the big screens, you will feel as though you flew to Melbourne in the blink of an eye. Whether you admire the fashion parades or spend your day soaking up the entertainment – both on and off track – whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles, there is a variety of ticket options to suit your preferences.
1 November 2016: Tuesday 11AM – 5PM
Ascot Racecourse, 71 Grandstand Rd, Ascot, WA, Australia,
Melbourne Cup Day 2015 | Courtesy of Ascot Racecourse
The Old Brewery
Perth’s very own historic Swan Brewery will be host to live entertainment along the river for you to celebrate the one and only race at. With a glass of bubbles upon arrival, join 96FM’s Carmen and Fitzy as they take you through a celebratory day consisting of a three-course meal, sweepstakes and prizes of course. Whether you enjoy the snapper or the steak, save room for dessert – trust us, you don’t want to just fill up on all those bubbles.
1 November 2016: Tuesday from 11AM
The Old Brewery, 173 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth, WA, Australia,
Melbourne Cup 2015 | Courtesy of The Old Swan Brewery
Head out to the beautiful venue of Caversham House, where you can enjoy the day under a pergola and across the garden lawns. Sip on the cocktail you receive upon arrival, before diving into the pre-race drinks – a selection of premium Swan Valley wines and beers are available – and three-course meal by international chef Ingo Maass. Accompanying your meal is a live catwalk, showcasing Australian fashion designer Betty Tran, a large screen to watch the race and prizes for the Best Dressed Male and Female, Best Hat and so much more – you won’t be bored.
1 November 2016: Tuesday 10:30AM – 2:30PM
Caversham House, 141 Caversham Ave, Caversham WA, Australia,
Melbourne Cup 2015 | Courtesy of Caversham House
The Stables Bar
Dating back to the 19th century, The Stables Bar was originally the home to one of the first horse stables in Perth. Featuring ten screens to watch the race on and endless canapés throughout the day, what more could you want with your glass of Moët? Not only will there be a Best Dressed prize alongside door and spot prizes, there will even be an after-party DJ to take you well into the night after your horse has won (or lost) the race.
1 November 2016: Tuesday 11AM – late
The Stables Bar, 888 Hay St, Perth WA, Australia,
The Stables | © Kate Drennan
The Trustee Bar and Bistro
The stylish Trustee bar and bistro will bring Melbourne Cup to Perth in style. After selling out quickly in previous years, we’re sure this year will be even better than before. Offering a three-course set menu, bubbles, wines, beers and cider, all to be enjoyed whilst watching the big screens. Accompanying the event will be sweepstakes and prizes for the best dressed and best hat; and if this isn’t enough for you, a DJ will be on site from 4PM for an after party all in one place.
1 November 2016: Tuesday 11:30AM – late (Melbourne Cup Beverage Package ends at 2PM)
The Trustee Bar and Bistro, 133 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA, Australia,
Melbourne Cup 2015 | Courtesy of The Trustee Bar & Bistro
Overlooking the stunning Swan River and City of Perth, Fraser’s is nestled in the iconic Kings Park offering a unique event especially for the Melbourne Cup. The award-winning restaurant will be offering a four-course meal, sweepstakes and prizes alongside live entertainment. Set within a semi-circular room with windows spreading from floor to the ceiling, there is no better way to get in touch with nature, enjoy the spectacular views and indulge in one of this year’s recommended events.
1 November 2016: Tuesday 11AM – late
Fraser’s, Fraser Ave, West Perth WA, Australia,
Melbourne Cup 2015 | Courtesy of Fraser’s
The Terrace Hotel
Set in the heart of Perth CBD‘s very own West End lies The Terrace Hotel offering a gourmet three-course set menu designed by the head chef, that will perfectly accompany your glass of Pommery Champagne. Whether you choose the snapper, lamb cutlets, beef fillets or the veggies, you can watch the race on the big screens, soak yourself in the live entertainment or dress to impress – after all, we all want to be crowned the Best Dressed Female, Best Dressed Male and Best Tie!
1 November 2016: Tuesday 11AM – 4PM
237 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA, Australia,
Melbourne Cup 2014 | Courtesy of The Terrace Hotel
The Cottesloe Beach Club
Embrace the sophisticated Cottesloe Beach Club and while away your day along the iconic Cottesloe Beach. With an onsite fashion parade, and plenty of sweeps and prizes to go around, this year’s celebrations are sure to impress you. From dining and wining to enjoying the live entertainment, there is something for everyone at this year’s Melbourne Cup event.
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104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe WA, Australia,