Melbourne Cup Lunch 2022

How to make this Melbourne Cup Day 2022 your best one yet

The countdown is on for one of the biggest days in Australia’s social calendar – The annual Melbourne Cup. 

This year the big day is Tuesday November 1, where countless punters around the country will watch with baited breath and a ticket clasped firmly in one hand (and a glass of bubbly in the other). 

We can’t wait, and we’re spending the days until November 1 preparing the ultimate Melbourne Cup party here in Sydney – and we’d love for you and your friends to join us.

How we’re celebrating at The Meat & Wine Co Sydney

Melbourne Cup Lunch Sydney

Two of our locations across Sydney are hosting the party of the year, with multiple package options, set menus, big screens to watch the races, and plenty of bubbles to toast to a winning horse or commiserate an unlucky bet.

Our Melbourne Cup venue in Sydney

  • Barangaroo: Ground level, International Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
  • Sydney CBD: 219-223 Castlereagh Street

Seating times

  • Melbourne Cup lunch in Sydney for the big race, OR
  • Melbourne Cup dinner in Sydney, first seating 5.30pm to 8pm, OR
  • Melbourne Cup dinner in Sydney, second seating 8.30pm to late

Package options for the best Melbourne Cup ever

Melbourne Cup Lunch Sydney
  • $95/person set menu: Bubbles on arrival, sharing bread and salad, entrée, main, and dessert 
  • $135/person set menu: Bubbles on arrival, sharing bread and salad, entrée, main, and dessert (more elevated options for sharing, entrees, mains, and desserts)
  • Three tiers of beverage packages, from $50 to $70 per person for two hours

Please see our Melbourne Cup 2022 Info Package for specific details about each menu, drinks packages, and terms and conditions. 

Note that there are multiple private dining spaces available at Barangaroo, so be sure to book ASAP if you are looking to secure a private area. 

The Meat & Wine Co also offers personalised menus to add your company logo, message, or image. This is a complimentary service and can add that special touch to your event. 

More fun than you can shake a whip at

Melbourne Cup Day has become a cultural event that encourages the entire country to dress up, let their hair down, and enjoy the celebration that kicks off the summer in style. 

As we watch the always-spectacular fashions on the field, we encourage every guest to dress up as if they were at the races in person to add to the festival-like atmosphere at The Meat & Wine Co. 

And to keep things interesting, we will also be running a sweepstakes and a raffle on the day, to give you and your guests a little more skin in the game, and a whole lot of bragging rights to take home (as well as a prize or two). 

We’ll be live streaming the races in the restaurants and generally getting into the spirit of the day to make The Meat & Wine Co the very best Melbourne Cup venue in Sydney. 

When is the Melbourne Cup?

Melbourne Cup Lunch Sydney

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The Melbourne Cup 2022 will be held on Tuesday November 1 2022. There are 10 races held throughout the day with a break between each one, with the Lexus Melbourne Cup itself held in the late afternoon. 

Where is the Melbourne Cup?

Melbourne Cup Lunch 2022

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The Melbourne Cup is held in Melbourne at the Flemington Racecourse. This is the longest racecourse in the country, and is famous for hosting this event. 

If you’re unable to be at the Flemington Racecourse on the day, the second best place to be is at The Meat & Wine Co in Sydney for our famous Cup Day celebrations! 

What is the Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne Cup is an annual thoroughbred horse race, held annually at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It includes horse races throughout the day, but is known for the major Lexus Melbourne Cup race, held later in the afternoon. Even those who don’t usually watch or bet on horse races often place a few dollars on a horse or two, and hold sweepstakes amongst friends and colleagues. 

It has become known not just for its races, but also for the incredible fashions on the field, which has become a renowned competition in itself. While many travel to be there on the day, the whole country tunes in and watches, hosting parties and events to get together, dress up, and celebrate. That’s how it became known as The Race that Stops the Nation, and why it’s a public holiday in Victoria.

To experience this race on the big screen at The Meat & Wine Co, reserve your seat today!

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