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For Those NOT Going To The Cup
From the people who really know how to throw a classy party, the Sand Hill Road group have a few special events for those not attending the cup. It is the horse race that acknowledges nags with a public holiday. So why not enjoy it with another Aussie pastime…. Going to the pub! But, not just any pub, make it a newly renovated and family friendly pub. Whether you like a champers, cocktails or ale, you'll find an intimate spot to share great food, drink and music at each of these unique venues.
Secure your table now for the race that stops the nation.
Walking Dead Cup Eve Party at Terminus Hotel 605 Victoria Street, Abbotsford
To book call (03) 9427-0615
The grand old lady of Terminus is a community sanctuary for all. Walk amongst the living upstairs at the Termo while immersing yourself in the apocalyptic aftermath when Halloween and Melbourne Cup collide. Tempt your fate and have a sip from Walking Dead inspired cocktails and beers. It's free entry, a party for those who are game. Rolling up is easy, leaving is another question.
Terminus Hotel Cup Day Lunch 605 Victoria St, Abbotsford To book: Call (03) 9427-0615
For $60pp enjoy a 2 course set menu and champagne cocktail. Every race is screened on over 20 screens so you can keep track of your winnings. Book and the table are yours for the day. The hard part is deciding whether to sit in the beer garden, the booths or stand at the bar.
Cup Day Picnic Spread At Prahran Hotel 82 High Street, Prahran To book call (03) 9529 2168 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saddle up at the Prahran Hotel stables on Melbourne Cup day with a Cup Day picnic spread for $50pp.Tickets include a glass of sparkling on arrival plus all your favourite Spring grazing items including a variety of cheeses, charcuterie, baby quiches, mini bagels, macaroons and more. All the action will be screened on the large screens placed all round the venue.
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Richmond Club Hotel Cup Day Lunch 100 Swan St, Richmond To book: Call (03) 9428-6722
For $50pp you can enjoy a 2 course set menu and a glass of bubbles or Crown Lager. Book and the table on any of the three levels and stay as long as you like.
There will be cup Sweep with all tables. All the action will be screened on over 17 screens.
Live acoustics will be played in between races.
So feeling lucky? Make a bet on one of these trendy pubs and get something back for your money. Be waited on hand and foot and enjoy the company of other punters and non-punters at a Sand hill Road venue. Forget the marquees, the expensive personal pruning and good luck.
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