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Published October 16th 2014
Have a flutter on the Melbourne Cup
Well known as 'the race that stops the nation', the Melbourne Cup, is coming up on Tuesday 4th November, 2014. It's a day full of fun and elegance and a major day on the racing calendar.
Melbourne Cup Day is not a public holiday in Western Australia, but it is a widely observed day, and most people like to have a little flutter, or attend some sort of Melbourne Cup celebration.
Mosmans Restaurant, is hosting a special Melbourne Cup afternoon, between 11am and 3pm, on race day. Treat yourself to sparkling wine and canapés on arrival, followed by a scrumptious four-course meal, sweepstakes, prizes, and a fashion show, for $150.00 per person. Bookings can be made by phoning 9383 3388.
Spend Melbourne Cup Day at the C Restaurant, Perth's only revolving restaurant. A delightful three-course meal, and the best view in Perth, will cost $139.00 per person, plus there will be a fashion show, sweepstakes, prizes and much more. Booking are essential and can be made by phoning 9220 8333.
The Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle is hosting its annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon. Enjoy champagne on arrival, a sumptuous international buffet lunch and a beverage package for $110.00 per person. There will be sweepstakes, prizes and live coverage of the race.
The popular Joondalup Resort is offering a couple of Melbourne Cup Luncheon options. In the Lakeview Ballroom, from 11am till 2pm, there will be live entertainment, prizes and sweepstakes, the big race on the big screen, and a delicious luncheon and drinks package for $125.00 per person. At Bistro 38, enjoy a three course lunch and beverages package for $90.00 per person. Bookings can be made by phoning 9400 8884.
Enjoy Melbourne Cup Day Lunch at The George. A delicious three course lunch and a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival will cost $100.00 per person for Members and $105.00 per person for Non-Members. There will be prizes for Best Dressed and Best Hat, plus Lucky Door Prizes, Sweeps and loads of Live Entertainment. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 6161 6662.
Go to Gloucester Park for a special Melbourne Cup Luncheon. All the action from Flemington will be live on the Big Screen, plus there will be lots of live entertainment and music, a fashion show, sweepstakes, prizes, and more. A scrumptious three course luncheon and beverages package will cost $120.00 per person and bookings can be made by phoning 6210 8688.
Head over to the Harbour Room, at Mindarie Marina, for a yummy Melbourne Cup Luncheon and a day of fun. Enjoy a deluxe buffet lunch, and a glass of sparking wine on arrival, a goodie bag, fashion show, live entertainment, sweepstakes and prizes, costing $85.00 per person. Bookings are essential as this event will sell out fast, phone 9305 9305 to book.
Crown Perth offers a range of ways to celebrate the Melbourne Cup. You will find a variety of world-class restaurants with great Melbourne Cup dining deals, a Melbourne Cup event in the Grand Ballroom, plus the casino, bars and plenty of live entertainment.
The Gate Bar and Bistro in Success has two Melbourne Cup offers for race day. A sit-down, three course meal with a complimentary champagne or beer upon arrival, a mystery bet, live entertainment and prizes will cost $78.00 per person. A cocktail style event in the Garden Bar Marquee, with canapés, complimentary drink on arrival, entertainment and door prizes will cost $60.00 per person.
The popular Woodvale Tavern is offering a delicious three course Melbourne Cup Day meal in their reception centre for just $55.00 per person. The price includes a Glass of Mumm Champagne, music from the DJ, sweepstakes, prizes and, of course, the big race on the big screen. They also have a two course meal in the Tavern for $35.00 per person, which includes entertainment, sweep stakes and TAB facilities.
The Hyde Park Hotel in North Perth, has a Melbourne Cup Lunch for $69.00 per person. This includes a four course, set menu meal, free drink on arrival, the race on the big screen, live entertainment, sweepstakes, competitions and best dressed prizes.
These are just some of the Melbourne Cup Day events in and around Perth. There are plenty more, so look around and see what's happening. At most places bookings are essential so remember to book early so you don't miss out.