If you’re in town instead of trackside for Melbourne Cup, there’s plenty of action at Sydney’s latest waterside hotspot, Barangaroo.
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This brand new, stunning waterside restaurant from acclaimed duo Nick Hildebrandt and Brent Savage (the award-winning team behind Bentley, Monopole and Yellow) will be pulling out all the stops to showcase Cirrus’s seafood-focused, indulgent menu with a four-course spread of signature dishes. With the chance to win a three-litre bottle of Champagne Taittinger (plus a glass on arrival), you could be celebrating in epic style at this eagerly awaited venue.
10/23 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, 02 9220 0111
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Having just opened its doors just last week, Zushi Barangaroo is already gearing up for the race that stops the nation. Celebrate at the modern-Japanese eatery with a Melbourne Cup lunch right by the water, against the backdrop of star architect Takada Koichi’s designs, with a seven-course sharing feast and complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival. Treats will include oysters, sashimi and sushi boats and Wagyu steak, and at just $99 per person, it’s amazing value – plus you could walk away with a prize for best dressed. Screens for live race viewing and a bookie will make sure your fun is complete.
10/33 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, 02 8072 7383
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This brand new vermouth bar and bistro is quite possibly the hottest spot in Sydney right now. Featuring the drink of the moment, vermouth, and dishes with plenty of native and foraged ingredients, in a stunning space from interiors wizards Luchetti Krelle, Hamish Ingham’s new creation is justifiably working local foodies into a frenzy of praise. Ingham’s five-course share menu for Melbourne Cup is influenced by the flavours of the Mediterranean, with dishes such as Kurobuta Prosciutto with glazed almonds and grilled peach. You’ll also receive a complimentary ‘The Derby’ spritz on arrival.
4/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, 02 8072 7037
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With waterfront dining and a Turkish Feast menu featuring pumpkin humus and smoked eggplant bombs at Somer Sivrioglu’s new Turkish eatery, you’ll feel like you’re spending your Melbourne Cup by the Bosphorus. Anason is showcasing more than 10 Turkish-style cold and hot mezes for the big day, along with Melbourne Cup classics such as raffles, TAB runner and, of course, viewing screens to watch the race.
5/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, 02 9188 1581
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Add a little heat to your Melbourne Cup this year with the authentic flavours of Thailand at Muum Maam (the name means ‘little glutton, so don’t be afraid to chow down) at the authentic Thai’s latest outpost. The three-course menu comes with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or Singha on arrival and features dishes such as dry green curry and barramundi spring rolls and crisp pork belly with green beans.
6/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, 02 8252 0121
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Old Town Hong Kong
They love the races in Hong Kong, so it’s not surprising that Cantonese specialists Old Town Hong Kong are celebrating in style with a Melbourne Cup lunch featuring much-loved favourites including mango pancakes and deep-fried squid with prawns and spicy salt. There’s a three-course meal with a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival.
300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, 02 9299 8833