The culinary experiences at the Victorian capital’s racecourses are as tempting as the high stakes racing action
Caulfield’s major race meetings are also gourmet celebrations, at an array of stunning eateries headed by Melbourne Racing Club’s talented executive chef JulianRobertshaw and his team. Black Caviar Restaurant has classical, creative dishes from acclaimed chef Ian Curley, and the Promenade by Julian Robertshaw is a members-only gourmet haven with the best seats in the house. The lavish @Track is a gourmet experience with handy access to grandstand seating, and tasty casual dining options include Manikato Restaurant and Bernborough Restaurant. The Skyline Corporate Suites pair delicious catering packages designed by Robertshaw himself with TV screens and private grandstand seating. During the Caulfield Cup Carnival, revered Melbourne chef Scott Pickett brings all the flair from his one-hatted restaurant Estelle to the trackside Estelle Marquee.
Flemington, home of the legendary Melbourne Cup, boasts the much-loved and world-renowned Terrace Restaurant, with its six elevated tiers heightening the theatre and panorama of this historic racecourse’s main events. On level three of the Hill Stand, Panorama Restaurant directly overlooks the winning post, and offers guests a beautiful buffet spread. Enjoy an al fresco luncheon at The Village or three-course set menu at Skyline Restaurant, also close to the all-important winning post. Be entertained in The Rose Room with a five-course meal in a stunning multi-tiered marquee that combines first class hospitality with breathtaking views of the racecourse.
Moonee Valley Racecourse has some excellent function facilities to take your race day celebrations up a notch. The Valley View Room, located on the first floor of the grandstand, provides an exciting atmosphere and easy access to the racetrack with quality catering, tote, and bar facilities. Book a table in one of Moonee Valley’s luxurious dining boxes, ideally located on the home straight and with a three course á la carte menu. The newly refurbished Legends offers great dining and entertainment with uninterrupted views across The Valley and spectacular outlook to Melbourne’s city skyline. Legends is the perfect place to enjoy a meal in the Trackside Bistro or Terrace Cafe, while the horses thunder down the home turn right outside.