Have your Melbourne Cup event at Hunter & Barrel Cockle Bay Wharf

Posted: September 2, 2019
Cockle Bay Hunter & Barrel

The annual Melbourne Cup Carnival is so much more than the race that stops the nation. It’s the race that gets the nation fired up, dressed up, and showing up to the hottest bars and restaurants around the country to watch and celebrate the festivities. 

If you’ve started your search for Melbourne Cup events in Sydney, look no further than Hunter & Barrel in Cockle Bay

Join us on Tuesday, November 5th from noon until 5pm for one of the best Melbourne Cup lunches in the country. This includes a sumptuous three-course meal, a glass of bubbles on arrival, as well as fun photos from our Hunter GIF photo booth and gorgeous flower wall. 

Of course, our big screens will be focussed on the action, so you can watch each race as your bets come in. 

Here’s a little more on why you should choose Hunter & Barrel for your Sydney celebrations on race day

The fashion

You don’t need to be trackside in Melbourne to take part in the stylish racewear of one of Australia’s most fashionable events. 

At Hunter & Barrel, we strongly recommend you dress up in your Cup Day best – we want to see your fascinators and hats, your heels and suspenders, your suits and jumpsuits. You’ll be able to capture the fashion moments with our booth and flower wall, and check out this year’s trends while you’re at it. 

The sweeps

Cup Day is significantly more exciting when you’ve got a bet on the races. Even if it’s only a dollar here or there, the possibility of winning (and beating your friends) makes every stride on the track worth screaming for. 

Whether or not you’ve got money on the race with the TAB, you can join in with the sweeps at Hunter & Barrel so you can gloat over your winnings in person! 

The food

The food at Hunter & Barrel is a premium affair that may prove to be too distracting. 

Even though Melbourne Cup Day is all about the horses on the track, fashions, and a few well-placed bets here and there, Melbourne Cup food is our key consideration. 

Our three-course menu offers some of our most carefully crafted dishes, so you can expect a huge step up from the standard Cup Day fare you’d find at the track.

The atmosphere

Melbourne Cup Day is one of our favourite days of the year. Everyone who comes in the door is excited, upbeat, and ready for a fantastic day, and the energy in the room is vibrant and uplifting. 

At the start of the day, groups often stick to their tables, but by the end of the event, everyone chats to everyone else, drinks are enjoyed together, and the restaurant celebrates as one in the final race. It’s an incredible event to host, and an unforgettable one to attend. 
As far as Melbourne Cup packages go, the lunch at Hunter & Barrel in Cockle Bay is easily one of the best. Make a booking online, or call our team on 02 9264 9888 to reserve your places.

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