Enjoy a flutter and fizz with Rockpool Dining Group for Melbourne Cup

Rockpool Dining Group’s flagship restaurants and bars at The Rocks, Darling Harbour and Manly will be open for Melbourne Cup, with seated events, live screenings of the race, and set menus available for those who fancy a flutter and some fizz.

Each spacious venue is Covid-Safe, with multiple spaces to host guests, and bookings of no more than 10.

El Camino Cantina The Rocks is hosting a seated lunch, designed to be shared with friends, from 12pm to 2pm, which includes two hours of drinks ($79 per person). The multi-zoned space will have 20 large-screen TVs tuned into the race, prizes for the best-dressed guests, sweepstakes, and live entertainment.

~ Entrée ~

Trio of dips and tortilla chips

Spicy Buffalo and BBQ chicken wings


~ Main ~

Assorted seasonal tacos

Nacho bowls

Naked burrito bowls

~ Dessert ~

Churros with chocolate and caramel dipping sauce

Drinks package: Ten exclusive margarita flavours, house beer, wine and sparkling wine

Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour is inviting guests to its spacious harbourside dining emporium to enjoy the race from its nine large-screen TVs, with a four-course seated lunch and drinks package from 12pm to 3pm. A series of pop-up bars will cater to lovers of spritz, frosé and rosé, wine and sparkling wine, Campari and beers.

~ Entrée ~

Deluxe grazing platter with an assortment of cured meats and cheeses

Prawn cocktail, iceberg lettuce and Marie Rose sauce

Heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil

~ Main ~

Slow-cooked lamb shoulder, mint salsa verde

Ocean trout al cartoccio, fennel, olives, capers, and tomato

Roast chicken with stuffing, lemon and rosemary

Seasonal garden vegetables

Baby potatoes, butter, parsley

Summer salad leaves, stone fruit and fresh oregano

~ Dessert (Alternate drop) ~

Lemon and hazelnut pie, raspberry sorbet

Chocolate mousse, salted caramel, vanilla ice cream

Drinks package: Ten spritz flavours, frosé, frozen Aperol, five tap beers, Fratelli wine and soft drinks

The Argyle is hosting a garden party in its iconic courtyard, which is home to the CBD’s biggest screen. Food and drinks packages are available from 1pm to 3pm (from $79 per person). Menus include charcuterie board, gourmet sandwiches, fruit platters and Eton Mess, paired with Pimm’s, gin spritz, pink G&T, beers and wine.

At The Bavarian Manly watch the race from eight TVs with a Best of Bavaria set menu ($39 per person), Spring Fest food and drinks package ($69 per person) and à la carte menu available. Relax on the waterside deck with sweepstakes, and $10 spring cocktails and $5 schnapps, which are named after iconic horses.


Black Caviar – White Rum, Lychee, Pineapple

Winx – Vodka, Apple, Passionfruit

Surprise Baby – Tequila, Strawberry, Lime, Lemon

Makybe Diva – Vodka, Elderflower, Mint, Lime


Phar Lap – Butterscotch

Atlantic Jewel – Mango

Dundeel – Pink Sweet Apple

Chautauqua – Chilli

Lonhro – Peppermint

So You Think – Peach

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