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
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