Plenty of choices for you to celebrate ‘Cup’ in style

CELEBRATED in Australia since the first event was run at Flemington Racecourse in 1861, Melbourne Cup is the ‘race that stops the nation’ with local pubs and clubs coming alive from 11.30am on Tuesday, November 7, with a host of fun activities, great food, prizes and of course, showing the race in all its glory on their big screens.

Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL’s HiVE will be buzzing with live music, harpist Emily Granger and funnyman MC ‘Jeeves’.
There will be champagne on arrival, fashions on the field, sweeps and prizes plus more.
Members can book for the five-course luncheon, costing $99, by calling 9559 0000.
Bankstown Sports Club is inviting members to experience the race in style at Lady Banks Rooftop.
Your $80 package includes bubbles on arrival, a sumptuous grazing menu carefully curated by Head Chef Naz Islam, live entertainment, prizes for best dressed and thrilling moments as you watch the race unfold on the 3-metre LED screen.
Stuzzichino will also be open with the full a la carte menu available.
Bookings: 9722 9888.
Club Mount Lewis is offering a delicious, three-course luncheon and an afternoon of fun costing $65 with a bottle of red and white wine on every table.
Bookings: 9759 7126.
Bankstown RSL’s luncheon will be hosted by MC Anthony Maroon, with tickets costing $50 a person (or $400 for a table of eight) including a two-course meal by Highline, entertainment, sweeps, TAB, games and prizes.
Bookings: 8713 0700.
Roselands’ Lantern Club is set to sparkle when it brings the glitz and glamour to a ‘long lunch’ to celebrate the occasion.
You’ll enjoy a deliciously curated menu while you relax and soak in the race day atmosphere.
You can choose from a two ($60-66) or three-course ($75-82.50) lunch and enjoy a cocktail on arrival, live entertainment, horse auction, sweeps and best dressed and lucky door prizes.
Bookings: 8037 8200.
Panania Diggers will also be giddying up and offering a fun day of fashion, sweeps, raffles, food and drinks as well as a great day of racing.
You can book a seat for $12 or a table of 8 for $80.
Every booking will receive a gift and every table booking by the end of today, November 1, will receive champagne and a platter for their table.
Choices available are cheese and cold meat, cheese and fruit or a prawns and oyster platter, with a free sausage sizzle also on offer.
Bookings: 9744 1288.