Melbourne Cup 2017 Festivities in Lane Cove

melbourne cup horse racing

Melbourne Cup is on Tuesday, the 7th of November 2017.

It is the race that stops a nation. Well, maybe it used to when it was run at around 2.45pm (back in the day), but a 3pm race time means school pick-up time for many and an interruption to those champagne focused festivities.

That said, just being a part of the Melbourne Cup hype is fun, and a great excuse to get together with a group of friends for lunch, gossip, and to show off your new fascinator. You can find fascinators at Found or Zjoosh.

Big Screen at Lane Cove Plaza

You can view the race that stops a nation on the big screen in Lane Cove Plaza. All the action from 2pm.

melbourne up plaza


The Lodge Melbourne Cup Luncheon is always a great afternoon with sweeps, lucky door and best dressed prizes, delicious food, and the race live in the plaza + on-site. Menu details below. Organise a group and secure your table now! You can book by calling (02) 9420 1629.  

lodge melbourne cup menu

Lane Cove Golf Club

How about a round of golf and then a buffet lunch? The Lane Cove Golf Club has a great Melbourne Cup Day lined up for you. Book via (02) 9427 6631.

melbourne cup at the golf club

The Diddy

The Longueville Sporting Club (aka The Diddy) has a 2 course meal with sides to share. The cost is $60 per person. You must book in advance, via (02) 9427 2210. The menu is below.

diddy melbourne cup menu

Lane Cove Bowling and Recreation Club

The Lane Cove Bowling Club is holding a Melbourne Cup Buffet luncheon, with prizes, sweeps and more. Bookings via (02) 9420 5793.

melb cup bowling

High Tea at Sydney Community Services

Sydney Community Services are hosting a Melbourne Cup High Tea. Celebrate in style with our special high tea. There will be sweeps and a large screen TV to view the race!

Relax upon arrival with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and delight in an afternoon high tea with your friends for the Melbourne Cup festivities. Cost: $15. Bookings essential, via (02) 9427 6425.

melbourne cup horse

Longueville Hotel

Join the Longueville Hotel for the Melbourne Cup LIVE & LOUD on their HD Fox Sports big screens. They are celebrating in style with prizes for best dressed & best hat, sweeps, a TAB on site and a delicious 4-course meal. Organise your crew and book your table today on (02) 9427 2021.

For $75pp you will be served a sumptuous 4-course meal including canapés and a glass of bubbles on arrival. Check out the special Melbourne Cup menu on their website


Lane Cove Club

The Lane Cove Club is the place to be to see the race that stops a nation. There will be sweeps running throughout the day.  Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, then a 3 course luncheon – only $45 per head. To book call 9428 5155.


Self Catering for Melbourne Cup

Chargrill Charlie’s

Planning a Melbourne Cup lunch at home or at the office? Chargrill Charlie’s have a special catering menu for Cup Day. Costs start at $16.90 per person with minimum 20 person order. Please contact the Lane Cove store to order on (02) 8095 9761.

Chargrill Charlies Melbourne Cup Menu

About Life Lane Cove

Don’t get left at the barrier this Melbourne Cup Day! Let About Life make cup day much more than a horse race. The regular catering menu plus Special Race Day platters are all available for ordering.

We deliver to you in refrigerated vans all over Sydney at no charge for orders over $150. Nutritious and delicious platters that you just have to remove the lid from, this is by far the safest bet you will make this day. You can let a race stop the nation but don’t let it stop you having fun.

Please call us on 8755 1311 for any help with putting your choices together or view all platters on our website. No horses were harmed while making great food.

about life platters

Catering Options

Why not have the functioned catered by one of our local caterers.  We have an extensive list of local caterers in our business directory.

Champagne and Melbourne Cup go hand in hand and Porters Northwood offers free home delivery and a glass service.

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