Lane Cove Melbourne Cup 2021

Melbourne Cup is on Tuesday, 2 November 2021

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

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.

We have put together a guide on Melbourne Cup In the Cove. We have so many options such as dining out, dining in, getting Melbourne cup ready and also the best food for the day after!!!!

If you don’t have anything planned you can always watch the big race in the Lane Cove Plaza and on The Canopy screen on Tuesday 2 November from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. The main event is taking place at 3:00pm.


Dining Out

The Alcott




Giddy Up For The Cup

Join us for the race that stops the nation

Date: Tuesday 2nd November

Cost: $95

Includes: Three course lunch, glass of champagne on arrival, big screens, sweeps, prizes & DJ


Book Here


Longueville Hotel



Join  The Longy for a spectacular Melbourne Cup Day!
They are serving up an unmissable 5-course lunch with a complimentary drink on arrival.
Tickets are $99 per person.  Call 9427 2021 to book.

Lusso Kitchen at the Diddy




The Melbourne Cup is nearly here, and The Diddy can’t wait. It’s always a fabulous day at the club, and this year will be no different.  Book Here.



Book online – here

Catering and Drinks

Are you holding an event at home?  Why not get one of our local caterers to help you out. Here are some ideas…



Bubbles at Porters Liquor Northwood

If you’re entertaining at home this Melbourne Cup or looking to enjoy a glass of bubbles before you head out,  Porter’s Northwood has a range of quality sparkling wine and champagne for all tastes and budgets. Chandon and Moet are now on special in our October catalogue until 27 October.  Pop in-store, or call 9427 1337 for FREE local delivery.

Chargrill Charlie’s

Planning a Melbourne Cup lunch at home or the office?. Please contact the Lane Cove store to order on (02) 8095 9761.

A Cut Above Catering

A Cut Above Catering has released their Melbourne Cup menu and orders have to be in by 28th October 2021.

Mobile: 0403 861 117
Facebook Page: ACutAboveCatering

Bern the Chef

Let Bern the Chef make your Melbourne Cup Function a breeze.  Bern has designed a Trackside Essentials Pack, designed for a delightful lunch for enjoying the start to the celebration season.

Elegant bites, presented in it’s own carry case ‘birdcage’.

Scroll down for your Cup Day Menu,

Plenty for 6 Jackpot Gamblers, teams well with beautiful champagne.

Address: Lane Cove Community Hub Building. Lower Ground, 1 Pottery Lane
Mobile: 0402 092 574
Facebook Page: bernthechef

The Boujee Boards


Lane Cove Local Lily Avery has put together some amazing grazing boxes.  Try out their picnic pack.   Perfectly segmented into four decadent parts. From fresh seasonal fruit, a decadent sweet selection including french macaroons, paired with gorgeous cheeses, figs paste and deli meats. Finished off with artisan crackers, chocolate pretzels and more! Perfect for your picnic! Just add your fully vaxxed friends & family!



Address: Lane Cove NSW 2066

Instagram: @theboujeeboardss



Getting Ready for the Race


Make sure you book early at your hairdresser.

The Beautician

The Beautician will have you Race Day Ready if you’re heading out to a Melbourne Cup function this year (or any special gathering). Pop in for a brow tidy and tint, lash tint, and a professional spray tan, where you control your colour. We’re also open on Mondays between now and Christmas. Book the “Race Day Ready Package” online here.

Pure Flowers

Wear flowers in your hair and celebrate in style! We can create a stunning flower crown or just a few blooms for you to wear to a Melbourne Cup Lunch. Or a traditional yellow rose buttonhole for the men.
Call 9427 8214 or pop by to order your flowers. Pure Flowers is at 3/23-25 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, between Baker’s Delight and the Cakeman –  just a short walk from The Canopy.

Bella Cove

Heading out to Melbourne Cup or a special event? Smooth your lumps and bumps with a range of shapewear at Bella Cove. Bring your outfit in, and they will help you choose the best undergarments to suit and flatter!

Pick A Winner? 

In Lane Cove, we have a Melbourne Cup Expert called MelbourneCupMax (read more here).

Max is known around Australia as MelbourneCupMax possibly because his Melbourne Cup system for selecting the Cup winner has worked for 26 out of the last 31 years possibly because he has memorised the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place-getters for the last 100 100 Melbourne Cups. (Click here to see him tested on Channel 9).

You can buy his Ebook, and on the day of the Melbourne Cup you will be able to access his top six horses (great for a trifecta)


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