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2012 Adelaide Melbourne Cup Guide


Celebrate the ‘race that stops a nation’ at one of these Melbourne Cup events around Adelaide on Tuesday 6th November. Have we missed anything? Feel free to comment and add to the list!


Regattas Bistro

Spend Melbourne Cup on the waterfront! Enjoy a a 6 course tapas menu and a glass of bubbles on arrival. There will be live entertainment by Lucky Seven Swing and a best dressed competition.

Time: From 11am

Price: $65 pp

Book: 08 8210 6785 or [email protected]


Grace The Establishment

Watch the race that stops the nation on 2 big screens at Grace the Establishment! Enjoy a 3 course lunch with a glass of The Lane 'Lois' sparkling on arrival. Sweeps, door prizes and best dressed competition. After party starts at 5pm. Includes drink specials and guest DJ.

Time:  Midday – 2pm

Price: $65

Book: 08 8333 1007


Stamford Grand

With live coverage of the race, you can watch the action on the big screens while you soak up the atmosphere. Come and enjoy a delicious lunch and welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival or indulge with High Tea.

Price: High Tea – $50 pp Lunch $80 pp

Book: 08 8375 0622

More info here


The Highway

Sit back, relax and enjoy a day out with your friends in superb surroundings with a glass or two of Bird In Hand bubbly! Hosted by Triple M Adelaide’s Andrew “Cosi” Costello and held in the Highway Function Rooms which are totally transformed for the day, reminiscent of the Flemington Members Enclosure! Yalumba wines and tap beers served throughout the day. Tables are for 10 people, with a superb 3-course lunch, Bird In Hand Sparkling, premium Yalumba wines and tap beers will be served throughout the day. There are 3 giant projector screens in the room to watch the race and TAB facilities are available.

Time:  From 12pm

Price: Tickets are $120 per person for tables of 10, and by attending the day you will be supporting Youth Opportunities charity.

Book: (08) 8297 8155


North At The Adelaide Casino

Includes a 3 course lunch, and 3.5 hour drinks package including Yellowglen Yellow Sparkling Rosemount Blends Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer Riesling, Shiraz Cabernet Coopers Clear, Coopers Pale Ale, Coopers Dark Ale, Coopers Premium Light, Soft drinks and juices.

Time:  12pm – 3:30

Price: $115 pp

Book: (08) 8218 4152 or book on-line via


Little Heroes Foundation at the National Wine Centre

Featuring a stunning fashion parade by trendy Magill Road traders, two Pairs Chandon champagne flowing all afternoon, a deliciously mouthwatering three course meal, premium beverages, an on-site bookie for all your betting needs and of course, all the Melbourne Cup races shown live on three big screens.

Price: $135 per person, or $1300 per table of ten

Book: contact Sarah at Little Heroes Foundation on 8161 6025 or [email protected]


SAJC: One Solution Mobile & Data Melbourne Cup Day

Soak up the racing, fashion, fun and entertainment at Allan Scott Park Morphettville on Melbourne Cup Day. Take your pick of the options, from general admission to picnic sites to private rooms and marquees.

Time: Gates open at 9am

Price: From $15 to $270

Book: (08) 8295 0199 or email: [email protected]



Celebrate the highlight of the spring carnival with d'Artagnan's Melbourne Cup Luncheon. Enjoy a 3 course meal of delicious dishes inspired by the spring menu with a glass of French sparkling on arrival, races on the big screens, sweeps and best hat and best dressed competitions. So don't forget to dress to impress!

To view the full menu please visit

Price: $75pp

Book: For more information or to make a reservation please phone 8267 6688 or email [email protected]



ASMF & Myer Melbourne Cup Luncheon

The Advertiser Sunday Mail Foundation and Myer Melbourne Cup Luncheon will be held in the Theatre at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Compared by Channel 7’s Graeme Goodings, the luncheon will feature a glamorous fashion parade featuring new season fashion from Myer and a parade of stunning jewellery by Grahams Jewellers. Includes a sumptuous two course meal, premium 1882 wines, champagne and Coopers Beer.

Time: From noon

Price: $145 pp

Book: 8206 2530 or via e-mail [email protected]



Variety SA At The Hilton Adelaide – Sold Out

A fine extravegant lunch with many of Adelaide's biggest names, then watch the race that stops the nation, The Melbourne Cup on the big screen.

Time: 12pm – 4:30

Book: 8293 8744 or email [email protected]



Riverside Restaurant At InterContinental Adelaide

Watch the race on 2 big screens in the lobby while enjoying a 3 hour seafood buffet and 3 hour beverage package from 12.30pm till 3.30pm.

Time: From 12:30 – 3:30

Price: $110 pp

Book: +61 8 8238 2402 or email [email protected] 



Ambassadors Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Enjoy your Melbourne Cup Luncheon in style in the Ambassadors Balcony Room. Guests will enjoy their choice of dishes from our 3 course Melbourne Cup menu along with a complimentary 'Flemington Rose' Cocktail on arrival ( or wine or beer), a mystery tri-fecta ticket per guest, sweep stakes, prizes for best hat and best dressed along with coverage on the race on multiple screens. They also have a special door prize of a luxury night for 2 at the Adelaide InterContinental including breakfast and a bottle of Veuve Cliquot!

Time: From 12:30 – 3:30

Price: $49 per person ( $69 including a 2 hour beverage package)

Book: 08 8231 4331 or [email protected] 


If you know of other events, please feel free to comment and mention them below OR email us at [email protected]

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