14 spots to sip champagne for Melbourne Cup

Spring racing season is upon us once again and you know what that means Gold Coasters? Champagne and fancy frocks for everyone.

Because we know you love a party as much as we do, we’ve collated a list of 17 top spots to watch the race that stops the nation while also enjoying bulk food and beverages and probably placing the odd bet or two. From north to south, here’s where to spend the day on November 5th, get in quick, they’re all selling fast.

Southport Sharks

  • Aviary Rooftop Bar
    Cheers to a three-hour beverage package, including premium beer, wine and bubbles. Get creative and customise your own cocktail at our pop-up Tamborine Mountain Distillery spritz bar. In true Aviary fashion, an insta-worthy grazing table will be on offer along with their renowned handmade pizzas and canapés. Early bird tickets are $99 and general admission $129.
  • Frenzy’s
    Frenzy’s will offer a mouth-watering, seafood buffet from 11.30am. Fresh and cooked seafood, salads, pastas, pizzas, roasts and much more! It’s $59 for members and $65 for non-members.

QT Gold Coast

  • Stingray Lounge
    From a taco bar to Willy Wonka inspired dessert bar – Stingray has it all. A day where you dress to impress, flirt with colour and sip to luxury with interactive food stations and premium beverage package for three hours. And if that’s not enough, every guest will receive a glass of GH Mumm Champagne on arrival. $129 per person all-inclusive – tickets here.
  • Bazaar
    Prepare yourself for ample glamour, an indulgent feast with an array of seafood and champagne… bottles and bottles of champagne and all guests receive a complimentary glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival plus a three hour premium beverage package which will include Petit Cordon. $149 per person all inclusive – tickets here.
    Where: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort
The renowned Marriott Melbourne Cup Luncheon is on again with live entertainment by ‘Musique’, a fashion show presented by Lisa Brown, sweepstakes by Variety, the Children’s Charity, prizes for best dressed, live coverage from Flemington, raffle tickets AND giveaways. Tickets include a three course lunch, three hours of premium wine, beer and soft drink and Spring After Party access at Chapter & Verse from 3:30pm. Tickets are $149 here.

Enjoy a twist on the traditional high tea with a variety of fresh Australian seafood for $89 per person or traditional High Tea including a variety of both sweet and savory dishes for $79 per person including a beverage on arrival. Tickets here
Where: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

The Island Gold Coast
Whether you choose to be amongst the first to experience the Birdcage-inspired race day party at The Island’s new event space ‘the Glasshouse’, or the Rooftop Party in the open-air with its energetic and dynamic race-day vibe – you’ll be partying in style. Tickets to the Rooftop Party are $99 including beverages and canapés and the VIP G.H MUMM Glasshouse Party will set you back $169 including drinks at the Spritz Station, premium wine and beer and a charcuterie station, a live paella station plus hot and cold canapés.
Where: 3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise

Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub
It’s the sassiest Melbourne Cup cocktail party the city has ever seen at The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub. Saunter down the pink turf with a glass of bubbly in hand before indulging in delicious canapes and food stations catered by the crew from The Collective Catering. They’ll be streaming all the racing action live on their huge 10 metre theatre screen in air-conditioned comfort and if that’s not exciting enough, the sexy squad from The Pink Flamingo’s resident show SUAVE will also tease and tantalise with a host of pop-up dance, cirque and acrobatic performances throughout the day. Tickets are $69 per person including substantial canapes and food stations with a Petit Cordon by Mumm Champagne or Corona Beer on arrival or $99 per person including all of the above PLUS a four hour beverage package with Petit Cordon Champagne, Mud House Sauvignon Blanc, Petaluma Chardonnay, St. Hallett Garden of Eden Shiraz, Days of Rosé, Corona beer, soft drink, juice. Get yours here before they sell out.
Where: 88 Surf Pde, Broadbeach

Fashion and flair will shape the perfect afternoon, where you’ll enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival and savour a four course lunch menu accompanied by a three hour premium beverage package. Enjoy a bespoke event with live entertainment, Melbourne Cup live streaming, and sweepstakes. Tickets are $155pp here.
Where: 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Miss Moneypenny’s
It’s a three course a la carte luncheon at Broadbeach newbie Miss Moneypenny’s this Melbourne Cup day. You’ll receive a complimentary champagne or beer on arrival and entry to the afterparty later on. There’s also a beverage package on offer. Tickets are $155pp.
Where: 50 Surf Pde, Broadbeach

The Gold Coast Turf Club
Trackside is the perfect place to be to watch the race that stops the nation this year. There are several packages to choose from including the Members Day Pass, the Event Centre Package including a grazing menu and beverage package and Skyline Restaurant is offering first class dining from $178.
Where: Racecourse Drive, Bundall

Hideaway Kitchen and Bar
Broadbeach’s hottest Melbourne Cup on the Green is back this year providing you with all the drinks, an Asian street buffet and live music. Enjoy a four hour gold drinks package including beer, wine, bubbles, cider and basic spirits, a two hour Asian street food buffet (think oyster bar, dumplings, hawker bbq, noodles etc) and live music by the talented Zac Keenan. Tickets are $125 pp or priced per table.
Where: 2657 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach 

The Star Gold Coast

  • Garden Kitchen & Bar
    Expect a delicious three course lunch and three hour beverage package, pop up beauty bar, fashions on the field, prizes, DJ, sweeps and more. Tickets are $185.25* per person here.
  • Nineteen at The Star
    Indulge in canapes and a four hour drinks package in the beautiful lounge bar plus enjoy Fashions on the Rooftop, screens to enjoy all of the racing action, live DJ sets and entertainment all afternoon. It’s sure to be one of the finest celebrations around, all overlooking the Gold Coast skyline. Tickets $164.65pp including beverage package here.
  • Cucina Vivo
    Enjoy a glass of Moët & Chandon Rosé on arrival with an exquisite three-course set menu lunch accompanied by a three-hour beverage package. Tickets are $174.95pp* here.
  • Harvest Buffet
    Celebrate with a delicious full seafood buffet and three-hour drinks package. Tickets are $154.25.pp here.
  • Sports Bar Terrace
    Take the party onto the terrace with a two-hour food and drinks package. Tickets are $101.90pp here.
    Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach

RACV Royal Pines

  • Videre
    Videre is the place to be this Melbourne Cup Day. Enjoy the excitement of Melbourne Cup from Level 21 at Videre Restaurant. Elevate your senses with an exquisite high tea including a three-hour beverage package. Watch all the live action along with sweepstakes and lucky door prizes. Tickets are $99 here.
    Where: Ross St, Benowa
  • Kalinda Restaurant
    Join in the spring carnival fun at Kalinda Restaurant with a freshly prepared seafood buffet lunch including a 3-hour beverage package. Watch all the live action along with sweepstakes and lucky door prizes. Tickets are $110 here.

Join in on a relaxed Melbourne Cup party next to the beach, with healthy canapes, welcome drink and live music. It’s $60pp and you get a welcome drink, four healthy canapés, live music from 12.30pm until 4pm, fashions on the field and best dressed prizes and of course, the race live on the big screens.
Where: 4 Lavarack Rd, Nobby Beach

Rick Shores
Indulge in Melbourne Cup by the sea at Burleigh favourite Rick Shores. You’ll get their incredible signature canapes plus a four-hour beverage package and you can choose from standing tickets ($225pp) or shared seated tickets ($250pp).
Where: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads

The Collective
It’s a Spring Fling at Palmy fave The Collective. Celebrate in style with a four course lunch and welcome bubbles. Participate in fashions on the field or nominated your friends for fun! The race will be shown on a huge 4m screen so you won’t miss a moment. We’ve also got live music and a DJ to finish off the afternoon with some good old fashioned dancing! Tickets are $99pp.
Where: Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach



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