Celebrate The Cup IN Style!

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It’s that time of year again; get your frocks and fascinators ready because Melbourne Cup is just around the corner. Maddie Prenzler rounds up the best lunches in Noosa for the race that stops the nation.

There is no place better to celebrate the race that stops the nation than right here at our local Noosa restaurants. With so many choices, it is hard to decide the perfect place to celebrate your Melbourne Cup day. We’ve saved you the hassle and have rounded up the best Melbourne Cup lunches. These restaurants will not disappoint with a day filled with fashion, food, drinks, music and fun!

Rickys River Bar & Restaurant

If you are looking for a fabulous Race Day, than Rickys River Bar & Restaurant is for you. Enjoy a long afternoon of wining and dining with a four-course menu and shared snacks on arrival. Your choice of entrée, main and dessert and a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne. There are even prizes for best-dressed male and female as well as best hat! There will be a DJ from 11.30 am – 5pm and of course a T.V to watch the race. Tickets are $160 per person, bookings are available from 11.30 am. Click here to book.

Noosa Boathouse

This year, Noosa Boathouse invites you to get fancy on one of the fanciest days of the year with fabulous food, drinks and views! The Noosa Boathouse overlooks the stunning Noosa River, a perfect setting for your Race Day. You will enjoy a 4-course feast lunch and a premium beverages package, live viewing and tunes after the race. Tickets $139 per person and are available at by clicking here.

Noosa Beach House

Noosa Beach House are hosting their annual sell-out Melbourne Cup event of the year. A wonderful afternoon of fun, fashion, fantastic food and sweepstakes. Enjoy all the race day action live on the big screens! Dine on a 4-course lunch with a glass of champagne on arrival. Just $129 per person, bookings at 11.30 am for a 12 noon start. To book telephone Alysha on (07) 5449 4730 or book online by clicking here.

Noosa Springs

Enjoy a fantastic race day overlooking Noosa’s finest golf course at Noosa springs. Enjoy a 3-course lunch including a glass of sparkling on arrival, while being entertained by big screen coverage of the race. There will even be lucky door prizes, sweepstakes and live music! The event starts at 11.30 am and tickets are from $80 per person. Booking are essential. Phone events on (07) 5440 3333 or email functions@noosasprings.com.au.

The Cabana Club Noosa

Celebrate the French way in the poolside at the Cabanas. Just $99 per person with free-flowing beverages and live tunes with DJ Paul Mondot and Sharif Darmanshah live on the sax. There will even be a fashion parade and pop-up store by Palm Noosa as well as sweeps and raffles. Dress to impress with a chance to win amazing prizes. If you want an even more fabulous experience, book a VIP private booth for you and your racing friends. Visit the Cabanas Noosa Facebook page to book tickets or call or email Alysha on 07 5449 4730 0r Alysha.haack@sofitel.com.

Cafe Le Monde

Café Le Monde is throwing yet another epic affair this year, going all out to ensure you’re race day is as lavish and exhilarating as being at the great race at Flemington. If this sounds like the place for you, then you better get in quick as tickets sell out fast. Tickets are $129 per person, doors open at 11.30 am with banquet package from 12pm – 2pm. To book, click here.

About the Author /


Deb has 25+ years' experience providing strategic communications and brand reputation advice to clients in the government, business and not-for-profit clients. She is passionate about Noosa and is an active member of her community, providing PR to Slow Food Noosa and other clients. Her passion lies in working with small businesses to help them succeed. She is planning to release the Tastes of Noosa cookbook with Matt Golinski in 2019.

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