Off and Racing for Melbourne Cup!
Punters place their bets, fashion takes to the field and jockeys mount their stallions and mares. While all the action breaks free from the starting gates on Flemington Racecourse, Noosa’s top restaurants are rallying locals for Melbourne Cup celebrations! Discover the extravagant feasts, free-flowing drinks and luxury prizes that have us chomping at the bit!
NOOSA BOATHOUSE, NOOSAVILLE
Two events across two levels with big screen action; sweeps, a Calcutta auction and best dressed prizes! Choose the Premium Melbourne Cup – a four-course feast-style lunch with three hours of bubbles, beer and wine; or a two-hour drinks package and three-course lunch or seafood experience for Boathouse Melbourne Cup.
WHEN: from 11am
COST: $219 per person for Premium Melbourne Cup and $179 per person for Boathouse Melbourne Cup
Get it at Gusto – Palmer & Co champagne on arrival, favourite entreés to share; the best mains and divine desserts to choose from; prizes, sweeps, live coverage of the action and live music until 6pm!
WHEN: from 11am
COST: $135 per person
BOOK: 5449 7144
NOOSA SPRINGS, NOOSA HEADS
Spring to a glass of sparkling on arrival; canapés, alternate drop mains and alternate drop dessert; the race on the big screens, sweepstakes and prizes for lucky door and best dressed!
WHEN: from 11.30am
COST: $85 per person, $80 for members
BOOK: 5440 3333
Fashion, food and frivolity will flow in the Melbourne Cup Birdcage with a three-hour drinks package, canapés and a grazing station; big screen action, sweepstakes, raffles, live music.
WHEN: 11.30am – 4.30pm
COST: $149 per person
BOOK: 5447 5491
Head to Peregian Beach Hotel for a relaxed Melbourne Cup Day. Choose from the à la carte lunch or all-day bar menu and watch the race on the big screens.
Or grab takeaway and stock up on the essentials from the Drive Thru Bottleshop.
WHEN: Bar open from 11am; food from 12 noon; bottleshop from 11.30am
WHERE: 229 David Low Way, Peregian Beach
BIRD AND BUBBLES
Getting a group together or staying in the office?
Talk to Bird for the perfect combination of free-range charcoal chicken fresh off the rotisserie; and home-made salads featuring the best local ingredients, including Noosa Reds.
Go the whole bird or choose from finger sandwiches, Tanglewood sourdough baguettes, paninis or wraps with Bird’s mouthwatering homemade mayonnaise. Don’t forget the homemade gravy and oven-roasted potatoes!
Choose from a selection of wines that have been hand-picked by owner Peter.
Bird and Bubbles for breakfast to start Cup Day – or create your own Boardroom Bubbles and Bird pack. Gluten free options available.
WHEN: Pre-order for collection
WHERE: 1 Arcadia Street, Noosa Junction
COST: Choose your own adventure!
CALL: 0498 019 734
NUDGE NUDGE WINK WINK, SAY ‘YES, MORE!’
NNWW are the official unofficial after-party venue for the Melbourne Cup. Any gentleman or gentlewoman in a hat will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival, a DJ set and tons of fun well past midnight! You bet and won? Spend. You bet and lost? Commiserate. Know what we mean? Say ‘Yes More’!
WHEN: 4pm – 1am
WHERE: Rear, 26 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction (look for the yellow door)
SAYING NUP TO THE CUP?…
WHEN: 4pm – 1am
WHERE: View by Matt Golinski, Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
COST: from $157.50
FIND US AT…
Join us and dress to impress for an elegant Melbourne Cup experience at Alba, starting with a glass of Taittinger champagne and canapés on arrival, followed by a bespoke four-course menu by Peter Kuruvita.
Enjoy the sultry sounds of the talented Andrea Kirwin while indulging on long linen-set tables in the beautiful surrounds of Alba, with the race televised on big screens.
Partnering with Lexus, expect to see their latest luxury models on display. IN Noosa Magazine Fashion Editor Carlie Wacker will be MC and judging Best Dressed with incredible lucky door and best dressed prizes on offer, including:
- Crystalbrook Vincent accommodation (1x night) + Dinner at Stanley Restaurant
- Luxury Lexus Gift Basket
- Cooking Masterclass with Peter Kuruvita for two
- Crystal Waterfall flute glasses
- Limited edition 700ml IN Noosa Magazine Parfait Gin
Want to kick on? Book the shuttle bus to Noosa Junction or Hastings Street for $10!
ALSO AT ALBA THIS SPRING!
Thursday 13 October, 6pm-10pm
An evening of seafood decadence, featuring wild-caught sustainable Australian abalone and sea urchins alongside Mooloolaba Prawns and matched with premium wines. Guest speakers will share their knowledge, passion and skill.
Tickets: $159, welcome cocktail + 4 courses with matching wines. See page 66 for more details.
SRI LANKAN BREAKFAST SPECIAL
1st Saturday of every month, 7.30am-10.30am.
Enjoy a traditional, handmade Sri Lankan shared breakfast. $49 per person.
ALBA LUNCH SPECIAL
Thursdays & Fridays (not during school holidays).
Enjoy a chilled Alba Lager or glass of wine with
a casual lunch from a menu of simple classics.
$49 | 2-course or $59 | 3-course.
25 December, 11.30am cocktail & canapes.
Indulge in a celebration of local produce.
Welcome cockail, 4-courses, petit fours – $220.
Children (u12) – arrival drink, 3-courses – $89.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
Saturday 31 December, 5.30-9.30pm
Dress to impress! Taittinger on arrival and bespoke 5-course degustation – $239 per person; Children (under 12) – $89.
Check the website for classes this spring!