It’s called the race that stops a nation for a good reason. At 3pm on the first Tuesday in November, the richest “two-mile” horse race in the world gets underway, leaving thousands of people screaming themselves hoarse (pardon the pun) for the next 3 minutes, all willing their pick to cross the finish line first.
Since 1861 the Melbourne Cup has been an iconic fixture in not only the horse racing calendar, but indeed the national calendar. This year’s Lexus Melbourne Cup has seen a significant raise in the stakes for those that qualify for the 24-horse cup race with the total prize fund at an eye watering $7.3 million, with the winner taking home $4 million plus the magnificent gold cup itself, valued at $175,000.
2018 at Flemington racecourse is set to be the biggest to date. The Myer Fashions on the Field event – showcasing the crème de la crème of race day fashion, is accompanied by brilliant live entertainment from:
The Presets, YO! Mafia, and lastly, and by no means least, the incomparable Mr SAM SMITH. The Grammy winning singer-songwriter will be performing in the Mounting Yard ahead of the big race.
Celebrate with us at Deckhouse
To celebrate the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup, Deckhouse is hosting a day of fantastic food, drinks, and entertainment in all the glamour of a true Melbourne Cup day event. Here’s what we have on offer for you to celebrate the Melbourne Cup in style this year:
- Sumptuous 3 course lunch
- Beverages (including Champagne on arrival) – Wine, beers, soft drinks (until 3pm) – beverages on consumptions until 6pm
- DJ and after party until 6pm
- Live race broadcast
We are very pleased to welcome our entertainer and DJ for the day, Nacho Pop. Nacho has hosted “So You Think You Can Dance Australia” and worked with artists such as Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg and The Black Eyed Peas, to name a few.
You can enjoy all of this for just $140pp ALL INCLUSIVE at our stunning Woolwich waterfront location with superb harbour views. Additionally, why not treat yourself further with a return VIP water taxi transfer from Circular Quay for just $20pp.
Deckhouse, part of the Dedes Waterfront Group, has been serving Sydney for over 7 years now and it was an honour to be recognised as one of the top restaurants Sydney side through being the recipient of the 2017 Best Café Dining Experience. This recognition was given through the Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellences and is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent Australia wide.
On 1st July 2011, Deckhouse opened its doors to the public and ever since it has been one of the most sought-after water front venues Sydney has to offer. With panoramic views across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the City Skyline, Deckhouse offers a first-class dining experience through the culinary expertise of our Chefs and the professionalism of staff.
Come and join us at Deckhouse Sydney for what will be an outstanding day of celebrations for the 2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup.
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