Melbourne Cup at Darling Harbour

It’s the race that stops the nation but there’ll be no halting the fine food and great entertainment available at George’s Mediterranean Bar and Grill this Melbourne Cup Day.

On Tuesday, November 7, George’s will embrace all the fashion and festivity that epitomises Melbourne Cup at their picturesque waterside venue on King’s Wharf Darling Harbour.

Here’s five reasons Melbourne Cup Day is the event not to be missed, and why a waterside seat is the prime position to enjoy all the proceedings.

Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day has long been the penultimate event on the spring racing calendar. Boasting the finest fashions, a festive atmosphere and a whole host of fun, it’s almost akin to an Australian national holiday.

Come midday on that second Tuesday of every November, there’s the general presumption tools will be downed, offices will close and the nation will come to an almost grinding halt as we wager a bet on the best horse of the field.

Sydney does cup day in style

It might be Melbourne’s big day but Sydney celebrates in equal style, throwing open the city’s finest venues to lay on a lion’s share of festivities.

With a warm spring breeze, enviable weather and a sparkling harbour to assist, Sydney embraces the class of cup day with its own spectacular twist.

How we do it

At George’s we keenly cater to all the excitement and atmosphere of Melbourne Cup with one of the most exclusive parties in town.

From 12.30pm until 4.30pm we roll out the canapés, lay on the bubbles and witness all the racing action courtesy of big screen TVs.

The excitement continues with live entertainment and prizes for the best dressed in attendance. Meanwhile, sweepstakes are a mainstay, food stations are a feature and there’s a photo booth available to capture all the glamour of the day.

There are also limited lounges available for groups of six or more to ensure the ultimate afternoon of entertainment amongst friends.

Come join the party

Tickets are now available for George’s exclusive cup day canapé cocktail party.  You can purchase your tickets here, or contact us for further advice.

About George’s Mediterranean Bar and Grill

George’s has a lengthy tradition of catering to Sydney’s big events, and that continues as we celebrate Melbourne Cup Day 2017. Our harbourside restaurant is located in proximity to the CBD at Kings Wharf, Darling Harbour. 

You can see our exact location here, buy your Melbourne Cup tickets here or peruse the fine fare for which we are famed.