Past Event

Melbourne Cup at Cafe Del Mar

Cafe Del Mar is the place to be on Tuesday 1 November to celebrate everything Melbourne Cup has to offer.

Lovers of this signature Café del Mar Sydney event have been reserving their spots since they walked the red carpet in 2021 – so get in quick to secure your table today (limited spots available).


  • All the racing action LIVE on multiple screens throughout the venue 
  • DJ, Female Vocalist, Percissionist, Saxophonist
  • Candombe Show (Latin Drummers & Dancers)
  • MC

Official After Party from 5pm – late with Sydney resident DJ

Option 1: The Lunch – $160 pp

Enjoy a glass of Mumm Champagne on arrival followed by a decadent alternate drop four course lunch for $160 per person, add on a deluxe drinks package +$120 pp

Amuse Bouche 

  • Freshly shucked oysters, sour apple, sangria granita

Entree – Alternate Drop 

  • Kingfish, ceviche, salted cucumber, jalapeno, tomato aguachile, salmon roe, potato gaufrettes (gf/df)
  • poached chicken ravioloni, burnt orange jam, chicken crackling, verjus 
  • (Veg option – pre request required) Preserved wild mushroom tartare, spring onion emulsion, ice plant, onion ash (,df)

Palette Cleanser

  • Sorbet (v,gf,df)

Main – Alternate Drop

  • Riverine angus mb3+ tenderloin, potato pave, cured asparagus, rosemary jus (gf)
  • Blue eye trevally, white bean puree, roasted cheery tomatoes, avruga caviar, lemon thyme froth (gf)
  • (Veg option – pre request required) Pan fried gnocchi, roasted heirloom beets, baby peas, grana and king oyster (mushroom) cappuccino (v)

Sides – to share

  • Rocket leaf, shaved fennel, white balsamic dressing 
  • Flamed sugar snaps, cauliflower cheese, sorrel

Dessert – Alternate drop

  • Scorched cherries, almond namelaka, sour cherry sorbet, shortbread
  • Mango triffle, rose marshmallow, passionfruit meringue, salted pistachio

Add 3 Hour Drinks Package + $120 pp

  • Mumm Marlborough Sparkling
  • JC Barose Rose
  • Orlando ‘hilary’ Chardonnay
  • Leeuwin Estate ‘Siblings’ Sauvignon Blanc
  • St Hugo Shiraz
  • St Hugo GSM
  • Orlando ‘Bungalow Lane’ Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Assorted beer
  • Soft drinks and juices 

Option 2: Rooftop Garden Party – $180 pp 

  • Glass Mumm Champagne on arrival
  • 4 hour Australian beverage package (assorted beers, red, white, rose, sparkling wine, soft drinks & juices)
  • Unlimited Espresso Martini’s
  • Taco Station
  • Paella Station
  • Roaming substantial canapes 

Please note: unfortunately designated tables for groups cannot be reserved.

Melbourne Cup at Cafe Del Mar

12 noon - 5pm
Official Afterparty from 5pm


35 Wheat Road
Rooftop Terrace
Cockle Bay Wharf
Darling Harbour

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