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Four great venues to celebrate the Melbourne Cup

Looking for a special spot to celebrate the big race day? Each of these CBD venues is a winner, with great food and drink specials and a buzzing atmosphere
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Pick a perfect Melbourne Cup venue and you're guaranteed all the excitement, class and entertainment you'd find at the racecourse. To save you the trouble of searching, we've found four top-notch spots to enjoy all the action.

Celebrate the Melbourne Cup at these bars and restaurants

The Library bar at The Cut
Restaurants, Steak house

The Cut Steakhouse

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If you're a meat-lover who hasn't visited this New York-style steakhouse yet, then it's worth it to see the huge dry-aging room on display behind glass walls. And don't even get us started on the steaks and the seafood. Book a set menu in advance and you'll be treated to a glass of Ruinart Champagne on arrival. Alternatively, a la carte is also available. What more could you want?

Restaurants, Italian

Fratelli Fresh

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On the first floor of the same building that houses The Cut Steakhouse is Fratelli Fresh: a Sydney Italian dining institution. For just $70 per person, the set menu offers three courses and a glass of Frizzante on arrival. Dishes include a lamb ragu penne or mushroom tagliatelle, with some house-made gelato for dessert. Alternatively, a la carte is also available to you.


Sake Restaurant & Bar

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A gorgeous Japanese banquet beside the Yarra awaits you at Sake. Alternatively, visit Sake's sister restaurant in Flinders Lane; either way, you'll be treated to award-winning Japanese cuisine, paired with cocktails, Champagne, sake and wine. The banquet is $95, which includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival. If you prefer, the à la carte menu is also available.

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Munich Brauhaus

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Raise up your stein: it's party central here at everyone's favourite Bavarian bar and pub this Cup Day. Make sure you book: this is one popular public holiday joint, what with their great selection of bier and delicious menu. Of course, it wouldn't be a Cup Day party without sweepstakes, best-dressed prizes and the race played live on the big screen.

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