Maybe you're in it because you enjoy the thrill of a cheeky bet. Perhaps it's the excuse to dress up and wear an impractical hat. Or maybe you are less into the country's most prestigious horse race and just like that you get to leave the office for a glass of Champagne and a fancy lunch. Whatever your investment in the Melbourne Cup, if you feel like making an afternoon of it these are the Sydney restaurants and bars with special offers on Cup day.
Want to kick on? Hit one of Sydney's best cocktail bars.