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On Melbourne Cup Day, Merivale is hosting a multitude of fantastic fever pitched events across its unrivalled range of restaurants, bars and pubs that will leave guests grinning all day. Whether it is an inimitable rooftop pool party at Pool Club, a sophisticated soiree at The Den, a Cantonese feast at award winning Mr. Wong or a 1920s knees-up at Palmer & Co, Merivale has over thirty spectacular Cup Day packages to suit, all screening the afternoon of racing live.

Sydney’s leading lifestyle and entertainment destination, ivy, has a variety of events bursting with race day revelry. The unrivalled rooftop oasis, Pool Club offers a glamorous Cup Day experience like no other with DJs spinning tunes all afternoon, cocktail on arrival and Chandon Vintage throughout ($125). At Palings, guests can settle into ivy’s sunny courtyard to watch the racing action on the CBD’s biggest screen while enjoying a delicious two course menu from head chef Christopher Whitehead ($75). Upstairs at Level 2, The Den comes alive for an extravagant fun-filled affair with Chandon NV, Heineken and mouth-watering canapés ($95) while ivy’s VIP booth packages provide corporate hospitality at its best with personal waiter service and private screens ($250). For those wanting to spend the afternoon at one of the city’s leading restaurants, the Italian pool-side Uccello ($250), French Bistro Felix ($160) and European tapas bar Ash St. Cellar ($110) are all offering beautiful dining packages.

The grand dame of Sydney’s entertainment scene, Establishment, will be abuzz with guests enjoying the exciting events across the venue’s many bars and restaurants. At multi award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Mr. Wong, diners can enjoy Dan Hong’s delicious ten dish shared banquet and a flute of Moët & Chandon NV ($125). A sumptuous celebration is to be enjoyed at est. with an elegant three course menu designed by head chef Peter Doyle including a flute of Dom Perignon 2004 ($195). Palmer & Co gives Cup Day a 1920s twist ($95), sushi e and hemmesphere come together to create an affair to remember ($140) and the leafy oasis of the Gin Garden provides a beautiful city hideaway to join in the racing spirit ($100).

Bistrode CBD is the perfect setting for a stylish Melbourne Cup lunch with Executive Chef Jeremy Strode preparing a delicious three course menu ($125). York 75 is ideal for racing enthusiasts with the CBD sports haven boasting over 22 plasma screens, extensive TAB facilities and private booths available to book.

For those wanting to swap the CBD for the tree lined streets of the East, Patrick Friesen is serving up a seven course banquet of mind blowing signature dishes at the Pop-Asian Potts Point hangout Ms G’s ($80) while just around the corner at The Fish Shop, a delicious seafood feast is on offer ($35). In Surry Hills, The Beresford Hotel will be full of revelers enjoying the modern Italian fare by head chef Reid Hingston in the trattoria ($90) or canapés and a dessert buffet in the much-loved courtyard ($70).

Merivale’s host of pubs provide a no strings attached approach to Cup Day. Wynyard Hotel, 30 Knots, Angel, CBD Bar, Slip Inn and El Loco are offering an electric experience with no tickets or planning required.

All of Merivale’s participating venues will feature multiple screens and LIVE coverage of the big race, many also having on-site TAB facilities for convenience. Venues include; Pool Club, Palings Kitchen & Bar, the den, Ash St. Cellar, Felix, Uccello, Royal George, Establishment Bar, Gin Garden, est., Mr. Wong, Palmer & Co, sushi e & hemmesphere, Bistrode CBD, CBD Bar, York 75, Angel, 30 Knots, El Loco at Slip Inn, Wynyard Hotel, The Beresford Hotel, El Loco, The Fish Shop, Ms G’s and The Bottle Shop Tasting Room.

For the full list of what’s on at Merivale this Melbourne Cup and booking details, visit or call 02 9240 3000.

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March into Merivale, one of the most anticipated events on Sydney’s food calendar, is back for one incredible night on Wednesday 22 March at ivy. A celebration of the best of Merivale, bon vivants can sip, sample and savour an outstanding spectrum of food, cocktails and wine, as the group’s leading talent come together for a supercharged culinary extravaganza.