Empire Hotel Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup

1024 576 The Empire Hotel
Hop to it….join us for a crafty afternoon of spring racing fun 🍺🏇

Get amongst it this cup day with crafty, cold brews, tasty Empire eats and that pub atmosphere that you cannot get anywhere else. Whether it is a sneaky long lunch or a Tuesday with the crew, Empire Melbourne Cup is for you.

$49 per person gets you:

  • Exclusive booth-style seating with unrestricted access to the big race
  • Your choice of any ice cold crafty pint of beer on arrival
  • Empire eats brought to your table throughout the afternoon on share plates for your crew: including bao buns, Asian loaded fries, Empire signature chicken wings with Rum BBQ, Mad chilli and Smoky chipotle sauce, Rotisserie chicken and salads.

Tuesday 3 November, from 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

Bookings need to be made in minimum of 6 people and pre-payment is required to secure your spot.

Complete the form below or phone us on 07 3852 5000 to secure your booking. Due to capacity restrictions, numbers are toit like a toiger!


Are you COVID-19 compliant? Yes, we take the health and safety of our guests and staff extremely seriously. We will be complying with our Industry COVID-Safe Plan including (but not limited to) socially distancing each table and seating each guest upon entry, providing sanitising facilities/stations, and contactless/cashless payment throughout. We will also be capping the numbers according to the square metre restrictions and capacities of the venue. Dancing is not permitted under the Industry COVID-Safe Plan.

Can my group buy individual tickets and still sit together? Tickets must be purchased as part of a group for this event.

Can you cater to my food allergies and dietary requirements? We always do our best to cater to your food allergies – please let our staff know upon booking your table. We may not, however, be able to cater towards all food preferences e.g. keto, low-carb, low sugar.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? This event will be restricted to over 18s only. There will also be a range of non-alcoholic drinks available in all packages throughout the event.

What’s the refund policy? We understand that COVID has given us some unpredictable times. If the venue is forced to close due to COVID restrictions imposed by the Government and the event is cancelled as a result, tickets will be refunded. Tickets will not be refunded for any other reason.