The Melbourne Cup

Enjoy the award winning experience of Vaquero, combined with the excitement of the race that stops the nation.

Earlybird $79

A delicious 4 course meal. The fun of a Melbourne Cup party.


4 Course Lunch
2.5 hr Drinks Packages Available
Melbourne Cup Live on TV

Head chef, Damon Porter, has put together a sumptuous menu to help you celebrate the biggest day on the racing calendar.

The four course menu will tempt your tastebuds and set the scene for a great afternoon of champagne, cocktails and betting on the ponies.

Add to your experience with our beverage packages:
Standard 2.5 hour beverage package for $39 per person
Premium 2.5 hour beverage package for $59 per person, including cocktail on arrival

Reserve Your Place

Bookings are essential, so complete the form to take advantage of our Early Bird tickets.
Pricing increases on 19 October.

Vaquero Dining

In the early 1500s the Spanish arrived in Mexico, bringing with them horses and livestock and the tradition of the “vaquero”: the horseback mounted cattle herder. Legend has it that they only ever dismounted to dance with a pretty girl. They lived simple, honest, hard working lives.

At Vaquero Dining we take influence from the Spanish origin, celebrating a menu design to be shared with friends and family. Simple, elegant plating, ultimate respect for the food we serve, direct from farm to plate. Our charcoal oven ensures that moisture, tenderness and flavour are the three key elements with every dish.


344 Sandgate Road