Giddy up for Melbourne Cup events at Urban Purveyor Group venues across the country

Thursday, 6 October 2016:

If you can’t make it to Flemington this year, Urban Purveyor Group venues across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are holding Melbourne Cup celebrations to rival any marquee; and the hardest part will be choosing which one to visit.

Whether you’re looking for a private premium dining room, a causal venue to watch the race on the big screen, or a boisterous Melbourne Cup after party, Urban Purveyor Group’s venues promise great food, a lively atmosphere and a terrific time.

The Argyle – Let’s get racy

Don’t miss Sydney’s biggest Melbourne Cup party at The Argyle. Find a spot in the popular courtyard to watch the race on the biggest TV screen in The Rocks then stay on for the after party, with DJs playing until late. Get ready for lucky door prizes and prizes for best dressed. Grand Stand tickets ($99pp) include a two-hour beverage and canapé package. Member Pavilion tickets ($149pp) include a reserved area for groups of 12+, as well as three hour beverage and canapé package. TAB betting facilities will be available, with payout facilities from 3pm. Visit theargylerocks.com to find out more.

Saké Restaurant & Bar – The Saké sweepstakes
Enjoy a stunning and carefully curated Melbourne Cup menu, paired with Veuve Cliquot champagne, at Saké restaurants in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. TAB facilities will be available at Saké The Rocks. Visit sakerestaurant.com.au for full menu details and bookings.

Fratelli Fresh – Italians and Stallions

Enjoy a classic Italian set menu for $70pp, including three delicious courses and a glass of Frizzante on arrival. Share a selection of antipasti before devouring a delicious lamb ragu penne, or mushroom tagliatelle, finishing with a hit of house-made gelato. Visit fratellifresh.com.au for restaurant locations, bookings and full menu details.

The Cut Bar & Grill – Stakes and Steaks

If you mean business there’s no better place to be on Cup Day than The Cut Bar & Grill in Sydney and The Cut Steakhouse in Melbourne, with mouth-watering set menus and a glass of Ruinart Champagne on arrival. TAB facilities will be available at The Cut Bar & Grill, Sydney. Visit cutbarandgrill.com for venue locations and booking details.

Café Ananas – Crème de la Cup

Enjoy Cup Day with fillies, frocks and a glass of Moet Champagne on arrival at Café Ananas. A $99pp three course menu includes freshly shucked oysters and chicken liver parfait for entrée, and a choice of mains. Finish on a sweet note with coffee and chocolate almond cake. Visit ananas.com.au/cafe-ananas for full menu details or to make a reservation.

El Camino Cantina – Cup Day fiesta

With awesome food, a great party atmosphere and huge Margaritas, Cup Day is sure to be a success at El Camino Cantina. A $65pp set menu featuring classic Tex Mex favourites will be available, including a Margarita. TAB facilities will be available. Visit elcaminocantina.com.au for bookings and full menu details.

The Bavarian Bier Café – Hops and Hobs

If bier is your drink of choice, the Bavarian Bier Cafés across Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast are celebrating Melbourne Cup Bavarian style. There will be sweepstakes and prizes for best dressed, so dress to impress. Visit bavarianbiercafe.com to book a table.

Munich Brauhaus – Raise a stein to the Cup

At Munich Brauhaus in Melbourne and Sydney it’s all about big food, big biers and one big party. Enjoy a day jam packed with sweepstakes, prizes for best dressed, live DJs and the race that stops the nation on the big screen. TAB facilities are available. Visit munichbrauhaus.com to book a table.
If you’re looking to host a Melbourne Cup event, Urban Events, Venue & Catering has 48 stunning private dining rooms in its portfolio, as well as dedicated bars and flexible spaces that can cater to celebrations of all sizes. Or tap into Urban Events’ Gold Licence Caterer credentials that have inspired gorgeous events everywhere from boats and floating pontoons, to pop-up kitchens, offices, sophisticated events in private marquees and partner venue locations across Sydney. Choose the awarded flavours of Saké, Fratelli Fresh or perhaps Café Ananas for an event at your chosen location. To find out more visit urbaneventsvenues.com.au.

If you can’t leave the office this Cup Day, fast-casual go-getters Fratelli Famous and Saké Jr can bring the party to you with enticing catering packages tailored to groups of 10, 20 and 30. Fratelli Famous will supply fast-fired signature pizzas and rocket and parmesan salads, as well as dessert pizzas, gelato and soft drinks. Or order Saké Jr bowls paired with dumplings, as well as made to order sushi and vibrant Japanese salads. To place an order or find out more visit fratellifamous.com.au/catering or sakejr.com.au/catering.

For media enquiries please contact Jodie Carlson: 0409 244 365 | jodie.carlson@ppr.com.au

About Urban Purveyor Group

Urban Purveyor Group is the largest restaurant and dining group in Australia, with over 30 award-winning dining and entertainment venues, revenues in excess of $250 million and 2000 employees. With many new venues and concepts in progress, Urban Purveyor Group plans to double in size in the next 24 months. Urban Purveyor Group’s dining and entertainment brands include El Camino Cantina, Fratelli Fresh, Fratelli Famous, Café Ananas, The Alfred, The Cut Steakhouse, Saké, Saké Jr., Bavarian Bier Café, Munich Brauhaus, The Argyle and Urban Events Venues & Catering. Additionally, the Group’s vertically-integrated model includes Urban Fine Foods, Urban Beverage Imports and Urban Brewing Co. Urban Purveyor Group is owned by Quadrant Private Equity, one of Australia’s leading Private Equity firms.

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