Melbourne Cup in Robina – local spots to watch the big race

Racing fever

Robina is the winning ticket for your Melbourne Cup festivities this year – and what better reason for the fillies to frock up and the stallions to don their best suits than the race that stops a nation?

We’ve pulled together our top picks for the best venues to watch the big race while you celebrate in style right in the heart of Gold Coast City.

Club Robina

Club Robina has a reputation as being one of the friendliest clubs on the coast and they would love to welcome new friends for this year’s Melbourne Cup.

This year they are offering up one of the best Melbourne Cup lunch deals around at just $37 for guests and $35 for members.  This gets you champagne on arrival and a two course luncheon.

There will be lucky door prizes, sweeps & raffles and a hat parade.  Enjoy watching the race on a big screen, surrounded by friendly faces.

Bar and sweeps open at 10am and lunch is from 12 midday.  Bookings are essential so don’t miss out.

Where: 257 Ron Penhaligon Way, Robina


Dog and Parrot Tavern

Sit back and relax while the Dog and Parrot Tavern takes care of all of your Melbourne Cup needs with a three course luncheon for just $45.

The whole family is invited to  enjoy the superb menu and enjoy a cool drink to the sounds of live music – you’re even invited to try your luck with the sweepstakes and lucky door prizes on offer.

The TAB opens at 7am, so you can get your bets on nice and early to secure a win for the big day.

Bookings are essential and must be paid in full prior to arrival. To book, call 07 5575 7955.

Where: 2 Scottsdale Drive, Robina


Robina Lions Club

Join the Robina Lions Club as they host a roaring event from 11am in celebration of the race that stops a nation.

For just $45 you can enjoy a sensational two-course lunch including a glass of bubbles or orange juice on arrival.

Three giant projector screens will mean you won’t miss a moment on track and also on offer are raffles, sweeps and Robina’s very own ‘fashions on the field’ competition where the guys and gals can strut their stuff for prizes.

Bookings are essential via or call either Toula Singer on 5575 9917 or John Clark on 5530 4321.

Where: Quality Hotel, Mermaid Waters. Corner of Markeri Street and Sunshine Boulevard.


Spaghetti and Jazz

Make this year’s Melbourne Cup a live music affair at Spaghetti and Jazz as the venue features the smooth sounds of Joe Phillips throughout the afternoon.

Kicking off at 11:45am and running right through until 7pm, indulge in delicious and authentic Italian food while enjoying the big race. Make sure you dress to impress as there will be Spaghetti and Jazz’s very own fashion competition as well as sweeps well into the afternoon.

Purchase a ticket for yourself for $56 or grab a group of friends for a table of ten for $590.

Bookings are essential – contact Natalie Churchill-Palumbo on  5593 2311 to secure your spot today.

Where: 30-34 Commerce Drive, Robina


Hotel CBD

Don’t miss this annual sell-out event from 12pm to 3pm filled with food, fun, fashion and even some horse racing right in the heart of Varsity Lakes.

Be treated to a drink upon arrival and a three-course lunch while you try your luck in the various sweeps and raffles – all for just $65.

Don’t go running back to your desks in a hurry, as Hotel CBD will put on live music from 3pm to 5pm to keep your Melbourne Cup festivities kicking on into the evening.

Make sure you secure your spot today via

Where: Corner of Lake Street and Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes




By |2017-11-03T15:57:25+00:00October 31st, 2017|