GPO Grand presents Sydney’s finest food, fashion and entertainment as part of their exclusive ‘Carnival of Colour’ Melbourne Cup Day event at No.1 Martin Place, in collaboration with Fairfax & Roberts and Sydney’s longest running cabaret show, Crystal Boudoir.

Director of Crystal Boudoir and one of Sydney’s most formidable choreographers, Michael Boyd said: “Ultimately, we want to usher in the return of elegance, with colour and print being the hero of the day. We encourage guests to be inspired by the theme of the day, ‘Carnival of Colour,’ and dress in sophisticated brightness.”

“We’ve created mesmerising entertainment with refined costumes and styling for a Melbourne Cup event unlike any other in the Sydney CBD.”

Activities on the day include:

  • Entertainment and fashion by the cast of Crystal Boudoir and special guests, showcasing Fairfax & Roberts jewellery
  • Best Dressed and Best Fascinator prizes from Fairfax & Roberts and Christian Louboutin
  • Free buttonhole flower and photo opportunity upon arrival
  • Hand-drawn portraits by a fashion illustrator
  • All of the racing action televised on the big screen and 15 TVs throughout the venues
  • Business card draws
  • Sweeps
  • TAB facilities in Martin Place
  • After party in Coach Bar with DJ following the races

Dining packages start from $48 per person for a two course lunch. Award-winning venues include Prime Steak Restaurant, Intermezzo Italian Ristorante, Postales Restaurante & Tapas Bar, GPO Cheese & Wine Room, Sosumi Sushi Train, Subterranean Bar & Grill, GPO Pizza by Wood and GPO Oyster Bar.

Bookings can be made by phoning 02 9229 7700 or emailing

Melbourne Cup packages