The wait is almost over, your new Club Stand will be open for the 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival. To get us to AAMI Victoria Derby Day we need to put The Club Stand through its paces, making sure that everything we have built is at its operational best.
On Sofitel Girls’ Day Out, Saturday 15th September and Turnbull Stakes Day, Saturday 6th October, we will be opening The Club Stand. The venues in operation each day will be set up, in full - but under trial conditions.
Our aim is to review the moment by moment customer experience and iron out any operational issues in readiness for a wonderful AAMI Victoria Derby Day 2018. We look forward to welcoming you as one of the first Members in the new Club Stand.
The ballot for The Club Stand Trials has now closed. Availability for Sitting One in the Straight Six on Turnbull Stakes Day is limited. Please call VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 or email email@example.com to book.
The Dining Room - SOLD OUT
Turnbull Stakes Day: $165 - SOLD OUT
Included in trial ticket: Drink on arrival, followed by three-course meal.
The perfect blend of heritage within a modern setting, the Members Dining Room keeps our beloved traditions alive. Take in the day’s races with great views from within, on screen or via the outdoor seating decks. With a paddock to plate menu offering fresh seasonal fare and a mouth-watering dessert buffet, this is the ideal backdrop for friends and family get-togethers at the races.
Tastes to look forward to:
Pomegranate cured salmon, pickled baby radish, cucumber, olive oil jelly, fried quinoa, ice plant and crème fraîche
Seared duck breast, mandarin, wakame, pickled ginger, spring onion and crispy wild rice main
Fillet of Gippsland beef, Paris mash, spinach puree, mushroom ketchup and thyme jus
The Byerley - SOLD OUT
Turnbull Stakes Day: $290 - SOLD OUT
Included in trial ticket: Drink on arrival, followed by a three-course meal.
Prepare yourself for a racing experience like no other in The Byerley. With cuisine on par with Melbourne’s very finest restaurants, and a private outdoor terrace with your own reserved seat offering brilliant track and Mounting Yard views, this is the definition of pure raceday indulgence.
Be one of the first Members in The Club Stand to experience Chef Ryan Flaherty’s modern innovative style. Showcasing the best regional produce Ryan will present classic food, cooked to perfection, with a few surprises ... just as one would expect from this class of dining.
Turnbull Stakes Day: $110 - Call VRC Customer Service on 1300 727 575 to book.
Included in trial ticket: Drink on arrival, appetiser, main course, side dish.
Sittings: There will be two sittings on each day. Sitting One: 11am to 2pmSitting Two: SOLD OUT
Enjoy a lively atmosphere with friends and family, without missing any trackside action with great views of the track, plenty of screens around you and easy access to the outdoor seating decks. You’ll enjoy wood-fired pizzas and grilled meats alongside premium wine and beer in this cool and casual restaurant and bar. Get ready to have some fun at Straight Six.
Burrata, heirloom tomato, basil, Mount Zero olive oil, balsamic flakes, torn sourdough
Aged beef, glazed shallot, watercress, confit garlic
Pizza with smoked salmon, avocado cream, watercress, baby capers, salmon roe, pickled red onion
Mumm Champagne Bar
Turnbull Stakes Day: A ballot ticket is not required for entry into the Mumm Champagne Bar.
Fresh Australian seafood, Pacific and Sydney Rock Oysters, Queensland prawns on ice with an assortment of condiments, lemon and lime wedges.
Caviar with an assortment of condiments, grated egg, diced shallots, chives,
crème fraîche, melba toast
Smoked salmon, buckwheat blinis, dill crème fraîche, salmon roe
Mumm Cordon Rouge cream macaron
Turnbull Stakes Day: A ballot ticket is not required for entry into the Furlong Bar.
A selection of cured meats including prosciutto, bresaola, pork
terrine, fennel seed salami, chicken liver pâte with spiced port jelly,
brioche croutons, pickles, marinated olives and mushrooms
Squid ink croquettes, parsley, romesco sauce and chorizo
Barramundi slider with watercress, cornichon mayonnaise
Peri Peri Portuguese chicken drumettes with smoked
Turnbull Stakes Day: A ballot ticket is not required for entry into the Members Bar. Full Members only.
A Members only bar that’s tailor made for the racing purist, this is the very heart of everything we cherish about our Club and the passions we share. Brilliant racing coverage sits side by side with historic touches, great food and direct connection to the Members Lawn.
Classic and contemporary bistro meals
Sandwiches and rolls
Assortment of cakes and pastries
On Seppelt Turnbull Stakes Day, all bar venues as well as the ground floor food and drink outlets will be open to members, no ballot ticket is required on this day.
There are still plenty of wonderful venues for you to visit in The Club Stand outside of the balloted venues – all you need is your Members Card and/or Guest Pass to gain entry.
Fresh and contemporary, The Bakery makes for an easy-going and comfortable spot to kick-off or wrap up your day with a Melbourne calibre coffee and all kinds of sweet and savoury treats on offer: pastries, cakes, panini, quiche, salads and more. Stay close to the racing while enjoying lunch at The Arbour with four different food counters (Sushi, Seafood, Asian and Grill) serving up hot, cold and always fresh food and drinks – means there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Situated next to the Mounting Yard, Paddock Bar is the place for racing purists to order a drink while taking in the equine action. Adjacent to the Members Lawn you’ll find the Lawn Bar, the perfect spot to grab a drink before heading back to the racing action. In the spirit of the old Champions Bar is the Courtyard Bar, situated right next to the Betting Ring, it’s the place to take a minute to enjoy a drink, snack or a light meal.
Step inside the stand where all Members are welcome to move around and explore the general communal spaces, or stop by the Bluegrass Bar on Level 3 to try a signature cocktail crafted by one of our resident mixologists.
On both trial days, entry to all walk–in outlets will be capped once capacity is reached. Note The Roof Garden will not be open during these trials.
Terms and conditions
By submitting your ballot application for The Club Stand trials, you agree to be subject to and will abide by, and shall notify and require your guests and invitees to abide by the “The Club Stand Member Trials – Terms & Conditions” and the Member Conditions, including any amendments notified to you by VRC.