What a year it’s been! When The Club Stand was unveiled less than a year ago, there was no question that it would transform our Club, and your experience as a VRC member, in ways both large and small. When members stepped through its welcoming doors and gazed at the prominent central staircase, we all knew that something special had just been born. The Club Stand is ready to welcome you for a whole new year of memories made from the very best of times.
Meet, greet and relax in the hub for members.
Step inside The Club Stand, and into the inviting warmth and camaraderie of the ground floor Lobby. Comfortable seating, spacious walkways, the generous fireplace and welcoming atmosphere all signal the start of a memorable Cup Carnival. The Betting Ring, directly adjacent to The Club Stand entrance, is the place to place your bets. Steeped in history, the Mounting Yard sits here too, and brings you face-to-face with the horses, jockeys and trainers who make the sport of thoroughbred racing so great.
The perfect place to start and end your day.
Arrive to the welcoming aroma of barista-brewed coffees and fresh-from-the-oven pastries, croissants and other baked goods and scrumptious treats. Open from the first race to the last, it’s not just for breakfast anymore.
• Freshly baked pastries • A selection of sweet treats • A freshly made selection of sandwiches
Fill up before heading back to the track.
Convenient and tasty is the name of the game in The Arbour, with all manner of fresh, convenient and popular favourites served up morning, noon and night. Sushi, Barbecue, Seafood, Asian delicacies, beer, wine and soft drinks, The Arbour has it all, and then some.
• Burgers • Asian stir fries, dumplings • Fish 'n' Chips
The fast and friendly spot to refresh.
Order your drink, get it served up fast and get back to the Members Lawn without missing a beat. These two centrally-located, fast and convenient bars are convivial, friendly and fun. Let’s go.
• Craft and local beers • Wine • Champagne
Enjoy a drink while keeping one eye on the races.
When you’re ready for a refreshing drink, but don’t want to stray too far from all the racing action, set yourself up at the Courtyard Bar and its prime location directly next to The Betting Ring. Offering plenty of elbow room and quick-as-a-flash service, this is the central spot to be.
• Sandwiches • Homemade pies • Homemade sausage rolls
Welcome to the heart of style.
The bubbles flow freely in this space where Insta-worthy glam meets world-class racing. Eat, drink and make merry in the heart of Flemington’s homage to the finest French Champagne.The festive atmosphere will take hold from the start, with professional DJs and live music to keep the party vibe flowing.
• Succulent shellfish • Pacific and Sydney rock oysters • Caviar and smoked salmon on blinis
Where tradition reigns.
The Members Bar is where history is celebrated and memories are made. Flemington’s past embraces its exciting future, where the wall-to-wall racing coverage, bistro-style meals and warm atmosphere beckon everyone who treasures tradition. This is a full members only bar.•
• Garlic and rosemary roasted leg of lamb • Chicken parmigiana with leafy greens • Steak and frites with béarnaise sauce and salad
Race in for a cold drink.
Good fun, good friends, great racing and amazing food and drinks - that’s what the Furlong Bar is serving up, all Carnival long. Try the tapas-style menu, share a table with a friend or a stranger, and let the good times roll.
• Cheese & charcuterie platters • Prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella toastie, parsley, truffle mayonnaise
Prepare to be dazzled by the drinks.
The creative concoctions and high-end elegance beckon tastemakers from everywhere, to witness and savour true cocktail artistry being brought to life every Carnival raceday.
The architectural beauty of the Bluegrass Bar is the perfect backdrop to the endlessly imaginative beverages on offer.
• Passionate Flutter cocktail • Coconut Espresso Martini• Fine whiskeys & craft beers
Where the celebration starts and ends.
Make your way to the very top and prepare to be rewarded with views that never end, by the casual but surprising eats and drinks throughout, and by the most convivial crowd that’s always ready to party. As the sun sets, The Roof Garden’s DJ will be spinning the tunes to keep the party going.
• Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, pork sausage, chilli and oregano pizza • Mac and cheese doughnuts with truffle and jalapeno • Lamb kofta, cos lettuce, tabbouleh, harissa labne