Phar Lap Marquee

The Phar Lap Marquee* is available to Members and their guests on AAMI Victoria Derby, Emirates Melbourne Cup and Crown Oaks Days. Situated between The Birdcage and The Nursery Enclosures, this stylish and relaxed marquee features gourmet fare, an outdoor area and private betting facilities.


  • three-course meal consisting of a plated entrée and main, dessert and light afternoon tea
  • racebook
  • reserved dining seat in the marquee for the day
  • betting facilities
  • big screen
  • private amenities.

* Please note; there is no view of the track from this dining venue.
Please note beverages are additional – credit card facilities will be available on the day. Tables in the Phar Lap Marquee are shared tables of 10. Members also have the option to purchase a reserved seat in The View, Level 4, The Grandstand or in the Members’ Old Grandstand.

Members’ Enclosure ticketing is required to access reserved seats in The Grandstand and Members’ Old Grandstand.

Lunch & Afternoon Tea Optional Reserved Seat^
(Level 4, the Grandstand)
Optional Reserved Seat^
(Level 2, Members’ Old Grandstand)
AAMI Victoria Derby Day $300 $45 $25
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day $295 $45 $25
Crown Oaks Day $265 $45 $25

^ Reserved seats may only be purchased in conjunction with Phar Lap Marquee dining. Seats are limited and are pending availability at time of receipt of booking form and payment.

Members will be notified if their request for reserved seating is unable to be accommodated. Any reserved seats remaining will be available from the Ticketek booth (located in the Hill Stand) from 9.30am on the morning of each raceday during the Carnival.


If the Phar Lap Marquee is your first dining preference on any day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, you can book through VRC Customer Service on
1300 727 575.