Melbourne Cup Lunch 2018

Melbourne Cup Lunch 2018

06/11/2018 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Colonist Melbourne Cup Lunch

Gather your friends or colleagues for the Melbourne Cup Lunch where you will enjoy the best in South Australian Pub food and drinks while watching the race that stops the nation.

Enjoy your Melbourne Cup Lunch 2018 at The Colonist hotel. Accompany the delicious menu created by Head chef Dean with a glass of Hentley Farm sparkling, a cold beer or a premium gin and fevertree. Sit back, relax and settle in for the afternoon with live music by Chris Vanderhaak.

Guests can get involved with sweeps over Melbourne Cup Lunch, as well as vie for a best hat prize and other giveaways. The race will be shown on all TV’s around the hotel with live music beginning directly after the race.

Try some of the new foraging plates to start, then delve into one of the new hand picked Chef’s dishes, or one of the time honoured pub favourites.

Melbourne Cup Lunch

Melbourne Cup Lunch Menu

  • FORAGING PLATES 1 plate $14 | 2 Plates $26 | 3 Plates $36
  • PICKLED CALAMARI

    charred grilled and pickled with a chilli & bean salad

  • CHILLI SALT AND PEPPER SQUID

    chilli & bean salad with a sesame, chilli and ginger dipping sauce

  • ZUCCHINI AND CORN FRITTERS

    heirloom tomato salad and jalapeno butter

  • TRUFFLED MUSHROOM ARANCINI

    warm gorgonzola sauce

  • ADELAIDE HILLS MIXED OLIVES

    served warm with crumbled chevre

  • BAKED GNOCCHI

    a rich sugo sauce, heirloom cherry tomatoes, chevre and olive oil

  • SESAME SOY TOFU

    nori, mint, chilli & cucumber noodle salad with a sesame soy dressing

  • HAND CUT SWEET POTATO WEDGES

    black beans, charred corn, rocket leaves, pomegranates and salsa verde

  • SA PAN FRIED HALOUMI

    mint, chilli & cucumber ribbon salad

  • SMOKED CHICKEN

    heirloom cherry tomatoes, Onkaparinga chevre, basil pesto & extra virgin olive oil

  • HAND PICKED
  • 30.0
    PORK BELLY GF

    served with a choice of: roasted sweet potato + greens
    OR chips, salad + choice of sauce

  • 35.0
    250G COORONG ANGUS FLAT IRON STEAK GF

    served with a choice of: roasted sweet potato + greens
    OR chips, salad + choice of sauce

  • 28.0
    PRAWN AND CRAB LINGUINI

    heirloom cherry tomatoes, chopped herbs, a chilli & lemon myrtle butter, and grana padano

  • 32.0
    TASMANIA SALMON FILLET

    grilled peach, quinoa, cherry tomato, grapes, mixed salad leaves pomegranates and tahini yoghurt

  • 28.0
    CAJUN SPICED CHICKEN BREAST

    green pea + mint hummus, chickpea, roasted pumpkin, red onion, charred corn, currents, almond flaked and salad leaves

  • 25.0
    BRISKET SANDWICH

    braise, pressed & finished on the chargrill, red onion jam, cheese, tomato chutney, wild rocket, toasted Turkish bread + chips

  • 23.0
    HERBIVORE BOWL

    turmeric roasted cauliflower, sauteed kale, saffron chickpeas, roasted Kent pumpkins, cherry tomatoes, pickled cabbage baby salad leaves, roasted pepitas, macadamia nuts and hummus
    add chicken $8
    add tofu $6

  • 24.0
    FALAFEL SALAD

    lemon myrtle hummus, quinoa, red onion, tomatoes, mint, chilli and cucumber noodles + coconut yoghurt

  • TIME HONOURED
  • 23.0
    COLONIST CHICKEN BURGER

    toasted roll, grilled chicken breast, red onion jam, lettuce, tomato, cheese, smoky tomato relish + chips
    GF BUN + 2.0 – COMES WITH SWEET POTATO WEDGES INSTEAD OF CHIPS

  • 23.0
    COLONIST BEEF BURGER

    toasted roll, grilled Angus beef patty, red onion jam, lettuce, tomato, cheese, smoky tomato relish + chips
    GF BUN + 2.0 – COMES WITH SWEET POTATO WEDGES INSTEAD OF CHIPS

  • 24.0
    CHICKEN SCHNITZEL

    tenderised chicken breast, served with chips, salad + your choice of peppercorn, truffled mushroom, plain gravy or parmigiana

  • 23.0
    SEA SALT & PEPPER SQUID

    squid dusted through flour, seasoned with sea salt and kibbled pepper served with a sweet chilli, sesame and ginger dipping sauce, chips + salad

  • 24.0
    FISH & CHIPS

    grilled, crumbed or battered hoki served with tartare, chips + salad

  • SIDES
  • 6.5
    SEASONAL GARDEN VEGETABLES

    with baby spinach and extra virgin olive oil

  • 8.0
    WILD ROCKET AND PEAR SALAD

    with red onion, candied walnuts, balsamic and extra virgin olive oil

Please call the venue for last minute bookings on 08 8362 3736

The History of the Melbourne Cup

Flemington was fairly basic in the early days with little in the way of running rails or stands. The Melbourne Cup quickly became popular as a carnival with picnic parties, sideshows, celebrations and people showing off their latest fashions. Socialites, politicians and Australia’s rich and famous attended the Cup right from the earliest days.

By 1880, 100,000 people would make the journey to Flemington to attend the Cup. As Melbourne’s population was only 290,000 at the time, this attendance was quite phenomenal, and many visitors came from the country and other Australian colonies, too. These were flourishing times as Melbourne continued to grow during and after the gold rush period.

Read more on the fascinating history of the Melbourne Cup

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