Melbourne Cup Day at Bennelong
Take to Sydney’s most iconic waterside setting for an elegant, all-Australian Melbourne Cup affair.
Champagne on arrival, canapes & three course menu.
It’s only fitting that the very best of Australia’s produce and wine take centre stage at the iconic Sydney Opera House’s Bennelong restaurant. Celebrated Australian chef Peter Gilmore steers the diner through the diversity of the nation’s home-grown flavours introducing what he envisages as the essence of Australian cuisine.
The Bennelong menu has been curated by Executive Chef Peter Gilmore together with Head Chef Rob Cockerill, inspired by conversations with the most passionate and dedicated farmers, fishermen, breeders and providores nationwide.Food Philosophy
"We are excited to be creating food that celebrates Australian produce and Australian wine. We want to present Australia’s stunning produce from the rich truffle country in the west, triangulating through tropical Queensland all the way down to cool-climate Tasmania. Bennelong’s menu is a reflection of modern Australian food today." Peter GilmoreSee Our Menu
“Bennelong is a triumph. In providing a restaurant that is fine – very fine – without being threateningly sophisticated, and at a price point that is expensive yet not ridiculously so, they have offered a stage for more Australians to engage with the word of one of our finest ever culinary minds our national house. It fits. It works. Bravo. Take a bow.”
“This may be Peter Gilmore’s most defining moment yet.”
“One of the country’s most original kitchen talents is in one of the world’s greatest dining rooms: on paper the concept sparkles and it’s our pleasure to report that the execution exceeds all expectations. The Opera House is on song like never before.”
“What I wasn’t expecting was the sense of joy, the pride, the warmth and generosity that comes from the Fink family’s patronage, the inspirational Gilmore and chef de cuisine Robert Cockerill, and the friendly young staff…”