Left it until the last minute to book lunch for the Melbourne Cup?

It's the race that stops the nation - unless you work in hospitality. Luckily for us, some of Sydney's best restaurants and bars are putting on a show for Cup day, from Quay chef Peter Gilmore's clever reworking of his famous Snow Egg (it's now nestled in green 'turf'; see above) to an eight-course banquet at Bondi Hardware. So forget the pub next Tuesday - if you're going to escape the office for a long lunch, why not make it worthwhile? Scroll the gallery above for the Buro edit of the 10 best lunch options this Melbourne Cup.

The best Cup Day lunches in Sydney next week

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