Melbourne Cup 2016


Celebrate the race that stops a nation with us this Melbourne Cup, Tuesday 1st November and enjoy good food, good beer and good company!

Our Main Bar, Lounge, Courtyard and Duke's Bistro will have something for everyone on the big day!



Book your tickets now!

Book a space for you and your friends at Duke’s Bistro. Tickets are $69 per person and include either an Australian Brewery Golden Ale, Hills Apple Cider or a Lois Sparkling Wine on arrival, a delicious banquet lunch, a ticket for the mystery trifecta and entry into the Best Dressed Competition. One lucky punter will also go home with a food and wine hamper valued at $99.

Small and large bookings welcome.

There will also be a number of drink specials throughout the day including $5 schooners of Australian Brewery Alchemy Golden Ale, $5 schooners of Carlton Draught and $6.50 schooners of The Hills Apple Cider.


·      Coconut Prawns, with a Rum & Chili Caramel [GF]

·      Beef Brisket Mac N Cheese

·      Smoked Pumpkin Bruschetta [V on request]

·      Xo Squid [GF]

·      Oysters Natural with Mignonette [GF]

·      Beer Brined Chicken, Roast Potatoes, Chicken Jus, Crisp Butter Lettuce Leaves

·      Hanger Steak [GF]

·      Fish of the Day [GF]

·      Roasted Root vegetable Salad

·      Greens

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It will be business as usual downstairs at the DOG except we will be open from 8am so you can access our on-site TAB and take part in the race-day action!

Function spaces are available for larger bookings with canape menu options. Contact [email protected] to enquire

  • $5 Carlton Draught
  • $5 Australian Brewery Golden Ale
  • $6.50 Hills Apple Cider
  • $9.50 Lois Blanc de Blanc Sparkling, from The Laneyard Vineyard.

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Purchase any CUB beverage between Tuesday 18th October and Tuesday 1st November to go into the draw a classic Webber BBQ, valued at $329! Winner to be drawn at 4.30pm on Tuesday 1st November.

Terms & Conditions:

The competition winner and elected companion must be over 18 years old.

The winning entrant will be drawn by random barrel selection after 4:30pm on Tuesday 1st November, 2016. The winner must be present in venue. In the event that the selected entrant is not present in venue, other entries will be selected until a valid winner is found.

All eligible entrants must enter their name, mobile number, birthday and a valid email address and by entering, agree to sign up to The DOG’s database. The prize can be collected from the manager on duty after the barrel is drawn on Tuesday 1st November, 2016.

Employees and the family of employees of any company associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter this competition. Organisation of the transportation of the Webber BBQ from The DOG is the responsibility of the winning entrant. Prize Inclusions: The winner receives one Classic Webber Barbeque valued at $329RRP. The competition winners and companions agree that they may be filmed, photographed and/or interviewed and that their names and/or images may be used by [venue] for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes. Prize cannot be combined with any other offers. Rockfort Investments T/as The DOG Hotel does not facilitate and is not liable for any special requests, which may be accommodated directly with the merchant. Prize not valid for commercial use, not for resale and not redeemable for cash. The competition winners and companion agree to abide by any additional rules and restrictions that Rockfort Investments, or the merchant may require and violation of such additional rules and restrictions may result in additional charges and the cancellation of your prize. Promoter: Kerrin Weller, Rockfort Investments, 26 Foveaux St, Surry Hills,(02) 9212 1740. Promotion ends Tuesday 1st November, 2016. Management reserves all rights. Please Drink responsibly. OLGR Permit: LTPM/14/01343

Running as normal on Melbourne Cup Day, no tickets required.

Walk-ins only, table bookings not available during the day

I just wanted to send out thanks and compliments. Our function yesterday was amazing, both the food and venue were very impressive. We had so many comments from our guests on both how delicious the meal was and the great venue. Baptiste and his staff were excellent. Couldn't be happier with the day. 

Alexis - May, 2017

I would like to thank you and the staff who worked at our function on Saturday who provided seamless and efficient service. There were many compliments from those who attended on the quality of food and the venue itself. Can you please pass on our thanks to the Chef and the rest of the staff.

Colleen O – July 2016

I had a great experience at the DOG last weekend. i had booked outside however due to the cold weather the team changed the booking at the very last minute and set our group of 20 up with a new spot indoors. Roast dinner was delicious and only had good feedback from other guests. Love the beer selection!!

Blake S – July 2016

We had a great day & everything went to plan. The music was brilliant & got the atmosphere going! 
Thanks so much for your help, I would definitely use the DOG again for a function or recommend you to others.

Laura M – June 2016

I just wanted to say thanks to the staff at the Dog on Sunday for making our function a success!
It was the perfect day and everyone really enjoyed the food and space you've created in the courtyard.

Christy - November 2016

I was going to send you a BIG thank you tomorrow. The staff were wonderful, friendly and organised. Everything went so smoothly and the food was fabulous, compliments to the chefs who were working so hard in the kitchen. We had a lovely evening and the table was perfect. Thank you for helping our night to be such a good one. We will be back for sure


Julie- December 2016


The party was sensational.  Please pass on our thanks to the staff at the DOG, they were great and definitely went above and beyond…Thanks for all you help,  I’m sure it wouldn’t have gone as smoothly without your hands-on management.


Peter - June 2017

Thanks for your help organising my function. We had a great night and Baptiste was fantastic on the night.

Nicole - July 2017

Thank you for all your help in making it such a great night. Everything went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time!

Scott - August, 2017

Thank you for your support for our event last night. It was a HUGE success from our standpoint – and we really appreciate the efforts of you and the DOG team. Angel (manager) in particular was extremely helpful – and provided great service to the team

Daniel - October 2017

Everything was really good at The Dog on Saturday, I have to say the staff were fantastic on the night and we really enjoyed ourselves… Thanks for helping to organise it and please pass on my thanks to the staff that night. 

Gabrielle - September 2017

The party went very well last week! I had a great time

Melissa - September 2017

It was an amazing night and the hospitality was fantastic, I can’t remember her name but the lady helping us working at the bar was great!...Thanks for everything, everyone loved the venue and we were already suggesting we should hire it again for our birthdays

Ryan - June 2018

All guests had an amazing time and were really well fed. The staff at the DOG were very polite and accommodating, no issues with them at all.  Really impressive. The Manager was very helpful and attentive.  I did not need to ask for remind him or the chefs on anything. I did say thank you to the staff, but if you could please pass on my compliments again. I will definitely recommend your venue.



Penelope - June 2017

It was a good night. Our older guests were very impressed with the refurbishment of the hotel.We were very happy with the attentiveness and help of your Manager on the night....can't remember his name but seemed to have a French accent. Also bar staff good, particularly the young woman who came out from the bar and helped us during the night in various ways.

Lara - July 2017