Melbourne Cup Lunch Menus to Impress

Make your Melbourne Cup corporate festivities a hit this year with Order-In.  We have all the best corporate caterers to choose from, talented event planners and a saddle full of creativity to wow your guests at your Melbourne Cup lunch.

A Few Menu Suggestions to Consider:

Gourmet Barbeque at Office

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From the grill:

  • House made beef burger patties
  • Traditional BBQ sausages including beef, chicken lamb sausages
  • BBQ chicken wings with lime, coriander and chilli

From the salad bar:

  • Garden salad of capsicum, cucumber, tomato, Spanish onion, olives and parsley
  • Pasta salad with Persian feta, mint, pickled lemon, fresh peas and broad beans.

Something sweet to finish:

  • Mini chocolate brownies
  • Mini lemon meringue tarts

Sit Down Lunch

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  • Chermoula roasted prawns with white beans, chorizo, parsley and lemon
  • Prosciutto, feta and pear salad with balsamic fig and charred brioche


  • Eye fillet steak and truffled mash with sprout leaves, crispy parsnips and shiraz jus
  • Twice cooked pork belly with bubble and squeak, little carrots, crispy sage and jus


  • Rhubarb and ginger crème brulee with a ginger nut biscuit
  • Vanilla and shiraz poached pear with rice pudding and shiraz syrup

Cocktails and Canapés

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  • Peking duck pancakes with cucumber and hoi sin sauce
  • Chicken parfait with toasted fingers and a burnt peach butter
  • Beetroot cured salmon with pickled cucumber, blini, smoked crème and caviar
  • Poached prawn crystal roll with Asian slaw and a dipping sauce
  • Squid ink crackers with Queensland spanner crab and sorrel pannacotta
  • Pea and mint tart with parmesan custard
  • Vegetarian maki rolls with a ponzu sauce
  • Substantial item: Beer battered flathead with smashed chat potatoes and a chipotle aioli
  • Something sweet to finish: Raspberry passion fruit smashed pavlova

Food Planks

Add a bit of theatre and excitement to your event with our gorgeous plank stations, loaded with the best locally sourced ingredients and beautifully presented on solid oak boards. Plank stations give your guests the opportunity to graze throughout the event with an abundance of sweet, sour, crunchy and crispy dishes to give your event a real buzz.

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Buffaloom Plank:

  • Fresh carved buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, gorgeous basil pesto, olives and capers, grilled and chilled summer vegetables, crispy polenta chips with Pecorino, rosemary and crostini

Salmon Twice plank

  • Beetroot and vodka cured salmon, applewood smoked salmon, carrot and celeriac remoulade blinis and bruschetta, horseradish crème fraiche, herbs

Antipasti plank

  • Selection of Jamon Serrano, salumi, chorizo, manchego, gorgeous grilled peppers, artichokes, chilli and mint feta, olives, caper berries, baked bread and grissini sticks.

The Ploughmans plank

  • Free range ham and organic chicken liver pate, pork pies, celery, cherry toms, pickled onions, Gippsland blue, vintage cheddar, Piccalilli chutney, baked bread and crackers

Just Cheese plank

  • Selection of Brie, blue and cheddar, gooey baked rosemary camembert, cranberry relish quince, dried fruits, nuts, baked bread and crackers

Relax and Leave the Hard Work To Us

Nothing would better than being able to enjoy this year's Melbourne Cup festivities knowing that everything was being taken care of by a team of experienced professionals. Booking your corporate catering with Order-In ensures that your event will be on budget, run on-time and that everyone loves the food. 

Looking for Casual Catering?

Looking for casual, drop off Melbourne Cup catering?  We have delicious and affordable Melbourne Cup menus for casual teas, lunches and finger food gatherings.   Our menus are easy to order online, delicious and affordable.  If you need some assistance, please call on 1300 851 900.

What's the Benefit to Using an Events Planner?

Good question – why should you use an Event Planner? 

  • Experience and industry knowledge unsure that your event comes off without a hitch.
  • It is our job to know what staff, equipment, food and the all important questions of how much wine is to be ordered.
  • Professional advice is invaluable when planning any event, big or little.

The Order-In blog covers lots of event catering related issues, challenges and menus. Read our latest blog to find out the 7 reasons why you should use an event manager for your Melbourne Cup lunch.

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