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Big Day Brekkie

Looking to start the day right? A number of top hospo spots around the city are offering special Cup Day breakfast packages. Bookings are typically essential, so grab the gang, get organised and start your day right at:

Bloody Mary's
Bloody Mary’s famous Cup Day Champagne Breakfast offers a BBQ station, cocktail smoothies, chocolate fountain, canapés and even a donut wall (!), with every guest getting a free glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival, lots of prizes up for grabs, and transfers to and from the course. bloodymarys.co.nz

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar
Fiddlesticks have a seriously filling breakfast offering on the day, with options including house-made toasted muesli, smoked salmon blini, crepes, and the mighty Fiddlesticks Breakfast. Go for the Akarua Brut or take it next-level with Pol Roger. fiddlesticksbar.co.nz

No. 4 Bar & Restaurant
No 4 takes Cup Week well-seriously; they’re promising bubbles will be flowing, and there are breakfast and bus packages to get you to the course, as well as champagne lunches for those who like to celebrate while steering clear of track! no4bar.co.nz

Rogues of Rotherhams
Located just a 5 minute drive or 15 minute stroll down to the races, Rogues is a very handy spot for a champagne breakfast on the big Tuesday, with further promotions and specials on offer the rest of the week too. roguesbar.co.nz

The Pedal Pusher
Both Rolleston and Addington branches of The Pedal Pusher are offering gorgeous champagne breakfasts, which come with a glass of Piper Heidsieck (or opt for a beer if you’re so inclined). thepedalpusher.co.nz

Aikmans
Aikmans get stuck into Cup Week; your champagne breakfast comes with a flute of Moët and bus to the races, but they’ll also have live music from 9am – 12pm with Nick Lee and later in the afternoon/evening too, with Nicola Quinn Beauty & Day Spa also setting up a 'fix-me-up' stall from 4pm for make-up and nail services. aikmans.nz

Baretta Bar & Restaurant
Baretta have your Cup Day champagne breakfast needs sorted, with a special breakfast menu with a range of options available complemented by a glass of Moët. baretta.co.nz

Trevinos Restaurant & Bar
The celebrated Cup Day breakfast at Trevinos includes a hearty full buffet and complimentary bubbles. Peacock your Cup Day outfit and be in to win their in-house best dressed competitions, and get the inside word from their tipster before a free ride to and from Addington. trevinos.co.nz

Crowne Plaza christchurch
Crowne Plaza’s Market Place restaurant has joined forces with Bollinger to create a special Cup Day breakfast. Grab a Bolly on entry before an all-inclusive buffet, with Clinique make-up touch ups on hand, transfers to the course, and spot prizes all morning. christchurch.crowneplaza.com

 

A week of it ...

Dux Central
The Dux is running Cup Week specials all week, with a complete Canterbury craft beer takeover of their taps, and three menu additions showcasing Canterbury lamb, salmon and duck. They’re also offering a delicious elderflower sangria all week – the perfect sipper for the spring sun! duxcentral.co.nz

Dux Dine
While Dux Dine is booked out for Cup Day breakfast, they still have some sweet deals, including a week-long promotion of an antipasti platter for two along with two glasses of Akarua Brut for $60 from 2pm – 6pm and breakfast and a glass of Pol Remy for $27.50 on Christchurch Casino NZ Cup & gavelhouse.com 1000 Guineas Day (Sat 18). duxdine.co.nz

The Happening bar & kitchen
If you prefer a later start on Cup Day, The Happening have got their full brunch menu on offer from 11:30am, with their decadent high teas also an excellent option for some classy Cup Week celebrations with friends any afternoon of the big week. thehappening.co.nz

JDV
JDV’s ‘A Day Not At The Races’ on Cup Day is another one for those not so keen on the course – enjoy a special lunch as you watch the big races live streamed in their tent, with live music in the Merivale courtyard from 4pm onwards and Veuve Clicquot Champagne specials. jdv.co.nz

Universo Brasserie & Bar
The newly minted Stealth venue at the Art Gallery hits the ground running with some great specials for the duration of Cup Week – score a delicious and classy platter for two including beetroot gravlax, house pickles, cold cuts and cheeses served with crisp breads for just $45, and bottles of Daniel Le Brun for $55 or $10 per glass. Cheers! universo.co.nz

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