Bar Patrón pops up at Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth on Melbourne Cup day

Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth will offer an authentic Mexican lunch menu and premium margaritas, for one day only, when Bar Patrón pops up for Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, 5 November.

Bar Patrón is Rockpool Dining Group’s modern Mexican restaurant and bar (located in Sydney) featuring ultra-premium tequila by Patrón.


The Mexican restaurant will take over the bar at Rockpool Bar & Grill, between 11am and 3pm on race day, offering a three-course shared menu ($125pp), alongside three classic margaritas.


Guacamole and tortilla chips

To start, diners will be offered crunchy tortilla chips and guacamole hand-pounded to order, and house-made tostadas topped with seared tuna, avocado, cherry tomatoes, coriander and a sprinkling of peanuts.


Mexican fried chicken

Also on the menu is Mexican fried chicken served with onion, coriander, pickled green tomato and a spicy chipotle aioli. Tacos – a staple on Bar Patrón’s Sydney menu – will be served two ways: a fried market fish taco comes topped with sour cream and zesty pico de gallo, while grilled beef tongue is drizzled with peanut salsa and served with green tomato, red onion and coriander.


Tres leches cake

To finish, guests can choose between one of four desserts: tres leches cake topped with white chocolate, nuts and freeze-dried raspberries; corn-husk meringue pavlova served with sweet-corn cream and passionfruit; a dark chocolate and espelette chilli ice-cream sandwich; and lime mousse with caramelised pineapple compote and coconut crunch.


Bar Patrón’s classic margaritas feature Patrón Silver tequila thrown with orange citrónge and lime, and are served with a salt-crusted rim. They have established a cult following in Sydney.


The Melbourne Cup will be broadcast across several large-screen TVs in the bar area and restaurant, so guests can toast to race day, Mexican style.


Rockpool Dining Group Culinary Director Neil Perry said the Mexican pop-up was an exciting addition to Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth for Melbourne Cup day.


“We’re thrilled to bring a taste of Bar Patrón to Perth for Melbourne Cup,” he said. “The menu is ideal for a celebratory lunch – it’s fun, vibrant, and bursting with quintessential flavours.


“Bar Patrón’s margaritas are a work of pure craftsmanship, featuring artisanal and super-premium tequila. We know our Perth diners will enjoy them as much as we do in Sydney.”


Bookings are essential and Rockpool Bar & Grill’s bar menu will be made available after 3pm.


Rockpool Bar & Grill

Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA 6100

(08) 6252 1900

Reservations: Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth