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Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot

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Royal Ascot evolved from the first four-day race meeting held at Ascot in 1768, although the meeting as it is known today only really started to take shape with the introduction of The Gold Cup in 1807, Until 1939, Royal Ascot was the only race meeting held at the racecourse. The Gold Cup remains the feature race of the third day of Royal Ascot, traditionally the busiest day of the week, when high fashion and exquisite millinery take centre stage alongside flat racing’s most elite stayers. During the racecourse’s redevelopment in 2005, the Royal Meeting was held at York Racecourse.

Each of the five days of Royal Ascot begins with the Royal Procession at 2pm, when the Queen and other members of the royal family arrive down the straight mile in the Royal Landaus, accompanied by the playing of the National Anthem and the raising of the Royal Standard. This tradition was started in 1825 by King George IV.

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for millions of pounds in prize money (just over £7.3million in 2019). Approximately 500 horses race across the five days. Eighteen Group races, eight of them Group 1, are staged each year and are broadcast to audiences in almost 200 territories around the world.

The Pavilion. This uplifting animated ambience is echoed throughout the historic Pavilion Restaurant. Trackside Viewing and Winners’ Enclosure are just a short stroll away once racing begins. With a three-course luncheon, plentiful afternoon tea and complimentary bar, this larger restaurant is often a preferred choice for corporate groups or larger private parties.
Overlooking the Plaza Lawns and Bandstand, the historic Pavilion Restaurant is a short stroll to the Trackside Viewing Area and Winners’ Enclosure. With a three-course luncheon, Afternoon Tea and complimentary bar, this larger restarant is often a preferred choice for corporate groups or larger private parties.

The Lawn Club

A modern informal dining area set within a  beautiful track-facing marquee. Elevated decked terrace overlooking the home straight to view the Royal Procession and all the racing action.

The perfect base from which to enjoy the Royal Meeting with access to the Queen Anne Enclosure facilities, stroll to the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure to view the horses and soak up the unique atmosphere as the winners return.

Join in the traditional singing around the  Bandstand, an Ascot tradition not to be missed. Live DJ playing throughout the day and  after racing.

 

 

The Gallery. A private veranda affords guests clear, elevated views of the Royal Procession and racing action along the home straight.

Offering formal yet relaxed dining with shared tables or exclusive tables for parties of eight or more, a light summery setting and great views of the track.
The three-course luncheon menu will showcase a blend of classic recipes, modern techniques and theatrical twists. This modern track-facing venue is located just 300 metres from the Winning Post. A private veranda affords guests clear, elevated views of the Royal Procession and racing action along the home straight.

 

The Furlong Restaurant offers an innovative style of Michelin Star dining in a fresh smart casual style within the Queen Anne Enclosure. Unwind in this exclusive, comfortable setting; with a private balcony providing prime views of the thrilling final furlongs of the track.

 

Enjoy a private table with access to interactive chef’s stations offering a myriad elegant summer dishes. Alternatively, choose from a 3-course table menu, freshly-prepared and served to your table.

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