What food is available at the Gold Cup?
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The festival runs from Tuesday 13th March to Friday 16th March, with Gold Cup day on the Friday. It is the busiest and most popular day of the festival so expect large crowds and plan food & drink in advance.
There are plenty of mobile catering units in all enclosures, which change from meeting to meeting but typically offer fare such as fish and chips, hog roasts, burgers and hot dogs, sandwiches, teas and coffees and doughnuts.
In addition there are a number of bars that offer food in addition to drinks.
Champions Walk is situated on the edge of The Village, with stunning feature views of the horsewalk, where the horses leave the Parade Ring and, for the victor, return to the hallowed turf of the Winner’s Enclosure. Introduced at The Festival in 2015, Champions Walk offers a more modern style of dining, with the selection of dishes presented as grazing food, to allow guests to enjoy a more flexible experience during lunch and afternoon tea.
During The Festival, guests will be welcomed with morning coffee and a champagne reception, followed by lunch consisting of a charcuterie selection, four bowl taster menu, cheese and afternoon tea. There is a complimentary bar including house wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks.
The Cleeve Suite is perfectly positioned overlooking the course, near the second last fence. A new facility added to the list of restaurants for The Festival™ in 2016, the Cleeve Suite offers the unmissable view of the course from the balcony of the facility at a more affordable price than some of the other restaurants with this feature.
The package for the day includes a champagne reception for guests on arrival, a delicious four course set lunch, afternoon tea and complimentary bar to include house wine, beers, spirits and soft drinks. A perfect choice for entertaining clients or a day out with family or friends.
Packages start at £505 per person for Tuesday and Wednesday and £520 for the Thursday of The Festival, with Gold Cup Day £730 per person.
The Gold Cup Restaurant offers lunch and a base for the day at an affordable price.
Being a permanent room situated just off the Hall of Fame, the restaurant is on offer for every race meeting and although it doesn’t offer views of the course, it does offer value for money. Recently added to the facility is direct access to the See You Then Terrace, which provides a quick and easy route to the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure, with access to the front of the stand to watch the racing via the Hall of Fame.
Packages offered for each race meeting change slightly throughout the season but there is always a delicious three course buffet to enjoy as well as afternoon tea. Prices start at just £75 per person.
The Horseshoe Restaurant has been in place for a number of years and consistently is a popular option for those who want a good lunch, an all-inclusive bar and base for the day, at an affordable price. Positioned with a stunning life-size sculpture of a horse, aptly made from horseshoes, the restaurant is right in the heart of The Village with a decked balcony from which to enjoy the spring weather.
The package for the Horseshoe Restaurant is tailored to suit those who want a fun day out in a vibrant facility, without having to worry about a drinks bill, as house wine, beers, spirits and soft drinks are all included as part of the package. Guests will be welcomed by a Champagne Reception followed by a four course set lunch and afternoon tea.
Prices start at £435 per person for the Tuesday and Wednesday of The Festival™, £455 for the Thursday of The Festival™ with the price per person for Gold Cup Day £560.