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PUBLISHED: 21:34 08 June 2011 | UPDATED: 10:33 21 February 2013



For five days only (Tuesday 14th June to Saturday 18th June 2011) iconic British institution, Royal Ascot, will offer racegoers and food connoisseurs alike, the opportunity to indulge in an array of exquisite menus...

For five days only (Tuesday 14th June to Saturday 18th June 2011) iconic British institution, Royal Ascot, will offer racegoers and food connoisseurs alike, the opportunity to indulge in an array of exquisite menus, each specially created in honour of the Royal Meeting.

Whether you are into fine dining, seeing the latest in fashion or want to enjoy some post-race evening entertainment at one of Londons top nightclubs, Royal Ascot has it all. For the second year running, Ascot is proud to welcome three Michelin starred restaurant, The Waterside Inn, run by Chef Patron Alain Roux, to the Panoramic Restaurant. A true match of excellence, the partnership of these world class icons will combine the thrilling race atmosphere with elegant food in chic surroundings.

For those looking to get even closer to the action, the newly refurbished Trackside Club Lounge is set to wow diners with a mouth watering five course menu all served on a private balcony, providing fantastic head-on views of the racing. Inside, guests can indulge in an eclectic mix of dishes, including a spectacular Aged Reggiano Parmesan Wheel, Thai Salmon Fish Cakes with Coconut and Tamarind Relish and the Ascot Bento Box containing succulent Tempura Lobster Knuckle. As a new addition for 2011, sweet-toothed diners can finish off in style at the lounges Ice Cream Parlour set to keep racegoers cool in the heat of the racing action.

On Friday 17th June, the Royal Ascot after racing party, will feature top London DJs with dancing until midnight. This fashionable venue offers guests a chic and cosmopolitan environment, situated in a prime position in the main Grandstand.

Catering to the fashion pack, the Bessborough Restaurant - featuring the daily Royal Ascot fashion show - offers an exceptional experience for those who desire a high dose of food and fashion all in one place. Now a customary highlight of the Royal Meeting, the restaurant plays host to a roll call of the finest British fashion designers including Vivienne Westwood, Stephen Jones, Amanda Wakeley and the House of Hardy Amies, each set to showcase their latest designs.

The Parade Ring Restaurant is the jewel in the crown for fine dining, overlooking the Parade Ring and the Winners Enclosure. For a more intimate dining experience, visit the Windsor Forest Restaurant where guests can enjoy some of the best views from a private balcony overlooking the track. Other restaurants for racegoers to enjoy include the Sandringham Restaurant, which has a private terrace overlooking the track, with sweeping views towards the Grandstand and Winning Post. The Carriages Restaurant, situated on the first floor of the newly designed luxurious triple decker marquee, delivers another superb setting for the day. The Old Paddock Restaurant, Queen Anne Rooms and Imperial Events Village also offer freshly prepared culinary creations. Whatever restaurant you choose, racegoers will find courteous and attentive service, excellent food and palate-tingling wines, delivered in the most beautiful surroundings.

Run under the expert eye of Executive Chef, Steve Golding, racegoers will be spoilt for choice. With local-sourcing in mind, he has designed a range of exquisite menus - this year delivering fewer ingredients on the plate, but placing an emphasis on quality and taste. Diners are in for a treat as they have a choice of dishes including Warm Ballotine of Corn-fed Chicken, Slow-roasted Tomato, Shiitake and Cep Mushrooms; Roasted Fillet of Aged Kettyle Beef Wasabi Root, Morrells and Marsh Samphire Celeriac Pure, Garlic Flowers, Red Spring Onions and Summer Truffle Ravioli Consomm of Black Leg Chicken and Shaved Summer Truffles leaving diners truly charmed and longing for more.

Racing at Ascot has long been closely associated with fashion, but food also plays a fundamental role in the overall experience. This year, we have built on our creative and innovative credentials, with each menu designed to display the finest local produce, whilst appealing to a wide array of tastes. Gary England, Director of Ascot Hospitality, comments: Additionally, with Ascot marking its tercentenary this year, we have invested in developing a range of delicious delights, each marked with the 300th logo, allowing racegoers to indulge in the celebrations too.

Fine dining packages range from just 245 inc VAT per person and are now on sale. To find out more information or to make a booking please visit our online booking kiosk at, call the Hospitality Team on 0870 727 4321 or email:

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