Afternoon tea, picnics, lunch or fine dining – all the information you need to know about dining options at Ascot.
From Tuesday 20th June – Saturday 24th June it is Royal Ascot. As the UK basks in 30+ degree heat, royalty and people from around the globe flock to Ascot in Berkshire to get dressed up and enjoy a day of racing.
The opening day saw the Queen joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and many other members of the royal family. This event is just as much about the fashion, food and overall experience as it is about the racing.
For the first time ever in the event history, yesterday members of the public were allowed to remove their jackets as the weather was so hot.
As a quick over-view of the food and drink offers and prices you are expected to pay, read on:
Available in the Queen Anne Enclosure, or the Royal Enclosure. You can pre-book for events, or limited availability will be available on the day.
Queen Anne Enclosure:
- £35pp, Includes a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes, served on private tables for a maximum of 8 people.
- £55, Amuse bouche, a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and summer berries. One glass of Champagne Bollinger NV – brut or rosé, served on private tables for a maximum of 8 people.
- £45pp, Amuse bouche, a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and summer berries.
- £55pp, Amuse bouche, a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and summer berries. One glass of Champagne Bollinger NV – brut or rosé.
You can pre-order a picnic to pick up and enjoy at Ascot, or if you do decide to bring your own, remember there are restrictions to where you can enjoy – the Windsor and Heath Enclosures only. Royal Enclosure, Queen Anne Enclosure and Village Enclosure guests are welcome to enjoy a picnic in the car and coach parks.
Picnics must be brought to the racecourse in a picnic hamper or cool bag or box and must be brought in at the time of first entry and not on re-entry.
Sharp bladed kitchen knives will not be permitted.
In the Windsor and Heath Enclosures only – to embrace the celebratory nature of Royal Ascot, each customer (over the age of 18) is permitted to bring with them one regular bottle of sparkling wine or champagne to accompany their picnic.
No other type of alcoholic drink will be permitted into the racecourse grounds and all picnics will be searched on entry – bottles of beer, cider, spirits, fortified wines and bottles of Pimm’s or similar will not be allowed onto the racecourse. Soft drinks will only be permitted into the enclosure with seals intact.
Alcoholic or soft drinks are not permitted in the Royal Enclosure or Queen Anne Enclosure.
There is a strict a picnic blanket only policy – no other furniture is permitted onto the racecourse.
Picnics bought from Ascot range in price from £90 – £195 for two people.
Côte de Boeuf Steak or Half Lobster Lunch. Admission not included but Queen Anne Tickets required £35pp
Trained through the Raymond Blanc Service Academy programme, all the staff will ensure you are impeccably looked after.
Private vantage points offer unsurpassed views of both the Royal Procession, Parade Ring and six world-class races each day.
From the refined formality of the Parade Restaurant to the vibrant atmosphere of Villiers (with resident DJ) they have 12 restaurants for you to choose from, all unmistakably befitting of the Royal Meeting.