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Back to The Randox Health Grand National
  • Overall Rating 7 /10
  • Value for Money 10 /10
Back to The Randox Health Grand National

Silks Restaurant
Viewing Facility (Start-Line Area)

  • 7 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Overall Rating
  • 10 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Value for Money

Package Overview

Silks Restaurant at Aintree Racecourse is a great value for money facility located overlooking the iconic starting line, with great views across the track.

Guests can expect a three-course luncheon served with wine and afternoon tea which is sure to impress clients or friends and family.

The package includes a guest tipster who will run through the horses and jockeys of the day, as well as a fantastic VIP hostess service on hand to make the day run as smooth as possible.

  • Balcony Viewing of the Racing
  • Racing Tipster
  • Hostess Service
  • Champagne is an Extra Cost

Key Points

Location Overlooking the Start-Line (Level 2)
  • Coffee & Pastries on Arrival
  • 3-Course Luncheon
  • Afternoon Tea
Admission Racecourse Admission
  • Bucks Fizz Reception
  • Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 4 Guests
Price Guide £329 to £699
Price Rating £££

Package Content


Overlooking the Start-Line (Level 2)


Balcony Viewing


Racecourse Admission

Car Parking

1 per 4 Guests

Reception Catering

Coffee & Pastries on Arrival

Reception Drink

Bucks Fizz Reception

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Main Meal

3-Course Luncheon

Additional Catering

Afternoon Tea

Guest Speakers

Guest Tipster

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage


Official Racecard

Hostess Service

VIP Hostess Service

Extra Inclusions

  • Tote Betting Facilities
  • Racing Newspaper

Our in-depth article will tell you everything you need to know.


Silks Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review


Silks Restaurant is a private section of a large marquee, the Hospitality Pavilion, which is a 2-level structure overlooking the start of the Grand National course. In essence, the restaurant is a large Pavilion Executive Box, although the package content is not as substantive.


Silks Restaurant overlooks the start of the Grand National course, although it is a little remote from the hustle and bustle of the Grandstand & Parade Ring areas. The restaurant is situated on Level 2 with private balcony viewing.


The restaurant décor is fairly bland, however, the marquee itself is a state-of-the-art facility, which is fully glass-fronted. The dining is on round dining tables.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for ten guests. Smaller groups will need to share.


Premier Course Admission is included.


Coffee & pastries are available on arrival, followed by a plated 3-course luncheon. Later Afternoon Tea is served.

Exterior shot of Silks Restaurant


There is a Bucks Fizz reception and a complimentary bar consisting of beers, wine, spirits, and soft drinks. Please note that Champagne is an extra cost.


There is a VIP hostess service, which enhances the drinks service for all guests.


There is a racing tipster included in this package.


There are several TV monitors in the restaurant, but not all guests have a view from their table.

Car Parking

Steeplechase car park passes are included on a 1:4 basis. The car park is situated in the centre of the racecourse, so it is a little walk across the course to access the Grandstands.


A Racecard is included, and there are Tote betting facilities available.

Ratings Understand our scoring
66 / 100
Car Parking
Total 66/100
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Dress Code

There is no official dress code at Aintree Racecourse, although smart is preferable. Hats are optional but frequently worn. Sports clothes and fancy dresses are not permitted for the Grand National meeting.

Getting There

GPS users can get to Aintree Racecourse using the postcode L9 5AS, then follow signs for parking. If arriving by train, the closest station is Aintree Station, directly opposite the racecourse.

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