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Back to The Randox Health Grand National
  • Overall Rating 7 /10
  • Value for Money 5 /10
Back to The Randox Health Grand National

The Sunloch Restaurant
Viewing Facility (Winning Post Area)

  • 7 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Overall Rating
  • 5 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Value for Money

Package Overview

The Sunloch Restaurant is a highly sought-after facility perfect for those wishing to socialize in a more traditional setting with a vibrant atmosphere. A delicious four-course meal is served as well as a traditional cream tea which is sure to impress.

Thanks to its position on course, the stand comes with an attractive balcony overlooking the Pre-Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure, alongside trackside viewing to the front of the facility.

This facility also boasts additional restaurant entertainment and conveniently has private tote betting facilities for you and your guests.

  • Good Balcony Viewing from an Elevated Location
  • Champagne is an Extra Cost
  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Lord Sefton Stand (1st Floor)
Capacity 500 Guests
  • 4-Course Meal
  • Traditional Cream Tea
Admission Premier Course Admission
Drinks Complimentary Bar (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 4 Guests
Price Guide £515 to £785
Price Rating £££

Package Content


Lord Sefton Stand (1st Floor)


Two Balconies (Racecourse & Winners Enclosure)


Premier Course Admission

Car Parking

1 per 4 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

10 to 12 Guests

Bar Inclusions

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

Main Meal

4-Course Meal

Additional Catering

Traditional Cream Tea

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage


Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

  • Balcony Overlooking the Pre-Parade Ring & Winners’ Enclosure
  • Private Tote Betting
  • Restaurant Entertainment

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


The Sunloch Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review


The Sunloch Restaurant offers a vibrant atmosphere in a large facility that accommodates 500 guests. The suite is named after the last winner before World War I, the 1914 Grand National winner, it is a popular facility. The Restaurant package is only available on Friday & Saturday of the Grand National Meeting, on Thursday, it becomes the Sunloch Club, which offers a more basic package.


The Sunloch Restaurant is situated on the First Floor of the Lord Sefton Stand, two floors below the Corbiere Suite. From this location, you can view the horses as they start the Grand National course as well as enjoy a head-on view of the finishing straight and winning post.


This is a standard function suite with dining on round tables. The balcony stretches the full length of the suite overlooking the start/finish area of the course. There is also a small balcony to the rear of the suite, which overlooks the Parade Ring area.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for 10-12 guests. Smaller groups will need to share a table. Unusually the minimum booking size for this facility is four guests.


Premier Course Admission is included.


You will enjoy a plated 4-course luncheon, followed by Cream Tea.

Inside the Sunloch Restaurant


There is a complimentary bar, including beers, wine, spirits, and soft drinks. Please note that Champagne is an extra cost,


Service throughout is left to the waiting staff. There is not a hostess service.


There is no guest tipster included in this facility.


There are ample TV monitors (if rather small) positioned in an elevated location around the suite.

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
68 / 100
Car Parking
Total 68/100
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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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  • Aintree Racecourse

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