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Balmoral Restaurant
Royal Enclosure

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  • 79 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Experience a contemporary facility mixed with traditional Royal Ascot values in the Balmoral Restaurant. The Balmoral is an innovative suite where London-based Australian chef Skye Gyngell presents her stunning food.

Guests can take full advantage of a private table in this trackside marquee and enjoy wonderful head-on views down the finishing straight.

A complimentary bar throughout the day includes Champagne and cocktails, while the Royal Enclosure Guest Badge allows access to the majority of the course.




Rating: High Standard

Plus

  • Royal Enclosure Badge
  • Catering by Vogue Food Editor Skye Gyngell
  • Outside Terrace Overlooking the Racing
  • Champagne Included throughout the Day

Key Points

Location Marquee Past Winning Post (Level 1)
Capacity 220 Guests
Catering
  • Chefs’ Stations Serving Appetisers, Desserts & Cheese
  • Or 3-Course Signature Menu Served to the Table
  • Ascot Afternoon Tea Served with Möet & Chandon Rosé Impérial Champagne
Admission Royal Enclosure Guest Badge
Drinks
  • Möet & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne Reception
  • Complimentary Bar – Includes Möet & Chandon Brut Impérial Champagne & Cocktails (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £703 to £976
Price Rating £££

Package Content

Location

Marquee Past Winning Post (Level 1)

Viewing

Viewing Balcony (Head-on views)

Tickets

Royal Enclosure Guest Badge

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

2 to 10 Guests

Reception Drink

Möet & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne Reception

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
  • Includes Möet & Chandon Brut Impérial Champagne & Cocktails

Main Meal

  • Chefs’ Stations Serving Appetisers, Desserts & Cheese
  • Or 3-Course Signature Menu Served to the Table

Additional Catering

Ascot Afternoon Tea Served with Möet & Chandon Rosé Impérial Champagne

Guest Speakers

Tipster

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

  • Racing Paper
  • Betting Facilities
  • Valet Parking on Request

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

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Balmoral Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Balmoral Restaurant, by Skye Gyngell, is a fine-dining marquee facility offering Chef’s stations or a 3-course signature meal. It is a popular facility with easy access to the Royal Enclosure Gardens. It has a capacity of 220 guests.

Location

This luxurious marquee is situated in a prime Trackside location past the Winning Post, in a slightly elevated location with dramatic head-on views down the finishing straight. It also features an ample viewing deck outside the marquee. The facility is adjacent to the Royal Enclosure Gardens and is a Royal Enclosure facility.

Facility/Décor

The Balmoral Restaurant occupies the lower level (Level 1) of a 2-storey state-of-the-art marquee past the winning post, Holyroodhouse occupies Level 2. The marquee is light & airy with glazed windows providing views of the racecourse.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for groups of 2-10 guests.

Admission

This facility comes with a prestigious Royal Enclosure guest badge, for which you will need to observe the iconic dress-code requirements, synonymous with sartorial elegance.

Catering

You will have the choice of either a signature 3-course menu from Skye Gyngell, she is best known for her work as food editor for Vogue and for winning a Michelin star at Petersham Nurseries Café in Richmond, or alternatively, Chef’s stations serving appetisers, main courses, desserts and cheese. Later in the day, Ascot Afternoon Tea is served.

 

Balmoral Signage

Drinks

There is a Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne reception. The bar is complimentary and includes unlimited Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne. Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial Champagne is also served with Afternoon Tea.

Service

Service throughout is left to the waiting-staff, there is not a hostess service.

Entertainment

There is a racing tipster included with this package, who gives his recommendations during lunch.

Audio-Visual

There are ample TV screens for guests to enjoy the proceedings from the comfort of their table.

Car Parking

Car park passes are allocated on a 1:2 basis, in one of the car parks conveniently located for this facility.

Extras

A Racecard & Racing Paper is included and there are Tote betting facilities available.

Ratings Understand our scoring
79 / 100
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Total 79/100
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Hospitality Facilities Location Map

Getting There

If travelling by car and using Sat Nav for your journey, the Postcode is SL5 7LX. If by rail South Western Railway runs services to Ascot from both Reading, Guildford and London Waterloo. The railway station is a seven-minute walk from the racecourse.

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