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Panoramic Restaurant
Royal Enclosure

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  • 87 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

The Panoramic Restaurant sits on the sixth floor of Ascot Racecourses’ magnificent Grandstand and, has quite simply the most remarkable backdrop on the course providing unparalleled views of the racecourse and wider Berkshire countryside.

This unique venue is built to impress and comes with a superb four-course lunch inspired and presented by two Michelin star chef, Raymond Blanc OBE.

The package is completed by a full complimentary bar including Champagne, afternoon tea served with Rosé Champagne, and a Royal Enclosure guest badge, which grants access to the most prestigious areas of the course.




Rating: Superb

Plus

  • Royal Enclosure Badge
  • Catering by Two Michelin-Starred Raymond Blanc OBE
  • Outside Balcony Viewing Overlooking the Racing
  • Champagne Included throughout the Day

Key Points

Location Grandstand (Level 6)
Capacity 110 Guests
Catering
  • Canapés
  • 4-Course Lunch Designed & Presented by Two Michelin Star Chef, Raymond Blanc OBE
  • Afternoon Tea Presented by Raymond Blanc OBE Served with Rosé Champagne
Admission Royal Enclosure Guest Badge
Drinks
  • Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne Reception
  • Complimentary Bar - Includes Fine Wines selected by Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Own Sommelier & Champagne (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £1,278 - £1,697
Price Rating £££££

Package Content

Location

Grandstand (Level 6)

Viewing

Balcony Viewing (Down Straight Mile)

Tickets

Royal Enclosure Guest Badge

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

2 to 6 Guests

Reception Catering

Canapés

Reception Drink

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne Reception

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
  • Includes Fine Wines Selected by Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Own sommelier & Champagne

Main Meal

4-Course Lunch Designed & Presented by two Michelin Star Chef, Raymond Blanc OBE

Additional Catering

Afternoon Tea Presented by Raymond Blanc OBE Served with Rosé Champagne

Guest Speakers

Tipster

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

  • Racing Paper
  • Betting Facilities
  • Valet Parking on Request

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Panoramic Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Panoramic Restaurant is an attractive light and airy space on top of the Grandstand with breath-taking views over the surrounding countryside. Raymond Blanc OBE returns as chef-in-residence for Royal Ascot 2021. It has a capacity for 110 guests.

Location

Situated on the 6th floor of the Grandstand, as you can imagine the view of the track and racecourse are superb, although a little too high perhaps to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the crowds.  It has its own private roof terrace to view the racing. This is a Royal Enclosure facility.

Facility/Décor

The Panoramic Restaurant is not an enclosed space, it remains ‘open’ to the huge grandstand under the spectacular state-of-the-art parasol roof, with the entrance staircase dominating the space somewhat.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for groups of 2-12 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

Canapés are served on arrival followed by a 4-course Luncheon presented by two Michelin-star Raymond Blanc OBE, gained from 35 years at the helm of the two Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Later you can enjoy the Raymond Blanc Afternoon Tea.

 

View of the racing action

Drinks

There is a Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Champagne reception. The bar is complimentary and includes unlimited Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne, as well as Belmond Le Manoir sommelier-selected fine wine pairings, as well as liqueurs. Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial Champagne is also served with Afternoon Tea.

Service

Service is left to the waiting staff, there is not a hostess service, however, the caterers allocate some of their best staff to this facility to ensure a high service level is maintained.

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
87 / 100
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Total 87/100
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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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