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Chez Roux Restaurant
Viewing (Final Fence)

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  • 90 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Gourmet cuisine awaits in Cheltenham Racecourses premier fine-dining facility, the Chez Roux Restaurant, boasting a hand-crafted menu from the world-famous Michel Roux Jr and daughter Emily.

This facility boasts the best views on the course from its balcony on the third floor, close enough that you can hear the thunder of hoofs as the horse's race past to victory.

The guest tipster in the facility will highlight the top runners & riders of the day, with tote betting services available for you and your guests to help make the day run smoothly.




Rating: Outstanding

Plus

  • Michelin-Star Catering
  • Great Viewing of the Racing from an Elevated Location
  • Superb Décor & Attention to Detail Throughout
  • Moet Champagne Reception

Minus

  • Champagne is an Extra Cost after the Reception
  • No Public Lifts to the Upper Floors (Other than a Disabled Lift)

Key Points

Location Level 3 – Glass-fronted Boxes Complex
Catering
  • Morning Coffee & Canapés
  • Exquisite 4-Course Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
Admission Club Admission
Drinks
  • Moet Champagne Reception
  • Complimentary Bar – Roux Recommended Wines (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £820 to £1,275
Price Rating £££££

Package Content

Location

Level 3 – Glass-fronted Boxes Complex

Viewing

Balcony Viewing

Tickets

Club Admission

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

  • 10 to 12 Guests
  • Private Boxes for 30 to 50 Guests

Reception Catering

Morning Coffee & Canapés

Reception Drink

Moet Champagne Reception

Bar Inclusions

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

Main Meal

Exquisite 4-Course Lunch

Additional Catering

Afternoon Tea

Guest Speakers

Racing Tipster

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

Tote Betting Service

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

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Chez Roux Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The introduction of this high-end restaurant to the Home of Jump Racing seemed to be a calculated risk a few years ago. However, the gamble has paid off, and this restaurant has spear-headed the raising of hospitality standards throughout the racecourse. This is a fine-dining experience with prices to match, often frequented by celebrity guests.

Location

Situated on the third floor (top) of the largest temporary glass-fronted box structure in Europe, at the end of the structure closest to the winning post. The restaurant boasts a large outside viewing balcony overlooking the final fence. Guests enjoy views of the horses as they race down the hill and over the final two fences. More distant views can be enjoyed of the horses going up the hill towards the winning post.

Facility/Décor

Superb styling and attention to detail transform the space into a high-end restaurant, which would not be out of place in the West End of London.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for two guests or more. Private boxes, enjoying the same package, are available for between 30-50 guests, which also enjoy a private viewing balcony.

Admission

A Club Admission ticket is included, which is the premier enclosure at Cheltenham. Race viewing is standing from the outside balcony (there are no seats).

Catering

You will be hosted by the world-renowned, Michelin star chef Michel Roux Jr and daughter Emily. You are promised an exquisite 4-course luncheon and Afternoon Tea. Michel regularly walks the tables to chat with guests after lunch.

Michelin Star quality food

Drinks

There is a Moet Champagne reception, and the bar is complimentary including, Roux recommended wines, beers, spirits, and soft drinks. Please note, however, that Champagne is an extra charge after the reception has concluded.

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

A racing tipster visits daily during lunch to give his betting recommendations.

Audio-Visual

There are ample TV monitors throughout the facility and a PA system for the guest tipster.

Car Parking

Car park passes are allocated on a 1:2 basis, car parking is situated in the general public areas.

Extras

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

Ratings Understand our scoring
90 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
Facility
Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 90/100
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Dress Code

Officially there is no dress code at Cheltenham, the course recommends dressing for the weather. However, in hospitality areas, gentlemen usually wear a suit or similar, and many ladies choose to wear county-style hats.

Getting There

The racecourse postcode is GL50 4SH for use with GPS equipment. However, on a race day, customers are strongly advised to follow temporary signs when entering Cheltenham and the local area and not the brown permanent signs.

Where to Buy Package

  • Cheltenham Racecourse

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