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Panoramic Restaurant
Viewing (Winning Post Area)

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  • 76 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

The Panoramic Restaurant is the premier restaurant on course where guests can enjoy the first-class cuisine alongside a spectacular view of the horses as they ride past the finishing post.

Featuring a 5-course à la carte menu, this package is built from the ground up to satisfy the most discerning clientele and includes breakfast rolls on arrival, as well as traditional afternoon tea.

The stunning views of this facility are unmatched on the course, in combination with the rest of what this package has to offer. The Panoramic Restaurant is one of the most attractive hospitality offerings available.




Rating: High Standard

Plus

  • Spectacular Views of the Racecourse
  • Overlooking the Winning Post
  • 5-Course à la Carte Luncheon
  • Dedicated Lifts to the 5th Floor

Minus

  • Drinks are an Extra Cost
  • No Guest Tipster
  • No Outdoor Viewing Area

Key Points

Location Level 5 – Main Grandstand
Catering
  • Morning Coffee & Breakfast Rolls
  • 5-Course à la Carte Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
Admission Club Admission
Drinks Cash Bar
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £845 to £1,195
Price Rating £££££

Package Content

Location

Level 5 – Main Grandstand

Viewing

Glass-fronted Viewing

Tickets

Club Admission

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

4 or 12 Guests

Reception Catering

Morning Coffee & Breakfast Rolls

Bar Inclusions

Cash Bar

Main Meal

5-Course à la Carte Lunch

Additional Catering

Afternoon Tea

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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Panoramic Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

Before the overall upgrade in hospitality facilities at Cheltenham, the Panoramic Restaurant was the foremost hospitality facility, however, there are now superior options available elsewhere, which tend to provide better value for money. Nevertheless, if you are looking for an elevated facility that overlooks the Winning Post, and has stunning far-reaching views of the entire racecourse & Cleeve Hill, then look no further.

Location

Situated on Level 5 of the main Grandstand and overlooking the Winning Post, the Panoramic Restaurant is a three-level tiered restaurant. The first two tiers, which are closest to the vast tilted window (to avoid reflections), accommodate private tables of 4 guests, and this enviable window location attracts a price surcharge. The third tier has long tables for 12 guests, and the view of the racing from the far end of the tables is a little restricted unless you stand up. TV monitors on each table are a welcome addition to your viewing experience.

Facility/Décor

The restaurant has a fairly standard, hospitality suite décor.

Admission

A Club Admission ticket is included, which is the premier enclosure at Cheltenham. Race viewing is from your tables.

Catering

You can expect to enjoy a high level of catering, with breakfast rolls on arrival followed by a splendid 5-course à-la-carte luncheon and Afternoon Tea.

Table setting in the restaurant

Drinks

There are no drinks included in the package price, all drinks are extra from an extensively stocked bar & wine list. Considering the high price you are paying for the package this omission is one of the reasons for our relatively low package rating.

Service

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

Entertainment

The package does not include a racing tipster.

Audio-Visual

There is a small TV monitor on each table, which gives you close-up views of the racing when the horses are not directly below you.

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
76 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
Facility
Service
Entertainment
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 76/100
Paul Terry (61)
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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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