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Theatre@ Restaurant
Viewing (Last Two Fences)

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  • 80 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

The Theatre@ The Festival offers guests an unrivalled view over the final fences thanks to its coveted 3rd-floor position within the premium course facing suites. This facility promises to create an unforgettable experience with carefully selected chefs ready to deliver an amazing Asian culinary masterclass.

Guests can expect to be wowed by the visual feast of the 3-course lunch with explosions of taste and colour matching the occasion that is the National Hunt Festival, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cotswolds.

Theatre@ The Festival comes with a club admission badge granting access to other areas of the course too. Guests can immerse themselves in-the-action by taking in the parade ring or be at the heart of the action in the main grandstand to see the horses race for the winning post.




Rating: Superb

Plus

  • Pan-Asian Innovative Catering
  • Great Viewing of the Racing from an Elevated Location
  • Outside Balcony Viewing
  • Stylish Décor

Minus

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

Key Points

Location Level 3 – Glass-fronted Boxes Complex
Catering
  • Artisan Tea, Coffee & Breakfast Bites
  • 3-Course Pan-Asian Lunch
  • Afternoon Sweet & Savoury Tea
Admission Club Admission
Drinks
  • Pre-Lunch Cocktails
  • Complimentary Bar with Champagne Cocktails (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £720 to £950
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 Guests (Private Booths Available)

Reception Catering

Artisan Tea, Coffee & Breakfast Bites

Reception Drink

Pre-Lunch Cocktails

Bar Inclusions

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

Main Meal

3-Course Pan-Asian Lunch

Additional Catering

Afternoon Sweet & Savoury 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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Theatre@ Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

Theatre@ Restaurant is an ambitious and unique hospitality option introduced by Cheltenham over the past few years. The restaurants' Pan-Asian cuisine has received high accolades with many returning customers.

Location

Situated on the third floor (top) of the largest temporary glass-fronted box structure in Europe. The restaurant boasts a large outside viewing balcony, from where 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

Opulent theming adds to the drama. Tables are square/rectangle, which allows the racecourse to accommodate different-sized groups and makes the atmosphere more casual.

Private Tables

Private booths are available for ten guests seated on long benches facing seats (sometimes requiring guests to move to allow others to leave the table!). The racecourse charges a surcharge for the booths; however, they allow for a level of privacy.

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

Breakfast bites are served on arrival with artisan tea & coffee. Lunch is the main highlight when flavours garnished from across Asia are delivered via the local farms of The Cotswolds. You can expect the menu to be inspiring, innovative, and served to a high standard. Afternoon Tea is a sweet & savoury twist.

Theatre@ Restaurant interior

Drinks

There is a Champagne & cocktails reception, and the bar is complimentary including, 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

The package does not include a racing tipster.

Audio-Visual

There are ample TV monitors throughout the facility.

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
80 / 100
Location
Catering
Admission
Drinks
Facility
Service
Car Parking
Audio-Visual
Extras
Total 80/100
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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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