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Chez Roux @ Blue Riband
The Queen’s Stand

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  • 80 / 100
    Hospitality Critic
    Review Score

Chez Roux @ Blue Riband is one of the most exclusive and prestigious hospitality facilities at Epsom Racecourse for the Derby Festival.

Located within the Queen’s Stand, this package enjoys broad sweeping views of the racing action down the finishing straight and winning post as well as the surrounding countryside.

Guests will revel in the gorgeous 4-Course à la carte menu, designed and delivered by Michel Roux Jnr, and Emily Roux.




Rating: Superb

Plus

  • Mini à la Carte Menu
  • Great Viewing of the Racing from an Elevated Location
  • Outside Balcony Viewing
  • Full Complimentary Bar including Champagne
  • Private Tables for 2 Guests or more

Minus

  • No Guest Tipster

Key Points

Location Queen's Stand - 1st Floor
Capacity 300 Guests
Catering
  • Canapés
  • 5-Course à la carte Michelin Styled Menu
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
Admission Queen's Stand & Grandstand Enclosures
Drinks
  • Champagne Reception
  • Complimentary Bar - Including Champagne (Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)
Parking 1 per 2 Guests
Price Guide £624.17 to £749.17 (Year 2021)
Price Rating ££££

Package Content

Location

Queen's Stand - 1st Floor

Viewing

Two Balcony Views of Winning Post, Winner's Enclosure & Parade Ring

Tickets

Queen's Stand & Grandstand Enclosures

Car Parking

1 per 2 Guests

Private Table/Facility Size

2 Guests or more

Reception Catering

Canapés

Reception Drink

Champagne Reception

Bar Inclusions

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

Main Meal

5-Course à la carte Michelin Styled Menu

Additional Catering

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Audio Visual

TV Racing Coverage

Programme

Official Racecard

Extra Inclusions

Roaming & Fixed Betting Facilities

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

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Chez Roux @ Blue Riband Hospitality Critic Review

Introduction

The Blue Riband Room is the home of Chez Roux at Epsom Racecourse in the prestigious Queen’s Stand at Epsom Racecourse, which is the premium enclosure at Epsom, equivalent to the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot. Your day includes a bespoke menu designed by legendary father & son chefs Albert and Michel Roux Jr. The Queen’s Stand is a superb design, one of the most impressive stands in British racing. The highly formal, symmetrical design – not unlike a cruise ship – emphasises the orientation directly onto the finishing line and across the course towards the race start. Natural daylight floods the building and the style is contemporary. Chez Roux has a capacity of approx. 350 guests.

Location

Chez Roux is located on the 1st Floor (of 4) of the Queen’s Stand. It overlooks the Finish Post and the finishing straight.

Facility/Décor

Chez Roux has floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing stunning views of the racecourse and Epsom Downs. It has two large viewing balconies, one directly opposite the Winning Post & Winner’s Enclosure and the other at the rear of the suite, overlooking the Parade Ring. There are several unattractive supporting pillars in the room.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for 2 guests or more.

Admission

Your admission badge provides access into both the Queen’s Stand and the adjacent Grandstand (Duchess’s Stand). Race viewing is standing from the outside balcony (there are no seats).

Catering

There is a canapés reception followed by a 4-course à la carte ‘Michelin-styled’ menu, designed by Albert Roux OBE, Michel Roux Jnr & Emily Roux; Amuse Bouche, Starter, Main, Dessert, including a selection of French Cheeses served from a Chefs table. Later in the day, you can enjoy Afternoon Tea.

 

Guests enjoying hospitality

Drinks

There is a full complimentary bar including Champagne, beers, wines, house spirits and soft drinks.

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 no racing tipster included in this package

Audio-Visual

There are ample TV monitors throughout the facility.

Car Parking

Car park passes are allocated on a 1:4 basis.

Extras

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

Dress Code

On Derby Day, the Queen's Stand becomes a celebration of traditional tailoring. Male guests are required to wear either black or grey morning dress which should include a top hat. For ladies, formal daywear is required, which can include a formal day dress or a tailored trouser suit, with a hat or substantial fascinator.

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80 / 100
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Total 80/100
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Dress Code

Hospitality guests are required to follow a smart casual dress code. Jackets, trousers and a collared shire are encouraged. Smart denim jeans are acceptable, however, jeans must not have tears or rips. It is not a requirement that hats or fascinators are worn on any racedays outside The Derby Festival.

Getting There

The racecourse postcode is KT18 5LQ for use with GPS equipment. The racecourse is just a few minutes from Epsom Town Centre on the B290 Epsom Downs Road or just off junction 9 of the M25.

Where to Buy Package

  • Epsom Downs Racecourse

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