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Royal Ascot 2022: A Guide to Food and Drink

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With more Michelin stars between the ‘Chefs in Residence’ than ever before at Ascot, Dining at Royal Ascot 2022 is set to be the finest yet 

Royal Ascot 2022: Here’s Your Dining Guide

The Best Hats for Ascot 2022

a horse jumping at Royal Ascot 2022

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Food & Drink at Royal Ascot 2022: How Does it Actually Work?

On 14th – 18th June 2022, Royal Ascot 2022 will commence once more: but what’s an event without food? Here’s the low down on everything you need to know about the dining experience this year. There’s a plethora of different dining packages (18, to be exact) from à la carte menus by Michelin-starred chefs, to more casual, flexible options at their clubs. It’s slightly overwhelming, so we’ll break it down.

Ascot Racecourse

Your food and drink choices will depend on which enclosure you’re in. If you didn’t know already, there are four enclosures: The Royal Enclosure, Queen Anne Enclosure, Village Enclosure, and Windsor Enclosure. Three of the four are available to the public, apart from The Royal Enclosure, where there’s an application process to becoming a member. If you have a look on their website, you’ll be able to filter the days your going, the affordability, and the enclosure you’re in for more clarity.

Royal Ascot Stadium in panoramic view

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Now, in each enclosure, there are multiple dining options. It follows accordingly:

The Royal Enclosure: Dining Options

  • Windsor Greys (Lunch and/or Afternoon Tea)
  • Norfolk Restaurant (Lunch and/or Afternoon Tea)
  • The Grill at The Dorchester (Tom Barnes’ Five Course
  • Fine Dining Options: Holyroodhouse, The Old Press Room, Windsor Forest, The Veranda, Trackside, The Sandringham, Wyndham Club, Parade Ring (now sold out), and Panoramic.

The Queen Anne Enclosure: Dining Options

  • The Pavonian
  • ON 5 (now sold out)
  • The Furlong Restaurant (now sold out)
  • The Gallery (now sold out)
  • The Lawn Club (now sold out)
  • Old Paddock (now sold out)
  • Pavilion (now sold out)

The Queen Anne Enclosure: Dining Options

  • The Restaurant in The Village
  • The Villiers Club (now sold out)

What’s New in Dining at the Royal Ascot in 2022?

Nieves Barragán Mohacho Makes Her Debut

Nieves Barragán Mohacho's octopus for Royal Ascot 2022

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Nieves Barragán Mohacho of Sabor will be making her  debut at the brand-new Pavonian Restaurant and Pavonian Club in the Queen Anne Enclosure. Nieves Barragán Mohacho makes her Royal Ascot debut in the new Pavonian Restaurant and Pavonian Club in the Queen Anne Enclosure. Set in a new elevated space with large trackside viewing deck, guests will have uninterrupted views of the racing action. Named after the characteristics of a peacock, this new space has been designed with refined modern interiors with a luxurious feel, creating the perfect ‘instagrammable’ space. Nieves will be serving a tapas-style tasting menu which draws inspiration from her Michelin-starred restaurant, Sabor. Patrons of the Pavonian Restaurant will also have access to the Pavonian Club to experience DJs and an afterparty to end the day.

HolyroodHouse Opens

New for 2022 and taking inspiration from the official residence of the Monarch in Scotland, Holyroodhouse is a light and airy space at the centre of the Royal Enclosure Gardens with Scottish elements woven into the design, taking inspiration from the parklands of Edinburgh. This fresh contemporary restaurant, overlooking the racing preparations in the Pre-Parade Ring and the kaleidoscope of colour in the gardens below, will serve a four-course à la carte luncheon with fine wine pairings. Michelin-starred Chef Patron of newly reopened The Ledbury Brett Graham headlines this brand-new Royal Enclosure restaurant bringing his elegant dishes with modern British flair to Royal
Ascot.

2022 Royal Ascot Chef Line up

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Eric Landlard at Royal Ascot 2022 holding cake

Eric Lanlard

Who are they? Making his return for the fourth year, Master pâtissier Eric Lanlard is the proprietor of London’s destination café and cake emporium – Cake Boy. He has an international reputation for creating truly stunning sweet treats and this year’s offering at Royal Ascot will be no different.

What’s on the Menu? Eric Lanlard is serving a special afternoon tea menu in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Which Enclosure? Fine Dining restaurants, Private Boxes and the 1768 Grill & Tea Rooms in the Queen Anne Enclosure.

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Nieves Barragán Mohacho at Royal Ascot 2022

Nieves Barragán Mohacho

Who are they? Nieves Barragán Mohacho, Nieves grew up in Bilbao, in the Basque region of Spain, who learnt all about the Basque regions produce and cuisine. She holds a Michelin star for her restaurant Sabor, and she’s also achieved one when she was executive head chef at Barrafina in London.

What’s on the menu? Nieves will be serving a tapas-style tasting menu which draws inspiration from her Michelin-starred restaurant, Sabor.

Where? The New Pavonian Club in the Queen Anne Enclosure.

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Ollie Dabbous at Royal Ascot 2022

Ollie Dabbous

Who are they? Ollie Dabbous is the co-founder and Executive Chef of Michelin-starred London restaurant HIDE. Ollie burst onto the London food scene in 2012 and has since carved a niche for himself with his simple yet innovative dishes.

What’s on the menu? This year, Ollie has curated a number of chef’s stations serving appetisers, main courses, desserts and cheese as well as a signature menu that is served to table.

Where? Ollie returns to host Royal Enclosure restaurant, The Sandringham for 2022.

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Raymond Blanc OBE at Royal Ascot 2022

Raymond Blanc OBE

Who are they? Raymond Blanc OBE certainly needs no introduction. The internationally famous French two Michelin-starred chef is the chef patron at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in Oxfordshire.

Raymond Blanc OBE on Sustainable Dining

What’s on the menu? Returning to the Panoramic restaurant for a seventh year, he will be back with a tailored menu and a refined service which promises to be one of the finest gastronomic experiences found at the racecourse. Raymond Blanc will draw inspiration from the culinary delights of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, his country house hotel that has held two Michelin stars for an incredible
38 years.

Where? Raymond Blanc will once again take up residence in the prestigious Panoramic Restaurant in the Royal Enclosure.

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Simon Rogan at Royal Ascot 2022

Simon Rogan

Who are they? Three Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan‘s flagship restaurant L’Enclume is celebrating 20 years this year, earned its first star in 2005 before gaining a second in 2013. Becoming the first restaurant outside of the south east to hold three stars, Simon currently holds an impressive five stars across his dining portfolio in the 2022 Michelin Guide.

Where? The Queen Anne Enclosure’s flagship Fine Dining restaurant, ON5

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Tom Barnes Royal Ascot 2022

Tom Barnes

Who are they? Tom Barnes is the Executive Head Chef at L’Enclume and Rogan & Co, also joins the line-up of celebrity chefs for his first solo appearance at Royal Ascot.

What’s on the menu? Tom will offer a six-course tasting menu providing guests with table service alongside a more relaxed fine dining experience. Each course will be served with accompanying fine wines selected by the L’Enclume sommelier.

Where? Tom will showcase his talents in a brand-new restaurant for 2022 – The Old Press Room. Located in the actual old press room on Level 2 of the Grandstand, The Old Press Room will be full of character and charm in an elevated trackside position, close to the winning post.

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