• 10 Michelin Stars collectively make 2021 the most mouth-watering Royal Ascot Fine Dining line-up ever
  • Skye Gyngell makes her Royal Ascot debut in The Balmoral
  • The Ledbury’s two-Michelin star chef Brett Graham takes the helm of ON5 in the Queen Anne Enclosure
  • Raymond Blanc OBE returns to the Panoramic to play his pivotal role as Chef Ambassador 
  • HIDE’s Ollie Dabbous returns to Royal Ascot for a second year to launch Holyroodhouse in the Royal Enclosure
  • Simon Rogan returns to the Royal Enclosure Gardens for a third year with his hugely successful pop-up
Featuring more Michelin stars and recognised chef personalities than any other British sporting event, Ascot Racecourse prides itself on perfectly blending tradition with innovation. While we are all disappointed that that our chefs will not be joining us this year we are delighted to announce the The ‘chefs in residence’ confirmed for Royal Ascot 2021 bringing with them a collective of nine nine Michelin Stars and an abundance of coveted accolades. 

Originally from Australia, Skye Gyngell is now one of Britain’s most respected female chefs. After initially training in Sydney and then Paris, Skye moved to London to work at The French House before gaining a Michelin Star as head chef of Petersham Nurseries. Now at the helm of Spring – the critically acclaimed restaurant at Somerset House – Skye also announced a collaboration with Heckfield Place in 2018 and was named Culinary Director there. 

Another brand-new name for 2021, Brett Graham, two-Michelin star head chef of The Ledbury, takes the helm of ON5. Taking over from Phil Howard, who he worked under for several years at The Square, Brett will make his debut in the Queen Anne Enclosure’s award-winning restaurant on the fifth floor of the Grandstand.

Two Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc OBE will once again take up residence in the prestigious Panoramic Restaurant in the Royal Enclosure. Returning to the restaurant for a fifth 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. 

As the founder of one of London’s most talked about restaurants in recent years – HIDE in Mayfair – Ollie Dabbous will return to Royal Ascot to launch a brand-new Royal Enclosure restaurant named Holyroodhouse. Having opened his first restaurant Dabbous in 2012 to unprecedented critical acclaim, Ollie opened his hotly-anticipated restaurant HIDE in 2018 and was soon awarded its first Michelin Star.

Returning for a third year, Simon Rogan will once again host his restaurant in the Royal Enclosure Gardens and curate the menu served in the Green Yard Restaurant, also in the Royal Enclosure. Simon currently holds an impressive four stars across his dining portfolio in the 2020 Michelin Guide. 

Speaking about Fine Dining at Royal Ascot in 2021, Jonathan Parker, Director of Food & Beverage at Ascot Racecourse, said: “Our portfolio of Royal Ascot Fine Dining has gone from strength to strength in recent years and 2021 is no exception as we welcome more Michelin stars than ever before. In fact, I believe Royal Ascot to be the single biggest collection of stars – both on and off the track – of any British sporting event.

“We are excited to have Raymond Blanc OBE, Simon Rogan and Ollie Dabbous back with us as they continue to delight our customers with their much-loved dining concepts, while we also welcome two new exceptionally talented and highly respected chef-restauranteurs to the Royal Meeting next year in Skye Gyngell  and Brett Graham. 

“Ascot Racecourse is a leading light in sporting venue gastronomy, and we have an incredible platform to showcase some of the world’s top chefs. Over the past 300 years, Ascot has established itself as the highlight summer event in society’s calendar and the food and drink plays an intrinsic part of a racegoers day.”

With plentiful options of Fine Dining and Private Box packages to choose from why not experience exemplary service in our Pavilion Restaurant, with Fine Dining packages starting at £239+VAT per person, or make your visit to Royal Ascot truly memorable and join together with friends, family or clients in one of our beautiful Private Boxes with prices starting at £745+VAT per person.

Royal Ascot promises five days of world-class horse racing, high fashion, pageantry and Fine Dining as the racecourse opens its gates to 300,000 racegoers from across the globe. From the arrival of the Royal Procession at 2pm to communal singing around the Bandstand after the last race, each day of Royal Ascot is a truly remarkable and memorable.

Royal Ascot will be held from Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th June 2021. 
Book before midnight Thursday 5th November 2020 for Best Price tickets, starting from £29.00. 
Fine Dining Packages starting from £239+VAT per person and Private Box Packages from £745+VAT per person. 


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