This summer, for one week only, the longest running drama returns.


Royal Ascot (Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th June) presents a spellbinding modern classic, featuring an all star cast, stunning costumes and unparalleled action. Witness the majesty of the Royal Procession, the vibrant fashion and, of course, the thunder of hooves as the world’s finest horses compete for glory over five thrilling days in June. Be Part of the Drama.


What's New

Fine Dining

The Royal Ascot Fine Dining portfolio for 2020 incorporates an astonishing ten Michelin stars, more than ever before and a number unprecedented at any other British sporting event.

Several renowned chefs will be returning to the Royal Meeting this year. Raymond Blanc OBE will again be presiding over the Royal Enclosure’s Panoramic Restaurant, while Simon Rogan is set to resume his role in the Green Yard on the Royal Enclosure Lawns. Master Pâtissier Eric Lanlard meanwhile, has curated a sumptuous new afternoon tea menu which will now be available in the Parade Ring Restaurant, as well as the 1768 Grill & Tea Rooms and Windsor Greys.

We are delighted to welcome two supremely talented names to the roster of Chefs in Residence at Royal Ascot this year. Brett Graham, head chef at The Ledbury, will lead the team in the Queen Anne Enclosure’s flagship restaurant ON 5. Skye Gyngell, known for her distinctively seasonal, elegant cuisine at Somerset House’s ‘Spring’ and previously Petersham Nurseries as well as her work as Food Editor at Vogue, makes her Royal Ascot debut in The Balmoral in the Royal Enclosure.

The Royal Enclosure has two new restaurants. Ollie Dabbous, of London’s acclaimed HIDE, returns to Royal Ascot to launch the botanically-inspired Holyroodhouse, a beautiful new restaurant where cuisine and décor alike pay homage to the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This is a prime trackside location adjacent to the Royal Enclosure Gardens, with a viewing deck boasting exhilarating head-on views down the home straight. The Veranda is situated by the Winning Post on the inside of the track. This elegant tented restaurant offers a sumptuous grazing-style Fine Dining experience, with innovative chef stations providing a wealth of dishes for all tastes. Its elevated terrace with inviting clusters of relaxed seating grants superb views of the Royal Procession and closing stages of each race, while guests can also easily explore the Royal Enclosure Gardens via the restaurant’s crossing point back to the stands’ side.

Queen Anne Enclosure

New for 2020, both the Trackside Tables and Queen Anne Benches provide a perfect base for a memorable day out at Royal Ascot. Situated within a private picket-fenced area along the home straight, both afford guests an excellent view of the Royal Procession and the thrill of the horses thundering past. With close proximity to a bar and private facilities, packages include a table or bench reserved solely for your group, guaranteeing everyone a seat for the day as well as the flexibility to explore all the delights of Royal Ascot’s premier public enclosure. From £180 per table/bench (plus Queen Anne Enclosure admission).

The Grandstand Lawn has been reimagined in order to enhance the customer experience. Bars formally positioned in the middle of the lawn have been relocated to the sides, freeing up the space to accommodate a series of elegant pergola seating. Always a popular social destination with Queen Anne Enclosure guests, the lawn is made for unwinding with friends over a bottle of Champagne while enjoying the thrill of each race as the action unfolds on a nearby big screen.

The Lady Aurelia Bar will become an alcohol-free space for Royal Ascot 2020, making it a perfect spot for those wishing to savour the racing away from the social whirlwind of the Queen Anne Enclosure, its terrace offering an excellent view over the crucial final stages of each race.

Commemorating the extraordinary day in September 1996 when Frankie Dettori famously rode all seven winners on the card at Ascot, the new Magnificent Seven Cocktail Bar will present an enticing drinks menu including Royal Ascot’s Signature Serves and a range of mocktails. With ample seating and live music in its external courtyard, it offers the perfect excuse for a celebratory day of al fresco socialising. The bar is close to a host of amenities, course viewing and the iconic Bandstand, where thousands of racegoers descend after racing and unite in song at one of Ascot best-loved traditions.

Guests looking for a dedicated quiet space are invited to enjoy the Sunflower Lawn. Located on the Grundy & Bustino Lawn, this alcohol-free zone forms part of our ongoing accessibility commitment to providing additional facilities for guests suffering from invisible disabilities. The lawn complements Ascot’s Sunflower Lanyard Scheme, whereby racegoers whose needs are not immediately obvious may wear a green lanyard that discreetly indicates that they, or someone they care for, has a hidden disability. Sunflower lanyards will be available from all racecard kiosks and ticket offices on the day, while specially-trained staff empowered to provide assistance to those who may require it will be identifiable by a sunflower pin badge on their uniform.

Village Enclosure

The lively Village Green will see numerous new enhancements in 2020, including an impressive full service bar on the trackside rails, an unmissable chill out area and a stunning Royal Ascot selfie feature, all adding to the Village Enclosure’s uniquely eclectic vibe.

Live music is always an important aspect of the Village Enclosure experience; racegoers can look forward to an eclectic soundtrack throughout the day, from roaming a capella to a variety of live sessions on the canopy stage. Renowned party bands will perform upbeat chart hits before each evening’s headline act takes to the main stage, with this year’s line up including Ashley James, a Circa Waves DJ set and Chris Stark, with the celebrations continuing until 9pm. We will be announcing the Village Enclosure’s new feature DJ in due course.

Windsor Enclosure

An exciting new addition to the Windsor Enclosure’s collection of casual dining options this year is Kricket by Will Bowlby, an unmissable Indian tapas and cocktail offering from one of London’s hottest restaurant collections. Hosting seated dining at the heart of this unique and sociable enclosure each day, the restaurant has a myriad of bars and entertainment - not to mention a privileged view of the racing from the trackside rail - just a short stroll away.

The Winkfield Garden has been redesigned for 2020. With abundant seating, live music and elegant, tented bars at which to celebrate with friends, it makes a great base for a day of socialising and relaxed picnicking. Positioned at the far end of the Windsor Enclosure, its lawns provide a welcome opportunity to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the trackside lawns.

Early Bird tickets for the Royal Meeting are available from as little as £32 per person, with further savings available for groups of 15+. Early Bird tickets are only available until midnight 31st March - book now to save.

Fine Dining from £308 + VAT per person.


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