Great Value Racecourse Food

Features | 11th July 2022

There’s no better way to compliment an exciting day at the races than by enjoying some of the
mouth-watering food available on course

Some racecourses have become renowned for their delicious specialities served up to hungry racegoers. Here we look at some of the tracks and their tasty treats…


There is something for everyone at Windsor Racecourse. The array of street food stalls at the popular riverside course makes choosing how to satisfy your appetite trickier than trying to find the winner of a big-field sprint handicap. 

Whether it’s an Italian pizza, Indian roti, American grill or British barbecue, there is something tasty to suit all tastebuds.


Regulars at Kelso have been tucking into roast dinners thanks to a unique wrap invented especially for the track. Kelsae Yorkies serve up a selection of meats and vegetables complete with gravy all wrapped up in a Yorkshire pudding. 

It allows racing fans to eat something hearty enough to get them through the coldest of days without having to sit down in a restaurant. There are often seasonal favourites with turkey and haggis featuring on the menu at different times of year.


 Every owner who wins a race at Cartmel Racecourse gets a Sticky Toffee Pudding. The Cumbrian track, nestled in the beautiful Lake District countryside, has been handing out the sweet treats to winning connections for many years. 

Those visitors to the racecourse not lucky enough to own a Cartmel winner can still sample the world-famous puddings at the course. They can also take some home with a trip to the nearby Cartmel Village Shop, where the Sticky Toffee Puddings were first created more than 20 years ago.


Racing fans looking to spice up their afternoon are well catered for at Fakenham. The track has been serving up delicious Indian food in the Punjabi Cuisine Restaurant – situated in The Parade Ring Bar – for several years. 

The food, cooked up by Fakenham residents Rajan and Rita Verma, has become a firm favourite among the regular racegoers.


York Racecourse prides itself in using only the best and freshest local produce. Whatever you’re tucking into at the track, the chances are it’s from one of the trusted suppliers from across Yorkshire. 

Even the sandwiches are made on the track. Using fresh bread from Beverley Bakery, the various fillings are from mainly locally-sourced ingredients. 

So, whether it’s a quick snack or a three-course feast, you can be sure York’s chefs, wherever possible, use only the best Yorkshire produce.


The Qatar Goodwood Festival is one of the highlights of the summer. Often referred to as Glorious Goodwood, it is the quintessential British summer racing festival. The five days of top-class racing have the atmosphere of a garden party. 

There’s no better accompaniment to the racing than fresh strawberries and cream served at the picturesque Sussex track. 

Course chiefs have even been known to hand out the fruity favourites for free.


Lots of racecourses provide facilities for visitors to bring their own picnics. Whether it’s a pork pie and a few sandwiches or a full alfresco spread, many tracks allow racegoers to tuck into their own picnics while watching the racing. 

For details about what is allowed, check out the racecourses’ websites.

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