Food and drink
Local, where possible, with inventive takes on traditional dishes. I’m still trying to work out the recipe for a recent lemon posset dessert I was simply astounded by. Popular dishes include the Vale of Clwyd beef and the “1539 Knickerbockerglory” with Pimms jelly, strawberries and white chocolate for £5.50
Buzzing on race days, quiet and formal at other times.
Usually good, though last time I visited it was so laid-back it was near horizontal; we had to get up and ask for our food order to be taken after 20 minutes.
A prime spot at The Racecourse, on the edge of the city centre; free parking for diners.
Averaging at £14 for a main course and a fiver for a starter/pud on the a la carte menu, Sunday lunch is a steal at two courses for two people for £25.
Tables to book
Definitely any in the windows overlooking the racecourse.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions