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The Old Weighing Room


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Doncaster's newest restaurant and bar. The Old Weighing Room - formerly known as Silks - has undergone a £125,000 redevelopment and is now open. Guests can enjoy dinner and drinks in the unique surroundings of the racecourse - without it even being a raceday! The Old Weighing Room will open Thursday to Sunday and will serve quality British cuisine, of course featuring locally-sourced Yorkshire fare.
US$30 - US$56
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
British, Contemporary
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews salt beef hash steak pate doncaster racecourse whole evening staff were attentive fantastic restaurant wonderful evening portion size special occasion food quality excellent value for money courses trio draught
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unusual level of food for the Doncaster area. Went there a few years ago when it opened and the menu is still high standard. Warm welcome from the staff

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lydieLLC
Reviewed 9 February 2019

we only had time ofr a few drinks here but we looked at the menu and its a very impressive offering and would be a great special occasion destination.Our drinks were served promptly and all the wait staff were pleasant and polite

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pfc302
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I haven't been in the Premier enclosure but this is the best place in the County Enclosure. We pre-booked a table as part of the ticket (£83 per head) and all had low expectations for food quality. Both the service and the quality of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Johnnie_Tee
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We ate at The Old Weighing Room as part of a package which included entry, race card, a glass of prosecco and a three course dinner at an extremely good price. The staff were all extremely friendly and welcoming. The food was well presented and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Paula M
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Superb meal, service and all round top evening. Just a pity there weren't more people in the restaurant to give it a little more atmosphere. Come on people of Doncaster ........ you're missing out on a fabulous hidden gem.......get yourselves down to Old Weighing Rooms!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank V907OZnickp
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We ordered gin and tonics on arrival and they put the whole bottle of tonic in! We ordered our food and were seated at our table when these were ready. Salt beef hash was very tasty along with the goat cheese tart and parfait. Unfortunately...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank CaptPugwash57
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Celebrated my 50th birthday here Saturday night with my husband and two teenage children. What a fabulous place and the food was absolutely delicious. All of us had different starters and I would recommend any of them, particularly the salt beef hash. The main courses...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Rpcooper
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Booked online...very late in the day! (5pm...for a 7pm arrival) nice polite welcome...not rushed...usual selection of drinks available. Would recommend the morretti on draught. Food was of a very high standard...portion size was just right. Not too small you needed more, not too much that...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Received a great warm welcome from Michael who had dressed our table ready for a party surprise. The food was fabulous and the service was very good.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We booked for Christmas Day lunch tis year. On booking we were told we must pay a deposit and the balance before the day. We were told someone would call to take payment. No confirmation was receive and no one called. We contact the restaurant...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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2 July 2017|
Response from Sellbuyd8 | Reviewed this property |
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19 January 2017|
Response from DoncasterRaces |
Hi Glenys, Can you call a member of the Racecourse team on 01302 304216 and we can help you straight away? Thank you
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Response from TheOldWeighingRoom | Property representative |
Hello, if you are joining us on a race day it would be no jeans, trainers or sportswear and Gentleman need to wear a collared shirt. If it is a non-race day then there is no dress code. Many Thanks The Old Weighing Room... More
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