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“Beautiful racecourse, awful restaurant”

Royal Windsor Racecourse
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US$46.17*
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Windsor Lunch Cruise on the Thames
Ranked #10 of 62 things to do in Windsor
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Beautiful racecourse, awful restaurant”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We go to the races several times a year and are working our way around Britain's courses. Having never been to Windsor we decided to go for the first afternoon meeting of the year. It was cold and wet...and our anniversary so I phoned and booked a table in the Castle restaurant. It was a la carte and pretty fancy fayre. We were there about an hour before the first race and they had already run out of one of the starters and didn't have a different option. We ordered drinks which when delivered where wrong. Trying to get any attention from the waiting staff was a nightmare. The cost for 3 courses, two drinks and coffee for two people was £175. It was a special occasion, but I hadn't won the lottery, so all in all I'm feeling a tad ripped off.

On the plus side the racing was fab. The course is beautiful. But seriously, daylight robbery for the food.

Oh, and if it's raining and you want to park nearer to the course you can kiss goodbye to £7, yes £7.

My only thought is that as it's Royal Windsor the Queen must take a cut of the profits....may be the corgi's need new collars or something.....Ma'am if you read Trip Advisor - could one possibly sort it out? Cheers.

Visited April 2014
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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“Great Evening Racing”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We usually have a couple of trips a year the Irish a Night is a firm favourite.
I know nothing about racing pick the horses by the colour of the jockeys silks!
Food always plentiful and good quality.
Windsor race course is cute and friendly and a great destination, loads of parking.
For a great value for money evening out with a group of friends or work colleauges.

Visited July 2013
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Windsor
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58 reviews
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“Excellent day out”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

You can get here by driving or if you come by train you can walk but it's about 2 miles from the stations. You can also get a lovely boat from the town centre (the best way to arrive) to their own pier. The racecouse it'self is the only figure of eight racecourse in the country. The stand and grounds have benefitted from considerable investment and upgrades since we moved here in the 1990s. Lots of bars/fast food outlets as well as traditional dineing and catering in the new fuction rooms. Closed for the winter there are normally races on Monday evenings from April until the clocks change again in the Autumn. As well as monday evening they also hold races on many Saturdays and sometimes a Sunday as well. Nice small friendly feel. Not like the massive Ascot races a few miles away.

Visited February 2014
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Bagshot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Brilliant Evening”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We hired a box for a 60th birthday, it turned out to be a great evening, food was hot and excellent, atmosphere was such fun.

Visited August 2013
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Bray-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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“Great local attraction that tries hard to please”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

I am not a prolific horse racing fan but I will always visit Windsor Racecourse when I get the chance. They try very hard to offer a variety of Monday night events which include sausage night, South African evening etc. Only slight downside is the regular traffic jam on the Windsor bypass on a Monday event but there are alternative ways in if you can read a map.

Visited June 2013
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