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New Pan Asian hospitality experience to launch exclusively at Cheltenham Racecourse

Press Release 29th November 2017 Cheltenham

The Jockey Club and Cheltenham Racecourse are launching an exclusive new addition to the very best in sporting hospitality, Theatre@ The Festival, a Pan Asian Theatre restaurant experience available to racegoers attending The Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 13 March – Friday 16 March 2018.   

The exclusive menu delivers a fusion of tastes, with flavours garnished across Asia and delivered via the farms of The Cotswolds. The menu has been specially created by Tom Parry, Jockey Club Catering executive head chef at Cheltenham Racecourse and includes an individual bento box starter, main course and dessert.

Phil Roberts, Regional Director at Jockey Club Catering, commented: “We wanted to create a new world-class hospitality experience that encompassed the latest food and drink trends that were catching our eye. Our chefs have spent the past year creating a brand new dining experience fit for the sport of kings and The Theatre@ The Festival offers guests a raceday menu like no other.”

Lee Moulson, Regional Head of Sales for South West, said, “We wanted to introduce another course facing restaurant for our racegoers over The Festival.  The menu was put together by our food and drink team who have done a lot of research into pan Asian food and we feel the menu is what our racegoers will enjoy.  We are delighted to add this to our portfolio of hospitality options at The Festival.”  

Guests will be able to dine on Individual bento box starters which include; Peking duck pancake roll, slow roasted duck, cucumber and hoisin sauce in a rice pancake; California sushi roll, sushi cooked rice, crab stick, avocado and cucumber; Hot filo prawns, hot and crispy king prawns, Vietnamese dipping sauce. Prawn crackers, soy sauce and chilli dipping sauce are available from the centre of the table.

Main causes include; Black pepper fillet of beef, locally sourced beef served with a cucumber kamahi salad and fresh plum sauce; Lobster and lobster, luxurious lobster oil drizzled over poached noodles, shallots and coriander cress, Cantonese ginger, spring onion and Brixham lobster tail; Offered form the centre of the table, crisp greens with freekeh and miso, tomato with wasabi mascarpone and pine-nut and potatoes with caper, pink peppercorns and roasted garlic.

Desserts include; Six shades of chocolate, peanut and chocolate dacquoise, chocolate cream, chocolate pearls, salted peanut caramel, crunchy sesame and cashew candy, and chocolate popping candy; Pineapple ‘ice cream sandwich’, pineapple sorbet, popping crumble biscuit, Malibu pearls, burnt soy caramel and spicy pineapple; Pandan crème brulee, coffee ice cream, ‘Milo’ powder and tuille.

Theatre@ The Festival combines unrivalled views over the final fences of the racecourse and a unique culinary experience, creating an unforgettable day out.

All packages, available from £625 per person, include club admission ticket, car parking (1 per 2 people), official racecard, TV racing  coverage, Tote betting service, complimentary bar including beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks (excludes champagne) and a hospitality team to ensure the smooth running of your day.

To book please call the hospitality team on 01242 537 653 or visit

Jockey Club Catering is a joint venture between The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British racing, and Compass Group UK & Ireland. The partnership was launched in 2009 with the aim of providing premium quality catering at all 15 of The Jockey Club Racecourses.


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Notes to editors

Jockey Club Catering

Jockey Club Catering (JCC) is a joint venture between Jockey Club Racecourses and Compass Group UK & Ireland providing food and beverages across The Jockey Club’s 15 racecourses. Operating at many of racing’s events, including the Grand National at Aintree, The Cheltenham Festival and Investec Derby Festival, JCC offers the full range of customer focused food and beverages and prides itself on using its local, national and international suppliers to deliver the finest hospitality throughout racing as well as conferences, weddings, meetings, exhibitions, which all require tailored catering solutions provided by JCC.

Levy UK

Levy UK is the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland. It is the market leader in the provision of legendary food and drink experiences at some of the UK’s most significant sporting, arena, leisure and heritage venues.   

Through strong client partnerships, Levy UK creates bespoke food concepts, service standards and pioneering design, implementing a guest-first approach and ongoing innovation at each venue. With a company-wide passion for food, Levy UK creates menus and food experiences that feature fantastic seasonal dishes, with a strong focus on British ingredients.

The company’s portfolio of clients includes Chelsea Football Club, The O2, Somerset House, Earls Court Olympia, Hever Castle, Salisbury Cathedral, Edinburgh Zoo and Wembley Arena.

As well as providing tailor-made concepts for its clients, Levy UK also deliver corporate hospitality, event catering, venue sourcing and leisure support services, through its portfolio of businesses. These include Keith Prowse, Payne and Gunter, Lime Venue Portfolio and LSS.


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Address: Levy Restaurants Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd, Rivermead, Oxford Road, Denham, Uxbridge, UB9 4BF

About Compass Group UK & Ireland

We’re the people behind the food, hospitality and support services that power your day. We’re the UK and Ireland’s number one catering and support services provider, with Compass Group PLC annual revenues of £20 billion in the year to 30 September 2016, and £2 billion of revenues in the UK & Ireland.

Here in the UK we’re 60,000 talented people bringing you all of the great tasting food, memorable experiences and vital support services that can transform every day into a great day. All of the little things that make the world of difference and boost the wellbeing of millions. We’re here to inspire, protect, nourish and energise. To brighten your day.

 And we do it all. Tasty healthy food that brings people together and makes them smile, and world-class security, hospitality, building maintenance, cleaning and procurement services that make everyone’s day just that little bit brighter. We work behind the scenes at sports events, far flung oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms – some 15,000 locations across the UK and Ireland.


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