The Refurbished Hennessy Restaurant Unveiled
The Refurbished Hennessy Restaurant Unveiled at Newbury Racecourse
Renovation unlocks host of opportunities for non-raceday events & bolsters raceday hospitality offering
Following a fourteen-week, £1,500,000 renovation, The Hennessy Restaurant has officially reopened at Newbury Racecourse at the start of what promises to be a bumper flat season. With so much to look forward to including this weekend’s Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Meeting, the Al Shaqab Lockinge and two brilliant music nights with Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs, it looks set to be a fantastic summer of racing at Newbury.
Having first opened in 2003, The Hennessy has been the most popular hospitality suite at Newbury Racecourse for a number of years. The unveiling of the new space revealed a modernised restaurant offering a high-end hospitality experience with panoramic views across the racetrack above the winning post. Officially opened on the eve of the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend, racegoers are welcomed from the first day of the flat season with many opportunities to enjoy the space throughout 2023.
The renovation – which increases The Hennessy’s capacity to 340 guests – offers a unique four-tier dining experience alongside the creation of new VIP booths, a brand-new foyer and greeting area, as well as modernised facilities throughout. A traditional fine dining a la carte menu – curated by head chef Paul Holliday – is on offer, with a sample spring menu available alongside this release. Chapel Down, England’s leading wine producer with an award-winning range of sparkling and still wines, are the Racecourse’s exclusive English wine supplier with their extensive range available within The Hennessy.
Julian Thick, Newbury Racecourse CEO, said: ‘’We’re thrilled to be able to unveil the refreshed Hennessy Restaurant, our signature hospitality space here at Newbury Racecourse. The new restaurant offers racegoers the opportunity to enjoy our year-round action from the ultimate surrounds, with picture-perfect views along the entirety of the Racecourse from an impressive vantage point high above the finish line. We’re looking forward to welcoming racegoers and guests into The Hennessy in the coming days and weeks and we’re confident those joining us will share our excitement.’’
The reopening of The Hennessy adds to the Racecourse’s already impressive hospitality offering with now over 1,500 hospitality spaces available across a race day. Despite this, there is only limited availability remaining within The Hennessy Restaurant for Newbury’s showpiece May meeting, the Al Shaqab Lockinge with Ladies Day, with four of the Racecourse’s other hospitality spaces already sold out for the much-anticipated meeting.
The Hennessy’s renovation also unlocks a host of opportunities for non-raceday events, the revamped space being an ideal setting for conferences, awards ceremonies, and banquets to name just a few.
Images courtesy of Phil Cannings.