Food & Drink

York Racecourse Hospitality can cater for vegetarian, vegan, soya free, Coeliac food (gluten free) and wheat free. Please click here for more information. 

In common with many sporting venues, there are some areas where the volume of crowd and focus on the live action mean that food and drinks may not be consumed. The Parade Rings and the County Stand Lawns facing the track are treated as “food and drink free zones” at York.

Wanting to enjoy a drink in the fresh air? Click here for more information.

Click here for more information on food safety and allergen awareness.

County Stand

Within County Stand there are traditional restaurants, contemporary bistros and plenty of places to pick up a tasty treat or enjoy something a little more substantial.

County Stand badges have entry to all areas, including food and drink options, in the Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure.

John Carr Bar, Grill & Terrace

The original building dates from 1754 and is Grade II* Listed. This area offers a full range of drinks including champagne of the meeting, premium and draught beers. The area also offers York Philly steak sandwich and a Chilli Jam Man Louisiana marinated chicken thigh wrap. 

Newly raised to give a better view towards the Parade Ring it is full of atmosphere and the place to be seen on a busy mid-summer's day.


Location: Champagne Terrace, opposite the Parade Ring

Grandstand & Paddock

There are various food and drink options in Grandstand & Paddock to suit different needs and tastes including good food to go options, a seated restaurant and bars over looking the lawns.


Grandstand & Paddock Good Food to Go

We have a wide selection of kiosks and mobile outlets offering a range to suit all tastes behind/beyond the Knavesmire Stand and Courtyard.

We work closely and in partnership with these specialist and local suppliers to ensure a unique, high quality and wide ranging choice of food options. These include outdoor reared British hog roast sandwiches, Whitby Scampi, Ged Bell of York's tasty pies, bean-to-cup roast coffee, award-winning ice creams and much more.

Location: Perimeter Buildings & Roberto Lawn (including the Roberto Seafood Bar)

Clocktower Enclosure

The Clocktower Enclosure has its own mobile food court with adjacent marquee and seating area, a selection of fish and chips, British beef burgers, doughnuts and ice creams are available.  On Saturdays we add a Pizza offer and a barbeque unit freshly grills from the top of the Clocktower Enclosure bank. 

Please remember – do not bring glass or BBQ's into the Clocktower Enclosure if you are bringing a picnic.

Clocktower Enclosure Food to Go

In the Clocktower Enclosure there is a range of food and drink outlets that form a food court. Whether it's fish and chips, jacket potato or an ice cream, you can enjoy them in this area.

Picnics are welcome in Clocktower Enclosure and alcohol for your own consumption is permitted, please no glass, BBQ's or gazebo's.

Location: Clocktower Enclosure