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Race Day Relay
Race Day Relay
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Race Day Relay
Take your race day to the next level, with delicious food and drink at Imperial Hotel before and after the race meeting.
Join us on race day in Great Yarmouth for food and drink on The Terrace, in Bar Fizz or in Café Cru. Our 2 AA Rosette independent Norfolk restaurant is just 1.2 miles from the racecourse. We can cater for all your requirements, serving fantastic food within a short time frame if required.
Maybe you're an informal group of friends or colleagues looking for great food and a relaxed atmosphere. Perhaps you're entertaining clients to a day at the races, and want to ensure the food is top notch for your corporate guests. Or maybe you own or train a horse which is racing at Great Yarmouth racecourse and you want guaranteed superb quality food and drink for your trip to Great Yarmouth.
Named after jockeys, a variety of Race Day Relay options are available suitable for all kinds of appetites, starting from £31.50 per person.
Race fixtures for 2021
Wednesday 19 & Friday 28 May
Tuesday 1e, Wednesday 9, Thursday 10 & Friday 25 June
Thursday 1, Wednesday 7, Wednesday 14e (Ladies' Night), Thursday 22 & Tuesday 27 July
Wednesday 4e, Thursday 5, Wednesday 11, Tuesday 24 & Sunday 29 (Family Fun Day) August
Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 September (The Eastern Festival including Ladies' Day on 16 September)
Monday 11 & Tuesday 19 October
'e' signifies an evening race meeting - Race Day Relay available before & after afternoon meetings only.
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Get your Race Day Relay underway with lunch on The Terrace. It's the perfect place to meet friends or colleagues before an afternoon at the horse races. Named after jockeys, a variety of Race Day Relay options are available suitable for all kinds of appetites, starting from £31.50 per person (entrance tickets to race meeting not included).
Choose a Race Day Relay menu to suit your requirements for the day.
The Terrace is ideal for informal dining before the races start, with plenty of time for you to jump in a taxi or in your car and get to Great Yarmouth racecourse before starter's orders.
After the race meeting, return to Imperial Hotel for the second stage of your Race Day Relay.
Our two course Race Day Relay supper menu seved on The Terrace features hearty food and delicious puddings to round off your day to perfection. The Hayley Turner, Lester Piggot & Jamie Spencer Race Day Relay menu options return to The Terrace. Other menu options enjoy the evening in Café Cru. Race Day relay menus are also available as a private dining options.
Please pre-book your Race Day Relay - payment and cancellation terms apply. Depending on numbers, we may also ask you to pre-order your food for the first leg so that we can ensure you'll make it to the race meeting with plenty of time.
Served on The Terrace
The Hayley Turner £31.50 per person
Enjoy a starter or sandwiches from The Terrace menu before the race. Afterwards, return for a two course supper from our Race Day Relay menu.
The Lester Piggot £39.00 per person
There’s nothing quite like a full Imperial breakfast to set you up for a day at the races. Join us late morning for a late breakfast. Return for a hearty post-race two course supper from our Race Day Relay menu on the Terrace.
The Jaime Spencer £73.50 per person
Go to the races in style. Enjoy a delicious al fresco summer lunch of cold lobster, fresh salad and new boiled potatoes followed by strawberries and cream. Then enjoy your day at the races. Return afterwards for a two course Race Day Relay menu supper on The Terrace.
Start on The Terrace, finish in Café Cru Restaurant.
Also available as private dining options
The Silvestre de Souza £49.00 per person
Have a starter and a main meal before the race meeting. Return for a main and dessert afterwards. The is a great private dining option for corporate entertainment. £9 steak supplement. £9 supplement for added cheese course.
The Frankie Dettori £80.00 per person
Nothing but the best. Dine on cold lobster, fresh salad and new boiled potatoes followed by strawberries and cream on The Terrace. After the race meeting, dine in Café Cru, and enjoy a delicious 3 course dinner. Steak £9 supplement.
Please note: everyone in your group must order the same Race Day Relay type. Please inform us of any allergies, intolerances or other dietary requirements before making your order. Unfortunately, it is not possible to guarantee that any product is 100% free from any allergen due to the possible risk of cross contamination in our busy kitchens.
For the second leg of your relay, return to Imperial Hotel after your day at the races, and choose your Race Day Relay supper. Pre-ordering when enjoying your initial meal is definitely an option.
The Race Day Relay Two Course Supper is only available with the Hayley Turner, Lester Piggot & Jaime Spencer Race Day Relay options. All Race Day Relays must be booked in advance.
Race Day Relay Two Course Supper Menu
Haddock & chips
Suffolk ham, egg & chips
Chicken & ham pancake & chips
Fish pie & peas
Lasagna & salad
Burger & chips (beef, vegan)
Vegetarian / Vegan option
Sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce & vanilla ice cream
Strawberries & cream
Trio of ice cream or sorbet
Race Day Relay Corporate Entertainment
If you're entertaining corporate clients, you might want to consider a private dining room for you and your guests as part of your Race Day Relay. Race Day Relay menu options are ideal for client entertainment and more formal dining before the fixture, with plenty of time for everyone to get to the races in time to inspect the form. Afterwards, a more informal atmosphere can be enjoyed when you return for the second leg of your relay.
Depending on numbers, your group could start on The Terrace and ajourn to a private dining room or to Café Cru Restaurant after the race meeting. Bar Fizz will also be open. Alternatively, you can book a private dining room for the whole day and both meals if you wish.
To be sure of getting to the races on time, you'll need to pre-order and be sitting down to the menu of your choice by 12noon sharp for afternoon race meetings. We can cater for 12 to 30 people in our private dining rooms, making them a great choice for corporate entertainment or large gatherings.
Choose from our extensive Race Day Relay menu. Please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01493 84200 to discuss your requirements.
Café Cru - perfect for trainers, owners & jockeys
Café Cru has an intimate atmosphere, with large and small tables, including a number of booths, perfect for pre-race trainer / owner dicussions over lunch or dinner. With our 2 AA Rosette award, the quality of our food is guaranteed, and our customer service is widely regarded to be exceptional.
If eating before your race, pre-ordering is highly recommended. This will ensure your meal is ready in time for you to get to the race course, which is just a 4 minute drive away along the seafront. North Drive rarely sees queues on race day, but please advise us what time you need to leave when booking.
Race Day Relay
The Silvestre de Souza and Frankie Dettori Race Day Relay menu options finish the day in Café Cru Restaurant. Open until late, Café Cru Restaurant has a full bar and superbly curated wine list, perfectly placed whether you're celebrating a big win or planning tactics for your next outing. There's always next time.
Upstairs, Imperial Hotel has 39 en suite bedrooms. If the evening ends late or of it's a longer two or three day race meeting, book to stay and enjoy a delicious Imperial breakfast in the morning.