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Race Day Relay
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NEW for 2020 - 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. 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. 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.
Race fixtures for 2020 - (e) signifies an evening race meeting which usually start around 5pm.
21 & 28 April; 20 & 29e May,
1e, 10 - 11 & 26 June; 2, 8, 15e, 23 & 28 July,
5e, 6, 13e, 25 & 30 (Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday) August,
15 - 17 September (the Eastern Festival); 12 & 20 October
Named after jockeys, a variety of Race Day Relay options are available suitable for all kinds of appetites, starting from £31.50 per person.
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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.
Choose a Race Day Relay menu to suit your requirements for the day. Do you want a proper lunch with two substantial courses before your trip to the races, a late breakfast or a lighter lunch option perhaps?
And when you return, will you want a hearty supper on The Terrace, or a more formal meal in Café Cru? Are you entertaining friends or corporate guests?
Choose one of our Race Day Relay menu options for your group, there's bound to be one that will suit.
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. If you've got the time and it's an evening meeting starting around 5pm, you could even enjoy your meal, then stroll the 1.2 miles from the hotel to the racecourse. Not recommended for taxi to table shoes on Ladies' Day however!
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, Keiren Fallon & 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.
Race Day Relays must be pre-booked. Payment and cancellation terms apply. Depending on numbers, we may also ask you to pre-order your food for your 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 light bites 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 Keiren Fallon £40.50 per person
Choose two courses from our fixed prince lunch menu before the race. Enjoy a two course supper from our Race Day Relay menu on your return.
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 Jimmy Quinn £44.50 per person
Choose two courses from our fixed price lunch menu before the race. Afterwards, return to Café Cru and enjoy a two course dinner from our table d’hôte menu.
Steak £7 supplement. À la carte menu upgrade available.
The Silvestre de Souza £49.00 per person
Have a starter and a main meal before the race meeting. Return for a main and pudding afterwards. £7 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 al fresco on The Terrace. After the race meeting, dine in Café Cru, and enjoy a delicious 3 course dinner. Steak £7 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.
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.
You can book a private dining room for the whole day and both meals if you wish.
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.
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 12 noon 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. We'd recommend you consider the Jimmy Quinn, Silvestre de Souza or Frankie Dettori Race Day Relay menu options for private dining or corporate entertainment. But any of the other options might also suit. Please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01493 84200 to discuss your requirements.
Café Cru - perfect for trainers, owners & jockeys
Renowned for it's fine fish, exquisitely cooked with flair and precision, we're delighted to offer our à la carte menu and table d'hoté menu on race day in Café Cru. We really do pull out all the stops in Café Cru, with the very finest locally produced meat and fabulous fish dishes along with imaginative and varied vegan and vegetarian meals.
Café Cru has an intimate atmosphere, with large and small tables, including a number of booths, perfect for pre-race trainer / owner dicussions. 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 Jimmy Quinn, 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 commmiserating on the odd loss. 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.