Eat, Drink & Play
A day at the races is never complete without some tasty food and a few drinks. Whether you’re looking for a sumptuous sit-down meal or a piping hot box of fish and chips, you’ll find a delicious meal that will satisfy your hunger and keep you going until the last post has been passed!
At Perth Racecourse we are delighted to be partnered with Heritage Portfolio, an award-winning catering and events company which specialise in creating beautiful menus using the best seasonal and local produce. Our hospitality is second to none and we can assure that your meal will be every bit as memorable as the racing!
The attention to detail doesn’t stop at this top end food; throughout the racecourse we offer hot on-the-go food offerings such as delicious burgers from Well Hung and Tender, fresh battered fish from Paddock & Chips and an array of salads, sandwiches and big slice cakes in Café 1613. There is also a chance for you to sit down and enjoy lunch in The Tay Bistro (subject to availability). And don't forget to check out the coolest offer on the course - craft beer and ale in The Barn!
Bars are plentiful and with views across the track and big screens dotted throughout, you won’t miss a minute of the action while you enjoy a tipple and catch up on the form! Grab a pint of craft ale in The Barn or enjoy a refreshing Edinburgh Gin & tonic in our One For Arthur Gin & Fizz Bar.
And of course, if you want to enjoy our stunning parklands then a picnic in the Picnic Enclosure is the only way to go! Open weekend fixtures only. Buy your tickets, pack your picnic and prepare for a fabulous day out!
Cafes and Takeaways
Café 1613 and takeaways offer top quality food and drinks served with a smile and a friendly welcome. We pride ourselves on the care and attention we bring to our catering offer and have taken time to ensure you have a great choice of hot and cold food, snacks and speciality treats.
With an option to takeaway, the Café 1613 is located on the ground floor of the Club Stand. Grab a freshly ground artisan coffee to go with a nice sweet something!
Its central location makes it perfect for a quick hot or cold snack in between races and as well as tasty options including sandwiches, salads, hot bites and big slices of cake. You will also find barista style coffee and soft drinks.
Offering hearty soup to warm you up on a chilly day; fresh and seasonal sandwiches and salads; a delicious selection of homemade cakes and treats; and freshly ground artisan coffee, there is something delightful to suit all tastes.
Paddock & Chips
Always fresh. Always local. Our very own chippie serving traditional fish & chips… one bite and you’re hooked!
‘Paddock & Chips’ is located just beside The Barn. Freshly battered haddock or portions of scampi with chips are available throughout the day and you can relax among the picnic tables outside to enjoy your meal.
And There's More...
Throughout the year we invite various quality food and drink providers to spend a day at Perth Racecourse. These stands can be found dotted around the Grandstand enclosure and bring speciality foods and flavours for all budgets and tastes.
Grandstand tickets are our most popular choice of enclosure. You will have a fantastic view of the track, a great range of food and drink options and a few choices for having a wee flutter!
Your Grandstand Entry ticket will give you access to around the excitement of our Parade Ring, Winners' Presentation area, bars and cafe. All private suites and restaurants are located within the Grandstand Enclosure and it's where most of the raceday entertainment, concerts and competitions take place. It also includes access to the tiered standing areas with great views around the track, plus parking is free in our Grandstand car park.
Things to know:
Please note that no food or drink is allowed to be taken into the Grandstand Enclosure. No track crossing to the Picnic Enclosure is permitted.
Located right in the heart of the action, the Picnic Enclosure at Perth is literally right in the middle of the track! As you would expect with this prime site, it offers breathtaking views of the racing and an electric atmosphere!
You can bring your car in (must be pre-booked online: Picnic Enclosure Car Pass). Along with a big screen, betting, a bar and customer toilets. Your own car can provide shelter from the sun, rain or whatever we get!
Picnics and picnic furniture are encouraged! However, you are prohibited from bringing alcohol into this enclosure, but we do have a beer garden open to enjoy a few cold ones!
Things to know:
Tickets for the Picnic Enclosure can only be purchased online in advance and not on the raceday.
The Picnic Enclosure tickets do not provide access to any of the Grandstand Enclosure facilities, no track crossing is permitted.
Perth Racecourse has a number of bars dotted around the Grandstand Enclosure and here you will enjoy everything from champagne to real ale and soft drinks!
One For Arthur Gin & Fizz Bar and Lawn
Overlooking the Parade Ring, this bar & lawn is a beautifully elegant start to a day of fun at the races. Relax inside with TV screens showing the raceday action or enjoy a glass of bubbly on the lawn as you watch the horses strut their stuff before racing. The perfect place to toast your winnings or celebrate in style!
This is the ‘coolest’ offer at the racecourse!
Located just inside the entrance gates, this fantastic area gives you a bar, TV screens and easy access to the lawns trackside where you can enjoy the thrill of the finish.
The Long Bar
Located on the first floor of the Club Stand, the viewing bar is a great place to enjoy an ice-cold beer or glass of wine between races. With betting facilities available and direct access to the tiered-standing on the front of the building, race goers are well placed for watching the horses as they take to the water jump.
Betting Hall Bar
Located in the ground floor of the Nelson stand, the betting hall bar offers a full bar with TV screens showing racing from around the country. You will also find a cash machine, baby changing and disabled access toilet facilities.
Last Ditch Bar
Head for the Last Ditch Bar, just past the Nelson Stand to enjoy a great view of the horses as they take to the final straight. You’ll feel as though you’re stepping into your local with the warm welcome from our friendly bartenders. Choose from a wide range of draught beer on tap as well as wines and spirits. With picnic benches on the lawn this is the perfect place for a drink and all the thrill of the final straight.
The Horsewalk Bar
This is the newest outside bar at Perth and boy it's an impressive feature. Located on the head-on lawn right beside the horsewalk (hence the name!), it boasts get views from the picnic benches in front on the lawn. The bar serves a range of refreshments and is one of the most popular bars at the course.
At Perth Racecourse there are two ways to enjoy a wee flutter and all the fun of a bet on the horses that are running.
The Tote is available on-course and is a pool betting service (like a lottery). This means that for each race, all the money for the different bet types are put into one pool and then shared out amongst the winners after each race.
Your betting on the racecourse with the Tote supports racing, with the majority of revenues flowing back to that racecourse.
There are several bet types available with the Tote such as win, place, each way (win and a place bet) and an exacta (picking the first two in the correct order).
One of the most famous tote bets is the placepot which rewards customers who can pick a horse to place in each of the first 6 races. The average dividend of the Placepot is over £454* to a £1 stake so it is a fun bet where you can a large amount for a small stake.
The Tote has a minimum bet of just £2 and accepts cash and card across all courses making it one of the most convenient ways to place a bet on-course with large payouts available for relatively small stakes
You also have the option to place a ‘Lucky Pick’ bet, which is similar to the lucky dip on the National Lottery. However, the Lucky Pick is designed to be smarter than a random lucky dip as it uses a special formula which is weighted towards the more likely outcomes in an event.
Whatever way you make your selection- by choosing your favourite jockey silks or studying form, there are plenty of betting options and the friendly Tote team are always on hand to help with your selections.
There are a number of Bookmakers operating at Perth, all of whom are licensed. Most of the bookies operate from the Dewhurst Betting Ring and the Nelson Stand Betting Ring.
The bookmakers will offer you fixed odds with a fixed starting price and you will know in advance in what your winnings will be if your horse places.