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14 of the tastiest spots for Cheltenham Race Week breakfast

PUBLISHED: 17:19 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:27 12 March 2018

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From a hearty fry-up to a pint of Guinness, start Cheltenham Race Week with one of these top local breakfasts. Our guide takes the gamble out of where to go for a winning way to start the day

Where to go in Cheltenham...

1. Malmaison, Bayshill Road

Head to the stunning regency villa between 10am and 1pm on selected dates for a delicious racing brunch made with fresh seasonal produce. Enjoy a choice of tea and coffee, fresh fruit juice and toast alongside a menu full of breakfast favourites including the Mal omelette or the Big Mal Breakfast. The racing brunch costs £15.95 per person and booking is highly advised.

2. Boston Tea Party, Clarence Street

The Boston Tea Party is a popular spot for leisurely weekend brunches all year round and is just round the corner from buses heading to the race course. For those who don’t fancy the West Country Breakfast, try the Chorizo Hash with poached eggs, mushrooms, spinach and roasted tomatoes – yum!

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3. Hotel Du Vin, Parabola Road

If you’re feeling a little fancy, join Hotel du Vin for pre-race cocktails and brunch. Among the usual cooked breakfasts, pastries and a continental buffet, race goers can enjoy a Bloody Mary or a Bucks Fizz to get them into the festival spirit. There will even be copies of the Racing Post to hand! Breakfasts will be served from Monday March 12 – Friday March 16 at £19.95 per person.

4. Soho Bar, Rotunda Terrace

Throughout Cheltenham Race Week, Soho Bar will be serving cooked breakfasts from 9am, showing the action live from four TV screens and live music organised each evening (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Alongside the cocktails and champagne they’re renowned for, there’s also plenty of Guinness on draught for stout lovers.

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5. The County Kitchen, Grovesnor Street

If you’d like your race week breakfast to be locally sourced then The County Kitchen is the place to go – with the majority of their produce coming direct from local farms and suppliers. Tucked away off the top of the high street, the café-cum-restaurant is a twenty minute walk from the racecourse and it serves a great house breakfast complete with Gloucester Old Spot sausage and bacon.

6. Monty’s Brasserie, St George’s Road

Discerning drinkers flock to Monty’s Brasserie for some of the best cocktails in town, and during Cheltenham Race Week one of their tasty bellinis, Bloody Marys and themed cocktails will be on the menu alongside a mouthwatering brunch. You can even devour a cone of hash browns if you’re still hungry after a Full English!

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7. Fire Station, St James Square

Named one of our favourite brunches to enjoy in Cheltenham, you’re guaranteed a tasty way to start the day at the Fire Station, sitting on St James Square. From the Tuesday through to the Friday of Cheltenham Race Week, doors will be open from 8am for race goers to enjoy a delicious breakfast among the restaurant’s gorgeous interiors. Think breakfast muffins, Full English, Eggs Benedict and their Avocado Smash. Keep an eye on the Fire Station’s website – the menu is to be fully confirmed.

8. Cosy Club, The Brewery Quarter

The decadent décor and vintage furnishings of the Cosy Club, located in the Brewery Quarter, make for a lovely setting to enjoy breakfast over planning your bets. There’s plenty to choose from including How The Other Half Brunch, lobster tail with creamed scrambled eggs, tomatoes and spinach served on toasted Puccia bread – a perfect treat if you picked a winning horse the day before.

9. The Ox, Cambray Place

One of our favourite restaurants in Cheltenham, The Ox is well known for serving melt-in-mouth steaks, and during race week, a delicious breakfast too! To book your table, visit the website or call 01242 234779. To note: the racing brunch will be served from 9am on Wednesday March 14 to Friday March 16.

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10. The Tavern, Royal Well Place

Known for their delicious, locally-sourced fare (our mouths are watering just thinking about the French Dip & fries) served among rustic, laidback interiors, The Tavern will also be serving a hearty breakfast during Cheltenham Race Week from 8am to noon. Dishes include smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on sourdough toast, Guinness rarebit with a fried duck egg and, of course, a Tavern English Breakfast.

11. Bills, Regent Street

Spread across two floors of an elegant Georgian building with an outdoor terrace, Bill’s Regent Street location is in the perfect place if you’re catching the bus to the races. The full English, at £8.95, includes Cumberland sausages, fried free range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, smoked streaky bacon and toast. Or for something a little more continental, opt for a coffee and Bill’s Toasted Broiche Basket.

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12. The Beehive, Montpellier Villas

Ever popular with the racing crowd, The Beehive will be serving up a variety of breakfasts as usual from Tuesday March 13 – Friday March 16. In addition, this charming Cheltenham local have also organised transport to and from the racecourse for patrons. Booking is highly advised, call 01242 702270.

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13. The Strand, High Street

For an atmospheric race week experience, The Strand will be serving up a menu of delicious fried and vegetarian breakfasts, and breakfast sandwiches from 9am-12pm on Tuesday through to Friday. There will even be breakfast available for those sticking around the Saturday. What’s more, the pub is just a short walk from the racecourse – just follow the tweed jackets.

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A little further afield...

14. The Plough, Ford

There are many reasons why The Plough at Ford scooped Best Cotswold Pub at the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2017, and their fantastic reputation for Race Week celebrations is just one of them. During the four days of racing, enjoy a delicious breakfast and Donnington ale before making your way to Cheltenham or enjoying it from the pub’s large flatscreen TV. Advance booking is advised – 01386 584215.

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Within walking distance of Cheltenham Racecourse (and proceeds go to charity)...

Southam Village Gold Cup Café

The Gold Cup Café will be open once again at Southam Village Hall for this year’s Cheltenham Festival. Open from 9am from Tuesday – Friday, the charity café, which backs onto will be serving up a Full English, breakfast baps, beans or cheese on toast, homemade cakes and hot drinks. Takeaways are also available.

The car park is £5 for the day. All proceeds go to charity.

Make sure to book your breakfast! These places will get very busy during Cheltenham Race Week.

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