The most exclusive (and expensive) of Ascot’s hospitality areas is the Parade Ring Restaurant, which arguably offers the best hospitality package of any racecourse in the world. Located on level two, with views of the Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure through floor-to-ceiling windows as well as from a private balcony, it will be particularly appreciated by dedicated racing fans, who can check out the horses ahead of each race and then head across the galleria to the specially reserved seating by the finish line, right next to the Royal Box. A day’s hospitality in the Parade Ring is a fulsome affair, which starts with breakfast canapés and Champagne as you flick through the day’s programme of racing. Highlights include the five-course à la carte lunch with fine wines (plus vintage port if the mood takes you) and the pretty-as-a-picture afternoon tea with strawberries and cream and pink Champagne. There’s an elegant restaurant feel to the facility, which is partly down to small table sizes, ranging from two to 12 guests, and partly down to the endlessly gracious service from efficient staff. With the level of hospitality on offer, it’d be easy to forget about the racing altogether, but packages in the Parade Ring Restaurant come, of course, with access to the Royal Enclosure (and its associated dress codes) as well as roving betting facilities so you don’t even have to leave the table to place your bets. Packages in the Parade Ring Restaurant start at £1,200 +VAT per, up to £1,700 +VAT for Thursday 19 June.