Cheltenham Racecourse and Jockey Club Catering launched the new bar and tapas food outlet, Quevega’s, on Friday 14 November, the first day of The Open (Friday 14 – Sunday 16 November), the second most popular race meeting at the Home of Jump racing.
Named after the mare who won six races in a row at The Festival, from 2009 to 2014, the new outlet is located at the top of the paddock and offers a wide selection of tapas platters, including sustainably-sourced meat, fish, vegetarian and seafood options, alongside an extensive wine list.
The opening of the new space comes as the racecourse reveals the second stage of a GBP£45m redevelopment of the site, including the creation of a new five and a half storey grandstand, set to be completed by March 2016.
This investment also recently saw the opening of the new See You Then bar at The Showcase last month, Friday 17 October. Situated above Quevega’s, the new 22 metre bar is now the longest fixed bar on site. The area will be used as the members-only facility at some of the racecourse’s most prestigious events, including The Festival.
Sophia Brudenell, Communications Manager at Cheltenham Racecourse, said:
We are very excited to introduce the first stages of our redevelopment. Our new facilities will provide racegoers with more choice of food and drink and ensures our guests are able to make the most of their time at Cheltenham.
Nick Campbell, Chief Operations Officer at Jockey Club Catering added:
2014 has been a significant year for Cheltenham Racecourse. The ongoing development to our food and drink offering highlights our commitment to providing the very best facilities.