Grand National – Papillon Restaurant

The Grand National is completely unscripted and totally captivating, steeped in a history of unpredictable winners and fabulous stories. Whilst 600 million people will be watching at home, you can experience the 171st Grand National in person.

With so much happening both on and off the circuit, The Randox Health Grand National Festival 2018 promises passion, thrills and drama like nowhere else.

Take in the unrivalled views of both the racecourse and the Parade Ring from one of the private balconies. Watch the jockeys make their way down from the Weighing Room before each race to take to the course where the world-class action will unfold.


  • Premier Admission to Earl of Derby Grandstand
  • Private balcony overlooking the world famous Grand National course.
  • Parade Ring viewing Balcony.
  • Three course meal served with selected wines.
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea.
  • Complimentary selected bar including wine, Beer, mainline spirits and soft drinks.
  • Complimentary Racecard.
  • Complimentary Car Parking (one pass per four guests booked).

Further Information

10:00 Racecourse opens.
11:00 Papillon Restaurant opens on the third floor of the Lord Sefton Stand.
– Complimentary bar opens including selected wine, beer mainline spirits & soft drinks
12:00 Three course luncheon served with selected wine.
13:45 First race commences.
15:30 Afternoon tea.
18:15 Last race commences & selected complimentary bar closes.
18:30 Facility closes & all guests depart.

Smart/Casual. Faded, distressed or ripped jeans, sportswear & trainers are not acceptable.

Grand National – On Board The Northern Belle

A Northern Belle race day is something to embrace, pure luxury, flavoursome food prepared by our onboard chefs, the finest wines and chilled champagne all served from the comfort of your exquisitely decorated Pullman carriage. You effortlessly glide across country with your every need met, ahead of a day at the races, before embarking on a sensational return journey where we present a truly gastronomic delight.

The Grand National is the pinnacle of jumps season. Witness 40 jockeys and their equine partners take on the challenge of 4 miles with 30 jumps including Becher’s Brook, The Canal Turn and one of the longest finishing straights in steeplechase racing. Whilst we can’t predict the winner we can guarantee an unforgettable and fun-filled day.


  • Reserved round trip seat onboard the Northern Belle luxury train from a London Station to a Liverpool train station.
  • A welcoming sparkling Bellini served upon boarding.
  • Three course deluxe brunch followed by tea and coffee served on the outward journey.
  • Return coach transfers from the arrival station to Aintree Racecourse.
  • Racecourse admission ticket including entry to the Festival Zone.
  • Onboard tipster.
  • A welcoming glass of champagne served on the inbound journey.
  • Sumptuous seven course British seasonal table d’hôte dinner menu served on the inbound journey including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys.
  • Half a bottle of selected wine per person served with dinner.
  • Coffee, tea & Petits fours served after dinner.
  • Full cash bar to purchase additional drinks on board throughout.

Further Information

Guests are invited to make their way to a London Train Station approximately 45 minutes before departure. Northern Belle representatives will be present at the station to welcome you.
– Boarding commences approximately 20 minutes before the train is due to depart.

The Northern Belle departs London Station. A welcoming Bellini is served on boarding followed by a three course set brunch and tea and coffee. Cash bar facilities are also available, should you wish to purchase additional drinks.

The Northern Belle arrives at a Liverpool Train Station. Guests disembark the train and make their way to the awaiting coaches for the transfer to Aintree Racecourse.

– Afternoon spent at guests leisure.

First race commences.

Feature Race commences.
– Guests are asked to make their way back to the awaiting coaches for the return transfer to Runcorn Station.

The Northern Belle departs a Liverpool Train Station. Whilst on board, guests will be served a chilled glass of champagne, followed by a seven-course dinner menu, half a bottle of selected wine per person and finish with tea, coffee and petits fours.

The Northern Belle arrives at a London Train Station and all guests depart.

The Grand National is a rain and shine event. Many guests like to take the opportunity to dress smartly for the Northern Belle, however attire at the racecourse should be weather orientated and comfortable foot wear is a must. It is advisable that guests bring a change of shoes for walking around the racecourse.
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