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Royal Randwick

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77 - 97 Alison Rd, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
+61 2 9663 8400
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A Spectacular Racing Venue with Some Unspectacular Patrons

It is some years since my wife and I attended the races at Randwick. The improvements to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
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Kingston, Canada
Done very well.

High level of staff and security, manicured lawns, variety of food, drinks and style of eating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GoGirlMareike
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Berlin, Germany
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Royal Randwick is the jewel in the crown of Sydney racing. A compelling theatre of sport, culture, fashion and cuisine, racing’s premier playground will entertain you with the extraordinary. Situated minutes from the CBD and in close proximity to the airport, Royal Randwick can be found in Sydney’s eastern suburbs where the ‘Sport of Kings’ is celebrated all year round. Particularly coming to life during The Spring and Sydney Carnivals. Royal Randwick is the proud home to the world’s richest 2000m turf race, the $4million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the World’s richest turf race, the $10million The Everest. The venue sets a world-class standard in racing and hospitality, enriched by over 35 bars and restaurants, reserved dining establishments and cutting edge facilities for members and racegoers alike. As Australia’s longest standing racing venue, Royal Randwick has helped shape and been a part of Australian culture for over 150 years.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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77 - 97 Alison Rd, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
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+61 2 9663 8400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is some years since my wife and I attended the races at Randwick. The improvements to the physical plant are spectacular and the quality of the racing product excellent. It is just a pity that its weekend popularity is based so much on booze....More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High level of staff and security, manicured lawns, variety of food, drinks and style of eating. The horses are always handsome not to mention the young men dressed to a T. Loved the day!

Thank GoGirlMareike
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great venue with plenty of space, TVs are set all around the course to you can not miss a race. looks to be family friendly. Drink prices were very well priced, cant wait to go again

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The member's reserve area was great. All staff were friendly and there are plenty of spots to eat, drink and to find a great spot to sit and watch the races.More

1  Thank Elizabeth H
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Katherine J, Marketing Coordinator at Royal Randwick, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Elizabeth H, Thank you for your positive feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day at Royal Randwick. The Members' Reserve is a great place to spend your race day, with a fabulous view of the finishing post and...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We had a racehorse running and thought we should make the trip from Melbourne. The admin from Randwick looked after us so well. This track must be seen to be believed as it is a lovely setup. Nice big stands with great views of the...More

Thank LEZMAN
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Katherine J, Marketing Coordinator at Royal Randwick, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi LEZMAN, Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you had a positive experience at Royal Randwick. We believe Royal Randwick is a world-class racing facility, particularly with our pristine lawns and Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand overlooking the...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Food as always , superb however very tired of AJC hiring back packers as hospitality staff who are inexperienced and hopeless Repeatedly had to ask for drinks and often waited 20 min Tickets are $500 minimum and we are served by rookies . All of...More

Thank Louise M
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Isabella B, Brand Coordinator at Royal Randwick, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Louise, Sincere apologies to here about your recent experience in the Chairman's Club. Would you mind providing me with your number so that someone from the team can get in touch with you to discuss this matter further? Many thanks, Isabella

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Great day out. Cheap alcohol, good weather and nice atmosphere. Quite strict with ID etc. My girlfriend forgot hers and they refused entry (we're 26) at one entrance. Luckily they we got in at a different entrance as it would have spoiled the day.More

Thank Mark R
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Katherine J, Marketing Coordinator at Royal Randwick, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Mark R, Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day at the races at Royal Randwick despite your girlfriend forgetting her ID. We hope to see you back at the track again soon (with...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Lucky to be in Sydney for the best race horse (allegedly) in the world to run on Saturday - Winx even has her own merchandise! Great value at $20 entry fee - lawn had plenty of seats and parasols unlike most English courses! Great day...More

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Katherine J, Marketing Coordinator at Royal Randwick, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Saintsjane, Thank you for your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Royal Randwick and were lucky enough to see wonder mare Winx run. It is great to hear such a glowing review of our...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A special place to meet with friends where champions have graced the turf for 150 years. Best parking is in the centre of the course. Well priced drinks and great variety of food.More

Thank Greg E
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Katherine J, Marketing Coordinator at Royal Randwick, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Greg E, Thanks for your glowing review here on TripAdvisor. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here at Royal Randwick, the crown in the jewel of Sydney racing. We look forward to having you back at the track in...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Very helpful in making the booking for the hospitality package in the Grandview Restaurant. Arranged to,collect the tickets from the venue as we were visiting from the UK. Very friendly staff on the day and excellent table service with very nice food and drink. great...More

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Katherine J, Marketing Coordinator at Royal Randwick, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi drudrew2015, Thanks for your positive feedback here on TripAdvisor I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your day at Royal Randwick. The Grandview Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a day at the track with its sweeping, uninterrupted views of the winning...More

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Catherine W
8 July 2018|
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Response from Katherine J | Property representative |
Hi Catherine, Thanks for your question. Due to 1 October being a Monday public holiday race day, we unfortunately do not have any hospitality (including reserved seating) on sale. There is plenty of general admission... More
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Catherine W
8 July 2018|
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Response from Greg E | Reviewed this property |
The new Queen Elizabeth Stand stretches from the winning post back to about the 250 metre mark and includes Members’ area (closest to the post) and public areas. The Members’ enclosure also extends past the wining post (the... More
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Comosapian
5 November 2017|
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Response from Isabella B | Property representative |
Hi Comosapian, I think it would be worthwhile calling our team in sales to clarify exactly what you're after. Here is the number: 1300 729 668. Please ask to be directed to someone in the sales team. Thanks, Isabella
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