Race Season

Brasserie Abode commands the fifth floor of ABode Chester, offering panoramic views of Chester Racecourse and the magnificent Welsh hills.

Drop by before the race for a relaxed brunch or a perfectly shaken cocktail served up with moreish nibbles, taking in some of the best views in the county. Post-race, tables stylishly laid with silver tableware and sleek white cloths set the scene for superb brasserie-style dining.

Brasserie Abode Bar on the ground floor, complete with outdoor seating, is a chilled lounge bar where you can relax, drink or dine if the weather’s kind.

View our Chester Races Calendar for the full programme of events.

2019 Race Day Food & Drink Offers ↓

2019 Chester Races Calendar ↓

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Contact our events team on 01244 347 000 or email events@abodechester.co.uk.



Race Day Food & Drink Offers

Ultimate Bottomless Brunch £20

Full English Breakfast • Vegetarian Full English • Eggs Benedict • Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs

One brunch option served with unlimited prosecco, 10.00am - 12.00pm.

Laurent-Perrier Champagne Lunch & Early Dinner £35

Includes three courses from our special menu and a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Served 11.00am - 7.00pm.

Bottle of Ice Cold Prosecco & Strawberries for two £25

Offer includes a bottle of prosecco and portion of strawberries. Served until 10.00pm.


Wednesday 8th May

City Day

The 2019 season opener is City Day, the inaugural day of the Boodles May Festival and an exciting one at that.

Thursday 9th May

Ladies Day

A day of competitive handicaps and top class group races, contrasting with the vibrancy, colour and atmosphere of Ladies Day.

Friday 10th May

Chester Cup Day

The final day of the Boodles May Festival culminates with the highest profile race of the three days, the most valuable race in Chester’s calendar of fixtures.

Saturday 25th May

Roman Day

As the first of the season’s family fixtures, this celebrates Chester’s historical roots. Expect foot soldiers and seven races, including chariot and jousting displays.

Saturday 15th June

Summer Saturday

This social Saturday raceday is always popular with racegoers and the chance to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather on the Roodee.

Friday 28th June

Ladies Evening

The perfect way to enjoy an early summer Friday evening and get the weekend off to a winning start.

Saturday 29th June

Summer Festival

Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of warmer weekends with a visit to the Roodee for the Summer Festival.

Friday 12th July

Ladies & Gents Evening

It’s all about the glamour - make a date to raise the style stakes with the perfect way to spend a Friday evening.

Saturday 13th July

City Plate Day

One of the most popular days of the season, with an atmosphere impossible to describe.

Saturday 27th July

Midsummer Meeting

Sunshine and racing make for a winning combination, an unmissable experience to be had on the Roodee.

Sunday 4th August

Family Funday

Kick start the Summer Holidays with a day of family fun at Chester Racecourse, with fun free activities for younger racegoers on the Open Course.

Saturday 31st August

Ladies Day

Right in the middle of the weekend, expect an atmosphere of unbridled excitement, where eye-catching fashion meets the thrill of an afternoon’s racing with cocktails and fizz. 

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th September

Autumn Festival

The perfect opportunity to enjoy the autumn sunshine at the historic Roodee with family and friends.

Saturday 28th September

Season Finale

This is it, the last hurrah. Toast the end to another fabulous season of racing on the Roodee at the Season Finale.


See the Chester Races website for full details and to book tickets:


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