Fuel up: Goodwood food

Festival of Speed | Press Article 16/04/24

For Immediate Release: July 2018

Fine food and fast cars might not seem like natural bedfellows but at Goodwood they strike up a wonderful relationship. The food at the Festival of Speed is not only delicious and innovative, it is also largely sourced from Goodwood’s own organic farm or from local growers and artisan producers.

Goodwood’s catering team manages a variety of appetising food and hospitality offerings including the Porsche Café Le Mans and the Lamborghini Ristorante 1963.

Unlike any other motorsport venue in the world, the 12,000-acre estate that surrounds all the action on the Hillclimb is dedicated in one way or another to the production of fine food. Goodwood Home Farm is one of the largest lowland organic farms in Europe and its dairy herd was one of the first in the country to be 100% organically fed. The Estate produces award winning beef, pork, lamb, cheeses, lagers and ales.

The choices on offer will leave you in a tailspin. At Goodwood the mechanically minded can refuel with such a wide range of gourmet options at pitstops across the Estate that you will want to come back for more.

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All our cafés will be serving a much-needed cup of coffee and tea for when you first arrive on site at the Festival of Speed. Early risers should head straight to the Gordon Rooms for breakfast baps and a hearty full English using the finest ingredients from Goodwood Home Farm with vegetarian alternatives available. For a lighter breakfast to enjoy on the go, Cathedral Walk and McLaren Coffee will be serving delicious fresh pastries and breakfast rolls.


For a true Goodwood experience, head to Farmer, Butcher, Chef, located next to the Goodwood Hotel. The renowned sustainable restaurant celebrates the lesser-known cuts of meat from animals raised literally yards away on the Estate. The new Summer menu is bursting with fresh, seasonal ingredients sitting alongside our signature cuts of slow-cooked organic beef, pork and lamb. It promises to be an oasis of calm in the midst of all the excitement of the Festival. You will certainly have travelled farther than your food.

The Bar & Grill is located just a short walk from the Startline at the Goodwood Hotel and is the perfect place to recharge and unwind away from the roaring engines. Classic dishes are given a Goodwood twist.

The renowned Porsche Café Le Mans is returning once again, serving beautifully presented dishes in a prime location on the front lawn outside the House, making it the perfect spot to enjoy lunch with a glass of wine whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the event. Guests can head straight to Porsche Café Le Mans for a hearty full English breakfast or arrive for lunch where our chefs will create classic dishes using only the finest ingredients with highlights from the grill including steaks and burgers.

The Lamborghini Ristorante 1963 features a wonderful outdoor lawn where our expert chefs will be crafting stone baked pizzas throughout the day, with an abundance of toppings to enjoy outside with an ice-cold Birra Moretti. The main indoor restaurant will continue to serve Italian classics including starters of bruschetta and Insalata Caprese of fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomato followed by delicious main courses of pizza and pasta. For pudding enjoy a selection of Italian classics including tiramisu, torta gianduja - chocolate and hazelnut cake - plus many more, all washed down with a freshly brewed espresso.


If you can’t bear to miss any of the action, then head to one of the many ‘Grab & Go’ outlets dotted around the site serving a wide variety of baguettes, Goodwood burgers, pasties and more. Located close to the entrance by Car Park A West is Cathedral Walk which will be offering a choice of succulent steak or grilled chicken sandwiches topped with caramelised red onion, Goodwood Estate beer-battered fish or Goodwood sausage with chunky chips; alongside a range of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. For lunch with a difference why not pre-order a luxury hamper to enjoy in the grounds of Goodwood House, all of which have been carefully crafted and filled with specially chosen luxuries and artisan produce from award-winning suppliers.

Thirsty guests should visit one of a number of bars on site including the Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Seafood Bar, offering the freshest seafood alongside chilled bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and rosé wine with stunning views of Goodwood House and the central feature. Other Veuve Clicquot Champagne outlets include the Veuve Clicquot Airstream on the Cricket Pitch and the Veuve Rosé Bar on the Cartier Lawn, the perfect location to observe the finest Concours d’Elégance in the world. The other bars for a pitstop include the nginious! bars where you can enjoy a Summer or Swiss nginious! and tonic or visit BMW in the stablesyard to have a well-earned break. The Terrazza Martini, located by the Martini Drivers’ Club in the main Paddock,whichwill be offering classic martini cocktails alongside sharing boards is possible the best place to grab a bite to eat and a drink whilst watching the drivers pass just outside the garden. The Heineken Star Bar will be by the Cricket Pitch, right in the middle of all the action and is the perfect place to relax before planning on what to see next.

Exploring the Festival of Speed 2018 will be hungry work. Don’t leave Goodwood without enjoying its fine food and drink. (For all booking information please visit:



Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by MasterCard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights will include the Moving Motor Show, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

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Goodwood has been farmed by the family for over three hundred years and is one of the largest lowland organic farms in the UK. The Duke’s mother, Susan, Duchess of Richmond was one of the founding members of the Soil Association and ran her kitchen garden on organic principles, passing this passion on to her family and the rest of the business.

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