Fuel up on homegrown Goodwood food at FoS

Festival of Speed | Press Article 17/04/24

For Immediate Release: June 23rd 2017

Fine food and fast cars might not seem like natural bedfellows but at Goodwood they strike up a wonderful relationship. The food on offer during the Festival of Speed, and later in the year at Revival, 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 partner rhubarb also 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: (For all booking information please visit:


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, the Moving Motorshow Café and McLaren Coffee will be serving delicious fresh pastries and summer fruits. Or else, for an all-encompassing Goodwood Estate experience why not book breakfast at the racecourse in Charlton Hunt Restaurant with stunning views across the South Downs, before being transported down to the Festival of Speed site by your own private shuttle?


For a true Goodwood experience, head to Farmer, Butcher, Chef, located next to the Goodwood Hotel. The recently opened 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 including gooseberry, lovage and sorrel 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. Lunch is £60 per person for three courses and a glass of fizz. Lunch is served between 11.30am and 2.30pm. Entry ticket not included.

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. Lunch is £42.50 per person for three courses and is served between 11.30am and 3.30pm. Entry ticket not included.

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 a continental platter of fresh pastries, cured meats, cheese and fruit salads all served with unlimited tea, coffee, fruit juice and toast. For lunch, our chefs will create classic dishes using only the finest ingredients with highlights including beef rib eye with skinny fries and fillet of sea bass with chive crushed potatoes followed by seasonal Eton Mess or a Goodwood Estate cheeseboard. Traditional afternoon tea will be served throughout the afternoon with a choice of finger sandwiches, scones and tea cakes all best enjoyed with a glass of Veuve Clicquot. Guests are able to book a reservation for Porsche Café Le Mans via the Goodwood website.  

The Lamborghini Ristorante 1963 has been newly revamped for 2017 and now 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, Insalata Caprese of fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil and Arancini Siciliani, 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. Guests are able to book a reservation for Lamborghini Ristorante 1963 via the Goodwood website.


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 sandwiches with caramelised red onions in toasted ciabatta and a variety of toppings; Goodwood Estate beer-battered fish with chunky chips; freshly cooked churros dusted in cinnamon sugar, perfect for a mid-morning or afternoon snack, 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. If it’s cocktails you’re after head straight to the BMW Stable Yard where our staff will be crafting a sophisticated list of classic whiskey and gin cocktails, or the Terrazza Martini, located by the Martini Drivers’ Club in the main Paddock,whichwill be offering classic martini cocktails alongside sharing boards. The Heineken Star Bar will be by the Cricket Pitch, right in the middle of all the action.

Exploring the Festival of Speed 2017 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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About Goodwood Home Farm:

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 present 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.

About rhubarb:

rhubarb was appointed the official food partner to the Goodwood Estate in March 2016. A quintessentially British company, rhubarb creates and delivers culinary memoriesfor its guests which embrace the best of British culture and heritage. rhubarb manages a variety of food and hospitality offers at the Festival of Speed site including Porsche Café Le Mans and Lamborghini Ristorante 1963.   rhubarb and Goodwood proudly work together to ensure that every dish, from restaurant dining to private hospitality, is expertly prepared with a focus on exquisite flavour and stunning presentation. Follow on twitter: @rhubarb_food

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