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14 breakfasts to get your Grand National day off to a great start

3 weeks ago

14 breakfasts to get your Grand National day off to a great start

The Randox Grand National’s the world’s greatest steeplechase and with more than four miles and 30 fences to conquer, it takes stamina – and not just for the horses.

As one of the favourite leisure events in the Merseyside calendar, thousands of racegoers will flock to Aintree on Saturday, April 13, but it’s a long day and you don’t want to fall at the first hurdle.

So give yourself staying power by getting off to a great start with one of these great Grand National breakfasts.


Credit: Gaucho
Credit: Gaucho

Immerse yourself in the excitement of the world’s greatest steeplechase at Gaucho Liverpool who have a jam packed schedule for the festival weekend. The Argentinian restaurant will be serving racegoers breakfast on Thursday, Friday and Saturday including a delicious range of classic breakfast dishes and in true Gaucho fashion there has to be steak and cocktails.

The restaurant will also be showcasing the entire day’s racing live on Saturday, April 13.

For those heading back into town after the races on Ladies Day there will be entertainment from guest DJ Mia Wong who will be keeping the party going.

For those not heading to Aintree for Grand National day, Gaucho is offering the ideal setting to savour the thrill of the races in opulent comfort. A selection of chilled beers and bubbles will be awaiting guests at 1pm, setting the stage for an unforgettable day. Following the refreshments, guests will indulge in a delectable three-course menu complemented by half a bottle of the finest Argentinian wine, all for just £65 per person.

Tables can be booked online here or contact the restaurant for further information.

Blackburne House

Credit: Blackburne House
Credit: Blackburne House

Start your race day in style at the Blackburne House Bistro. Enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast and a tipple or two in their magnificent Grade II listed building.

To book, email

View the menu here.

St George’s Hall 

St George's Grand Breakfast

The St George’s Grand Breakfast is odds-on to help you start your National celebrations in style. For just £46, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of fizz or beer at one of the city’s finest venues, before being seated at your table to enjoy a buffet breakfast while listening to musical entertainment. But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll then hop on board your waiting coach which will take you from St George’s Plateau straight to Aintree in time for the first race.

Find more info here.

The Old Stables – Allerton Manor Golf Club

Allerton Manor Golf Club Breakfast
Credit: Allerton Manor Golf Club

Allerton Manor reckons a lucky day at the races starts with a winning breakfast, so they’re suggesting a glass of fizz in The Old Stables Restaurant. You can enjoy one of your favourite breakfast dishes, pastries and glass of prosecco, house wine or beer for just £20 per person, and it’s available for the whole of the Grand National Festival from Thursday to Saturday, between 9am – 12pm.

Find more info here.

Baby E Coffee & Deli 

Baby E Coffee

Fuel up for Aintree with a Baby E Breaky.  Bookings are already being taken for a fab food and drinks package and it’s up for grabs each morning from Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13 and, for just £20 per person, you get a meal of your choice – there’s a special menu including the Full Works breakfast, smashed avocado, and pancakes – a pint or a glass of Prosecco.

Find more info here.

The Shankly Hotel

Shankly Hotel
Credit: Shankly Hotel

You can get breakfast and more at The Shankly Hotel which has got a special National package for Ladies Day or the Grand National Day itself for £269. That includes a two-night stay in a luxury room, Champagne Breakfast on the day of your choice, coach transfer to and from Aintree, a glass of Prosecco when you get back with live sax and DJ, an evening buffet and more.

Find more info here.

Jam Restaurant 

Jam Resturant Breakfast
Credit: Jam Resturant

The Sir Thomas Street restaurant is so popular for its Race Day Bubbles & Breakfast that its National Day event is already sold out! BUT you can still book for the Ladies Day Bubbles & Breakfast on Friday, February 12, from £23, with transport options – and dinner options –also available.

Find more info here.

Lock & Key – Duke Street

Lock & Key Breakfast
Credit: Lock & Key

Get your day off to a winning start with a glass of fizz perhaps and a choice of dishes from Lock & Key’s brilliant breakfast and brunch menu.  It’s served from 8pm to 12.30pm every day which is perfect timing before you head off to Aintree, and because it’s slap bang in the centre of town and just a five-minute walk from Central Station, ideally situated.

Find more info here.

Castle Street Townhouse

Castle Street Town House Breakfast

It’s one of racing’s favourite fixtures and one of the Castle Street venue’s too, which is why they’re inviting you to start the day with them throughout the Grand National Festival. From Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13, you can get a breakfast item, a glass of Prosecco and unlimited hot drinks for only £25 (T&Cs apply). To book call 0151 363 7509, and if you want to book a booth email

Find more info here.

The Bentley

Grand National Breakfast at The Bentley

Join the Brunswick Street favourite for a Champagne breakfast on Ladies Day and Grand National Day itself. There’ll be a sumptuous spread of breakfast treats and a glass of bubbly to toast to the exciting races ahead, and you can mingle with fellow racing enthusiasts and enjoy live entertainment from Michael Anthony before embarking on its luxury coaches to Aintree, all for £40 per person.

Find more info here.

Carouse – Rainhill

Carouse Rainhill

The Rainhill restaurant’s under starter’s orders to give you the perfect start to your race day, whether that’s Ladies Day on the Friday or Saturday’s National Day. It’s open for ciabatta breakfast brunch on both and you can feast on a breakfast loaded ciabatta, bottled beer or Prosecco, and unlimited tea and coffee for £9.50.  It’s also showing ITV coverage of racing on both days so whether you’re heading to Aintree and need a lining on your stomach, or you’re looking for a comfortable place to enjoy a boozy race day with your mates, bookings now open.

Find more info here.

Ten Streets Social

Ten Streets Social Breakfast

There’s live music to greet you at Ten Streets Social for its Races Champagne breakfast on offer for all three days of Aintree’s Grand National Festival. It costs £48 per person each day and that gives you Champagne or Peroni on arrival, a choice of breakfast, and drop off at Aintree.

Find more info here.

Sir Thomas Hotel 

Sir Thomas Hotel Breakfast
Credit: Sir Thomas Hotel

The Champagne corks will be popping at the Sir Thomas Street Hotel when they’re hosting a Champagne Breakfast (as well as other events) on Ladies Day and Saturday’s Big Race day. It’s £30 per person for a full English or continental breakfast, a glass of bubbly, and transport to the racecourse.

Find more info here.

Elixir – Oxton

Elixir Oxton Breakfast
Credit: Elixir Oxton

Elixir in Oxton is planning a glamorous morning of fizz and excitement before you head to the National on Saturday, April 13. You can indulge in a breakfast spread, featuring a full English or vegan breakfast, while sipping a glass of bubbly and setting up for a great day with your mates. After breakfast, you’ll hop aboard an executive coach to Aintree racecourse. Tickets are £35 – and that includes your breakfast, your welcome drink, and a return coach travel to the Aintree Grand National.

Find more info here.

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