The Restaurant at South Downs

COVID Update

The Restaurant will regrettably be closing on Thursday 5 November 2020 until further notice due to the national lockdown. We will endeavour to reopen as soon as restrictions ease and the lockdown period is over. We will keep this website updated with our reopening dates. We would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support during this time and encourage bookings once we reopen. Any Christmas deposits and bookings will stand and we hope that we will be open soon to welcome you back for a wonderful festive experience.

Lois Neale – Catering and Hospitality Learning Manager


Enjoy fine dining on campus

Our fully-licensed fine dining restaurant at South Downs Campus is staffed by our talented Catering & Hospitality students and open to the public. It’s an opportunity to enjoy high-quality, freshly prepared food while also supporting what we do here at the College. Every task is performed under the guidance of qualified and experienced Catering & Hospitality lecturers to ensure a first-class fine dining experience.

We have The Angela Hartnett Academy at the College. This provides strong partnerships with Angela and her chefs who come down throughout the year to work alongside our aspiring chefs to create culinary delights for our lucky customers. During Angela’s visits she supports the teaching team, inspiring them with new ideas and dishes and keeping them on top of the current trends in industry. We are extremely grateful of the work experience Angela provides for our students in exquisite, well respected hotels and restaurants such as Limewood – New Forest and Murano – London

In the past we’ve welcomed top chefs such as Heston Blumenthal, Marcus Wareing, Tom Kerridge, Nathan Outlaw and Philip Howard to the restaurant facility. They’ve given us their seals of approval for what we do, so why not come and sample the experience for yourself?

Café lounge offers guests a relaxing and comforting environment where you can purchase a wide range of beverages.

The Café Lounge is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 2pm.

Light lunches are served from 12 noon till 1.15pm (subject to availability).

The Restaurant will regrettably be closing on Thursday 5 November 2020 until further notice due to the national lockdown. We will endeavour to reopen as soon as restrictions ease and the lockdown period is over. We will keep this website updated with our reopening dates. We would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support during this time and encourage bookings once we reopen. Any Christmas deposits and bookings will stand and we hope that we will be open soon to welcome you back for a wonderful festive experience.

Lois Neale – Catering and Hospitality Learning Manager

The restaurant is open for fine dining on a Wednesday 6-6.45pm (last orders).

Five courses including a complimentary ‘Amuse’ cost £23.50.

Le Shop is modelled on a continental style patisserie and deli, selling a wide range of homemade pastries and bakery goods all prepared by students on campus. We also offer a selection of Tchibo fair-trade coffees and hot chocolate, plus a selection of soft drinks and fruit juices.

Opening times
Monday & Wednesday, 8.30am-12pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 8.30am-4pm
Friday, 8.30am-3.30pm

Lunch is served Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 12 and 12.45pm (last orders).

Three courses – £13.95

Two courses  – £11.95