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74 South – HSDC Restaurant

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Enjoy fine dining on campus

Our fully-licensed fine dining restaurant at South Downs Campus, called 74 South, 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 the industry. We are extremely grateful for 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?

Michelin Star Chef Visits 74 South

Past and present students from our South Downs Campus were delighted to take instruction from guest chef George Blogg, who works at Michelin star restaurant Gravetye Manor. George put on an intriguing menu featuring crab and venison, cooking up a storm with HSDC students. Read the full article about George Blogg’s visit.


We appreciate your continued support at 74 South training college restaurant.

We are committed to providing you with a high-quality dining experience while nurturing the culinary and hospitality talents of our students.

However, we would like to inform you that, due to our commitment to sustainability and maintaining the highest standards, we cannot always guarantee that every guest will receive their first choice from the lunch menu. Our approach to cooking involves preparing each dish from scratch for every service, which limits our ability to produce excess food that may go to waste or be sold on another day.
This decision aligns with our dedication to minimizing food wastage and ensuring that every dish served is fresh and of the highest quality. We hope you understand our commitment to sustainability and excellence in culinary education.

We are always available to assist you in making alternative selections from our menu, and we are confident that you will find each option equally delightful.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to provide a unique learning experience for all our students whilst delivering a memorable dining experience for our valued guests.

We continuously use various suppliers and locally sourced products for our restaurant and pantry dishes and many ingredients used may contain allergens.

As a training kitchen that proudly produces each dish from scratch, it is not possible for us to guarantee that any product is 100% free from any allergen.

Dietary requests and Allergies are to be highlighted at time of booking at least 2 weeks prior to your reservation, this allows us time to find suitable alternatives, we cannot guarantee any dish will be free from allergens as we use all 14 in our kitchens, should you have a severe allergy we recommend you do not dine at the college.

Restaurant opening hours from Jan 2024: Term Time Only (find our term dates here). Please do not arrive earlier than the time stated on your booking confirmation. As a training college, we have strict opening hours to avoid disruption of the students ongoing lessons.

Sunday – Closed

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 12pm – 2:15pm (Lunch menu)

Wednesday –6pm – 9pm (Fine Dinning Menu)

Thursday –12:30pm – 2:45pm (Lunch Menu)

Friday – 12pm – 2:15pm (Lunch menu)

Saturday – Closed

Please note that all menus are subject to change.

On Tuesday 26th March 2024 we hosted a Fine Dine evening at 74 south with our Guest chef Nick Edgar, showcasing his Michelin-star expertise.

With an impressive culinary journey, Nick has crafted culinary wonders at prestigious establishments such as the Michelin-starred Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons, WD~50 in NYC, Charlie Trotters Tru & Alinea, Juniper, Danesfield House, and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for more unforgettable dining experiences at 74 South…

  • Student Menus – 01/05/24 and 08/05/24. These menus will change weekly as Level 3 students write their own menus for end of year assessments.
  • Oriental Buffet Lunch – 23/04/24 12pm
  • Pub Lunch –  03/05/24 12pm
  • Indian 3 Course Lunch 10/05/24 12pm
  • Spanish Dinner Menu 15/05/24 6pm
  • Italian Lunch Menu 16/05/24 12pm

Keep an eye out for finalised menus on our social media. For any booking enquiries, please email

Pantry 74 is modelled on a continental style patisserie, selling a wide range of homemade pastries and bakery goods all prepared by students on-campus daily.

Opening Times

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 11.30am-2pm.


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