The Restaurant at South Downs

COVID Update

Happy New Year, we hope you are all well and staying safe.

As a result of the recent government announcement, HSDC Restaurant will sadly be temporarily closed until the restrictions ease. If you have an upcoming reservation to dine with us over the coming weeks, we will cancel it therefore there is no need to contact us to do so.

In the meantime, we will continue to accept bookings for when we reopen. To make a reservation or to contact us please email

We will keep you informed regarding our reopening and thank you for your continued support.

We can’t wait to welcome you all back!

Emma Coath – Restaurant 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 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