The Waterside at City of Oxford College

Our restaurant provides lunches to external customers. It is also used as a venue for college events, allowing students to demonstrate their skills to a number of important guests. The lunch and dinner menus change daily so they are not always available for preview before Wednesdays.


The Waterside Restaurant is open during term time for lunch on Wednesdays from noon1:15pm (last orders), with a themed concept menu served for dinner from 6:307:15pm (last orders) for £25.


The price for 3 courses including tea or filter coffee is £10, or for 2 courses it's £7.50. A starter or dessert is £3 and a main course is £5.  



We accept Tastecards, but please inform us if you intend to use one upon arrival.


Please inform us of any allergies or intolerance you may have and we will adjust our menus accordingly to suit your needs. Regrettably, we cannot guarantee that food will be prepared in a nut- or gluten-free kitchen.


To book, please email us and specify your desired time and location (Waterside Restaurant or The Cherwell).

Whatever the occasion, whether it be a romantic meal, birthday celebration, business lunch, or large parties (we can seat up to 40), we have excellent facilities to ensure that you will have an experience to remember.


Students prepare for future employment by training in a commercial kitchen environment.

  • We have modern facilities and equipment
  • Tutors with industry experience are always on-hand to make sure everything runs smoothly
  • Our produce is locally sourced whenever possible
  • Our menus are regularly updated with exciting new dishes from students and expert professional chefs
  • We offer great value for money

From welcoming you and serving drinks to preparing every course of your meal, our students provide a first-class service overseen by our own industry-experienced tutors.


Sample GB Menu