The South Downs College Restaurant offers a formal, fully licensed dining environment for lunch and dinner. Exciting and innovative food is freshly prepared, cooked and served by our Catering & Hospitality students under the direction of our highly qualified and experienced lecturing team.

Our restaurant and catering standards have been nationally recognised by leading chefs, with celebrity guests chefs to the College including Heston Blumenthal, Marcus Wareing, Tom Kerridge, Nathan Outlaw and Philip Howard. 


Lunch is served Tuesday-Friday between 12pm and 12.45pm (last orders)
Three courses £12.95
Two courses £10.95

Café Lounge  is open Tuesday-Friday from 10am-3.30pm (3pm on a Friday). Serving a wide range of beverages including authentic Italian coffees, freshly baked cakes and pastries, sandwiches as well as a light luncheon from 12pm.

Fine dining

The restaurant is open for fine dining on a Wednesday 6pm-6.45pm (last orders).
Five courses including a complimentary ‘amuse’ £22.50

Le Shop

Modelled on a continental style Patisserie and Deli, Le Shop sells a wide range of luxury food items. Our delicious range of pastries and bakery goods as well as our freshly prepared sandwiches and soup are produced by our catering students. We also offer a selection of Tchibo fair trade coffees and hot chocolate, as well as a selection of soft drinks and fruit juices.
Opening times:
Monday 8.30am – 12.30pm
Tuesday to Thursday 8.30am – 4pm
Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm

Upcoming restaurant events

Not open – Monday 10 to Friday 28 April

Thursday 4 May – Afternoon Tea Flight
Friday 12 May – PIGS Banquet
Wednesday 24 May – Guest Chef Dinner Angela Hartnett
Last day of restaurant and café lounge service – Friday 26 May

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