Our main aim is to ensure that students receive a healthy, balanced and nutritionally adequate meals
to provide them with the nutrients needed for health, growth and development.
Our food ethos
Inspired by the diversity of our college community, our chefs take advantage of freshly sourced, seasonal ingredients to cook delicious, authentic cuisine from around the world.
Eating a balanced diet throughout the school day not only ensures optimum growth and development, but it also provides for our students’ academic and physical activity, energy levels and nutrient requirements.
College Dining Halls
Our two dining halls are conveniently located near teaching premises. The menu is varied and includes ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ options. Special diets including halal and vegan can usually be catered for on request.
Students can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the College dining hall during term time, half terms and during Easter. Please note that on Sunday we serve brunch and dinner only.
- Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
- Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2.15 p.m.
- Dinner: 5 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Students will be spoilt for choice if they wish to eat out in Oxford, as it is a culturally diverse city and all the major cuisines and budgets are catered for. There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and convenience stores within five minutes’ walk of the College.
Everyday choice of breakfast
- Fried eggs
- Hash browns
- Scrambled eggs
- Choice of cereal
- Rice porridge
- Back beans
- Fresh fruit
Drinks including coffee, tea, water, orange juice, and apple juice are available all day. Students can also pick up snacks such as fresh fruit or yoghurt.
International Cuisine Days
We periodically organise International Cuisine Days, where we explore a particular country’s food, i.e. England, Italy, or Korea.
Previous specialities included the traditional English Sunday carvery or Chinese New Year-themed feast.
Lunch and dinner
Every day, our students can choose from five lunch and dinner options (plus sides).
Sample lunch menu:
• Minestrone Soup (Italian, Vegan)
(Mixed Vegetables Soup)
• Cottage Pie (English)
(Mince beef and vegetables, mashed potatoes on top)
• Chicken Chasseur (French)
(Chicken breast braised in rich tomato sauce with onion and mushroom)
• Steamed Fish with ginger and spring onion (Cantonese)
(Fillet of fish steamed with ginger and spring onion)
• Mixed Vegetables Curry (Vegetarian, Vegan)
(Mixed vegetables cooked in curry sauce)
• Vegetables Pie (Vegan)
(Mixed vegetables with mashed potato on top)
• Steam rice, chips, steamed mixed vegetables, pasta, and salad
Sample dinner menu:
• Roasted Duck (Hong Kong)
(Duck roasted with five spices and soya sauce)
• Beef Goulash (Hungarian)
(Beef, carrot, pepper, potato, paprika and tomato cooked slowly in the oven)
• King Prawn Masala Curry (Indian)
(King prawn cooked in masala curry sauce)
• Potato Au Gratin (French)
(Sliced potato cooked with double cream topped with parmesan cheese)
• Chickpea and Spinach in tomato sauce (Vegan)
• Steam rice, chip, steam mixed vegetables, pasta and mixed salad
Download our Catering Brochure for more sample menus