Cherwell Restaurant and Bistro

Exceptional restaurant food from exceptional chefs, at exceptional value …

Did you know that you can enjoy delicious food whether it be for lunch, Bistro or fine dining evenings at Banbury College Restaurant?  The Cherwell Restaurant, located at our Banbury Campus in Broughton Road, provides dinners and lunches to customers.

Whatever the occasion, be it a romantic dinner, birthday celebration or business lunch, join us for an experience to remember. Our menus feature exciting new dishes made with locally-sourced produce (whenever possible) all at great prices.

You will also be helping prepare our hospitality and catering students, training in a modern commercial kitchen environment, for future employment.

Tutors with industry experience are always on-hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

The Cherwell provides lunches to external customers. It is also used as a venue for college events.

Our usual opening hours are: Tuesdays for lunch from noon–1pm.

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’ll have an experience to remember.

  • Our menus feature exciting new dishes and offer locally sourced produce (whenever possible) at great prices
  • Students prepare for future employment by training in a modern commercial kitchen environment
  • Tutors with industry experience are always on-hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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

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.

Our lunch time opening hours are Monday Friday 12-1.30pm

Bistro Evenings, Tuesday and Thursday – 6.30-8.30pm

Restaurant times are dependent on college opening times and are therefore seasonal.

We are offering a 2 course and 3 course lunch option as well as a 3 course dinner.

If time is an issue for you at lunch time food can be pre-ordered and be ready for you on arrival or after a beverage at our licensed bar.

Contact details

Opening hoursFriday (lunch): noon–1:30pm ; Thursday (dinner): 6:30–8:30pm
Email[email protected]
AddressBanbury Campus, Broughton Road, Banbury,  Oxfordshire, OX16 9QA
WebsiteCherwell Restaurant website

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