Aspire Restaurant

Aspire Restaurant is a student run training restaurant offering a superb and affordable fine dining experience.

Dining at Aspire

Aspire Restaurant is a student-run training restaurant, conveniently located in the hub, offering a superb and affordable fine dining experience.

The finest sourced ingredients are freshly prepared each day and used to create a range of exciting lunch and dinner menus which are planned, prepared and served by City College’s hospitality and catering students.

Whether it’s dinner for two, a business meeting or a group celebration, Aspire Restaurant offers guests a truly unique and memorable dining experience complete. We cater for all dietary requirements so please ask if required.

Parties over 10
We can cater for larger groups and parties including private functions. A £5pp non-refundable deposit is required for parties over 10. Please contact us for information.

Download a sample Lunch menu

Download a sample Dinner menu

For reservations
Call 023 8057 7377 or email aspire@southampton-city.ac.uk

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea

Join us for our Mad Hatter themed afternoon tea on Wednesday 9th October. 

The afternoon tea will include a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, plus there will be a selection of traditional sweet treats and a choice of tea or coffee.

£10 per person
or £15 per person with 20cl bottle of Prosecco

With proceeds going to Cancer Research

Bookings 12.30pm – 1.30pm
 

Call 023 8057 7377 or email aspire@southampton-city.ac.uk

Christmas Meal 2019

Come and experience a unique Christmas lunchtime meal at Aspire Restaurant. 

Our 4-course festive menu runs on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 3rd December
  • Wednesday 4th December
  • Thursday 5th December
  • Friday 6th December
  • Tuesday 10th December
  • Wednesday 11th December
  • Thursday 12th December
  • Friday 13th December
  • Tuesday 17th December
  • Wednesday 18th December
  • Thursday 19th December 

Only £24.95 per person 
Arrival from 12:30pm – 1:15pm

Download menu

Book early to avoid disappointment. 
Call 023 8057 7377 or email aspire@southampton-city.ac.uk 

Student Success

The renowned Paul Ainsworth originally trained here before going on to cook for Gary Rhodes and Gordon Ramsey.

Paul is now a Michelin-star restaurant owner, managing No. 6 and Rojano's in the Square, both located in Padstow, Cornwall. He was winner of BBC2's The Great British Menu (South West region) in 2011 and now also runs Padstow Townhouse, providing beautiful accommodation to his guests.

Paul Ainsworth

Opening Times

Aspire Restaurant is open during college term time:

Please note the restaurant opens again on Tuesday 8th October.

Our Christmas menu will run from Tuesday 3rd December until Thursday 19th December. 

Lunch service

Tuesday - Friday 12:30 – 14:00
(last orders at 13:15)

      

   

 

 


For reservations call 023 8057 7377 or email aspire@southampton-city.ac.uk

Please advise of any dietary requirements or if you are celebrating a special occasion.

Parties over 10
We can cater for larger groups and parties including private functions. A £5pp non-refundable deposit is required for parties over 10. Please contact us for information.

Enquiries

Parties Over 10

We can cater for larger groups and parties including private functions. A £5pp non-refundable deposit is required for parties over 10.

For more information, please complete the enquiry form.