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 with free secure on-site parking. We cater for all dietary requirements so please ask if required.

Download a sample Lunch menu 

Download a sample Dinner menu

Did You know?

The renowned Paul Ainsworth originally trained here before going on to cook for Gary Rhodes and Gordon Ramsey and is now a Michelin star restaurant owner.

Themed Events

During the year Aspire Restaurant hosts some special themed nights and lunches. Example themes include: Chinese New Year, Around the World in 80 Bites, Rocky Horror, 007 Bond, Cowboys and Indians, and a Night in Japan.

Theme nights are £19.50pp (lunch £14.95pp) and include an arrival drink, canapés, three course meal and coffee. A £10pp non-refundable deposit may be taken for theme night bookings.

Opening Times

Aspire Restaurant is open during college term time:

Lunch service

Thursdays and Fridays 12:00 – 14:00
(last orders at 13:15)

Dinner service

Wednesdays 18:00 – 20:30 
(last orders at 19:00)


For reservations call 023 8057 7377 or e-mail

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.

For more information, please complete the enquiry form.