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.

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

Our Level 3 Events Management students are excited to be working with our Aspire Restaurant to present three seasonally themed dinner events in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Our second event is the Spring Fling held on Tuesday 2nd April 2019.

£20 per person for a 3 course meal + tea/coffee
6pm arrival
Welcome cocktail/mocktail

Menu

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

Exclusive Chefs' Academy Dinner

City College hospitality and events management students have a unique opportunity to host and work in collaboration with the Exclusive Chefs' Academy to produce a stunning 4-course dinner at Aspire Restaurant. Don't miss it.

Tuesday 30th April 2019, 6:30pm - 9pm (last orders at 7pm)

4-course dinner using local Hampshire Fare produce where possible 

£25 per person

Exclusive Hotels & Venues Group boast an array of luxurious hotels and spa facilities cross Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. The Chefs Academy is led by Andy Mackenzie who has been a chef with Exclusive Hotels and Venues for nearly 30 years.

The Exclusive Chefs' Academy has been created to develop the talented and passionate chefs of the future. This event will give our students the opportunity to work alongside some highly skilled young chefs. The event is designed to inspire our students and give them the opportunities to follow in the Exclusive Chefs' footsteps. Over the last 5/6 years a number of our students have been successful in their application for the Chefs' Academy and continue to work within the Group.

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:

Lunch service

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

 

 

Dinner service

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


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.