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The College cuisine is of a very high standard and has a well-deserved reputation for its quality. Our enthusiastic team of chefs prepare creative and exciting menus using only the freshest ingredients and wherever possible, ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Our style of catering can be adapted to suit any particular requirement.

Whatever the function, a wide selection of menus can be provided, including buffets, receptions, dinners and the most elaborate of banquets. The College is committed to sustainable catering and is proud of its Food Ethics policy.  

The Dining Hall

Our magnificent, oak-panelled, Dining Hall seats 300 for formal dining and banquets. Whilst set in a modern College, we maintain the traditions of Cambridge dining with our solid oak tables set banquet style. Adaptable with elegant curtaining and screening, the room can be suited to many different types and sizes of function. Set with round tables, the Hall can accommodate up to 132 diners still leaving ample space available for dancing.

The dining hall features a Balcony overlooking the main dining space, perfect for pre-dinner drinks, receptions or small cocktail parties, with direct access to the bar.

The Garden Restaurant

Overlooking the garden and fully air-conditioned, this restaurant seats 180 for a cafeteria style serviced meal, served by our wonderful catering staff, with self serve desserts and salad bars. It is mainly used for informal style of dining at breakfast and lunchtimes, however it can also be used for formal dining for up to 100 if desired. The Garden Restaurant has doors into the gardens, featuring some outdoor seating for the warmer weather days.

Other dining spaces

The Plenary Room in the Crausaz Wordsworth Building is a charming setting for private dining events for up to 100 guests or drinks receptions for up to 200 complemented by imaginative, ethical award-winning cuisine. Adjacent to the main room there is a bright, spacious foyer with a refreshment and bar area along with a terrace and beautiful garden setting for the warmer days.

The Garden Room is located in a quiet corner of the College, making it an ideal venue for a small dinner party, or as a space for an informal finger buffet. 

The Seminar Room is an ideal venue for a prestigious, intimate dinner. With access to the College gardens, this is a delightful setting for a summer evening dinner party.