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The Waterside

Book a table at our industry standard restaurant.  Call us on 01865 551 950.

The Waterside is our contemporary restaurant offering freshly prepared food and fantastic hospitality from City of Oxford College students. 

The Waterside provides daily lunches to external customers and evening dining on Thursdays. It is also used as a venue for college events, allowing students to demonstrate their skills to a number of important guests. 

Whatever the occasion, whether it be a romantic dinner, birthday celebration or business lunch, we have excellent facilities to ensure that you’ll have an experience to remember.

  • Students prepare for future employment by training in a commercial kitchen environment
  • We have modern facilities and equipment
  • Tutors with industry experience are always on-hand to make sure everything runs smoothly
  • Our produce is locally sourced whenever possible
  • Our menus are regularly updated with exciting new dishes from students and expert professional chefs
  • We offer great value for money

From welcoming you and serving drinks to preparing every course of your meal, our students in training provide a first-class service overseen by our own industry experienced staff.

Please note we are open during term-time only.

To book your table and find out where our reputation came from, call us on 01865 551 950 or email us.

Thursday evening themed dinners

Discover exciting cuisines from around the world at our incredible Thursday evening themed dinners. Call us on 01865 551 950 to book your table. 

  • 12 May - Great British food
  • 19 May - Something from the garden (vegetarian)
  • 26 May - The best of British
  • 9 June - Around the world               
 

Lunchtime menus

Our latest menu is available to download here. Check out our reviews in TripAdvisor.

Whatever the occasion, whether it be a romantic dinner, birthday celebration or business lunch, we have excellent facilities to ensure that you’ll have an experience to remember.

  • Students prepare for future employment by training in a commercial kitchen environment
  • We have modern facilities and equipment
  • Tutors with industry experience are always on-hand to make sure everything runs smoothly
  • Our produce is locally sourced whenever possible
  • Our menus are regularly updated with exciting new dishes from students and expert professional chefs
  • We offer great value for money

From welcoming you and serving drinks to preparing every course of your meal, our students in training provide a first-class service overseen by our own industry experienced staff.

To book your table and find out where our reputation came from, call us on 01865 551 950 or email us.

Some reviews of The Waterside...

  • "The food was exceptional, well presented and tasted wonderful."
  • "Just an excellent selection of meals, sophisticated and perfectly cooked! And  lovely, friendly and professional staff! I definitely will come back with my family/friends."
  • "Lovely location overlooking the river, good service, incredible quality food, beautifully plated, presented, and perfectly cooked."
  • "Amazing food. Ridiculous value. Go there!"
The Waterside NEWS
Hospitality and Catering students support charity dinner
26/10/15
Former City of Oxford College student is a Barista Maestro
09/10/15
Professional chef diploma students ready for Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards
21/09/15
Calling all budding bakers!
29/06/15
Hospitality and catering students put to the test
06/01/15
Students shine at restaurant awards
07/11/14
Ready, steady, cook at City of Oxford College
18/09/14