Our restaurant is open to the public for lunch and evening service during term time. This is where our talented catering students have the opportunity to show off what they have learned and to demonstrate their creative flair in the kitchen. All the dishes are prepared by students under the careful supervision of our professional chef-lecturers and technicians.
The hospitality and catering team has built an excellent reputation through the achievements of its students in competitions such as World Skills, the Electrolux Student Chef of the Year and the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards.
Our alumni have gone on to work at prestigious London hotels such as the Dorchester, Savoy and Claridges, as well as local high-quality establishments including Whittlebury Hall, Kilworth House and Fawsley Hall.
Why not join us for lunch or dinner at our fabulous restaurant?
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12.15pm. Last booking at 1pm.
Three course set menu with options. Our lunch dishes are designed to match the range of skills, cooking methods and ingredients that the students require to complete their course. A sample menu can be found here.
Wednesday and Friday from 12pm. Last booking at 1.15pm.
A sample menu for our menu on Wednesday's can be found here.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6.30pm. Last booking at 7.15pm.
A fine dining experience featuring complex dishes in the style of Michelin-starred establishments. A sample menu can be found here. Experience new flavours and innovative cooking and presentation, enhanced by quality service standards and complemented by a modern wine list supplied by Anthony Byrne Fine Wines. A wine list is available here.
We regularly introduce themed menus and host catering events at The Lane. These are invaluable for the further development of our students and give them the chance to perfect new culinary skills.
What our customers say about The Lane
"Following on from our meal in the restaurant last night. I would like to say what a wonderful evening we had. The standard of the food and the service we received was excellent. We were really impressed with all of the students that that had any part in it who were very polite and attentive. We will definitely be back."
"Just come back from The Lane restaurant. If I said the food was incredible that would be an injustice as it was better than that. Honestly I can that was the best meal I've ever had. A five course meal for £20 is unbelievable and to the standard makes it more unbelievable. The waiting staff were also superb. I hope the tutors are proud of their students and more so the students should be proud of themselves. In fact the college should be proud of them as they are a credit to the college. I will definitely be back."
"Our party of fourteen dined at 7 pm last night. It was a lovely experience all round, the service was excellent. Tables were set perfectly and we were attended with courtesy but without excessive fussing. The beautiful surroundings are also of note and provide a relaxing background. Food was superb, a very interesting selection was served with perfect timing and we all enjoyed some new dining experiences."
Nick and Della Bull"Having spent over twenty years in the catering industry, I can fully appreciate the hard work and attention to detail the students put in to making last nights meal one of the nicest I have ever tasted. The choice of ingredients and flavours complimented each perfectly cooked course wonderfully. We were served by friendly, polite and highly competent students and your college should be proud to produce such a high level of professionalism."
Liam and Denise Collacott
"We would just like to say thank to your students for looking after us so well last night. It had been some seven years since we last had an evening meal there, which then was very good then, but yesterday's experience has taken it to the next level. Marks out of ten, it would have to be eleven. Your students certainly have achieved an very high standard what with presentation and culinary skills, and of course each being highly personable. Just brilliant."