Dining and catering

Freshly prepared food to suit any event

The dining and catering services offered by the Department have an excellent reputation for the high standard of food we offer, which is freshly prepared in our Rewley House kitchens by our team of chefs.

As well as at Rewley House, we can also provide catering on location – both within our facilities or just about anywhere in Oxford. We have a range of menus to suit any event. 

Dining at Rewley House

The Rewley House dining room, which boasts a vaulted atrium for natural lighting, seats 84 people. There are places available for up to 48 more in the adjacent Acland room. A full meal service is available daily. 

Formal dinners, receptions, drinks parties and other functions can be arranged in our dining areas or in the Mawby Suite.

The meals served at Rewley House are all freshly prepared in our kitchens by our team of trained chefs.

Lunch is served from 12.30 - 1.30pm daily and a typical lunch menu consists of three courses. Dinner is available from 6.30pm most evenings, though it is necessary to confirm availability.

A vegetarian option is always available, and we can accommodate most dietary requirements.


Bookings are required in advance. Please call the Residential Centre to book: +44 (0)1865 270362

Sample menus

Rewley House dessert

After lunch, tea and coffee are served in the Common Room.

For drinks before or after lunch and dinner, our Common Room has a fully licensed bar. This is open daily usually from midday to 10.30pm (opening hours can vary).

Catering and banqueting

Rewley House has experience in catering for small and large events, both on site at Rewley House, and off site in colleges and venues around Oxford. Whether you require an exclusive small dinner or a champagne reception for several hundred guests, we can accommodate you. And we will meet and better any comparable catering quotation to guarantee that you are getting the best value for your money.


For functions catered at Rewley House, our Fixed Price menu gives a variety of choices over three courses, including several full vegetarian options. This menu includes coffee, linen napkins, candles and flowers on the table, all at a set price.

For simpler gatherings, or for catering at your location of choice, we are able to offer the following:

If your requirements are not met by the menus above, please call us on (0)1865 270362 to discuss. We have experience catering for custom events of all sorts, large and small.

Note: for catering at your location we require a minimum of 10 people.

Dietary requirements

We are able to cater for any individual dietary requirements. Please call us on +44 (0)1865 270362.

Wine list

*Prices stated are correct as of November 2023. Prices will be confirmed at time of reservation.

Festive menu 2023

You'll find traditional favourites, as well as dishes crafted to tempt vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free and dairy-free diners.  We challenge you: if you can find a festive meal of this quality anywhere in central Oxford for a lower price, we will match or better it!