We are one of only a select few college restaurants nationally to hold all three industry awards; Hospitality Guild, Gold Accreditation and the AA Rosette (highly commended cuisine). We are also recognised as Centre of Excellence for Food and Beverage service.
The staff and students of Foxholes Restaurant at Runshaw College are delighted to celebrate gaining a place in the final of the AA Restaurant of the Year 2016. Being in operation for 30 years, the already ‘AA Highly Commended Rosette’ standard Foxholes has fought off fierce competition from colleges nationwide to make the final three.
Foxholes Restaurant at Runshaw College is renowned for outstanding quality and service. We are a non-profit making restaurant, relying on customer support to give local students the opportunity to develop their skills in a friendly learning environment where they can build their confidence and self esteem.
We are proud to use local ingredients, sourced from local suppliers ensuring freshness and quality. We are fully licensed and offer a selective wine list supported by Barrica Wines, Samlesbury and traditional beers from Prospect Brewery, Standish.
We have high expectations and all students complete a work placement giving them experience and an opportunity to work with Michelin star chefs and to travel. Many of our students are working at esteemed establishments and have gone on to achieve prestigious awards.
We work closely with highly acclaimed employers such as the Michelin star awarded L’enclume in Cartmel, Kuckoo Boutique Cocktail Bar in Preston, the local Leyland Hotel, Mytton Fold Hotel in Blackburn and for events Burnley Football Club amongst many more.
Our prestigious placements include the Midland Hotel in Manchester and L’enclume in Cartmel, but then heading as far afield as Galvins at Windows Hilton on Park Lane in London, Danesfield House in Buckinghamshire and Gidleigh Park in Exeter. The focus is very much on giving young people the opportunity to explore all areas of the industry and inspire them to achieve their goals.
On a recent visit inspectors were overwhelmed, commenting:
“Professional attitude and approach to ensuring the service was a success and memorable. Quality of cuisine was very high and would not sit out of place at many well known restaurants. Presentation and precision were excellent.”
Why not sample some of the theme events organised by our level 3 students to showcase their own concepts and to raise money for charity. Themed events are £20.95 per person, including a drink on arrival. We recommend booking in advance.
Download the Foxholes Theme Events leaflet 2017.
Wednesday 25th January 2017 – Jungle Fever
Tuesday 31st January 2017 – Grand Masquerade
Wednesday 8th February 2017 – The Disney Dream
Wednesday 1st March 2017 – American Retro
Tuesday 7th March 2017 – The Pride of Lancashire
Tuesday 14th March 2017 – An Evening at the West End
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – Hollywood Stars
Tuesday 28th March 2017 – 30 Years of Foxholes
Wednesday 19th April 2017 – Paris by Night
Tuesday 25th April 2017 – The World of Roald Dahl
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 – Through the Looking Glass
As we are part of a college, please beawre that we open in term time only.
Wednesday 11.45am- 2.00pm
Thursday 11.45am- 2.00pm
Tuesday 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Our food prices are set for lunch and dinner, offering you a superb dining experience that is great value for money and fantastic quality:
Lunch: 2 courses £8.95, 3 courses £10.50
Dinner: 2 courses £13.50, 3 courses £15.50
Themed Events: £20.95 including a drink on arrival
Christmas: Dinner £17.50 including a drink on arrival and coffee
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Certificate of Excellence
TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers. We are proud that Foxholes was awarded this recognition in 2016.