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 a Centre of Excellence for Food and Beverage service.
We are also the first college ever to be awarded the AA College Restaurant of the Year!
Being in operation for 30 years, the already ‘AA Highly Commended Rosette’ standard Foxholes fought off fierce competition from colleges nationwide.
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. We recommend booking in advance.
Themed Events 2017/18
Our theme evenings are priced £22.95 including a drink on arrival, choice of menu and coffee.
Tuesday 28 November 2017
The Harry Potter Great Feast
Tuesday 23 January 2018
Tuesday 6 February 2018
‘Be Our Guest’
Tuesday 20 March 2018
Caribbean Beach Party
Tuesday 24 April 2018
The Taste of Nature
Christmas at Foxholes is not to be missed! Early booking is advisable as these events are very popular.
Our Christmas Lunches are priced £13.95 including coffee
Wednesday 6 December 2017
Thursday 7 December 2017
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Thursday 14 December 2017
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Our Christmas Dinners are priced £17.95 including drink on arrival and coffee
Tuesday 5 December 2017
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Tuesday 19 December 2017
Taste of Europe 2018
Why not take a culinary tour around Europe without leaving Leyland?
Our Taste of Europe evenings are priced £14.95 including coffee.
Thursday 18 January 2018
Thursday 1 February 2018
Thursday 8 February 2018
Thursday 1 March 2018
Thursday 15 March 2018
Thursday 12 April 2018
Thursday 19 April 2018
Thursday 3 May 2018
As we are part of a college, please be aware that we open in term time only.
Wednesday 11.45am – 2.00pm
Thursday 11.45am – 2.00pm
Tuesday 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Thursday 6.30pm – 10.00pm*
* For Taste of Europe events on the following Thursdays: 18 January, 1 February, 8 February, 1 March, 15 March, 12 April, 19 April and 3 May 2018
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 £13.95, 3 courses £15.95
Themed Events: £22.95 including a drink on arrival
Christmas: Dinner £17.95 including a drink on arrival and coffee
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You can make a reservation by calling 01772 642010 or emailing email@example.com.
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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 first awarded this recognition in 2016.