Offering a beautiful historical setting, iconic architecture and great food, dining at University College is always a memorable experience.

Our Chefs produce delicious and imaginative, seasonal menus with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, sustainable and sourced locally whenever possible.

The Alington Room is perfect for smaller gatherings, where diners are made to feel comfortable and relaxed, whilst the Hall is traditional with its wooden benches, beamed ceiling, portraits and stained glass windows. It has provided many abiding memories of fine dining, in congenial company. 

“Please pass my gratitude to the Head Chef, for accommodating the last minute requests and for the delicious meal, the Deputy Governor said it was the best Lamb he ever had!”



University College Oxford Arlington RoomThe Alington Room

The Alington Room is a beautiful 20th century panelled room, which is the perfect size for dinners. Seating a maximum of 60 this room gives you an intimate, but formal atmosphere. Situated on the first floor, but fully accessible .

Possible layouts:
2 Straight tables seating 24 people each
U-shape seating 53
Separated tables seating 60 


“The dinner was delightful. The Alington room was stunning with the gleaming glassware and nicely dressed students. ”


Our 16th century gothic style dining Hall is undoubtedly amongst the most beautiful in Oxford. Surrounded by stained glass windows, portrait and a fine hammer beam ceiling, the hall offers the unique experience of dining at Univ. Our Hall is fully accessible.

Possible Layouts:
Hall seats a maximum of 170 people

Built-in Equipment:
PA system and surround sound with connectivity for iPod or CD, Wi-Fi, piano