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Thank you for your interest in Scholars however, due to the current situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and taking into consideration the Government’s advice, Scholars Restaurant will not be open as usual.

Therefore, we will not be accepting online bookings, telephone reservations or walk-ins until further notice.

Made a booking?
If you have made a booking with us prior to this change, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. If you don’t hear from us, please contact us on 01254 292155 or at scholars@blackburn.ac.uk.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.


Scholars Restaurant is a small, fully-licenced Bistro based in the  centre of Blackburn.

Scholars Restaurant is part of the Blackburn College campus and offers a great dining experience at fabulous prices.

Scholars Restaurant is run by both industry professionals and our fantastic Blackburn College students.

We pride ourselves on being one of the leading training restaurants – providing our customers with a welcoming and friendly experience.

Lunch can cost as little as £8.50 for a three course meal!

You will feel at home in our dining room where the friendly team are waiting to serve you.

We currently offer Lunch, Dinner & Afternoon Tea, Tuesday to Friday.

Our menus change with the seasons – as do the skills of our student chefs.

Come and visit us regularly to watch as the dishes develop and become more intricate as the academic year goes by.

By using fresh and seasonal ingredients we want to create a meal and service you can enjoy and remember for a long time!

All the dishes created are part of the student assessments; from pouring your wine to baking the perfect sticky toffee pudding, the students work unbelievably hard to learn new skills for your enjoyment!

Lunch is served Tuesday to Friday from 12pm – 2pm term-time and all our food is freshly produced using local suppliers. We also serve afternoon tea at 12.30pm Tuesday to Friday and open our doors at least one evening a month to serve a fantastic dinner menu.

The standards of our students will blow you away. Professional standard cookery at beat the budget prices; you’ll be sure to have a great meal.

The proof is in the pudding


If you’ve dined with us or are planning on doing so, we would really appreciate your feedback. It’s extremely important for our students’ progress and the success of our training restaurant relies on it. You can submit your own review using either TripAdvisor, Facebook or Google.

Here’s what other people have said about their experience with us.

A big thank you to all the tutors and students. Everything was professional, and the whole experience was a pleasure

Debbie H – TripAdvisor reviews

Will definitely be dining here again. Well done to all staff and students

Amanda R – TripAdvisor reviews

I really enjoyed my food, the presentation was excellent and the service was amazing

Thomas J – TripAdvisor reviews

Fab meal, lovely young people waiting on. Really recommend

Peter B – Google reviews