Great food. Fresh Ingredients. Passionate students.

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Welcome to Scholars

We’re a small, fully-licenced Bistro based in the centre of Blackburn, part of the Blackburn College campus and offer a great dining experience at fabulous prices.

Opening Times

Our lunch menu is available from Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 2pm.

We also regularly hold evening events at Scholars. Dates and times for these events are as advertised and will be made available through the main menu located at the top of our website.

Our restaurant is run by both industry professionals and fantastic Blackburn College students.

We pride ourselves on being one of the leading training restaurants – providing you with a welcoming and friendly experience from the moment you walk through our doors.

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

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

Visit us regularly throughout the academic year to see how our dishes develop and become more intricate.

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

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

The standards will blow you away – professional 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.

You can leave us a review on Tripadvisor, Facebook or Google.

Here is what other’s 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 Review

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

Amanda R

Tripadvisor Review

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

Thomas J

Tripadvisor Review

Fab meal, lovely young people waiting on.

Really recommend.

Peter B

Google Review