Oastan - Training Restaurant

Oastan is the training environment for our Catering, Hospitality & Food Services students.

In Manx, Oastan means 'Restaurant' so is ideal for reflecting our commitment to using seasonal, local produce, as well as UCM being at the heart of the Manx community.

The menu has been designed by Chef Lecturer Robert Hunter, who has worked in world-class restaurants around the world, including the Goring Hotel in London. Guests can enjoy a variety of dishes which all celebrate wonderful Manx produce.

As well as Robert Hunter, students are being supported by Lecturer Irene Berry who has worked as a pastry chef for Jason Atherton at Pollen Street Social which is a Michelin starred restaurant in Mayfair, London. Students working in front of house are ably assisted by Tracy Conway who has lectured at UCM since 1996 following a successful career working in hospitality and hotel management as well as in La Belle Epoch in Cheshire which was a Michelin starred restaurant at the time.

If you've booked a meal in Oastan (see booking details below), here's a map of how to access the restaurant when you get to our Homefield Road campus.


View our leaflet showing all opening dates. We also have themed menus for the following occasions:

  • Christmas Dinner 
  • Christmas lunch 
  • Tasting Dinner
  • Italian Themed Dinner 
  • French Themed Dinner 
  • Indian Themed Dinner


  • Two course lunch – £12.50
  • Table d'hôte (set menu) lunch - £16.50
  • TDH dinner – £24.50
  • Gourmet dinner - £28.50
  • Tasting menu - £32.50
  • Christmas lunch - £23.50
  • Christmas dinner - £28.50
  • A la Carte menu - each dish will be priced individually


  • Our lunch service starts at 12pm (you can choose a reservation time starting up to 12.45pm)
  • Our dinner service starts at 6pm (you can choose a reservation time starting up to 6.30pm)

Sample Menu

Our menu changes on a weekly basis - below is a sample of the dishes you can enjoy. 


Local wild garlic and potato soup, feta cheese, spring onion

Salt baked beetroot, whipped ricotta, blood oranges, toasted hazelnut

Crispy Devilled whitebait, tartare sauce


Herb crusted cannon Manx Lamb, spring vegetables, pea puree, mini fondant potato, balsamic jus

Grilled fillet salmon, asparagus, sautéed spinach, crispy potato, truffle hollandaise

Broad bean and pea risotto, goat’s cheese


Dark chocolate fondant, ginger ice cream

Pecan tart, fresh vanilla ice cream

Doughnuts, rhubarb and custard

Allergies & Dietary requirements

If you have any dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking. 

Please note: all our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other known allergens maybe present. We take caution to prevent cross-contamination, however, if you have a known allergy please speak to a member of staff.


To book your table call us on 648215 or email helen.drinkwater@ucm.ac.im


Oastan is located on the ground floor of the Homefield Road campus and can be accessed via a ramp up to the main entrance. There are four disabled parking spaces in the main car park. During your visit you’re welcome to visit our toilets on the ground floor.

As part of the continued development of our facilities we’re regularly looking at ways to improve the accessibility of our campuses to meet the demands of our students and everyone who visits us.