To make an appointment call 0161 952 4678

Aspire

Aspire is our very own à la carte restaurant, open to the public for lunch from 12 noon on a Thursday and Friday, with additional dining Thursday evening from 6.45pm

Our bespoke restaurant offers learners on our hospitality and catering courses the opportunity to showcase their talents in a real-life restaurant setting.

As such, Aspire offers customers a dining experience where everyone from our trainee chefs to waiting staff try just that little bit harder to impress — perhaps the reason why Aspire has awarded Highly Commended in the AA College Rosette Scheme and named one of Trafford's best places to eat. 

Every month we are bringing you a new mouth-watering menu, giving you the opportunity to explore your taste buds and discover delicacies which expand culinary consciousness.

Opening Times & Menus

Opening Times

Aspire is open to the public for lunch from 12 noon on a Thursday and Friday, with an additional Thursday dining experience from 6.45pm. We also host themed nights throughout the year. To find out more about any of our upcoming theme night, visit the events section.

Menu 1

Starters

  • Confit Chicken, Asian greens & sweet soy, steamed bao bun
  • Pork terrine, homemade piccalilli, toast
  • Roasted butternut squash, feta, walnuts & rocket, pomegranate dressing
  • Grilled mackerel, horseradish & beetroot, lemon oil

Mains

  • Roast breast of chicken, bubble & squeak, glazed carrot, honey and thyme
  • Slow cooked beef potato & sweed puree, cabbage & chestnuts
  • Ragout of wild mushrooms, braised leek, parsnip fondant
  • Fish of the day puy lentil & chorizo stew, hassleback potato

Menu 2

Starters

  • Pearl barley risotto, roast pigeon breast, smoked bacon
  • Black pudding croquette, apple & cider puree, apple salad
  • Grilled vegetable terrine, salsa verde & crushed hazelnuts
  • Pan fried bream, moules mariniére, buttered spinach

Mains

  • Satuéed chicken, oyster mushrooms & green beans, tarragon velouté
  • Steamed meat pudding, crushed garden peas & flat chips
  • Roasted beets, shallot puree, charred cauliflower, hummus & crispy pitta
  • Baked supreme of hake, black olive, tomato & herb stew, pureed potatoes

Contact Us

aspire@tcg.ac.uk or call 0161 952 4678 to reserve your table. You can now visit the restaurants own online booking site to secure yourself a seat to enjoy a unique taste sensation: Online Booking