The Hammersley

Named after the famous dragon fountain situated directly opposite Cauldon Campus in Cauldon Park, The Hammersley is a fully licenced top-class training restaurant located in our Lifestyle building. Here you will have a wonderful dining experience with a varied and exciting menu serving up to four courses, at very reasonable prices. The restaurant is staffed by supervised full-time students as part of their catering course and operates full table service. The Hammersley welcomes everyone and can cater to large party bookings and private functions.

It’s more than just a restaurant

It’s a platform for aspiring chefs and hospitality enthusiasts to showcase their skills and passion. The Hammersley restaurant is managed and operated by students with the assistance of college staff, giving them a real-world environment to hone their talents, refine their techniques, and develop their leadership skills.

Culinary excellence

Prepare to indulge in a symphony of tastes, textures, and aromas crafted by our talented student chefs. Our ever-evolving menu features a fusion of contemporary and traditional cuisines, all made with locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. From hearty comfort foods to elegant gourmet dishes, The Hammersley promises an unforgettable gastronomic journey.

Dining experience

Step into a charming ambience that pays tribute to Stoke-on-Trent’s rich pottery heritage. Our thoughtfully designed interior seamlessly blends modern aesthetics with nods to the city’s history, creating an inviting space that’s perfect for every occasion. Whether it’s a romantic dinner, a celebratory gathering, or a casual lunch with friends, The Hammersley sets the stage for a memorable dining experience.

Community and collaboration

Beyond exquisite food, The Hammersley is committed to fostering a sense of community and collaboration. We host regular culinary events, workshops, and guest chef appearances, allowing our students to learn from industry professionals and exchange ideas with fellow food enthusiasts. Join us in celebrating the art of food and the joy of shared meals.

Make your booking

Book your table at the recently launched Hammersley Restaurant! We will be taking lunch and evening bookings on Thursdays ONLY. View our calendar of events below and pick a date and time that works for you…

Days (Open during term time only)Time
ThursdaysLunch (from 12 noon until 1pm)
Evening (from 6.30pm)

Lunch Dining9 May 2024
Evening Dining9 May 2024
Lunch Dining16 May 2024
Evening Dining16 May 2024
Lunch Dining23 May 2024
Evening Dining23 May 2024
CLOSED6 June 2024
Lunch Dining13 June 2024
Evening Dining13 June 2024
Lunch Dining20 June 2024
Evening Dining (PRIVATE EVENT)20 June 2024
Lunch Dining (PRIVATE EVENT)27 June 2024
Evening Dining (LAST DINNER OF THE YEAR)27 June 2024

Set MealsPricing
3 courses (Lunch)£10
5 courses (Evening)£20

If you can’t make lunch, why not join us for coffee and cake? We’re also available for your meetings from 10am to 12pm and from 1pm to 2pm.

To book, please email

Reservations and contact

Ready to embark on a culinary adventure with us? Make your reservation today and immerse yourself in the flavours of Stoke-on-Trent.

For information and bookings email the Hammersley Restaurant at

Open to the Community