Fine Dining

We provide affordable, exceptional food for all events from intimate dinner parties to large dinners, buffet lunches, garden parties, extravagant college balls and more. As we are internal, our team are very familiar with the University and can provide catering in all our buildings and grounds.

Our award winning chefs will be delighted to work with you to plan a bespoke menu which perfectly suits you and your event – it is completely up to you. One hundred per cent of the Only at Oxford bespoke offering comes from just three local Oxfordshire suppliers – Aldens, Roots and Mayfield – so you can be confident of sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients. A chargeable taster session can be booked on request.

You may have seen us recently at Encaenia, the Sustainability Showcase, surrounded by strawberries and Pimm’s at the UAS Garden Party, or at one of the many smaller events that we have catered for. 

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your extensive team, for a wonderful job over the past few days, managing the Encaenia and Professional Services Staff Garden Parties for nearly 2,000 people in all. I appreciate that this is no mean feat, and Compass have worked continually alongside us since 2018 to make this event more and more successful each year. I know this year has had significant challenges with budget, supply and staffing, but this was not noticeable, and we have received many very positive comments already from happy guests, including the Vice-Chancellor and Head of Professional Services.

The staff were professional, on the ball and catered to our every need. The space was beautifully set up and all the staff were friendly, kind and just wonderful.

How to order

The hospitality team at Compass at Oxford will be pleased to help you with your enquiry. All you need to do is contact them with details of your request and they will work with you to provide a bespoke offering to suit your needs.

Please contact the catering team at or 01865 306560.

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01865 306560

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