Dumfries Campus Zest

Welcome to Zest our new Hospitality training facility situated on our Dumfries campus.

Zest is Reopening!

Open to students, staff and the general public our very popular Zest restaurant is reopening on Friday 11th November.

Every Friday at 12.30 pm you can come and enjoy some delicious food cooked and served by our talented students. To book table at Zest please email – zest@dumgal.ac.uk


Two courses: £7.00

Three courses: £8.50



Butternut squash & coriander soup (v)

Deep fried risotto balls (v)

Caesar salad


Baked whiting with a herb crust and cream sauce

Chicken chasseur

Indian sweet potato and chickpea curry (v)


Treacle tart with fresh custard

Crèpe parisienne with strawberry compote


Cream of chicken soup 

Teriyaki beef and wild rice parcels with pickled cucumber

Sun blushed tomato bruschetta with avocado salad (v)


Italian meatballs in a tomato sauce served with spaghetti

Balmoral chicken

Root vegetable bake (v)


Strawberry bavarois

Chocolate brownie served with vanilla ice cream

Please be aware if you do not disclose food allergies or intolerances in advance of your visit, we may not have adequate ingredients or resources to accommodate last-minute requests.


At Zest we give our students the opportunity to train in a real-life working environment. This allows them to ‘practice’ the job roles they are hoping to be employed in the future.

Lecturers lead our students to undertake roles within the kitchen and restaurant which meet the objectives of the course they are undertaking.

Set tables in the Zest Restaurant
A comfy waiting area in zest with teacups and teapot set out.

With a variety of roles in hospitality, we will be helping our students train in a range of key areas: Customer care, table service, barista training and flavours of food. We welcome constructive feedback to allow our students to develop and enhance their skills.

The students produce and serve a three course menu each week. We may not always get everything right first time… but be assured our students are trying very hard to meet your needs.

The Hospitality staff and Students are looking forward to welcoming you to dine with us this term.

Set tables at the Zest restaurant at Dumfries Campus