The University of Southampton

The Blue Room is the perfect location to enjoy a quiet lunch or entertain guests on campus. With the menu changing seasonally, our chefs craft dishes that showcase the freshest produce sourced from nearby farms and artisans. Join us for a culinary journey that honors the vibrant tastes of our community. 

Our Story

Welcome to The Blue Room, our small sanctuary tucked away in the heart of campus, offering a space to escape the busyness of your day to day and relax over good food and conversation.

We are committed to providing a sustainable menu, offering home grown and local produce. We want to celebrate the seasons and use only the best and freshest foods and ingredients. It all starts in the Campus Kitchen garden with our fresh herbs, vegetables and fruit tress attentively grown and cared for by our exceptional team of chefs to be woven into our seasonal menus.

The attentive and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to provide personalised recommendations and make sure that every guest has an exceptional dining experience.

Blue Room News

Award Winning Chef’s

On the 3rd and 4th April, our chefs Lewis Huggins and Kevin Whitcher took part in the Chefs Challenge competition which The University Catering Organisation (TUCO) runs annually.

Lewis and Kevin had two hours to cook a three course meal of two covers, using ingredients from a mystery box which was only revealed the evening before the cook off. An audience watched as Lewis and Kevin prepared, cooked and plated the dishes ahead of the judging.

There were sixteen competitors, from Universities across the United Kingdom, and we are proud to announce that Lewis and Kevin won silver at this year’s awards! This award is proudly on show in our Blue Room fine dining restaurant which is located in B38 on Highfield Campus. You can reserve a table to try some of our chef’s incredible dishes by emailing

Wild Garlic Foraging

Our Chef, Lewis, has been foraging for Wild Garlic in the local area to use in our dishes. Book a table in the Blue Room to give these local taste sensations a try!