Cinco de Mayo Lunch

Join us in College for this special, themed lunch celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

Afterwards, at around 13:15, we will head out to the garden where a piñata will be waiting. A piñata is a decorated, papier-mâché shape filled with sweets, which is often associated with Mexico. The aim is to hit it until it breaks and the sweets fall out. This is made more difficult by the wearing of a blindfold.

Cinco de Mayo — Spanish for the fifth of May — commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). The festival is particularly popular in the United States, where it is celebrated with parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals. Read more about the history of the festival.

All College members and their guests are welcome. Standard lunch charges apply. Booking is not necessary.


A choice of:

  • Pulled pork with lime, chillies, coriander and black beans (Gluten and dairy free)
  • Butternut squash, mixed bean and roasted pepper casserole (Vegan and gluten free)
  • Jalapeno, sweet potato and coriander fish stew (Gluten and dairy free)

Served with:

  • Rice
  • Homemade guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Triple tomato salsa
  • Mango and papaya salsa
  • Tacos and flour tortillas (instead of bread)

Dessert: Deep-fried coconut ice cream balls, with chocolate and strawberry sauce